Response-Able Consulting

Leadership Development for the cognitive age

Leader-focused talent development

Senior leaders

Mid-level leaders

Transitioning leaders

Emerging leaders

Future leaders

Our Mission

To help companies leverage relevant scientific research and apply it to the ever-challenging art of developing and leading people.

Know the brain

Learn how to appreciate and “feed” the brain. If you don’t work with it, you’re working against it.
(Aren’t you?)

Respect the brain

Learn how to apply your understanding of the brain to enhance your leadership approach and results.
Happy brain = Powerful brain

Change the brain

Keep attention on what you want to create in the brain! Sustained attention creates long-term behavior change.

We’ve worked on a variety of projects across a variety of industries with clients including
  • Accenture
  • American Express
  • Coca Cola
  • DE Shaw
  • eBay
  • FedEx
  • Genentech
  • Ericsson
  • Humana
  • Microsoft
  • Motorola
  • Nokia Siemens Network
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Pfizer
  • Stanford University
  • Time Warner
  • The Walt Disney Company

Latest News

Brain-based Coaching Part 2

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When thinking about what to write about this week, I thought…

What’s all the fuss about brain-based coaching?

History seems to indicate that (nearly) every time something…

“We’re not that far removed from the caves.”

Disclaimer: While this post was tragically prompted by events…

So you think you know you? Think again.

"There is a very long history within psychology of people not…

Nuanced leadership

I often think managing people is not THAT hard. Then again, anytime…


I have known Paul a very long time and can always count on him. Besides being a wonderful person, Paul is an outstanding consultant. He delivers quality work, is very knowledgeable in his area of expertise and knows how to please his clients. I had the good fortune of leveraging his capabilities/experience for one of my accounts. He did an incredible job, under tough circumstances, and now the client can’t wait for another opportunity to bring him back in. I would absolutely recommend Paul for any coaching, training and communications work.

Paul McGinnis is an insightful listener, effective collaborator and inspiring leader. He is a doer, ready to roll up his sleeves and get down and dirty — literally and figuratively — for the greater good. His quick humor is a delightful bonus.

I have had the honor of being trained by Paul on (2) separate occasions while in the Pathways program for my coaching certification through the NeuroLeadership Group. To say he did a great job would be understating his skills as Paul is a masterful trainer and coach. What resonated with me the most when we first met was that he is very genuine, humble and is passionate about his craft. Characteristics that make people want to learn from you. Definitely an asset to the NLG team; my mentor and friend – I look forward to working with him in the future.

Paul trained a batch of us in Chicago. He was building our skills and helping us become executive coaches. To me Paul came across as a very authentic individual who loves what he is doing. He made me comfortable in a group setting and facilitated a wonderful session. He persevered with this bunch and made us ready for coaching exams! He is open to feedback and constantly strives to deliver value. I will not hesitate to attend any session taken by Paul – I do hope I will have the privilege to attend his sessions in future!