Science of ecosystemiQ Practice 

Collective Uplift at Your Fingertips

Browse through the academic papers written by our EcosystemiQ guides below and learn how to put ancestral smarts into action.

Commerce is in Our Biology- Marsha Shenk

Agile4 Business Agility- Marsha Shenk

The Power of Metrics- Marsha Shenk and Dan Montgomery

Our Autonomic Relationship Radar: The Polyvagal System and the Neuroception of Safety- Debra Pearce-McCall, PhD

Have you ever wondered how your conscious mind, anatomical brain, and relationships with others are interconnected? Why does laughing with a friend automatically brighten your day? Why does belonging to a group, like a sports team or family, feel so good? For millennia, humans lived and cooperated in small groups of hunter-gatherers. Our ancestors survived through interacting with members of their group: the center of their existence. Knowing one another’s strengths and caring for vulnerabilities was a given. The human brain evolved for and by these ancestral social interactions. Mimicking this small-group inter-dependence unleashes ingenuity and generates uplift in workplaces and communities.

In industrialized societies, we are raised to focus on individual achievements, not the wellbeing of the collective. EcosystemiQ equips you to recruit ancestral smarts. Our practices are grounded in Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB), which weaves together principles of all the sciences ⎯ from neuroscience to anthropology, physics to linguistics ⎯ in order to understand how our interpersonal relationships (how we interact and connect deeply with others) affect and are effected by our brain’s wiring and function. Collective reflection, rich exchanging with others, and intentional shared discovery physiologically impact  the brain, making us more agile, creative, and caring, and uplifting us collectively.


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