Exploring the language of my listeners

Learn to communicate in a way that speaks to the thinking preferences, or the "language" of your listener.

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In every role in your life, you are a salesperson trying to get someone else to "buy in" to your idea:

  • as a parent
  • as a colleague
  • as a partner
  • as a boss
  • as an entrepreneur

Your thinking preferences closely influence your behaviours - the way you communicate, the way you negotiate, the way you manage, lead and relate to others.

When you have that experience of not being heard, of being unseen and feeling ineffective, sometimes it can be attributed to your behaviours.


When you understand how your behaviours contribute to disconnecting you from your audience, it becomes possible to choose different behaviours to achieve connection.

It becomes possible to choose to communicate in a way that speaks to the thinking preferences, or the "language" of your listener.

Whole-brain thinking enables you to speak the language of your listener and make a connection.

If you want to connect and be understood, you have to be willing to visit other areas of your brain!

In the right context and with the right tools anyone can excel.

The (NBI®) thinking preference assessments, coupled with coaching, help you to:

  • identify your preferred way of thinking
  • access your whole brain
  • give you clues to other peoples thinking preferences
  • make a choice to access your whole brain for better communication, better connection, better leadership and better management
  • bring whole brain skills to bear when situationally relevant
  • consider how you may be perceived or experienced by people that are different from you
  • look at the world from the perspective of others
  • connect through the language of the other

Once you have completed this module you will have:

  • completed your thinking preference assessment and have a report showing your specific preference based on the Neethling Brain Instrument Adult Assessment
  • greater awareness of your thinking preference and how it impacts the way you do business
  • a better understanding of other thinking preferences
  • an appreciation for how you may be perceived by customers with different thinking preferences
  • an action plan to ensure you are able to "speak the language of your listener

Your Instructor

Briony Liber
Briony Liber

I am Briony. I'm a career and business coach to mission-driven STEM professionals. My mission is to help you show up with curiosity, compassion, creativity and courage.

My career started out in 1998 in the mining industry in South Africa - completely unintentionally! For a large part of my career, I thought I had a good handle on what I was doing and where I was going. But to be honest, most of what I did was done because I was in automatic mode - I just had my head down being busy.

At some point, I started questioning where I was and what I was doing, and I started waking up, being curious, and reflecting on what I wanted my career to be like, and to mean to me.

I realised I needed a change, and took a leap into the unknown.

Since 2017 I’ve coached STEM professionals, like you, to show up confidently in the world by helping my clients identify their real value and articulate it in a way that positions them to be impactful in their careers, their communities, and the world at large.

I do this by working with my clients in one-on-one and group coaching to get curious so that they can find:
❤️ the self-compassion that connects them to their voice,
🖍 the creativity to communicate their story in a way that resonates deeply with their network,
💪 the courage to show up and position themselves as the expert that people need to know, and
🤝 the confidence that gives them a greater sense of control.

Connect with me on LinkedIn

Warm regards,


Course Curriculum

  Welcome to "Exploring the language of my listeners"!
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  Understanding your NBI thinking preference assessment
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  The L1 Quadrant
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  The L2 Quadrant
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  The R1 Quadrant
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  The R2 Quadrant
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  Understanding the Opposing Quadrants
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  How We Perceive (and can misunderstand) Each Other
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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
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What if I am unhappy with the course?
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