Elaine Sullivan (TALK)

Elaine K Sullivan | United Kingdom

BIO: Having caught the technology bug at age 9, Elaine started her IT career straight from school and by age 24, was the Network Manager for Compaq UK; she also spear-headed their European Network Managers group to facilitate European wide collaboration.

Throughout the course of years, she has worked with most of the major technology providers and has seen at first-hand how high intensity, demanding workplaces can impact personnel. It was this that led her to start her own business, Skybrook Consultants, where she can use real life, ‘in the trenches’, experience to offer insight, guidance, and training on leadership, collaboration and, more importantly, resilience in the workplace.
She has previously worked with organisations as diverse as London Victoria Insurance and Hampshire Constabulary, UK, and, amongst others, has spoken at events such as

    • Unicom Test Conference (UK), 2017
    • Agile on the Beach (UK), 2017 and 2018
    • ACE! (Krakow, Poland) 2019.

Elaine’s style is always about injecting humour and fun into whatever she is speaking about. She’s dynamic, bold and engaging.

TALK: Using neuroscience to build high performance teams

Session level: beginner

This talk takes a light hearted look on neuroscience and its affects on our physiology and psychology, and how with some understanding of neuroscience, we can better engage with our colleagues and our staff, resulting in better productivity and performance.


To bring the subject of neuroscience to life, in plain English with as few technical terms as possible, and educate through analogy, experience and storytelling.


  • Attendees will gain a layman’s understanding of neuroscience.
  • Attendees will understand how threat and reward serve humanity, driving man forward to bigger and greater efforts.