The best way to engage your employees is to engage their brains. I provide strategic, forward thinking learning solutions based on the most current research in the field of neuroscience and how the brain learns. I will help you navigate the creation of learning legacies for your current people and the future generations of your business to come. Let’s tap into the curiosity of all the amazing brains that you work with and discover the unlimited potential that lies within.
A LEARNING PIRATE BELIEVES IN
PATIENCE: Learning is a process and the results are not always fast and tangible
Investment: Investing in the value of people, the process, and in building a legacy
Research: My methodologies are based on science. I value staying current with new research and continuing my learning journey to better guide my clients
Adventure: Learning SHOULD be a fun and memorable journey, with many places for your curious mind to explore
Tenacity: Maintaining commitment and determination to help clients get to their moments of YARR!
Enlightenment: Feel as your mind grows stronger, revel in the confidence that comes from new knowledge
THE LEARNING PIRATE STORY
Ever since I was little I’ve had a powerful curiosity about the world. Always dreaming up adventures to unknown lands, the people I would meet and the treasures I would find. This is probably where my affinity for pirates started. Now, I’m neither a conventional pirate nor neuroscientist, but without my curiosity, the two wouldn’t have come together to form what you see today…The Learning Pirate.
There are scientific facts and fundamental truths to how the brain learns. Now, as mentioned, I’m not a neuroscientist, but I do have certification in neuroscience, and it was just as I was completing my final course that Y’ARR came to life! I had the moment where everything that once seemed incredibly confusing and difficult, became inherent and free flowing.
It was the moment I knew I had confidence in everything I had learned, and was ready to put it to use, to help others achieve their learning goals. With one big piratey Y’ARR, I made the declaration to myself “You Are Really Ready!” and this is the goal and mission of Learning Pirate. To bring you, your teams, maybe your entire company, to your own Y’ARR moments, and I can’t wait to be part of your journey!
CHart your course
With 16 years experience in full cycle Learning and Development and 3 years with the application of Neuroscience, the view through my telescope keeps getting clearer. Now my mission is to transfer my learning to you! Whether you’re part of an L&D team, change strategist, or really want to engage your employees through learning, we can map that course together.
Brain based learning
Using the fundamentals of neuroscience and how the brain learns, we’re able to optimize the design and delivery of learning for the brain. There are so many wonderful ways to light up and create new experiences for the brain, and now we have the science to know how. Take your learning design from "Can't Remember" to "Won't Forget!"
Are you curious about the learning brain? Need some tips to help you enhance your learning design? Do you wonder how a multigenerational workforce can work and learn more cohesively with one another? I love creating unique experiences for your audience, full of surprises, fun, and great memorable learning. These aren’t your typical workshops, but you can be the judge of that!
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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
THE STORY OF LAUREN (thus far)
Lauren Waldman is a curiosity seeker with a deep desire to learn, share, help and laugh.
From Lauren’s start as a certified international teacher of language, to her ever-growing collection of degrees, certificates and professional accolades, it’s her infectious ability to bring people into her world of curiosity and possibility, which has gained her success.
A trainer, designer, facilitator, speaker, mentor, coach, and self-proclaimed pirate, she takes you on your own guided learning journey. Lauren creates with you, epic learning adventures and solutions, drawing on her 16years of professional experience that spans the globe, industries, on land and at sea, and even sometimes in the air!
She taps into the science, and fun of learning, while maintaining a sharp approach with intense dedication to the success of others. Her current focus in the studies of neuroscience and how the brain learns, has played an eminent role in helping individuals and corporations navigate through the creation of what she calls "Learning Legacies." These studies have also given rise to strategies relevant to the confusions and challenges, of the current cross generational workforce.
Lauren is a CTDP (Certified Training and Development Professional), has certification in the Fundamentals of Neuroscience (Harvard), has recently completed a certificate in Medical Neuroscience (Duke), is a Designated Communication Coach and Trainer, and is an advisory board member of the NCCA (National Communication Coaching Association of Canada)
Learning Pirate's Diary
Whether it's attending a conference, sharing pieces from a great training session, or at a speaking event, here is where I share my past and future adventures with you!
LEARNING PIRATE ADVENTURES!!
THE INSTITUTE FOR LEARNING AND PERFORMANCE CONFERENCE
The Annual IPL conference, formally the CSTD, brought together a more intimate group this year, of Learning and Development professionals. For 2 days, attendees could participate in workshops, keynote addresses, learning sessions and a small trade show. This marks 10years of me being part of this particular community, and was great to not only see some old and new faces, but to hear about all the learning that's happening across the country.
Ontario Cooperative Education Association (OCEA) Toronto, April 22-24
As someone who started their career off as a teacher, it gave me great joy to share my journey and to give some amazing teachers in the room, practical and applicable neuroscience hacks to their learning design. The room was packed, the energy was amazing, and I look forward to contributing again!.
CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE STRATEGIES SUMMIT, Toronto May 14-16
At this summit participants for a variety of industries, took a journey through the learning brain, and learned how they could create a map to start building their own organizational learning legacies.
YOUR LEARNING BRAIN: BREAKFAST AND WORKSHOP- JUNE 5,2018
Join me as we transform a great space into a whimsical learning adventure! We'll take a journey through your learning brain so you can discover what's going on in there and how to harness that knowledge to learn with clarity and higher recall. See below for ticket information. This is one you will not want to miss!
SPARK THE CHANGE, TORONTO SCIENCE CENTRE JUNE 7-8,2018
Wow! What an amazing event. Two days of engaging, amusing, interactive talks with a great audience. If you're in Montreal, Spark the Change will be there next week, and it's not to be missed. Thank you to all the organizers, speakers and all the new Learning Pirate crew YARR'ing in the audience!
The Better Workplace Conference on October 10-11, 2018 in Vancouver