Mario E. Martinez is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in how cultural beliefs affect the interaction of productivity, health and longevity. He is the founder of Biocognitive Science and the Empowerment Code. He developed an organizational model that views productivity and wellness as inseparable components of sustainable profits. The Empowerment Code is the first organizational training program that brings combined principles of cultural psychoneuroimmunology, cultural neuroscience and cultural anthropology to the workplace. Based on parameters that allow the immune system to make several hundred thousand decisions per minute, the Empowerment Code offers an organizational language that maximizes creativity, initiative and productivity, while diminishing conditions that contribute to chronic illnesses. Martinez holds a Masters degree in clinical psychology from Vanderbilt University and a Doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Madrid. He also has post-doctoral training in psychopharmacology from Farleigh Dickinson University. Because of his work in how cultural beliefs affect the immune system, Martinez has investigated alleged cases of stigmata for the Catholic Church, the BBC, National Geographic and Discovery Channel. He lectures worldwide on his theory of Biocognition and teaches Empowerment Code principles to top US corporate executives and to global organizations in Europe, South America, Africa, and Asia Pacific.
Dr. Loren Duffy
Loren Duffy is based in Dublin and Los Angeles where he mentors CEOs, executives, artists, and celebrities. In the entertainment, business, and government sectors he has worked with Disney, Universal Studios, American Express, Sky, Diageo, The United Nations and other major conglomerates in the US and Europe. He has scaled dozens of SMEs and has custom-designed substantive staff development programs. He has trained more than 300 professional coaches and licensed therapists as well as mentored private clients in over 40 countries around the world. He holds a Masters degree in clinical psychology from Trinity College Dublin, and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from University College Dublin. Duffy is a certified master instructor in Biocognition and is a contributor to the development of The Empowerment Code™
Vice President - Research & Development
Patrick H. Martinez is based in Nashville where he served as research director for the Biocognitive Science Institute (BSI) for three years before joining The Empowerment Code™. He was named a Kluge Scholar at Columbia University, where he graduated with a degree in political science (international relations). Martinez is a specialist on US and Latin American foreign policy, as well as on the European Union integration of former Communist states. He has also researched the political and cultural consequences of rapid socioeconomic shifts in the European Union such as Ireland's Celtic Tiger phenomenon. He is involved in the development of wellness and productivity management strategies that are adaptive to the ethnic, geopolitical, and socioeconomic diversity of global organizations.
Vice President - Design & Innovation
Samantha Nelson is an expert in corporate cultural branding. She has a Masters in Educational Leadership with a specialty in mindfulness-based systems change from Concordia University, St. Paul and additional graduate work in Executive Healthcare Administration from the University of Minnesota. She is a Diplomate in Biocognitive Science with a focus on organizational culture and application in education, healthcare, and community organizing. With experience in curriculum design, Samantha ensures a humanistic approach to each framework she designs from teaching and learning to population health and career pathway development to personal or corporate branding. She is involved in the development of community wellness and public health improvement strategies designed with the dynamic demographics of focus populations.