The Neurobiology of Leadership: Why Women Lead Differently than Men (ICF Webinar)

January 17, 2016 by Ken Nowack

A Webinar Sponsored by ICF-MD

January 28, 2016 • 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM EST
1.5 CCEUs in Core Competencies

Current research suggests that women lead differently than men (not necessarily any better or any worse). A secondary stress response unique to women might play a role in explaining these differences. This breakfast meeting will explore some of the neurobiological pathways associated with giving feedback, cooperating with others and leading. Don’t miss this exciting morning meeting about the neurobiology of leadership.

Participants in this session will:

  • identify the five social triggers of the stress response;
  • explain the “tend or befriend” stress response and women; and
  • identify the role of neurobiological mechanisms that might explain leadership differences in men and women.

About Our Speaker – Kenneth M. Nowack, Ph.D.

Dr. Kenneth M. Nowack is a licensed psychologist (PSY 13758) and President of Ofactor ( an international consulting company providing neuromanagement-based organizational and leadership solutions. Dr. Nowack has conducted research and published extensively in the areas of 360° feedback systems, health psychology, occupational stress and job burnout.

Ken also serves as Chief Learning Officer of Envisia Learning Inc. ( and is a member of the Consortium for Research on Emotional Intelligence in Organizations. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Educational Psychology at the University of California, Davis, and his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles where he is a guest lecturer at the Anderson School of Management.

He is a co-author of the recent best-selling coaching book Clueless: Coaching People Who Just Don’t Get It.


Kenneth Nowack, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist (PSY13758) and President & Chief Research Officer/Co-Founder of Envisia Learning, is a member of the Consortium for Research on Emotional Intelligence in Organizations. Ken also serves as the Associate Editor of Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research. His recent book Clueless: Coaching People Who Just Don’t Get It is available for free for a limited time by signing up for free blog updates (Learn more at our website)

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