NEW Chicago 'brain trains' for creativity and success
Thursday, August 22, 2013
Posted by: Barbara Francella
More than 140 Network of Executive Women members learned valuable brain-training techniques at the NEW Chicago event hosted by PepsiCo Inc. in Chicago, Aug. 15, 2013.
Brain Training to Cultivate a More Creative Culture and a Better You!" was
led by Daphne Mazarakis, educator and author of The Thinking Within Curriculum.
Mazarakis engaged the audience with humor, participation and meditation to
emphasize the brain’s capacity for creativity and flexibility in service of
successful products, services and employee culture.
Mazarakis spoke of her
own view of juggling priorities, schedules and personal needs. "There is
no work-life balance," she said. "We have one life and what’s most
important is that we are living it to our fullest, regardless of whether we are
at work, at play, with our families or with our friends."
Among the companies
sending large delegations to the event were Accenture, KeHE Distributors Inc.,
Mondelēz International Inc., Paris Presents, PepsiCo Inc. and SC Johnson.
engage in 'mindfulness meditation' led by
author Daphne Mazarakis.