OptiMind Neuroscience Coaching & Training Institute 

An 8-Week Accredited Applied Neuroscience Certification Program

Building Minds of The Future...


Imagine how having this elite knowledge could put you in a unique position to powerfully transform your life and those you serve...

Why I Created The OptiMind Neuroscience Coaching & Training Institute For Modern Thinkers Like You... 

Look, I know how challenging just being a human in this world can be...

Getting up, grooming yourself, feeding yourself, and trying to get into the right state of mind to take on the day. And that's all just to get you out the door to get to the office to lead other humans to become their best selves. Showing up is half the battle. But are you showing up FULLY when you do?

How you show up will determine how well you can lead, serve and empower others to reach their potential. But it’s hard and sometimes tiring to find the daily mental inspiration, stamina and creative ideas to show up for others.  

Oh yes..being a human is hard sometimes… 

I get it…I once got so mentally burnt out that I crashed into a pole…literally! It was a scary moment. It was a pivotal moment. I had to decide how I was going to start showing up as the highest and healthiest version of myself so I could continue to serve and lead others both personally and professionally.  

I hope you have never crashed literally (or figuratively). Or have you? As a Neuroscientist, I didn’t understand how to optimize my mental energy and performance. After all, my academic training was in assessing mental disorders. But after the crash, I changed. My mission changed. As a mom, wife, and leader, I couldn’t afford to crash again. It just wasn’t fair to those who were dependent upon me for their transformations. 

Now I use the understanding of the brain and mind to empower everyday people…you know...leaders, coaches, and parents like yourself to optimize how they show up in the world.

What if you learned to optimize your brain abilities to be more effective EVERYDAY? 

To manage your fears and emotions. To work smarter not harder. To be more creative and productive. To be a solution-finding machine. To be more mindful, laser-focused, and attentive. To be confident and charismatic. To be a MORE EFFECTIVE leader, trainer, and coach.

Well you can! Allow me to show you how...  

About The OptiMind Neuroscience Coaching & Training Certification Program...  

OptiMind is an ICF accredited program designed specifically for reputable coaches, trainers and leaders to show you how to effectively utilize the principles of neuroscience to help your clients, your profession and your business more than ever before.  

It is based on my years of clinical and real-world professional coaching practices and has been structured into eight weeks of trainings to give you a set of tools that will make your coaching and leadership more effective and powerful through leveraging the advanced knowledge of the brain.  

The research on neuroscience is exploding and reveals that we can do so much more with our mental abilities than we ever imagined. Current brain research goes beyond dementia and brain injuries. We now understand that the brain can be enhanced to fuel our beautiful emotions, decision-making, creativity and ability to be laser-focused to thrive in modern times.  

But here's the problem...the research is coming out FASTER than scientists can give to the public in an applicable way. These neuroscience BREAKTHROUGHS are buried in obscure scientific journals that 99% of everyday people will never read (or know exists).  

But you don't have to! My team of neuroscientists have combed through the research and have distilled and simplified what you need to know to apply power packed strategies into your everyday life and profession.  

Imagine having access to the most advanced brain-based personal and professional development strategies on the planet to10x your productivity without needing to read through thousands of scientific articles.  

You finally can! We did the plowing for you and have broken down the best high performance brain practices into easy, digestible modules.  

It's time to give your clients and teams the scientific power to change negative habits and thoughts.  

You can become a certified neurocoach and neuroleader to improve emotional intelligence, brain health, productivity, memory, and creativity in only 8-weeks! 

Here's what I'll be teaching...


Foundation of the Brain

  • Basic brain anatomy
  • Brain research techniques
  • Functions of the Pre-Frontal Cortex, Limbic Brain, cerebellum, and Brain Stem Functions.  
  • Parts of a neuron (brain cell)
  •  Neuroplasticity (the brain's ability to increase and grow new branching)

Neuroscience 102  

Managing The Emotional Brain

  • Learn how emotions drives our behaviors and thoughts, and is the major determinant of our quality life.  
  • Learn how emotions can fuel or detract from our decision-making abilities, focus, relationships and intuition 
  • Use emotions to heighten awareness and coaching abilities 
  • Learn how worry affects the brain but can also be used as a mental productive tool. 
  • Learn how strategies such as mindfulness, meditation, journaling, gratitude, reframing, etc. changes the brain for emotional well-being and brain-centeredness. 
  •  Learn to operate from a centered brain and mind we can weather any challenges we face and shift our attention accordingly.  

Neuroscience 103 

Your Brain in Personal Life  

  • Managing stressors, emotions, and productivity  
  • Manage your inner (brain) world so we can be aware of how we handle our outer world and relationships 
  • Learn the importance of sleep, food, body rhythms/cycles, gut (also known as our second brain) and physical exercise affect the brain  
  • The neuroscience of the different levels/types and impact of grief and trauma on the brain
  • Learn the developmental stages of the infant, child and teenage brain to shape their emotional and intellectual well-being

Neuroscience 104

Your Professional Brain

  • Learn to apply neuroscience to your professional development, teams and colleagues
  • Learn how the leadership of ourselves, teams, depends upon the quality of our mental faculties as well as our emotional and social intelligence  
  • Included in this module is how to increase and harness the mental energy of the prefrontal cortex which is the most advanced region of the human brain. It is responsible for higher level thinking, learning, planning, focus, decision-making, empathy, compassion and ADVANCED leadership  
  • Also learn the neuroscience of engagement, motivation, project management and communication in the workplace. 
  • Discover the neuroscience and strategies to reduce unconscious bias and foster inclusion and diversity  
  • In this module, you will also learn the key differences between the female and male brain and how to harness the power of teams and employee success!
  • Stand out as a THOUGHT LEADER as you expand your innovative thinking in your niche by understanding the brain science behind human decision-making, change, behaviors, interactions in the workplace and beyond!

Neuroscience 105  

Business, Finances & Entrepreneurship

  • Learn to use Neuroscience to amplify your Business & Financial Decision-Making
  • Understand how unconscious triggers and storytelling for marketing is crucial to reaching our potential clients and customers in a deeper way 
  • This module will cover the neuroscience of fear, rejection, success, taking risks, and overcoming resistance to try new opportunities.  
  • Also, learn the 10 mindset shifts your clients MUST make as they transition into entrepreneurship successfully
  • Learn & discover our scientific reviews of the neurotechnologies and brain apps available to sharpen and invigorate the brain and mind.

Neuroscience 106

Creativity & The Brain

  • Harness the right brains' potential by learning over 25 brain strategies to invoke creativity, ideas, FLOW and insights 
  • Use these strategies for your clients, children, teams, and for your own creative potential! 
  • Understand the power of the metaphor, symbolism and simile to expand the right brain's creativity by learning the neuroscience of poetry
  • Learn the neuroscience of intuition and how to sharpen your intuitive senses

Neuroscience 107  

The Brain on Love & Relationships

  • This module will cover the different stages of love (beginning, middle and long-term relationships) 
  • Learn the brain neurochemicals involved in the stages of love and how they interact to enhance the emotions of love, as well as bonding and trust to deepen our relationships and for humanity as a whole 
  • Learn how to build trust in co-working relationships using the principles of the unconscious and social brain  

Neuroscience 108

The Brain & Spirituality

  • Learn the universal principles of thinking outside of ourselves and believing in a GREATER power and UNIVERSE
  • Understand how the brain changes and thrives when we have gratitude, morality, charity, altruism, rituals & compassion  
  • Learn the brain science behind ancient spiritual practices such as prayer, meditation, faith and fasting 

Course Materials, Certifications, Specializations, & Bonuses  

Course Materials

  • Summary notes of video (PDFs) to download for every module  
  • Done-for-you client scripts 
  • Clients Assessments and Nutritional Programs For Brain Health 
  • Exclusive Interviews From World Experts In Brain & Mind Potential
  • Training and Assignments on mastering article review, research and understanding

Get NeuroCoach & NeuroLeadership Certified!  

You will take an assessment and analyze a case study in order to receive The Neuroscience Program certification (80% pass rate required).  

In addition to the title of NeuroCoach & NeuroLeader, you will receive 12 continuing education credits to allocate towards your coaching credentials (ICF) or professional development requirements.  

In Addition To Becoming A Certified NeuroCoach & NeuroLeader... You Can Choose Your Specialization

  • NeuroRelationships  
  • NeuroHealth  
  • NeuroEducation or NeuroTrainer  
  • NeuroEntrepreneurship  
  • NeuroSpirituality  


  • Brain-Body Peak Performance


Bonus #1  

EXTRA Neuroscience Trainings!  

Neuroscience of Speaking/Presentations • Neuromarketing •Neuroscience of Social Media •Neuroscience of Networking  

Bonus #2  

Bi-Monthly Live & Recorded Calls  

Receive EXTRA training weekly during LIVE calls & gain access to the library of recorded DEEPER DIVE neuroscience training calls from prior years.  

Additional Q & A in the private Neuroscience Facebook group.  

Program Upgrade

How To Market Yourself As A NeuroCoach, NeuroLeader, & Thought Leader. 

Get SIX 1-1 hour-long business coaching sessions to plan and create your coaching programs, signature trainings/talks and marketing strategy.

Special training on how to infuse neuroscience into your branding, messaging, writing, speeches, presentations and proposals. 

Special video training with our video expert coach to help you to discover your authentic voice and convey your message and expertise confidently, powerfully and effectively on camera while gaining MORE visibility in your industry.


2 Complimentary tickets to The OptiMind Live Neuroscience Conference 

(Austin, TX or San José -Silicon Valley, CA) a ($1,997+ value). 

OptiMind Investment-

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Group Business Coaching

$5,000 (regular $10,000) 
(pay in full)
or split pay)
Certification Only
Group Coaching

$2,000 Down

+ $335/month for 12 months

Meet Your NeuroProfessors

Shonté Jovan Taylor, Msc., Neuroscientist, Mindset Success Catalyst, OptiMind Institute Founder, has earned degrees and training in Neuroscience (UCLA), and Biology as well as graduate training in Clinical Neuropsychology and Organizational & Industrial Psychology. With 15 years of brain research, success training, leadership development, and coaching, she empowers coaches, leaders & modern thinkers with the knowledge of the brain, mind and applied neuroscience to optimize relationships, focus, stress emotional management, self-image, workforce engagement, productivity, health, creativity & professional endeavors.  

Dr. Ryeal Simms, Cognitive Neuropsychologist & Body Language Expert, & Relationship Scientist, is the leading authority on the neuroscience of relationships worldwide. He shares his 20+ years of expertise on how to MASTER YOUR BRAIN and BODY LANGUAGE to deepen your personal and professional relationships and help your clients and teams to do the same. By analyzing the neuroscience of love, we can dissect why we do what we do from an eco-bio-psycho-social-spiritual point of view.

Dr. Lindsey Berksen, Integrative Nutritional/Gastrointestinal Endocrine Specialist, Brain & Body Hormone Expert, since the early 1980’s has been recognized as one of the pioneers of functional medicine. Berkson knows how to connect-the-dots of cutting edge research and has a large background of personal clinical experience. She is a thought leader in nutritional protocols, nutritional endocrinology and optimal brain & body hormonal signaling.

This Program is For You If...

  • You are a Life, Wellness, Business or Executive Coach 
  • You are a Thought Leader, Executive, CEO, Professional, Human Resource Executive 
  • You are a Social Worker, Corporate Trainer, Psychologist, Therapist, & Educator 
  • You are a Meditation & Mindfulness Trainers 
  • You are FASCINATED by neuroscience but want to learn to it apply it practically 
  • You want advanced tools that will provide a 360-degree approach to advancing your life & profession as well serving your clients and organizations 
  • You want to improve your confidence levels when suggesting coaching and workforce strategies.
  • You want to advance your credibility as a coach or wellness professional 
  • Want to stand out and be in the TOP 1% of leaders, educators and coaches in your industry 
  • You’ve been looking for the next professional development program and need continuing education credits or professional development units to enhance or renew your credentials
  •   Want an accredited program with the option of gaining certification  

This Program is NOT For You If...

  • You don’t have any desire to understand your brain and mind to optimize your life
  • You don’t need modern tools in modern times to propel your life or those you serve 
  • You have 4-7 years to go back to college and earn a neuroscience degree 
  • You have $100K and an extra 10,000 hours to learn, research and simplify neuroscience into applicable use 
  • You’d rather Google what you need when you need it instead of having the structure of a program and proven framework to reach transformational success faster 
  • You have spare time to sift through a Bajillion websites and put ALL the ideas of neuroscience best practices together

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish? The 8-week program begins the week after enrollment. You have lifetime access to the program.

How is the program conducted?

The program is an ONLINE training with applied neuroscience video trainings released weekly in our course platform. Because we have students on 6 continents it would be impossible to conduct trainings live to accommodate time zones and busy schedules. Students can login at their convenience when each video training is released.  

Bi-monthly office hours for Q & A.

The OptiMind Conference will provide an additional LIVE component for students to receive additional training, meet the neuroprofessors and connect with fellow students  

How Much Does The Optimind Neuroscience Coaching Program COST? Your investment for the program will vary depending upon your needs and enrollment window. Please schedule a call to learn more. However, it is on par with any high-value coaching and leadership certification programs (i.e. Jack Canfield, John Maxwell, etc.). 

Click here to schedule a brainstorm strategy session and discover if the OptiMind program is a good fit. 

Group Rates Available (5-100+ people)

The group rate is for organizations, employees, and entrepreneurial teams to go through the neuroscience learning journey together to advance their creativity, productivity, communication, presentations, nutrition, habits, engagement, leadership, innovation, focus and overall human potential. Email us at info@OptiMindInstitute.com for group rates.

Can I receive ICF credits or continuing education units (CEUs) for the program? 

Yes! We are offering up to 12 International Coaching Federation (ICF) continuing education credits for the ONCTI program. Our curriculum is carefully aligned with the standards of the International Coach Federation (ICF) and successful completion of the program will lead to your designation as a Certified NeuroCoach & NeuroLeader. 

What are the requirements to be successful in the course? There is an initial desire and FASCINATION to develop a more modern brain and mind. Your commitment to learning will be the difference between succeeding in the course to serve at a higher level or staying at your current level of knowledge. We encourage classroom participation, questions, and application of what you learn in your personal and professional realms to ensure optimal learning.


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$5,000 (pay in full) 
$6,000 (split payment) 
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