Do you ever feel like you are herding cats when you are in the classroom or workplace meeting room trying to maintain an inclusive, respectful and motivating learning environment? This presentation will share time tested principles supported by current neuroscience which can help you create a classroom or workplace culture more conducive to equity, efficacy, persistence, and learning. This ultimately leads to both student completion and high levels of employee engagement. The presentation will “walk the talk” as we interactively explore ways we can foster and sustain a lively, engaged, and compelling learning environment at school or work. My goal is for us to have fun while we help each other become even more effective and trans formative educators, mentors, and leaders.