Welcome to My Brain During the Day
Dr. Gabija Toleikyte is a neuroscientist, lecturer, and performance and wellbeing coach. She is currently a lecturer in psychology at Sheffield Hallam University. Gabija completed her PhD at University College London on the neuronal basis of memory and navigation and her PhD findings were published in one of the highest impact research journals – Nature Neuroscience – in 2017. Prior to that, she undertook award-winning academic research on Parkinson’s disease at the University of Helsinki. During her PhD Gabija has also qualified as a business coach and coached UCL academics and administrative staff. Combing her neuroscience background with coaching experience Gabija has started her own consulting company, providing coaching and seminars for organizations and the general public on the subjects including changing habits, productivity, leadership, and decision-making.
Gabija is also a TEDx speaker and her work has been featured in
‘I was matched with Gabija as I needed help with my career and felt that I was just drifting along. Gabija helped me by using a range of techniques, including some games, and asked me some really powerful questions that actually made me stop and think about my situation. The result of being coached by Gabija is that I now think differently and am more positive about my career than ever before. One thing I liked was her open friendly approach, which was wonderful as it allowed me to really be honest and say out loud what I had always kept to myself. Through coaching and a change in mindset, I have reached my goal, and have a new job which is at a higher level than I thought was possible. I found the experience liberating and if anyone needs coaching I highly recommend Gabija.’
Melanie, HR Menager
‘I came to Gabija with a list of things I wanted to address, but she soon helped me realise that I needed to focus more deeply on the underlying causes. Her open approach to coaching allowed me the freedom to really explore some of these issues and I ended up getting much more out of our sessions than I ever imagined. Gabija is very easy to work with. She listened without judging and asked searching questions that ultimately led me to greater self-awareness.’
Marketing and Communication Strategist
Marketing and Communication Strategist
'Imagine yourself in a movie “inception” and Gabija as your master facilitator. Whether you want to dive in superficial to dream state level 1, build new habits to perform better, or level 4 to really understand yourself and your monkey, she will guide you through and show you good, bad and the ugly side of yourself whilst giving you a plethora of tools and techniques she uses in her daily life to grow and perform better. As Peter Drucker said in “Managing Oneself”: “Success in the knowledge economy comes to those who know themselves – their strengths, their values, and how they best perform.” “Knowledge has to be improved, challenged, and increased constantly, or it vanishes.” Do you want to know more about yourself and grow to the direction of your dreams? Meet Gabija!'
‘I was slightly skeptical about whether coaching was what I needed and if I had enough in me to inform the conversations we were going to have in a useful way. However, I was very surprised with the effect of Gabija’s coaching, I felt relaxed and confident in expressing my thoughts, thus, I could talk about my problems, blockers and fuzzy goals without fear of being judged – I felt that with Gabija I was in a safe environment where my ideas could flow freely. Her questions helped me to really look at what what my true motivations are and formulate goals based on those, rather than on thoughts of what the “right thing to do” or “what I should be doing” were. Our conversations had immediate impact in my team’s spirit and productivity, as well as my overall outlook and approach to dealing with any problem, be it personal or professional. This could not have come at a better time since I was about to face life-changing decisions. I am certain that I will look to Coaching in the future when I find myself again at a crossroads and will recommend this to anyone in similar circumstances.’
Bruno University Team Leader
Dr. Gabija Toleikyte Articles
Do you ever struggle to get things done? Do you sometimes feel your brain is not as sharp any more? Did you used to read books and now find it challenging to even finish a short article in a newspaper?
As a tumultuous 2020 draws to a close, we’d forgive you for wanting to give your brain a well-deserved break. But at this time of year, snowballing Yuletide chores can easily become an avalanche.
Hope And Uncertainty: 'I’ve Conditioned My Brain Not To Get Excited About Things I Usually Look Forward To'
I was supposed to go to seven 40th birthday celebrations in 2020, one of them my own. I also had one wedding and two mini breaks in my diary by the time March rolled around and set fire to the idea of plans altogether