The Science of Intention
Intention underpins your every action and already influences every aspect of your life. Whether you dream of changing the world, escaping the rat race, earning a monthly five-figure income, living more and working less, or finding happiness, intention will play a vital role.
Over the last five years, author and speaker Juliet Adams has researched the science that underpins intention. Recent research highlights the powerful role that intention plays in transforming a desire or wish into reality, and that intention is a cognitive skill that can be learned.
This talk will offer an evidence informed, practical guide that will enable you to consciously focus your intention to get the things you most want from life, without the need for a guru! You’ll learn about the fascinating science that underpins intention, and how to apply it to start living the life you really want.
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About the Speaker:
Juliet Adams is Director of ‘A Head for Work’. She specialises in Leadership and Workplaceproductivity, helping individuals and their organisations thrive in times of change and uncertainty. She is a major driving force for mindfulness in the workplace internationally, recently delivering workshops and keynotes in the UK, Netherlands, the USA and China.
Juliet has been working in the field of leadership and organisational development for the last 25 years. Her unique approach is based on the latest neuroscience, leadership and intention research findings. Her passion is transforming the way individuals and organisations think, behave, and perform. Mindfulness is at the heart of her work due to its effectiveness in increasing awareness of behaviour and mind-sets – providing the foundation for lasting behaviour change. Juliet’s best selling books, master classes, and workshops have helped thousands of people across the world to focus their attention, manage their minds, and discover new, more effective ways of living and working.
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