Gary Anaka

Gary is a pioneer in Brain Health and Safety. He has presented opening keynotes at Health & Safety conferences in six provinces. As well, since 1997, he has presented over 1100 keynotes and workshops to people in all walks of life nationally and internationally. Each of his sessions have been called both personally and professionally life changing. As a brain coach, Gary represents a new paradigm in brain health and safety on the job. Gary provides public workshops and keynotes in the new emerging field of Applied Educational Neuroscience. Education of the workforce is a critical priority for a safe, healthy, injury and stress free, successful organization – big or small. It is not all about new machinery or new safety procedures. It is also about the brain. How the brain operates personally and collectively is the best way of improving one’s performance. In a complex world that is constantly changing, being mindful of understanding of how your brain works is essential.

Gary is a pioneer in Brain Health and Safety. He has presented opening keynotes at Health & Safety conferences in six provinces. As well, since 1997, he has presented over 1100 keynotes and workshops to people in all walks of life nationally and internationally. Each of his sessions have been called both personally and professionally life changing.

As a brain coach, Gary represents a new paradigm in brain health and safety on the job. Gary provides public workshops and keynotes in the new emerging field of Applied Educational Neuroscience. Education of the workforce is a critical priority for a safe, healthy, injury and stress free, successful organization – big or small. It is not all about new machinery or new safety procedures. It is also about the brain. How the brain operates personally and collectively is the best way of improving one’s performance. In a complex world that is constantly changing, being mindful of understanding of how your brain works is essential. Gary is a dynamic, high-quality public educator famous for his enjoyable, energetic and lively sessions. He is a master of engagement for audiences big or small and of any age. Humour and optimism are key features of every presentation.  Your brain is the most valuable thing you own yet most people know very little about it. He has a huge passion for sharing brain research. He teaches useful and meaningful strategies that can be used immediately in any work or life situation. His ultimate goal is always to help participants to understand HOW to care for their brain throughout a lifetime and get home safely after every shift. He will help you discover how to deal with stress, sleep issues, distractions and keeping the brain upshifted instead of downshifted.

Safety culture requires a healthy brain. Job safety is brain safety. This learning is applicable across all industries and professional settings.

Speaker Features

Brain Health & Safety

Presentation Description & Topics

Your Brain On The Job Presentation

Are you living and working in a multitasking environment? Is your brain under a constant state of heightened stress? Everything you do requires your brain in this world of increasing knowledge and technology. You are going to have to use it more effectively than ever. A safety culture starts with you and the most valuable thing that you own – your brain. Mistakes and accidents happen when your brain is downshifted. To maintain productivity and ensure success, there is a need to be resilient. Discover how to upshift your brain to overcome the fight, flight or freeze response to stay alert and focused while working. This different perspective to safety means being brain smart on the job and understanding how your brain operates. This workshop is full of hope and optimism for your future.

Beating Brain Stress Presentation

Are you living and working in a multitasking environment? Is your brain under a constant state of heightened stress? Excess stress means neurons are dying. Learn how to keep the stress chemical, cortisol from shrinking your prefrontal cortex and your hippocampus where you make memory. Everything you do requires your brain. In a world of increasing information and technology, you are going to have to use your brain more than ever. Can you expand your thinking capacities and maintain your critical memories? Definitely, YES! Discover how to maintain a healthy efficient brain by sustaining resiliency and maintaining brain plasticity. This leading edge knowledge will enhance your life, professionally and personally. No brain, no gain! This presentation is filled with hope and optimism for your future. Here is some feedback from the 2019 Alberta Health and Safety Conference held in Edmonton. Gary presented this block-buster opening keynote: Beating Brain Stress.

Recent Clients

Island Timberlands, Weyerhauser, Boeing, SaskTel, Mosaic, Safety Engineers-CSSE, BC Forest Safety Council, RCMP, Richardson Seed Co., Enmax Corp., NWT Correction Services, CAMA, Youth Justice, Provincial and Municipal Governments

Hear what others have to say

“Gary Anaka was a powerful presenter and able to keep the majority’s attention (minimal number of people moving around or on their phones).”

“I have attended other presentations by Gary and he is always engaging and a pleasure to listen to.”

“Was a very enlightening session explaining what is going on with the human brain under attack with The Alzheimer problem and what to do to prevent it. Good for all employees and families.”

“Awesome speaker and was perfect for setting the tone for the conference.”

“The energy of the speaker was amazing! It helped to make the presentation stick in my mind. I found his information very interesting and will be using it in my daily life!”

“This was my favourite session. Gary’s a great speaker.”

“A very energetic opening for the conference.”

“I loved that he was so animated. It made a difference in listening to him. He was very engaging.”

“I thought this session was great. I can incorporate what I learned into my daily activities.”

“This was the second time sitting and enjoying Gary. It’s nice to see how he gets the groups involved.”

“One of the best speakers I’ve ever seen. I was engaged the entire time.”