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7 - 8 May 2015

Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester, UK

How to De-Bug Your Mental Motherboard

Annie Kaszina Annie Kaszina Associates

Session type: Tutorial
Session duration: 45 minutes

About this Tutorial

Because every human being is, ultimately, a single system, glitches in any area of the system's functioning are bound to impact on the optimum functioning of the entire system. So, anger, anxiety and past emotional 'baggage' can – and does:

  • Adversely affect responses to a current situation
  • Colour attitudes and expectations in ways that can be counter-productive
  • Have a 'glass ceiling' effect on talent and ability
  • Lead to lost time and opportunities and
  • Limit profitability

In this tutorial, we'll be focusing on personal glitches that can limit optimal professional function, how they operate, the clear and easy way to identify them and one simple technique, proven to work with hundreds of clients, that will resolve glitches within 10 seconds.

By the end of the session, participants will:

  • Be armed with a new awareness
  • Be better equipped to master their psychology when challenges arise
  • Know exactly how to respond to difficult personal situations so they experience blips rather than disasters, and get themselves right back on track fast
  • Have a new tool that will enable them to relate more harmoniously to other people at work and at play
  • Have acquired a practical new skill that will enable them to reduce their stress levels

About the Speaker

Annie Kaszina PhD is an author, international speaker and coach who has helped thousands of people maximise their potential and exceed their professional, and personal, expectations. Her experience includes been an academic, running an outside catering business, and more than 10 years coaching bright, agile thinkers to up their game exponentially by erasing the hidden 'bugs' that adversely affect performance.

She uses her own life, with all its disasters and Aha! moments, to help other people make sense of their own unidentified sticking-points and move beyond them.

Annie specialises in delivering powerful, readily actionable content in a distinctive, light-hearted way and using laughter as an accelerated learning tool.

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Case Study/Experience Report

A presentation and discussion of real-life (not theoretical) experiences of the application (or mis-application) of Agile and Lean practices. Case studies and experience reports include some discussion of lessons learned and an indication of how novel the work is.


Participants learn a new approach, tool or technology through using it to solve one or more practical exercises. Any software/hardware requirements are disclosed in the session description.


A session focused around some specific tool, technique or issue. Primarily led by the speaker, tutorials usually include some elements of interactivity or individual / group exercise.


An in-depth working session on a specific topic. May include paper presentations.