E.48 - Shift Your Brain: Chaos to Harmony - Marc Amerigo

June 12, 2017

Marc Amerigo is an engineer, international speaker, and pioneer of the Brain Shift Method.

He was the lead engineer for the Red Barron team which holds the downhill mountain bike speed record at 228 km/hr. 

He has been hired by companies like Coca Cola, BP Oil, Exxon Mobile and many others. He brings his technical experience into high stress, masculine environment but puts an interesting spin on them by additionally addressing emotion and the connection of the group. A focus which incorporates emotional intelligence something that is not usually brought into those environments or by engineers.

Marc's Brain Shift Method looks at taking chaos and turning it into harmony by looking at our environment for information to gain inspiration and create solutions for our problems.

Marc has been hired by companies like Coca Cola, BP Oil, Exxon Mobile and many others. He brings his technical experience into high stress, masculine environment but puts an interesting spin on them by additionally addressing emotion and the connection of the group. A focus which incorporates emotional intelligence something that is not usually brought into those environments or by engineers.

I brought Marc onto the podcast for exactly that reason to talk about emotional intelligence and his experience of addressing emotion in high stress, masculine environments where emotion is typical unaddressed or unwelcome.

Marc shares some highly interesting insights on this, why this is important and how world records are not achieved without addressing the emotional side.

The Walkaway

The one thing I walked away with from this podcast is Marc's approach to looking at his environment or as he's called it the Brain Shift Method.

Our environment does have a lot of information. It leaves little bits of clues and information. Where that's through our rational thought or our emotional body our mind is constantly feeding us information.

Marc says the first step is to take a step back to process this information. He even talks about how he had 20 men stop to focus on their breathing and listen to the birds near a nuclear reactor, a place that is not so pleasant. But for Marc this is integral, taking a moment to step back to understand what information is around in the environment around us.

The second step is innovation. Taking the information that is around us and figuring out what tools are available to us or what tools do we need to create to be able to move forward. This is where tapping into creativity is key as he mentions.

And the final step to start using the tools. To begin to move forward based on the information you've received from your environment to take chaos and turn it into harmony.

As Marc said in the podcast, chaos is only a state with nature and there is beauty in chaos. We must be able to piece together the chaos in order to be to extract the information we require to move forward.

What Else Will You Takeaway:

  • How interconnected we are as groups 
  • The importance of leadership 
  • How Marc is able to bring sensorial and emotional wisdom into hyper-masculine and chaotic environments? 
  • Why is you miss emotions you will the miss the mark 
  • Marc's personal explanation of the Brain Shift Method 
  • How to lead a tribe 
  • How Marc is able to interconnect people in stressful environments 
  • And much, much more 

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