Alamo PMI April 2019 Monthly Meeting

April 24, 2019
5:30 PM CDT - 8:30 PM CDT
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Norris Convention Center
618 NW Loop 410, Suite #207
San Antonio, TX 78216

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Carissa Gay
"The Neuroscience of Trust in an Agile World"


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TITLE: "The Neuroscience of Trust in an Agile World"

SPEAKER: Carissa Gay"

DATE:  April 24, 2019

Communication Matters!©. The success of a project is dependent on many important elements, but none is more important than the communication taking place between the leader and his or her team members. All communication creates a chemical reaction in the brain, immediately producing a response of safety or threat. The nature of the communication in an organization will foster a culture of collaboration and innovation or withdrawal and distrust.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:  All PMI Members, non-Members and Guests

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT TO LEARN:   This session will examine the neuroscience of trust and how the brain is impacted by different modes of communication. Case studies from high-performing organizations will be presented, indicating how they created an engaged and collaborative culture. Attendees will learn how to create the openness and courage foundational to synergistic teams, along with practical conversational strategies for heightening engagement and long-term growth.


Carissa Gay, MA, PCC is the current President of the San Antonio Chapter of the International Coach Federation. ICFSA is dedicated to helping individuals and organizations drive change and unlock human potential.

Carissa’s career spans 20 years in non-profit, academic, and corporate leadership roles, all focused on coaching, training, and talent development. Working 10 years in the non-profit world (four of which were in the world’s coldest capital), she developed programs to help government, business, and educational leaders improve their communication skills and create a strong organizational culture. Returning to the US, she took a role in an EdTech company, becoming trainer and manager for a national team of coaches specializing in e-learning and cost-effective degree completion.

Today she is CEO of Courageous Leaders, a coaching and training organization specializing in leadership and career development, helping impact-minded professionals identify their personal brand and expand their opportunities. She also serves as the Southeast regional trainer for Center for Coaching Excellence, training managers and leaders in the conversational coaching skills that produce high-performing teams.

Carissa holds degrees in English and Christian Education, and a Master's in Counseling. She is credentialed as a Professional Certified Coach (ICF), as well a certified practitioner in emotional intelligence, career management, and brain-based coaching, all part of her mission to equip leaders of vision, courage, and significant impact.