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Helen Fisher

Seabourn Conversations, Featured Speaker

Internationally renowned neuroscientist and biological anthropologist, Dr. Helen Fisher is a pioneer in the biology of human personality and the neurochemistry of leadership. As the Chief Scientific Advisor for and named one of “the 15 most amazing women in science today” by Business Insider, Dr. Fisher has given the world a new way to look at relationships and “corporate chemistry.” 

A TED All-Star, Dr. Fisher has delivered five TED Talks which have been viewed by more than 12 million people worldwide and addressed audiences at Fortune, the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, the World Economic Forum, SXSW, The Economist’s Ideas Economy, and the G-20. With her groundbreaking research, Dr. Fisher shows how understanding the biology behind personality styles can be used to build teams and corporate boards, advertise, innovate, improve relationships and succeed at work.  

Dr. Fisher’s personality questionnaire, The Fisher Temperament Inventory, has been taken by over 14 million people in 40 countries and is the first and only personality questionnaire built from and validated by neuroscience (using fMRI brain scanning data). Her discovery of the four basic biological styles of thinking and behaving — Explorer, Builder, Director and Negotiator — represents the biggest leap in personality tools in the last 100 years.

Dr. Fisher is the co-founder and Chief Science Officer of NeuroColor, a revolutionary business consulting and training firm. Her work reveals how to recognize and influence each personality style, increasing the effectiveness of teams and improving our understanding of how individuals collaborate, resolve conflict, sell, innovate and lead.

Along with her concept of the four thinking styles, Fisher’s research from NeuroColor has been profiled in the 2017 March-April issue of Harvard Business Review, The New Science of Teamwork, The Wall Street Journal and in the 2017 book, ”The Leading Brain: Powerful Science-Based Strategies for Achieving Peak Performance.”

Appearing on almost every major U.S. news outlets, including 20/20, The Colbert Report, The Today Show, Good Morning America, CBS Today and the NBC Nightly News, her articles have appeared in HuffPost, The Economist, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and Newsweek —where she examined the leadership styles of presidential nominees.