Tara Swart

Senior Lecturer, MIT


Tara Swart Tara Swart is an executive leadership coach, medical doctor, neuroscientist and frequent keynote speaker. She is passionate about disseminating simple, pragmatic neuroscience-based messages that change the way people work and sustainably translate to tangible improvement in their business and their lives.

Swart has authored or co-authored over 20 articles in journals of neuroscience and coaching. She speaks globally on the brain in business at international conferences, corporations and at top business schools including Oxford, Stanford and MIT.

She holds a BsC in Biomedical Science and PhD in Neuropharmacology from Kings College London, and a BM BcH in Medicine from Oxford University.

Faculty Media

  • What Happens In Your Brain During The Two Critical Stages Of Sleep

    The average person spends one-third, or 36%, of their lives sleeping. That means if you live to be 90, you spend about 32 years asleep.

  • Stress: It's a Mind-Body Connection That Affects Us All

    No matter what we do in life, we all deal with some level of stress. As an executive leadership coach, medical doctor, neuroscientist, frequent keynote speaker and MIT Sloan Senior lecturer, Tara...

  • Silenced By Fear - A Survey

    It is widely accepted now that we humans do nothing – nothing at all, from breathing, to thinking to acting – without neurochemical activity creating those things.

  • Neuroscience for Leadership

    Dr. Tara Swart discusses how neuroscience can be applied to leadership and be used by managers today.

  • How Neuroscience is Building Better Leaders

    Lessons from neuroscience can have a profound effect on the way we manage ourselves and others. Dr. Tara Swart, an MIT Sloan Faculty and CEO of The Unlimited Mind, explains: "Although psychology...

  • An Interview with Tara Swart, CEO of The Unlimited Mind

    Tara is at the forefront of the application of neuroscience to business. She is a published author of the book Neuroscience for Leadership: Harnessing the Brain Gain Advantage, and has more than...

  • Rise of Neuroscience in Executive Courses

    The study of neuroscience has become fashionable at business schools. Neuroscientist Tara Swart talks to Della Bradshaw, FT Business Education editor, and says that the subject shows there is a...

  • Neuroplasticity 101

    Neuroplasticity is the mode of forging new, stronger pathways in your brain, says MIT Sloan's Dr. Tara Swart.

  • Leadership and the Brain: A User's Guide to Empathy

    In this article, Dr. Tara Swart takes a look at the neuroscience of business. How can it explain our interactions with stakeholders and help us optimize these?

  • Meaning and Purpose

    In the last few months on The Unlimited Blog, we have looked at mindfulness, changing mindsets and neuroplasticity amongst other topics. Whether you look at it from a neuroscience, psychological,...


Contact Information

Email: Swart@mit.edu
Website: http://www.the-unlimited-mind.com/
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