Brain Training Franchise Changes Leadership in 2017
(Newswire.com) – LearningRx, the largest one-on-one brain training organization in the world, is pleased to announce the transition of the organization’s founder and CEO Dr. Ken Gibson to the position of Chairman of the Board. Effective immediately the new leadership of LearningRx is as follows:
·Kim Hanson, Chief Executive Officer
·Dean Tenpas, Chief Operating Officer
I am thrilled by this appointment and am dedicated to seeing my father’s vision fulfilled, which is to help hundreds of thousands of people think faster, learn easier and perform better
·Tanya Mitchell, Chief Recruitment and Research Officer
·Dr. Ken Gibson, Chairman of the Board
Dr. Gibson opened the first LearningRx center in August 2002 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. By 2003, market research and requests from program graduates prompted him to begin franchising in order to serve more clients in more cities. Today, LearningRx has grown to nearly 80 centers in the U.S. and locations in 40 countries around the globe. Their one-on-one brain training programs have helped over 95,000 individuals and families learn easier, think faster, perform better, and improve IQ. Graduates range in age from 4 to 84 — from kids with diagnoses of ADHD, autism, dyslexia, and learning struggles; to career and senior adults who wanted to improve mental skills; to victims of stroke or traumatic brain injury.
“This is an exciting day for our family-operated business. Today, I turn my focus toward guiding the new executive team as it deepens its efforts to grow our franchise base both in the United States and across the globe while increasing the depth and results driven from our research group, The Gibson Institute of Cognitive Research,” said Dr. Gibson. “This 18-month transition process is now complete and I am excited to support LearningRx and its leadership as its board chairman while enjoying more time with my grandchildren, family, and friends.”
“We often joke in the family that I was my father’s first one-on-one cognitive brain trainer when I was a teen,” said Kim Hanson. “However that work at an early age was my initial preparation to take the reins as CEO of LearningRx. I am thrilled by this appointment and am dedicated to seeing my father’s vision fulfilled, which is to help hundreds of thousands of people think faster, learn easier and perform better with our unique brain training programs, while also supporting our team as we delve into new and exciting research and franchise markets across the United States and throughout the world.”
The one-on-one nature of the training relationship allows LearningRx brain trainers to focus on results by customizing each training session and encouraging their clients to work past their comfort levels. Brain trainers focus on attitude by challenging clients to recognize and pursue their potential, learning to see failure not as something to be avoided at all costs, but as a temporary stepping stone to greater success. LearningRx trainers focus on confidence by encouraging struggling children and adults to engage, embrace challenges, recognize improvements, and celebrate gains.
“My father, Dr. Ken Gibson, is a true visionary who spent a majority of his career helping those with cognitive learning and reading struggles better themselves,” said Tanya Mitchell. “The training methods we use are built on over 35 years of research, and we have cognitive test results on tens of thousands of clients. I am energized by our company’s new chapter and I am personally dedicated to my role which is growing our base of franchises in the U.S. and abroad while also supporting the groundbreaking research at The Gibson Research Institute, where we are currently conducting many studies on LearningRx cognitive training programs with several industry thought leaders.”
In 2016, LearningRx reached a milestone by opening centers in three more countries, while also launching collaborative research studies through The Gibson Institute of Cognitive Research, focusing on ADHD, Traumatic Brain Injury and Mild Cognitive Impairment/Early Alzheimer’s with a timeline of releasing its results to the public beginning in the spring of 2017.
“Our team’s work is critical to improving the lives of those struggling with learning and reading,” said Dean Tenpas. “From my perspective, our programs give clients new opportunities in learning and in life; advancements and experiences that they may have never achieved because a weak cognitive skill was holding them back. I am honored to lead the operations of such an important company and am dedicated to ensuring that our extended team has the tools it needs to grow our organization each and every year in both revenue and positive impact on people’s lives.”
LearningRx, headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, is the largest one-on-one brain training organization in the world. With close to 80 Centers in the U.S., and locations in 40 countries around the globe, LearningRx has helped more than 95,000 individuals and families sharpen their cognitive skills to help them think faster, learn easier, and perform better. The company’s on-site programs partner every client with a personal brain trainer to keep clients engaged, accountable, and on task — a key advantage over online-only brain exercises. Their pioneering methods have been used in clinical settings for 35 years and have been verified as beneficial in peer-reviewed research papers and journals. To learn more about LearningRx research results, programs, and their 9.6 out of 10 client satisfaction rating visit http://www.learningrx.com/.