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Front Page - Friday, November 10, 2017

Seminar: Who’s in charge of your brain?

Van Natten

Dr. Donna Van Natten, president at CEO of Chattanooga-based Accountability Measures, will host a seminar titled “Who’s in Charge of Your Brain?” on Tuesday, Dec. 5 from 1:30-4:45 p.m. on the 17th floor of Liberty Tower (611 Chestnut St.). Registration will begin at 1 p.m. The cost will be $125 for CBA members, $145 for nonmembers and $50 for support staff. Attendees will earn 3.0 dual CLE credit hours.

“Chemicals course through our brain and bodies that impact our behaviors, critical thinking processes and bodies,” Van Natten says. “Let’s dive into what triggers these chemicals and how we can naturally and positively control them before they overtake our thoughts and feelings. Understanding how our brains are wired impacts our bodies, brains and behaviors.

“Our health, personal relationships and professional associations are impacted by our brains. By investing in your health, you will understand natural ways to boost positive chemicals while keeping dreaded cortisol at bay. Real-world tools, ideas and activities will enable you to awake with a cleared brain and ready to engage in your world.”

Van Natten is a national spokesperson in interpreting numerous components of communication. She holds multiple degrees, culminating with a doctorate in educational leadership.

Van Natten was awarded a Japan Fulbright Scholarship, is published in the Journal of Leadership Education and recently published her first book, “Image Scrimmage,” which explores the power of body language and leadership. She’s been featured multiple times in Inc Magazine for her expertise in nonverbal communication and leadership. Recently, she was highlighted in the Chicago Tribune and Business Management Daily for her expertise on eyes, smiles and tone of voice in leadership.

Van Natten’s professional memberships include the Chattanooga Women’s Leadership Institute and Women Mean Business. She serves as the chair of the Chattanooga Chamber’s Small Business Awards and Expo. She also chairs the board for the non-profit organization Autism and Behavioral Services and is on the Better Business Bureau, Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce and YMCA boards of directors.

Source: CBA