At the heart of our neurobehavioral code lies an earnest desire to help people

How it started 

Neurozone® was founded in 2011 by Dr. Etienne van der Walt and company director Tony Kirton.

As a clinical neurologist, Etienne was increasingly aware of the urgent need to develop innovative solutions for individuals and teams to reduce the risk of burnout and prevent brain-body system implosion. 

How it started
The neurobehavioral Code

The neurobehavioral Code

To address this growing epidemic, Etienne conceptualized the first model for Brain Performance, delivering evidence-based interventions to

    • build resilience as the buffer against burnout and simultaneously
    • unlock human capacity for high performance

The model then developed the Neurozone® High Performance Code as a paradigm for managing and optimizing the individual and collective brain-body system for High Performance and enhancing resilience capacity.

The Neurozone® High Performance Code provides organizations with invaluable insights into how underlying human performance drivers affect key business outcomes and informs all of the development of Neurozone® products.

How we help you

Neurozone® has simplified science into practical, usable products that deliver measurable results.

Notably, we provide our clients with a scientifically robust, integrative lens into burnout risk, resilience levels, and interventions to improve performance outcomes.

We render products, consulting services, industry partnerships, and neuro-analytic partnerships to help you find a customized solution for your specific need.

How we help you

Our Core Team

Dr. Etienne van der Walt
Neurologist, CEO, and Co-Founder

As a subject matter expert in clinical neurology, Etienne pioneers the way to high performance readiness using deep knowledge of how the brain/body system builds resilience. He leads the Neurozone team in their quest to unravel the Neurobehavioral Resilience Code and to translate it into high-value solutions for various markets.

Olinka Leo
Head of Operations



Olinka is an expert at designing and managing efficient and effective systems at Neurozone. With over 30 years of experience, her expertise and dedication to her craft ensures that Neurozone runs like a well-oiled six-star ship.

Dr. Mariza van Wyk
Neuropsychologist and Head of Science and Analytics

Mariza is a neuropsychologist and neuroscientist with both clinical and research experience in understanding the enigmas of the brain. She uses this knowledge and insights from Neurozone’s proprietary data, the High Performance Code, to inform the development of our products.

Tony Kirton
Industry partnership Consultant and Co-Founder

As a former director, consultant, and entrepreneur, Tony brings a wealth of international business experience to the Neurozone team. Together with Etienne, Tony co-founded Neurozone in 2011. Based in the US, Tony currently serves as Industry Partnership Consultant.

Tyler Phillips
Research Psychologist and Lead Content Specialist

With a Masters degree in Psychological Research, Tyler leads content development at Neurozone and plays a major role in ensuring that our products and services are built on a highly credible scientific foundation. 

Carien Moolman     
Head of Digital Product Design

Combining her expertise in the fields of Electronic Engineering and User Experience Design, Carien transforms the science into an impactful experience for our users. Carien has an uncanny ability to make neuroscience accessible and meaningful for our clients.

Madelein Dreyer
Head of Diagnostics


Madelein heads up our biomedical engineering unit. With a keen interest in neuropsychology and with a remarkable understanding of software development, Madelein is ideally positioned to drive Neurozone towards a seamless diagnostics system.


Cuan Macnab-Holding
Consultant: Business Development and Organizational Resilience

Cuan is an avid Masters student in Organizational Psychology, and from this vantage point he supports Neurozone clients through business development and integration of the Neurozone system. Cuan is deeply interested  in the psychology behind employee empowerment, and is passionate about helping organizations mobilize their human potential and performance.


Dr. Chrisna Swart
Neuroscientist and Head of Neurozone® Coaching


Chrisna is an experienced neuroscientist and coach whose greatest passion is training and supporting business coaches worldwide to integrate neuroscience insights into their daily coaching practice.

Marina Pretorius
Lead Organizational Development Consulting

Marina is a seasoned organizational psychologist and coach with a passion for building systemic resilience into organizations. As a consulting psychologist, she has worked in a wide range of industries and brings this experience to the Neurozone team to consult for  organizational integration of the Neurozone products.

Hendri De Wet
Lead Product Developer


Hendri has years of experience in the software industry, including system- and product development. His main field of expertise and passion is mobile application development. Hendri has a keen eye for UI design, which makes him a valuable asset to the development team.


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Neurozone® and MIT

The Neurozone® diagnostic system has been used by the executive management program at MIT since 2016.

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What our clients say

Neurozone® High Performance App

"Neurozone® provided that holistic approach to my growth trajectory that I needed to embark on, because it offered a new way of thinking, well-being of my body and mind coupled with a depth of learning that I didn't anticipate. I am now a proudly certified Neurozone coach, and eager to do my part in guiding others on this course towards optimal performance."

Leah Kitoloh
Talent and Performance Strategist

Neurozone® High Performance Leadership Masterclass

“Dr. Etienne van der Walt provides profound insights into human performance.  His online masterclass facilitation course is a powerful tool for leaders and organizational development professionals seeking accurate and practical applications of neuroscience in business.”

Carlos Arce
Organizational development specialist, facilitator and company leader-customer experience at Elation

Neurozone® High Performance Course

“Understanding how the brain works helps leaders to better understand how processing information, problem- solving and making decisions impact those around us. Dr Etienne’s easy, conversational style of delivery and engagement makes the acquisition of knowledge and ability to apply simple and realistic, which definitely assisted me to assimilate the lessons learnt and capabilities acquired. Would recommend this to any leader striving to achieve success in their role and equipping themselves for the future!”

Liesl C Petersen
Group HR: Leadership and Management Development Specialist: Nedbank

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