Jeanie McKay, professional speaker, author, facilitator, and coach, presents a positive view of aging. She considers middle-age an “Age of Adult Renaissance.” That perspective is grounded in her own life experience, her strong education in cognitive health, and her professional background in adult development. “Most everyone is versed in the development of childhood into mid-adulthood,” she says. “But too few people think of the abundant developmental opportunities awaiting older adults. Until recent times, people lived only two percent of their lives as older adults. Now we’re living twenty-six percent of our lifetimes as older adults!” Jeanie passionately tells audiences, “It’s important to model your life after oak trees, after all…their most productive years begin at 50!”
People rave about Jeanie’s hope-filled, inspiring presentations because of the knowledge she shares, her authenticity, and her amazing presentation style. Jeanie also serves as a great role model for anyone who wants to rock their 50s and beyond. She lives a healthy, vibrant “Never Say Whoa!” kind of life. When someone asks her age, she proudly boasts that she’s 67. “But who’s countin’?” she inquires with her big Texas-woman smile and slight drawl.
Jeanie’s presentations combine the science of the brain with the art of being human. Her knowledge of the brain’s anatomy, neurotransmitters, and the “emotional brain” is amazing and relevant. Somehow Jeanie always delivers complex scientific information and research in a down-to-earth, easy-to-understand way that audiences enjoy. Jeanie keeps her audiences engaged by providing self-assessments, interactive activities, stories, examples and fantastic take-home resources for continued learning.
As a speaker, Jeanie is respected not only for the rich-content she shares and the multi-media “come-alive learning” experience she provides, but she is known for her energetic, witty style as well as her compassion for individuals and families affected by diseases of aging.
Sometimes audience members share stories and tears of empathy. Other times they laugh so hard, they cry. Jeanie has a knack for making serious topics entertaining and fun. Whenever an audience member asks her to share the most important key to a longer life, Jeanie grins, nods, and answers, “Just keep on breathing, my friend!”
Jeanie believes that each minute of life is a priceless gift, and aging is part of the wondrous cycle of life. After the applause ends, audience members leave with a better understanding of how their brains age and how their lifestyle choices TODAY impact their TOMORROWS.
Jeanie is a warm, engaging speaker. She presents scientific information in an accessible, easily understood way. Our group was fortunate to have someone with Jeanie's experience and credentials to speak. Let's bring her back for more.
I enjoyed the Octane for the Brain - "100 Candles" presentation. I intend to apply what you taught us and keep my cognitive engines firing. I am less fearful about my future after attending.
My wife dragged me away from the ice cream social to attend this presentation for my aging brain and hiccuping memory. I'm glad she did. Wow! I enjoyed every minute and learned a lot. My wife and I plan to apply what we learned to keep our brains humming and memories powered. Thanks for the work you do, Jeanie!
Your presentation about the brain was thorough, thoughtful, and stimulating. I loved the interactive exercises and your presentation style. I liked learning about how our thoughts impact the way we actually age. The scientific data and case examples were fascinating.
Jeanie McKay is an amazing and inspirational speaker. Her zest for life and energy are totally contagious. I am ready to 'own my tomorrows' and put the preventative recommendations for living a healthy, purpose-filled life into practice.
I want to say thanks for the tremendous presentation this morning. As a long-time student of cognitive psychology and neuroscience, I was familiar with some of the material you presented. Your presentation, however, was excellent for me and others who appreciate new research and information related to the topic. You struck the perfect balance between what can be confusingly technical and what can be simple to understand. My hat is off to you! I hope you will share again soon.
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