Harnessing Performance: Unleashing Cognitive Energy Mastery


Continuing on with our theme of transformation, join NavTalk host Simon Prowse as he engages in a compelling conversation with Vanessa Bennett, a visionary entrepreneur at the forefront of high performance and mental well-being.

Vanessa, CEO and co-founder of Next Evolution Performance, brings a multifaceted background encompassing Business, Accounting, and Finance, and a master’s degree in psychology and Neuroscience of Mental Health from Kings College London. Her journey is a testament to the power of fusion – fusing financial acumen with a passion for fitness that led to an epiphany: the imperative to help individuals achieve peak performance without sacrificing their well-being.

In this episode, Vanessa shares how this revelation sparked an entrepreneurial fire, resulting in the birth of Next Evolution Performance. Through this groundbreaking platform, she’s seamlessly woven her financial expertise with her psychological insights. Through workshops, coaching, and innovative techniques, Vanessa empowers leaders to harness their cognitive energy, promoting productivity and reducing burnout.

Join us on this captivating journey as Vanessa unveils the transformative potential of cognitive energy mastery. Discover how her visionary approach is reshaping the landscape of business and corporate success by nurturing high-performance cultures, reducing stress, and cultivating profound well-being. Tune in to NavTalk for an eye-opening conversation that explores the synergy of performance enhancement and mental well-being. With Simon Prowse as your guide, prepare to explore a new path to success rooted in cognitive energy mastery.

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Energy Optimisation with Vanessa Bennett

My guest on this episode is Vanessa Bennett, CEO and co-founder of Next Evolution Performance – an organisation that uses neuroscience to help driven business leaders and teams to optimise productivity, energy and profitability without the burnout.

Like Vanessa and her team, I do not believe that success needs to equal burn out.

Sadly, I see many broken women limp into my world who have nothing left in the tank after doing everything themselves.

Vanessa works with leaders of businesses of all shapes and sizes every day and she is sharing the goods with us in our chat. Not only does she have the intel and the insights, she has solutions for us to better manage our energy to avoid burnout.

We talk about just how much cognitive energy we have per day (and spoiler alert – it’s not anywhere near as much as you think). Vanessa shares how we can manage and, most importantly, optimise our energy and how crucial automation, delegation and simplification are for this.

Vanessa’s insights are going to help shift your focus from how much you do and for how long to improving your output and lowering workload.

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Balancing High Performance and Wellbeing

The interaction between performance and ‘wellbeing’ is often misunderstood. Wellbeing, also known as wellness, is often mistaken for ‘self-care’ when it is much more than that. According to Vanessa, we need to learn how to lift wellness to meet performance standards rather than lowering our performance to meet wellness standards. Join her, as she shares how high performance and wellbeing impact each other, and how we can focus on both. She also shares some of the biggest impediments to increasing performance without burning out.

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How consultants maximise performance & profitability without burnout

As a solo consultant or consulting business owner, do you often feel like there are never enough hours in the day?

It’s common to feel overwhelmed by the amount of client work on your plate. As a result, it’s often business development gets neglected. And this leads to significant peaks and troughs in the pipeline — which shows up in your revenue and cash flow. All of this results in consultants working more hours despite starting their businesses so they could work fewer hours.

And when you’re too much time on the business, your health, lifestyle, and relationships can suffer. Once this fatigue kicks in, it reduces your ability to think creatively and strategically about how to get better outcomes for your business — and for your clients as well. Most consultants think better managing their time is the goal. But time is not the issue.

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How To Unlock High Performance In Your Team Without Causing Burnout With Vanessa Bennett

We all want to ourselves and our teams to be at their most productive. A lot of times, that pursuit of high performance takes a toll on individuals in the form of burnout. There must be a fine balance between getting the best performance from everyone and making sure that they’re thriving while they’re at it.

This is what high-performance coach Vanessa Bennett has been studying her whole career. Vanessa is the CEO of Next Evolution Performance, a company that uses neuroscience to help driven leaders and teams optimize their profitability, productivity and energy, and decrease their effort to eliminate burnout.

In this episode of People Strategy Forum, she shares neuroscientifically-informed strategies in managing people’s time in the workplace so they can be their best, most productive selves. Whether you’re a leader who’s looking to unlock high performance in your team, or an individual who’s looking for a way to increase productivity without sacrificing your wellbeing, this conversation is a must-follow. Tune in!


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