PhD; MPhil; PCC; PGCNL – Owner; Trainer; Coach; Speaker


Dr Colleen Lightbody is the owner of Brainwise: Mastery Through Neuroscience, She is a respected Coach, Trainer, and Speaker Internationally. Her global experience includes clients in the Asia-Pacific Region; the United States, Europe as well as through Africa.  Her specific area of expertise lies in Neuroscience, Mindfulness, Brain-based Learning, Personal and Professional Coaching, and Emotional Intelligence. She is becoming known as “The Brain Guru” through her writing for blogs and magazines, as well as in television and radio interviews.

In addition to a private, global coaching practice, Colleen also has over 10 000 hours of training and coaching experience working with personal, professional and corporate clients. Colleen has a master’s degree in leadership through the University of Johannesburg as well as a Postgraduate Diploma in Neuroleadership through Middlesex University and a PhD in Mindfulness and Leadership. Her positive and energetic style reflects the passion she has for her career and people, as well as a life living her core purpose of being a catalyst for change. 

From climbing Kilimanjaro  and Everest Base Camp, to achieving Provincial Colours in both Cycling and Triathlon, completing Iron Man Challenges, and many cycling races and ultra-marathons, Colleen Walks the Walk of Personal Mastery. She has achieved respect and credibility in her career and personal life. For this she is in demand as an accomplished and inspirational Motivational Speaker, receiving a standing ovation at a TEDx event.

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