Case Studies


Carla (not her real name) was a high-ranking and highly-motivated executive at a Fortune 500 company who became emotional and impatient when under stress. Longstanding advice to "keep your temper under control" had not proven effective. Using "Quantum Coaching," Tashjian & Company shared information on neuroplasticity, then helped Carla identify the thought (current brain wiring) that caused her volatile behavior. For instance, when under stress Carla's thought pattern was: "I don't have time for this. It will keep me from more important things and adversely affect my career." We helped Carla develop a new pattern of thought: "This meeting is important and so are the views of those in attendance. I have time to hear them out and achieve my other objectives." With coaching and practice, Carla transformed her thoughts, which in turn changed her behavior and led to improved performance.


Long rewarded for his quiet demeanor and quiet steadiness, further career advancement required Morris to demonstrate a more inspirational leadership style. Coaching helped him recognize this need and to rewire his brain in a way that increased his level of personal energy and passion. With practice, Morris repositioned the way others saw him and advanced to a more senior leadership level.


While quiet confidence and technical talent served Georgia well with teammates, peers and supervisors saw her as arrogant and inflexible. Learning that our brains respond first through an emotional filter helped her understand how others viewed her, then modify her thinking and her behavior. Soon, Georgia's management took another look and found her ready for promotion.


A seasoned and intelligent leader reporting to the CEO of his Fortune 500 company, Fritz seemed combative, intimidating, impatient and judgmental to his senior management teammates. When exposed to the potential of brain plasticity, Fritz quickly understood that his high-powered brain was highjacking him emotionally. He was delighted to discover that he could rewire this thinking and behavior, after which the feedback from his peers improved steadily.