Nicole Garneau Beer Event at DMNS in Denver, Colorado on March 2, 2017.

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A TASTE OF DIFFERING PERCEPTIONS: A GUIDED JOURNEY

This interactive tasting will take help you discover the science behind what you perceive, how that impacts what you enjoy, and why each of us are unique in what we bring to the table.

Format: ​​60-75 Minute Keynote and Guided Tasting

This program is perfect for:

  • ​Team Building
  • Client Appreciation Events
  • Conference Evening Programming
  • Kickoff Session at Innovation-Based Event

The audience will leave with:

  • A newfound appreciation for what makes each person unique
  • A sense of human connection stemming from diverse perceptions
  • The confidence to savor drinks and life alike

SENSORY 101: UP YOUR FLAVOR IQ

The seemingly endless options of craft and artisan foods and beverages have inspired increasingly discerning consumers. Never has there been a better time to pay attention to flavor than now. This interactive presentation will help your team to take hold of the science of flavor.

Format: ​60-90 Minute Training

This program is perfect for:

  • ​Marketing and sales teams in the food and beverages industries who are looking to better understand the role of flavor in consumer behaviors and purchasing habits.

The audience will leave with:

  • ​Knowledge about how consumer preferences derives from survival and the nuances of how each of our senses contributes to what our brain calls “flavor”.

THE NEUROSCIENCE OF HAPPINESS: HUMOROUS CONFESSIONS OF A DEPRESSED SCIENTIST

The feeling of joy is elusive to many people and it is notoriously hard to define. Dr. Garneau brings her unique combination of science and personal experience to the table as she walks you through the difference between happiness and joy, and the line between achievement and true success.

​Named one of the most influential young professionals in Colorado, this TEDx alum says, “What allows us to go beyond the pleasures of happiness in order to obtain inner joy comes down to one thing: being at peace with ourselves to make human connections.” Join her for this insightful and humor-filled talk as Dr. Garneau shares her confessions of science, depression, and the joy she found in being alive.

Format: ​45-60 Minute Keynote

This program is perfect for:

  • ​Events that promote mental health
  • Conferences wishing to kick off with promoting the power of vulnerability
  • Symposiums designed for critical thinking and self-reflection

The audience will leave with:

  • ​A sense of human connection
  • Willingness to share beyond the masks we wear
  • The power that stems from vulnerability
  • Tips for thriving when the going gets tough

FROM FAILURE TO SETBACK, FROM SETBACK TO SUCCESS

We all “fail” differently. Which is to say that your perception of failure, and how you react, is unique. This reaction depends on what you bring to the table: from genetics to learned behaviors, and culture to physiology. It is because of this that some people tend to recover from failure quicker, and thereby doubt their abilities less often, and why some people question their aptitude when faced with a challenge that they do not immediately overcome. This session is designed to provide you with the tools to recognize and craft your own unique and healthy response to the sense of failure by reframing your failures as setbacks. And from these setbacks, together we’ll chart a course to define what success means to you and how to get there.

Format: ​45-60 minute keynote

This program is perfect for:

  • ​Empowering students
  • Reigniting the spark in workforce retraining
  • Women in male-dominated industries

The audience will leave with:

  • ​New sense of confidence and well-being as they define and chart their purpose path
  • Recognition of balance in the equation for success
  • Appreciation for how we are all connecting in the broader journey of life

WEBINAR: UNDERSTANDING THE NEUROSCIENCE OF HAPPINESS AND THE 7 TIPS FOR TIPPING THE JOY SCALE

The feeling of joy is elusive to many people and it is notoriously hard to define. Dr. Garneau brings her unique combination of science and personal experience to the table as she walks you through the difference between happiness and joy, and the line between achievement and true success.

Format: ​Pre-Webinar Interviews, 30-45min Webinar and Training, and 60 Day Post-Webinar Group Accountability Coaching

This program is perfect for:

  • Employee motivation, acceptance and promotion of mental health
  • Online trainings and symposiums wishing to kick off with promoting the power of vulnerability in order to set the tone for critical thinking and self-reflection

The audience will leave with:

  • A renewed sense of human connection in an increasingly digital world
  • Willingness to share beyond the masks we wear, and allow technology to fuel deeper connections
  • Tapping into vulnerability in order to increase both confidence in teams and accountability
  • Tips for thriving when the going gets tough

ONLINE TRAINING: BITING INTO BIAS

We are all unique in what we bring to the table. On teams, just like in life though, we sometimes overlook unique talents because of unconscious bias. Yes, the dreaded unconscious bias. No one really wants to own up to it. It takes a lot to be vulnerable and recognize that our life views and experiences makes us each a bit less open and inclusive. And who wants to be on the receiving end of that stick, much less admit to it. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

The social experience of eating and drinking harkens back to the dawn of man. And as a flavor scientist, I can bring this connection back to your team. By using food, drink and humor, we pave the way for teams to understand what makes each person unique. In this fun and non-threatening way, organizations can more effectively recognize, respect and utilize the diverse talents each team member brings to the table, and keep the conversation going long after the last bite.

Format: ​45 min-1.5 hour Workshop

This program is perfect for:

  • ​Online Team Building
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusivity Training
  • Bias Training that is uniquely accessible, welcoming and enjoyable for team members
  • Alternative to canceling previously scheduled in-person organizational and association events

The audience will leave with:

  • ​A better understanding of self and others
  • What makes us similar, and what makes us unique in what we bring to the table
  • Appreciation for the three things that determine our perspective of the world: genetics, learned biology, and the role of culture
  • A smile, because food brings people together, even around the most difficult of topics, like bias

Contact Dr. Nicole

Dr. Nicole Garneau | KeyNote Women's Speakers
Dr. Nicole Garneau | Colorado Women's Chamber of Commerce
Dr. Nicole Garneau | National Speakers Association