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Leadership Masterclass with Space Scientist, Dr. Tara Ruttley (Brisbane)

March 20 - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Leadership Masterclass with Space Scientist, Dr. Tara M Ruttley, PhD.


Tara is NASA’s Associate Chief Scientist and has played an integral role in much of what we are seeing coming out of NASA recently.

Mom • Wife • Space Scientist• Neuroscientist • Engineer • Archaeologist• Entrepreneur • Inventor • Aquanaut• Astronaut Finalist• Internationally-acclaimed Speaker• Routine Explorer

“I help people to better adapt to any situation by inspiring them to try new experiences beyond their routine. We can all be Routine Explorers.”

– Tara M Ruttley, PhD

Located in Washington, DC, Dr.Tara Ruttley’s role consists of representing and communicating all research happening on the International Space Station (ISS), and supporting NASA’s Chief Scientist in developing research recommendations to NASA Headquarters. Combining her love for biology and human spaceflight, she pursued her BS degree in Biology and an MS in Mechanical Engineering from Colorado State University. Upon completion of her MS degree, she came to work for NASA at the Johnson Space Center in 2001 where she began her career as a biomedical engineer for the medical equipment and human research hardware used on the ISS. While working as an engineer, she concurrently pursued her PhD in Neuroscience and then joined the ISS Program Science Office, where she spent over a decade playing an active role in ISS science activities, before moving to NASA Headquarters in 2019. Dr. Ruttley has also recently completed a MA degree in Anthropology-Archaeology from the University of Houston; has authored numerous publications ranging from hardware design to neurological science, and also holds a U.S. utility patent: www.tararuttley.com.

Leaders can be so busy pushing themselves in their daily lives, that they often get swept away by this routine of showing up, giving it all, advancing, and doing it all again. While it may yield professional success (and sometimes it doesn’t) there is something missing – the joy of exploration and discovery. Our brains are literally rewired forth better when we try new experiences. This makes it easier for us to adapt to change and build resiliency. Big experiences, small experiences, memory making, revisiting old passions. This masterclass class touches on the fun science behind what the brain does with new experiences (hint: it changes, big time!). Find out how this can help us overcome barriers so that we can meet our full leadership potential. Plus, it helps us live more fully!


You will:

• Experience a little bit of fun science on how the brain literally changes during new experiences;

• Understand the neuroscience behind the four areas that benefit when we try new things;

• Overcome fear;

• Inspire yourself;

• Invite new opportunities;

• Promote resourcefulness;

• Find the balance in your life that comes through trying new experiences, big and small;

• Learn how to address barriers to adaptability associated with daily routines;

• Go on a unique journey with Tara as she shares her experiences and how they made her a better leader at NASA (and also mother and wife). Her stories range from experiencing microgravity to volunteering for archaeology expeditions and many things in-between; and

• Hear examples of experiences around the world that are accessible to everyone.

Date & Time: Friday, 20th March 2020, 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Cost : Early Bird (Ends 31st December) $220 incl. GST

Full Registration $330 incl. GST

Includes Afternoon tea

Location: Royal on the Park, 152 Alice St. Brisbane.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity! Places are limited and this event WILL sell out – so register early.

Exploring Beyond the Routine.

Enquiries: irena@drirenayashinshaw.com

M: 0411 330 301

Leadership Masterclass With Space Scientist, Dr. Tara Ruttley


Royal On The Park Brisbane
152 Alice Street, Brisbane City, QLD 4001
Brisbane City,4001AU
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