2017-featuredAs 2016 draws to a close, I’ve been enjoying all the “year in review” posts and articles that folks are putting out. I’d like to try something a little bit different, by using my brain’s power of prediction to see what we will be bragging out in December, 2017. Some of these “predictions” are already underway, while others are purely aspirational. It will be fun to look back and see how many of these predictions come true!

LearningBinge.com Launches with over 30 Learning Experts and 50 Online Courses

In January, 2017, a joint venture founded by “Brain Lady” Margie Meacham and Learning Strategist Michael Abrams opened for business. The first MOOC (Massive, Open Online Course) platform dedicated solely to learning professionals, launched with over 30 learning experts providing over 50 online courses. (I’m cheating a bit on this “prediction” because this launch is already in the works. The experts are signed up and the courses are in development as you read this post. More news soon on this one.)

Essentials of Brain-Based Learning with ATD and Learningtogo, Inc. Achieve Five-Star Rating

I’m honored to partner again next year with ATD to bring our online workshop, Essentials Brain-Based Learning, to members of the Association of Talent Development (ATD) multiple times in 2017. Dates are already filling up, so grab your seat soon.

The Genius Coloring Book – A coloring book for adults (and everyone else)

Artistic expression and cognition are connected in ways we are only beginning to understand. The simple coloring book activates multiple areas of the brain, counteracts stress and yields many other benefits. The Genius Coloring book will teach you a bit about the brain on every page, as you transform our black and white sketches into your own colorful works of art.

A Free eBook from Learningtogo and The TrainingDoctor Training 2017 Audience Gains Leadership Development Strategies from “Brain Lady” Margie Meacham

I’ll be expanding on the ebook I wrote with Dr. Nanette Miner when I present “Ready or Not – Developing New Leaders Without Real-world Experience at Training Magazine’s Training2017 event in January.

“Brain Lady” Margie Meacham Shows Learning Professionals at ATD ICE the Future of Learning in 2027

I’m really excited about this topic. It’s my first time back on the stage with ATD in many years. I’ll be talking about the future of learning and how Virtual Reality, Augmented Intelligence and other “bleeding-edge” trends will become commonplace by the year 2027.

Margie Meacham, “The Brain Lady” Shows Everyone How to Push the “Genius Button” in The Genius Journal

Journaling is an act of creation and cognition that can help you focus your thoughts, generate ideas and reprogram your brain. The Genius Journal will give you 60 days of mind-bending activities to change your brain and change your life.

Margie Meacham Joins the Marshall Goldsmith “100 Coaches” Project

Dr. Goldsmith, recognized by Thinkers 50 as the #1 Leadership Thinker and the #1 Executive Coach in the World, is selecting 100 people to learn everything he knows and pay it forward to others. While I’m sure there are many deserving candidates for this honor, I applied before the deadline last year. Since he has only announced the first 25 people, you never know – I might make the cut in 2017. Hey – a girl’s got to dream, right?

Most Improved Golfer at Rio Verde Country Club, Margie Meacham, Credits Neuroscience for Her Lower Handicap

I truly believe that I can apply neuroscience to improve my golf score. I’ll keep you posted in 2017!