Brain-Behavior Researcher, Explorer & Experimentor
Keynote, Moderation, Panel, Training, Coaching
English, German, Spanish
For 30 years, Peter Jähne has been facinated with neuro-psycho-emotional profiling. He applies behavior and brain science to all corporate advisory services on operational excellence and strategic competitive initiatives. The over in-depth 5.000 experiences with a myriad of minds/brains have given him tremendous insights and enlightenment to how risk, courage, fear, empathy and other emotional elements are the critical factor for efficiency and success.
He gives keynotes and workshops at international forums, corporate in-house talks to all levels of management, and run training and coaching sessions in all continents with an emphasis on translating objectives into the neuro-psycho-emotional matrix. It is about assessing the brain’s capability and stamina of a person against the brain-behavior requirements of the job for peak impact, not just performance. At Air Adventure Flying Club Subang he is a trainer and coach and works as Chief Neuro-Pilot Assessor.
Peter Jähne's neuro-science insights, his understanding of the corporate world and his multi-cultural exposure in Southeast Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, the USA and Europe lead his brain to be ready, willing and able to deal with the new, complex, unexpected and unknown. This mechanism is what he will bring to others so that every individual can self-motivate and self-direct their transformation vis-à-vis any goal.
"You will realize that the brain is the core of everything a person, a society and an organization wants to achieve!“
What makes me stand out?
I embody everything I talk about with authentic spice, rhythmic adventure, eccentric mystery, temperamental surprise, gentle intrigue and deep passion.
1. Work-life balance? or juggling with resilience
There is no measurable work-life balance. It is a great terminology, but it doesn’t represent the daily ‘circus act’ we are in, juggling.
This multi-situational coordination of things we do, people we deal with, the constant chasing and being chased, the goals of learning and development we plan for ourselves within very precise time, space and opportunity dimension is all about juggling.
Being overwhelmed is the result of our brain not having the required stamina. Our attitude and behavior with anxieties, tension, stress taking center stage is constant. Juggling our daily ‘balls’ (known and new ones – ours and that of others) is not in harmony, not rhythmical, not falling nicely in place and time as needed but chaotically.
Bringing the brain and therefore our mind to be able to juggle with the physical and non-physical (ideas, wishes, dreams) elements of our daily life in a sustainable way is possible. For this, we need to understand and then manage our brain. We need to comprehend how we have been programmed and then take charge of this current mental operating mechanism to be able to realign and calibrate it in order have true self-control. Basically, the pre-frontal cortex over the amygdalae.
I will translate complex neuro-science with its psycho-emotional drivers in a language so that you can apply ‘aha and wow’ solutions to yourself and to others, be it at work, at home or in any other environment and situation you will be in.
The brain is the ultimate frontier. Brain it on!
2. Diversity & Inclusion: stop teasing!
Every organization must incorporate the aspects of diversity and inclusion as a structured and formalized activity vis-à-vis their current and/or future mixed cultural personnel and market expectation. More than just managing different cultures it is about leading and managing individuality, authenticity, many times against very established conformist environments.
While internal staff memos, and articles in newsletters and advertisement show some focus on the D&I subject, acting the words, living the ideas is still very far from acceptable, yet alone inspiring.
How can we bring a brain to be restructured and reconnected to change a mindset of prejudice and bias? Would you dare to test your brain through technology that scientifically shows your bias? And once you find that out, would you invest time, energy, and money to realign yourself to manage ego suspension, judgment control and other ‘brainomatic’ reactions?
The good news is that neuroplasticity allows changes to happen. There are ways that reduce (even take away) our inhibitions and low self-esteem levels and that of others so that authenticity can not only show itself but drive very positive, novel and overall beneficial results for people, society and the organization.
And when the extraordinary brains of autistic, dyslexic and others are fully understood, their value will be appreciated and promoted, too. Let’s go further. Brain it on!
3. Mental Health @ Work: ISO 45003 + Neurocentric People Enrichment
In 2021 the international quality standard ISO 45003 came into life. The COVID consequence to a new way of working and living has accelerated the consequences of continuous stress and organizations have realized that there must be a stronger focus on the mental health and general well-being of their personnel. Why? Because work life and outside-work life has melted into one life for many, it has overwhelmed and overburdened.
As much as the new standard offers a structured framework to help identify and deal with the prevention and management of aspects that lead to deteriorating a person’s state of mind, again, we come back to the core source for suffering and solutions: the brain.
Every brain area’s strength and therefore its power must be our immediate focus if we want to shift our mental health to better. By understanding how one brain area can be increased in its size and connectivity with other areas as well as how we can strengthen the positive effects of neurotransmitters such as dopamine, oxytocin, serotonin and others, we will really take charge of us.
The way we are working and living is leading to self-induced aspects of Alzheimer, ADHD and brain degeneration. Even teenagers’ brain scans are looking like thos of our grandparents!
It is the duty of every person responsible and/or loving another to engage at a more meaningful and purposeful level by engaging the brains, not just the senses.
We are and will be what we remember. When memory goes, we just exist, but don’t live fully. This is scary, actually freaky and disastrous.
I urge you to take your brain more seriously than you’ve ever done and I will take you through this journey of brain understanding and realization.
Brain it on!
Peter's training has been the most impactful training I have ever experienced. Attending executive education at Harvard was top notch and so were INSEAD and London School of Business, but Peter's training touched me. His insights into the workings of the human mind and how these can be used to better understand how to interview others have changed my view of how things work and do not work in human interaction.
Dr. Erik Elgersma, Director & Founder, Strategic Analysis Services BV Former Director of Strategic Analysis, FrieslandCampina UA
I engaged with Peter as one of our prime speakers and workshop leaders. His cross-industry and cross-continent interdisciplinary knowhow and innovative approach to relate core strategic/intelligence dimensions in a future-oriented scenarios as they apply to the mindset to reach goals, was always inspirational and of bottom-line value. And today, Peter and I are still thinking and working in non-linear ways to achieve and impact beyond the norm of doing business. I highly recommend Peter as a technically bright and a most creative professional. He is a true right-brain/left brain person who can bring very interesting ideas to any issue! Nannete Bulger, former President & CEO of SCIP (Strategic and Competitive Intelligence Professionals)
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I had the pleasure of meeting Peter at a SCIP conference and discussing at length his innovative approach to behavioral development. The stories behind his methodology show it is not theory, but a practical approach to dealing with the myriad changes we (and our teams) experience daily in today's world. If you want to change your company's core approach to dealing with change and adversity, or want to get your team to fundamentally embrace a way to more positively meet challenges and succeed, it would be worth your time engaging Peter. Jay Nakagawa, Director Competitive Intelligence, DELL Technologies
Last November, 2021, I was extremely pleased to have Peter on stage at our Talking About Innovation speaker event in Bielefeld, Germany as he shared his insights into the Future of Work from a behavioral science perspective. Particularly refreshing was his advocacy for psychologically safe work environments as a fundament for fostering trust and positive, productive team mindsets. If employees know they are "permitted" to take risks, make, and learn from their errors, they are more likely to unlock and access their creative outlets and spark true innovation. Peter's exuberant engagement with the onsite audience, coupled with his expertise in the science of creativity and embracing such seemingly non-linear approaches, was a welcomed breath of fresh air to our ecosystem.
Marie-Andrée Barthelemy, Producer/Director, Talking About Innovation Speaker Series Open Innovation City Bielefeld, Germany
Peter Jähne introduction video - in English
Diversity and inclusion - in English
People and the future - in English
Open Innovation City Bielefeld - New Work VS. New You - in German
People and Future: Work & Family, Diversity & Inclusion, Mental Health in the Workplace (ISO 45003)
- Editorial for the monthly Leadership Digest magazine for civil servants of the Sarawak, Malaysia government since April 2020
- Open-source book: The Momentartist