I research new thinking approaches that spur cognitive breakthroughs and help professionals uncover solutions to complex problems. I conduct unconventional live learning events with expert audiences that make high-stakes decisions as a routine part of their jobs. Particularly those in the audit, governance, HR, legal, medical and intelligence communities. In the events, I weave narrative stories and cognitive exercises together designed to reveal hidden forces that influence decision-making. The result is the audience learns to teach themselves how to adapt their thinking to complex or fast-changing circumstances.




At live events we use priming, implicit association, selective attention, and hypothesis testing tasks to tease out hidden thinking processes that surprise even the most experienced experts in their field.  The methods range from simple surveys to more complex experimental approaches.  Live brain imaging (EEG) demonstrations are featured at some events that give us a powerful way to understand the brain activity connected to the thinking processes we are examining.  The methods lead us through progressively deeper levels of awareness of hidden influences affecting our thinking. (Note: All activities are educational demonstrations unless specified otherwise.)


There are times when we discover a new perspective that profoundly alters our understanding.  The facts may not have changed, but take on an entirely different meaning and offer a level of mental clarity we didn’t know existed.  MetaThinking is about those times, with articles that will challenge you to be a better thinker and provoke you to ask better questions.  

So very remarkable


…his discussion is not only important to auditing and governance but every industry


Incredibly fascinating

Ohio Society of CPAs

…mind boggling, and not just to the casual observer

UT Dallas, Naveen Jindal School of Management