Speaker Bio & Presentations
With more than 20 years of experience as an applied neuroscientist and human performance coach, Dr. Bertram teaches some of the greatest entrepreneurs, executives, and athletes in the world how to maximize learning, build resilience, and optimize performance. Dr. Bertram served for 10 years as director of the human performance center at the University of the Fraser Valley. His research and teaching focus spans skill acquisition with an emphasis on the nature of expertise and elite-level performance. Dr. Bertram has published more than 70 scientific publications across the spectrum of human performance and has been featured in The Globe and The Mail, The Toronto Star, The Vancouver Sun, The New York Times, Inc. Magazine, and on the Golf Channel. Dr. Bertram earned a Ph.D. from Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, British Columbia, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Arizona State University. Dr. Bertram also maintains his role as associate professor within the School of Kinesiology at the University of the Fraser Valley
Presentations & Workshops
Flow as a Countermeasure to Languishing and Burnout
The alarming rise in rates of workplace burnout, mental health challenges, and widespread languishing have created significant challenges for businesses and the people they employ. Dr. Bertram will present an overview of the science of flow state and discuss how it can be deployed for greater individual and corporate well-being. Flow is as an optimal state of consciousness in which people both feel their best and perform their best. Flow has been shown to be positively associated with decreased levels of stress, increased levels of workplace engagement and performance, as well as with a vast array of general measures of personal well-being. This presentation is designed to provide the audience with an evidence-based overview of both the psychology and neuroscience of flow state as well as actionable steps individuals and/or businesses can take to improve their overall well-being and perform more optimally.
- Provide an evidence-based overview of the psychology of flow state.
- Provide an overview of the current neuro-scientific literature related to flow state.
- Provide a summary of the demonstrated impact of flow on personal and employee well-being.
- Provide evidence-based action steps individuals and business can take to improve overall well-being and more optimal performance.
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