Brainy Gecko – Active Listening on Steroids

Your Relationships Are At The Core Of

Your Happiness and Productivity

Learn how to transform your relationships and your life, with Mindful Listening and Communication techniques. 


Low-Cost, High-Impact Investment.

Professional Relationships

Are you experiencing trouble communicating with your business partner or staff?

Do you have a high staff turn-over?

Do you have trouble expressing your feelings?

Do you always get angry or withdraw when criticised?

Do you find yourself having the same arguments over and over?

Personal Relationships

Are you having trouble communicating with your husband?

Are you having trouble communicating with your  wife?

Have a teenager and they drive you nuts?

Do you know someone who tells the same story over and over?

Do you find yourself having the same arguments?

What If you could....

  • (Given a index level of 100,) would you want to increase staff productivity from 71% to 225%?
  • Improve your relationship with your business partner and staff ?
  • Create a safe, successful and enduring relationship with your romantic partner?
  • Transform disagreements into strengthening and growth opportunities?
  • Prevent future emotional pain because you know how to work through and celebrate your differences?

It's possible!

Learn How to Build Positive

Successful Communication

with Colleagues, Wife, Husband, and Children 

Mindful Communication

The Art of Transformative Listening

Transform your relationships and your life  with Mindful Listening and strategic communication techniques.

Our course equips you with practical tools to alter how you listen, so you enjoy more meaningful conversations with your loved ones, and in business and life.

The Mindful Communication course teaches you to listen and communicate effectively, so you hear and respond to what's really being said.

Learn how to Listen through a series of practical exercises. The course will equip you with transformative skills to allow you to enjoy more authentic relationships in every area of your life. 

You'll find clarity, reduce conflict and improve business productivity. And you'll finally feel satisfied and successful in your relationships.

"When You Talk, You Are Only Repeating What You Already Know. But, If You Listen, You May Learn Something New. The Dalai Lama

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What you will be able to:

  • Know when, how, and why communication breaks down
  • Listen deeply and respond to the underlying message in the person’s language and metaphors
  • Turn the table on your destructive critit
  • Teach your constructive critic to be specific going maximum value from their insights
  • Increase your self-awareness
  • Understand how you deal with stress and conflict
  • Identify the hidden beliefs that control your behaviour
  • Detect what is being left out of a conversation
  • Help people close to you to enjoy positive relationships
  • Communicate your feelings constructively
  • Reduce conflict in your life

What does Vanessa Geraghty from Vivacity Marketing Think About the Course?





Are your personal relationships important to you?

Happy mother and child

I have yet to speak to anyone who does not want to live a joyful, productive and fulfilled life but I have spoken to many who are struggling with communication in their relationships.

The quality of your life depends on the quality of your relationships, and the quality of your relationships depend on your ability to communicate effectively.

Are your Professional relationships important to you?

I have yet to speak to anyone who does not want to live a joyful, productive and fulfilled life but I have spoken to many who are struggling with communication in their relationships.

The quality of your life depends on the quality of your relationships, and the quality of your relationships depend on your ability to communicate effectively.

Relationships team work

Ever thought about why some past events suddenly pop into your mind?

Next time someone tells you a story about a holiday, child or illness pay attention.

Does a story with a similar theme pop into your mind?

Did you the feelings you felt back then?

Do you want to tell your story?

When you're in a group stay quiet and have a listen to what happens.

Someone else will tell a story with a similar theme to the one in your mind.

Notice how the story in your mind makes you feel. 

ad stories trigger feelings of sadness

Sad stories trigger feelings of sadness

Happy stories trigger happy feelings

Bad stories evoke bad emotions 

The Amygdala

The amygdala is your brains emotional control centre, and it's fast.

When someone tells you a story, your brain goes into action, and before you know it a similar story from your past has pops into your mind along with the emotion that went with it—sadness, frustration or joy.

That emotion comes from the amygdala, your reptilian brain or as we prefer to say your 'Gecko'.

The amygdala thinks in images. At the time of the event you experienced an emotion and that emotion was attached to that memory, that image.

You see a snake, and before your rational mind has registered the danger, you have already jumped over it.

Which brings us to the next point.

The Human Brain

The massive problem for interpersonal communication is the fantastic speed of the human brain.

If you want to get a person's attention, you must stimulate their subconscious brain—the Gecko.

If you fail to do that their brain recognises that this is of no interest to them.

If this happens you have to work very hard to recapture their attention.

To get their unconscious mind to take notice, you have to evoke an emotional response.

In business, even when you are face to face with the decision-maker, you need to engage their unconscious brain.

Are you 'really listening?

If 95% of our decisions are made by the unconscious brain, wouldn't it be good practice to target the unconscious?

But how do you do that?

Think about it. What happens when you are talking with another person?

Are you really listening or just waiting for your turn to speak?

Do you find yourself thinking about other things even when someone is still speaking to you?

And When someone has said something you strongly disagree with have you been aware of your feelings? Where does that emotion come from?

Did you really take the time to consider an response? Or was it just there?

Is it possible that you reacted not to what the person said but your feelings at the time?

Consider the following questions.

  • Is there too much conflict in your life?
  • Would like to handle conflict more effectively?
  • Do you handle criticism well?
  • Do you want your life to have meaning?
  • Do you want to make a difference?

If you answered yes to any of those questions then have a look at the Mindful Communication Course and learn how to reduce conflict, handle criticism, have meaning in your life and make a difference.

If you believe that meaningful communication and relationships

are at the heart of your happiness, then click here.

‘Live An Enriched Life Through Your Relationships

And Make a difference in your world

one conversation at a time

Take your communication skills to a higher level and live an enriched life!

Yes, the name Brainy Gecko is quirky.

Heres why.

If you train your 'Gecko' you will get more control, make better decisions and

develop Long-lasting, healthy, productive relationships.

Mindful Communication–The Art of Transformative Listening

Better Communication = Better Relationships

"When You Talk, You Are Only Repeating What You Already Know.

But If You Listen, You May Learn Something New." The Dalai Lama