Brain-Friendly Dynamics integrates the best methods

of coaching, group learning and team facilitation

with the latest research in Positive Psychology,

Social Cognitive, and Psychological Neuroscience

to deliver engaging and impactful initiatives that stimulate growth,

personal and team development, or change within a system or process

for individuals, teams, and organizations.


Utilizing innovative learning models and expert facilitation, we improve knowledge application, deepen commitment, enhance communication, and leadership capacity. The result is increased trust and alignment throughout your organization.


We provide expert retreat and meeting facilitation focused on building connection, inspiring creativity, creating clarity and driving commitment. We help leaders think strategically and collaborate effectively.


 This training presents effective facilitation models and techniques that can be used to increase individual knowledge and group performance. It’s for professionals responsible for developing and managing teams, designing training programs, providing counselling services, or leading performance improvement initiatives.



Building Collaborative Organizations

An Opportunity for HR to Create a Collaborative Culture and Benefit the Bottom-Line When too many people in a company lack collaborative skills we call it a Red Zone organization, which is a very low trust, high blame, unsupportive workplace. People in the Red Zone...

How to Turn Defensiveness into Success and Satisfaction

Collaboration isn't magic. It's a mindset and a skill-set that employees at all levels can learn quickly. Are you frustrated by the collaboration void in your workplace? Wonder why, when you’ve struggled to hire the best and the brightest, tempers flare and...

Who Me? How To Deal With Defensive People.

A co-worker responds with anger whenever someone disagrees with him. A husband retreats into silence whenever he gets into an argument with his wife. An employee buries her boss in piles of irrelevant information whenever she is asked a question. These behaviours...

Five Essential Skills to Develop Collaborative Influence

Organizations live or die on relationships. Your ability to create successful collaborative relationships can make or break your career. Effective executives have one skill in common — collaborative influence — the ability to get things done by getting people to...

Brain-friendly refers to the conditions

that are needed for your brain to function at its best.

Factors like psychological safetycertainty, predictability,

a sense of controlrespect from others, a need for social connection, and trust 

have been shown to increase your brain’s ability to think critically and

problem solve more effectively.


Scott Winter

Scott Winter

Chief Facilitation Officer

Scott is a globally renowned facilitator and founder of Brain-Friendly Dynamics. With vast experience in government, not for profit environments and NGO’s delivering leadership development projects, Scott integrates proven research-based methods of coaching, group learning and team facilitation.

His facilitation processes challenge and stimulate leadership improvement, personal and team development, or change within a system or process to maximise the effectiveness of individuals, teams and organisations.

Yosef Funke

Yosef Funke

Chief Collaboration Agent

Yosef’s mission is to accelerate rates of positive change by helping people to shift their mindset from scarcity mentality to abundance consciousness, unite their co-creative forces, and collaborate effectively. 

Incorporating the best of behavioral science and experiential learning, along with positive psychology, evolutionary biology, and play, his deliverables focus on establishing the preconditions for an individual’s and organization’s potential to manifest to contribute to the healing of people and planet. 

Mark Jones

Mark Jones

Master Facilitator

Mark is a master of experiential based learning philosophy and adult education with extensive experience in managing vocational learning projects and change implementation strategies across both private and public sector organizations. 

Many written testimonials consider him as an invaluable resource for any organisation wishing to innovate with the development and effectiveness of their leadership teams, building workforce capability, and the development of a highly skilled and engaged workforce.







Corporate Clients:

  • AT&T
  • Big Lots
  • Boeing
  • Carrier Family Farms
  • Durham Pump
  • Chase
  • Courtyard Marriott University
  • Facebook
  • Ford
  • USAA
  • Verizon
  • Wyndham Vacation Ownership
  • FranklinCovey
  • Gallup
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • KIPP
  • Kroger
  • Leapfrog Consulting
  • LEGO
  • Lenovo
  • Lundberg Family Farms
  • Medtronic
  • Merck
  • Merit Medical
  • MetLife
  • Microsoft
  • Moss Adams
  • Nike
  • OneOK
  • ORIS Intelligence
  • OSI Restaurant Partners, LLC
  • P&G
  • Paul Components Engineering
  • Pearl Izumi
  • Phelps-Dodge
  • PowerBar
  • Publicis
  • Real Property Management Humboldt
  • Recover Integrity
  • Sierra Nevada Brewery
  • Stone Brewing
  • TD Bank
  • The FruitGuys
  • Toyota
  • Underscore Film Production
  • Van Duerr Industries, Inc.


Non-Profit/Board Work:

  • 1Life Fully Lived
  • Auburn Chamber of Commerce
  • California Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • Chico Chamber of Commerce
  • Chico Interfaith Council
  • Compassion International
  • Downtown Roseville Partnership
  • FamilySearch International
  • Feather River Health Foundation
  • Henderson Chamber of Commerce
  • Lodi Travel & Tourism
  • North Valley Community Foundation
  • Paradise Citizens Alliance
  • Quantum Leap Mastermind Group
  • Rancho Cordova Chamber of Commerce
  • Rancho Cordova Travel & Tourism
  • Ryan Nonprofit Consulting
  • Sac Metro Fire
  • Torres Shelter
  • Tuolomne County Chamber of Commerce
  • The Narrative Method
  • Western Shasta Resource Conservation District
  • Westside LA Jewish Community Center


  • American Jewish University
  • Brigham Young University
  • Butte County Office of Education
  • Butte/Glenn Community College
  • California State University Chico
  • California State University Sacramento
  • California Teachers Association
  • Chico High School
  • Hebrew Union College
  • Merced County Office of Education
  • Ohio State University
  • Oregon Education Association
  • Stanford University
  • Stratford Schools
  • Tulsa Tech
  • UCLA Anderson School of Management
  • UC Merced
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of Missouri Executive MBA



  • AmeriCorps
  • Auburn Parks & Recreation District
  • Butte County Courts
  • Butte County Office of Administration
  • California ISO
  • Chico Area Recreation District
  • City of Chico
  • City of Cottonwood Heights
  • City of Live Oak
  • City of Miami Beach
  • City of Rancho Cordova
  • City of Vallejo
  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
  • National Conservation Leadership Institute
  • Nogales Community Development
  • Presidio Trust
  • Sacramento Municipal Utilities District (SMUD)
  • Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Town of Paradise
  • United Nations Environmental Program
  • US Army
  • US Navy
  • Veterans Administration Healthcare Administration Center
  • Yolo County Office of Administration



  • Dignity Healthcare
  • Enloe Medical Center
  • Intermountain Homecare
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Ohio Health
  • Paladin Healthcare
  • Queensland Health Systems
  • United Health Group



  • Pepsi-Cola Bottlers Association
  • Association of Young Leaders - Russia
  • CalChamber - California Chamber of Commerce
  • California Association of Student Councils
  • California Community College Contract Education Collaborative (CCCCEC)
  • Church Music Publishers Association
  • City Clerks Association of California (CCAC)
  • National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO)
  • Young Presidents' Organization (YPO)


Do you have any questions? Are you interested in scheduling a private training event or receiving informtion about upcoming events? Leave us a note with your email address and we will be in touch.

4 + 2 =