Helen Fisher

Cofounder and Chief Scientific Officer

Helen Fisher

Internationally-renowned neuroscientist and biological anthropologist Dr. Helen Fisher is a pioneer in the biology of human personality and the neurochemistry of leadership. As the chief scientific advisor for Match.com and named one of “the 15 most amazing women in science today” by Business Insider, Dr. Fisher has given the world a new way to look at relationships and “corporate chemistry.”

A TED All-Star, Dr. Fisher has delivered five TED Talks, which have been viewed by more than 12 million people worldwide, and addressed audiences at Fortune, the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, the World Economic Forum, SXSW, The Economist’s Ideas Economy, and the G-20. With her groundbreaking research, Dr. Fisher shows how understanding the biology behind personality styles can be used to build teams and corporate boards, advertise, innovate, improve relationships, and succeed at work.

Dr. Fisher’s personality questionnaire, The Fisher Temperament Inventory, has been taken by over 14 million people in 40 countries and is the first and only personality questionnaire built from and validated by neuroscience (using fMRI brain scanning data). Her discovery of the four basic biological styles of thinking and behaving—Explorer, Builder, Director, and Negotiator—represents the biggest leap in personality tools in the last 100 years.

Dr. Fisher is the cofounder and chief science officer of NeuroColor, a revolutionary business consulting and training firm. Her work reveals how to recognize and influence each personality style, increasing the effectiveness of teams and improving our understanding of how individuals collaborate, resolve conflict, sell, innovate, and lead.

Along with her concept of the four thinking styles, Fisher’s research from NeuroColor has been profiled in Harvard Business Review’s 2017 March-April issue, The New Science of Teamwork, The Wall Street Journal, and in the 2017 book, The Leading Brain: Powerful Science-Based Strategies for Achieving Peak Performance.

A consultant for Procter & Gamble and American Express, Dr. Fisher helped VISA understand card usage data and Deloitte University create stronger customer services.

A senior research fellow at The Kinsey Institute and an anthropologist at Rutgers University, Dr. Fisher is the most referenced scholar in the field of love and relationships in the world today. A documentary film based on her work, Sleepless in New York, premiered in April 2014. She has written five bestsellers on the neuroscience behind human social behavior, including Why Him? Why Her? and the 1994 classic Anatomy of Love, which was released in a second edition in February 2016.

Appearing on almost every major US news outlet, including 20/20, The Colbert Report, The Today Show, Good Morning America, CBS Today, and the NBC Nightly News, her articles have appeared in HuffPost, The Economist, the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Newsweek—where she examined the leadership styles of presidential nominees.