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

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Dr. Etienne v/d Walt

Neurologist, CEO, and 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.
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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 & 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.
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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.
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Tyler Phillips

Research Psychologist & Head of Research and Content 
With a Masters degree in Psychological Research, Tyler leads content development at Neurozone and ensures that our products and services are built on a highly credible scientific foundation. 

Cuan Macnab-Holding

Organizational Psychologist & Head of Commercial and Consulting
With a Master's degree in Organizational Psychology, Cuan 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.

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.

Marina Pretorius

Head of Coaching & Organizational Development Consultant
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.

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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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