Dr Dan Radecki is Co-founder at the Academy of Brain-based Leadership (ABL), which offers a scientifically validated, brain-based approach for future-oriented leaders and organizations interested in optimizing their performance, relationships and health. Dan also serves as Executive Director of Research and Development at Allergan Inc., where he is a Global Leader for drug development programs. Dan holds a Bachelors in Psychology, Masters in Biopsychology and PhD in Neuroscience.
Working as a leader in the corporate world allows Dan the unique perspective on how our knowledge of brain functioning can aid leaders in maximizing their results as well as the results of their teams. With this unique perspective from roles in both the leadership and neuroscientific world, in 2009 Dan created the content for the educational arm of the NeuroLeadership Institute and served as the lead professor and advisor for the Master of Science program in the Neuroscience of Leadership. This was the first university-accredited program ever developed to incorporate cutting edge neuroscience research into an optimal model of leadership. In the following 7 years, Dan taught over 1000 leaders in 40 countries, on the neuroscientific underpinnings of effective leadership.
Over the years, Dan has realized the wide-ranging applications for a brain-based leadership approach and has a passion for bringing this information to children and teens. He has seen the positive impact that this self-awareness can have on youth in areas such as bullying, academic achievement, social relationships and emotional regulation, and envisions a day when this curriculum becomes mainstream in our schools.
Dan has been published in the Harvard Business Review, delivered a TEDx keynote and has lectured internationally on topics such as the neuroscience of resilience, bias, creativity, leadership wisdom, the aging brain, the biology of collaboration and the impact of stress on the brain. In his spare time, he can be found on the beautiful southern California coast playing beach volleyball with one of his 3 children.