Thought Leadership Neurozone

"I vividly remember the moment I fell in love with the brain and its mysteries."

- Dr Etienne van der Walt


The Pioneer

Dr Etienne van der Walt is an accomplished neurologist and an authority in applied behavioral neuroscience.  Etienne’s 14-year career as a clinical neurologist means he has a deep understanding of the brain’s anatomy, biology, physiology, and the human nervous system.

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In more recent years, his professional and personal fascination with the remarkable discoveries from various brain sciences has led him to believe in the vast potential of this new knowledge to enhance human capacity.  The realization of this vision is the founding of Neurozone®, a neuroscience business dedicated to applying brain science, analytics, and coaching to enhance human capacity.

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Etienne has developed a keen understanding of the neurobiological substrates, principles, and insights that underpin team and organizational performance.  This knowledge enables Etienne to blend a variety of subjects into an integrated whole for practical application. He is also an in-demand keynote speaker and masterclass teacher. 

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Etienne is the founder of AmazingBrainzTM, an organization dedicated to designing programs for the brain stimulation of young, developing children – especially in disadvantaged communities.

Etienne has worked extensively in South Africa, the UK, and the Netherlands as a neurologist.  In addition to his medical and clinical neurology degrees, Etienne holds BSc degrees in Chemistry, Mathematical Statistics, and Integrated Physiology and Virology.


Affiliated with McKinsey & Company

Dr Etienne van der Walt is a member of the consortium for Learning Innovation at McKinsey global. 

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Profound neuroscience insights to protect your people against burnout, and to harness high performance


Thought leader and Masterclass facilitator Dr Etienne van der Walt models profound yet simplified insights fusing his decades of experience as a neurologist and Neurozone CEO.
The Masterclass provides individuals with current thought leadership insights, translated from neuroscience, analytics, and systems thinking, to equip them with a novel way of thinking about high performance and resilience.
These insights will prepare individuals to be continuously ready to perform at their best in a rapidly evolving business world.  In-person and group masterclasses are available.


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Prevent burnout

Build resilience

Unlock high performance