Blind Spots to Breakthroughs: Rewiring Your Brain for the Modern Workplace

2019 Talent Conference & Exposition
Identify and address workplace blind spots on a personal and organizational scale to build a more diverse workforce through action, awareness and adaptation.

We are incapable of seeing our own blind spots, and the modern workplace is filled with places where our ancestral brain is routinely flying blind. While our “evolved” brain seeks safety and familiarity to survive, the modern workplace requires innovation and diversity to thrive. This session will empower you to identify and overcome the behaviors that act as barriers to your optimal performance and will show you how to acquire and retain the best talent.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the root of subconscious bias leading to unethical behaviors.
  • Neutralize fears associated with blind spots.
  • Recognize and mitigate implicit blind spots on a personal and organizational scale through awareness, action and adaptation.
  • Learn how reliance on the subconscious can lead to ineffective and/or unethical decision-making.
  • Establish a road map to keep blind spots in check.
Date(s) & Time(s): 
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 10:15am to 11:15am

Rebecca Heiss


Business, biology, brain science:

Dr. Rebecca Heiss brings the best of all three worlds together. With her expertise in human behavior and evolutionary psychology, Rebecca’s style brings her audiences along for an enlightening journey into their own minds.

After earning a PhD with research designated as “transformative” by the National Science Foundation, Rebecca went on to hold multiple appointments in academia, applying her

research to solve practical problems in overcoming what she refers to as “biological ghosts”—subconscious behaviors that haunt modern life. As the CEO and founder of Biologic Balance (a stress monitoring and reduction company) she stays busy helping others “become their best biological selves.” Described as a creative thought leader, Rebecca was honored to deliver a TEDx on a portion of her work and has built her career on helping others break through their “BS” (Blind Spots); ancestral brain pathways mismatched with a modern environment. Having conquered the business of biology, Dr. Heiss has turned her focus to revolutionizing the biology of business.

Rebecca’s engaging personality energizes individuals and organizations to view their behaviors and choices through an insightful new lens. Her accessible and humorous keynotes and workshops empower clients to “connect the dots” to transform conceptual frameworks into actionable items that deliver results.

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Concurrent Session
Global & Cultural Effectiveness
Relationship Management
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