Cynthia Ackrill MD, FAIS a leader in the field of leveraging stress for optimal productivity, health, and happiness. With a background in primary care and advanced training in applied neuroscience (a look under the hood!), certification in wellness and leadership coaching, she combines the science of human performance with wisdom, humor, and heart to address the critical relationships between thinking styles, behavior choices, performance capacities, leadership effectiveness, health, joy, and deep career/life satisfaction. She is the Editor of The American Institute of Stress’ Contentment magazine, is on the faculty of multiple leadership/coaching programs, and contributes widely to the media, including guest appearances on Katie Couric, CNN, Today Show, and Huffington Post.
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