Employee Spotlight: Ryan Kalsbeek

December 5, 2017

What’s your name, what do you do at Neurocore, and how long have you worked here?

My name is Ryan Kalsbeek and I have been with Neurocore for a little over a year now. I started out as a client advocate and am now a program specialist in the West Bloomfield office. I wear many different hats and do a little bit of everything, including assisting with assessments, working in the brain room, and most recently, spending a lot of time with the new Memory Boot Camp program.

Tell us about a particularly rewarding experience you had at Neurocore

Seeing the progress clients make throughout their time at Neurocore has been really rewarding for me. One particular client who was diagnosed with ADHD stands out. At the start of the program, this little boy had a lot of difficulty sitting still while we got him started with his sessions. He struggled with the breathing, and had a hard time coping with the feedback during his sessions. My coworkers and I spent a lot of one-on-one time coaching him through the breathing and trying to find fun, new ways to keep him interested in his sessions. He slowly began to improve as the weeks went on and transitioned from dreading coming to Neurocore, to looking forward to it, and finally being sad when he graduated the program. It was great to see this young boy change over a few months. His mother also reported that he was doing better in school and at home.

What’s the most interesting thing you’ve learned on the job (at Neurocore)?

The most interesting thing I’ve learned working at Neurocore is how important small details can be. I have learned that people are always taking in their surroundings to the smallest degree, whether they know it or not, and are forming an opinion of what they are observing. Having an eye for detail and taking that extra step can really go a long way in making someone’s day.

What book would you want with you if you were stranded on a desert island?

If I was stranded on a desert island I would like to increase my odds of survival and quality of life so I would probably bring a detailed survival book relevant to the region. If I was bringing a book for leisurely reasons it would have to be the third Game of Thrones book, A Storm of Swords.