What is Sensory Intelligence™?
Sensory Intelligence™ is all about rethinking the way we work, learn and live. It’s about transforming and adapting our mindset to better understand how sensory messages affect our lives. Our world is getting more complex by the day, with our senses being bombarded from all directions. This overstimulation has affected our productivity more than we realise.
Sensory Intelligence™ Consulting wants to change this through insights of how the human brain processes sensory messages. We promote self-understanding and assist individuals to increase their performance, concentration and incorporate wellness strategies to be more healthy and balanced. Our training courses and e-profiling products provide simple, yet powerful insights, resulting in a better understanding of each other in order to work together in a cohesive manner and produce successful outcomes. By implementing practical strategies based on neuroscience, we can change the way we work, learn and live to become more balanced and productive. We have 3 core focus areas:
We are unique in that we provide neuroscience and researched methodology to optimise people and space. We consider the lower, intuitive and unconscious part of how the brain works and how it influences our behaviour and performance. Most other service providers use a cognitive, upper brain level approach.
Dr Annemarie Lombard is the Founder and CEO of Sensory Intelligence™ Consulting, with its head office based in Cape Town, South-Africa. She has a PhD in Health Sciences (UCT) and is a registered Occupational Therapist with the Health Professions Council of South Africa. Read her full profile.
Tania Barney, also a registered Occupational Therapist, heads up the UK offices. She has over 25 years experience, working both locally and internationally, and fully understands that health, relationships and enjoying what you do are amongst the most importance things in life. She specialises in staff training and development, open plan office behaviour and team dynamics, individual and team profiling, performance management and productivity improvement, sensory mindfulness and simple stress management.
I just completed an AMAZING course on Sensory Intelligence. We are so not aware of our sensory thresholds and the influence it has on our work/ relationships. It is a great tool to help people understand themselves and their (subconscious) reaction to their environment. Watch this space! Annemarie Lombard you are exceptional and doing ground-breaking work for humanity!
I have used the Profiles in my Women Leadership Programme. I find that the Sensory Intelligence adds to the Women Leaders, and additional layer of Self-knowledge, and they use the knowledge for creating an environment that replenishes, not depletes them. The women’s favourite part is the Sensory Snacks. They love that now they have permission for “me time” that is more informed, and empowering.
Sensory intelligence has opened my eyes to the impact one’s environment can have on your stress levels, your interaction with others and your perseverance in your workplace. It has given me a new way to look at my clients and my own life. I find this approach incredibly helpful. Once you’ve done the course, this way of thinking becomes part of your life!
Thank you for the wonderful workshop, Annemarie. It was awesome to walk into the staffroom the next day and hear an excited buzz as teachers relayed some of your ideas to their fellow colleagues! Many thanks for your inspirational ideas and wonderful impact you have on education!
Thank you for all you have done – your approach has been revolutionary.
The impact the sensory intelligence has already had on the team has been remarkable. The team has completely moved themselves around and seated themselves according to the place which is most conducive to their profile.
One of my managers came to me the other day and said – I no longer have to work at night anymore – I am getting through all my work during the day as my productivity has increased by 25%. Amazing. She is so much happier and energised. Simple things – yet so powerful.
This is a “must have” course to do. You learn more about yourself, how you operate, what your limits are and to take care of yourself. You definitely can prevent health problems
Annemarie has the natural ability to conceptualise theory and put it into practise. In not being a professional Coach only, but also an Expert on Sensory Intelligence, she has the advantage to practically understand the differences within working groups and the individuals within such groups. Various differences amongst individuals / teams within a particular work environment we as Leaders or Managers need to deal with on a daily basis, but not always understand, in order to cultivate the required results. Annemarie quietly listens, easily interprets and implements in order to meet our needs. A great experience not just for her, but everybody she engages with.
Thank you Annemarie for the very insightful workshop on the impact of an environment’s sensory stimuli on a call centre employee’s well-being and performance. We will certainly use and apply these learnings in our environment.
We recently had the pleasure of being participants in a Sensory Intelligence workshop, Neuroscience of Focus, Energy and Time. The mix of roles and personalities in our team is diverse and we operate in a highly deadline driven business with the result that we do not always consider the effect we have on our colleagues through our behaviours and more specifically an understanding of what type of environment or situation we operate most effectively in.
The workshop was professionally and interactively presented. The team embraced the content and we had many debates around the “ah ha moments”, with the result that we walked away with a stronger understanding of our impact on each other as a team, when we work most optimally and generally a better understanding of our own behaviours.
I would highly recommend Annemarie and Sensory Intelligence to any business or team, their knowledge of their ‘product’ is outstanding and the value we received from only one session is immeasurable.
Thank you for the fabulous course yesterday. I really find your courses so helpful.
Thank you for the great workshop we’ve learnt a lot and are now enthusiastic and recharged again for the rest of the year.