Leadership isn't an art.
It's a science.

Leadership isn't an art.
It's a science.

Friederike Fabritius, MS is a neuroscientist and trailblazer in the field of neuroleadership. Her brain-based leadership programs have transformed how Fortune 500 executives think, innovate, and navigate change.

A thought leader and keynote speaker, Friederike is known for engaging global audiences at organizations like Google, Ernst & Young (EY), Boston Consulting Group (BCG), Adecco, Accenture, Deloitte, BMW, Bayer, SAP,  Harvard Business Review , Trivago , and Audi.

Friederike serves on the Council of the German Academy for Technology, which advises the government on new technologies, innovation, and artificial intelligence. She is an alumna of both McKinsey & Company and the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research. 

She is the award-winning and bestselling author of the book The Leading Brain: Neuroscience Hacks to Work Smarter, Better, Happier . Friederike is fluent in six languages ​​​​and lives with her husband and five children in Heidelberg, Germany.  

Friederike's passion is to help people not only work better, but also lead better and happier lives, using neuroscience.

Friederike Fabritius reaches over 200,000 executives per year - both virtually and in person. 

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Unlocking Diversity With Neurosignatures

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Brain-Friendly Friday: Why the 5-hour workday makes sense

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Multitasking is crazy

Improve your ability to tackle “deep work” that requires your full concentration with five simple steps:  1. Put your phone in airplane mode so you...

How to reduce insane stress levels

I am often waylaid by executives at post-keynote dinners who confide in me: “Friederike, I’ve tried everything: Meditation, running, yoga…nothing works! I’m constantly overwhelmed. My...

How to hack your focus

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Schedule a „Meeting of one“

I’m not a fan of meetings, but there is one meeting I do love. I call it “a meeting of one.” This is a meeting...

Use fear learning with care

Fear is the strongest form of learning, but it’s not a good choice if what you are looking for is creativity, critical thinking and innovation....

Performance reviews need a performance review

You don’t have to be a neuropsychologist to realize that the nearly universal dread surrounding the performance review process saps energy and deflates motivation.  A...

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