At ION,

we are on a mission

to change the business world one brain at a time. 

The institute of organisational neuroscience brings people together to redefine the future of business. Co-founders Linda Ray and Dr. Justin Kennedy started the institute based on a shared frustration about the lack of integration between neuroscience research and organisational practice. 

Despite decades of research emerging from cognitive social neuroscience, neuroeconomics, neuropsychology, emotional and behavioural science, organisations haven’t leveraged this research to improve wellbeing and performance.

Many organisations are broken doing the same old same old. It's time to reimagine the future.

About

Us

ION is a collaboration between academics, corporations, institutes and consultants who are interested in the profession and practices associated within the emerging science of the brain at work.

We are a global leader in applied neuroscience, offering educational opportunities and innovative consulting solutions so that organisations and people flourish. 

At ION, we are on a mission to change the business world one brain at a time. 

Our approach is evidence-based, providing a roadmap for organisations to establish the clear links between people and performance.

Our Founders

Linda Ray

Co-Founder

Linda Ray has been on a mission to change the world one brain at a time since 2006. She is the CEO and founder of NeuroCapability a company which delivers an accredited Advanced Diploma of Neuroscience of Leadership that she developed. This course has been delivered to students around the globe and the Alumni have joined her on a mission to improve leadership capability with the brain in mind. Her interest in psychological safety as a lead indicator of wellbeing and performance led to the development of the PS25™, a survey which measures team based psychological safety. She is also a co-founder of Conductor Software, a software platform which administers the PS25™ and links results with performance metrics. Linda’s passion for the application of neuroscience in an organisational context inspired her to co-found, with Dr JJ Kennedy, the Institute of Organisational Neuroscience, with a goal of positively and proactively contributing to the emerging field of organisational neuroscience. Linda loves shaking things up and has enjoyed inspiring leaders and practitioners around the world for over two decades.

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Dr. JJ Kennedy

Co-Founder

Dr. JJ. Kennedy is an author, TED speaker, and professor in organisational neuroscience. He is on faculty with a Swiss Business School and supervises Ph.D. students around the globe. His research was presented at Harvard’s Medical Institute of Coaching and is now a textbook that proposes the OWN Model (Organisational Well-being Neuroscience). With Linda Ray, he is co-founder of the first Institute ​in Organisational Neuroscience that marries academic research with best practice of applied neuroscience in business.  He is the co-author of the social neuroscience and affective psychological safety model (SNAP) with Linda Ray, which is employed for practitioners, leaders, and organisational development. He is a clinically certified neuro-behavioural analyst and applies neuro-physiological technology for leadership development with protocols FDA cleared in the USA. And most importantly he loves being part of a fun team, always eager to learn from others.

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