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Paula Davis-Laack

2016 Speaker

PAULA DAVIS-LAACK, JD, MAPP is a former practicing lawyer, an internationally-published writer, media contributor and a stress and resilience expert who has designed and taught burnout prevention and resilience workshops for thousands of professionals around the world. Davis-Laack left her law practice after seven years and earned an M.A. in applied positive psychology from the University of Pennsylvania.  As part of her post-graduate training, she was selected to be part of the University of Pennsylvania faculty teaching and training resilience skills to soldiers as part of the Army’s Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness program.  The Penn team trained resilience skills to more than 25,000 soldiers. Her articles on stress, burnout prevention, resilience and thriving at work are prominently featured on her blogs in The Huffington Post, Forbes, Fast Company and Psychology Today. She is the author of two e-books, the latest one titled, “Addicted to Busy: Your Blueprint for Burnout Prevention.” Her expertise has been featured in and on O, The Oprah Magazine, Redbook,,, “The Steve Harvey TV show,” Huffington Post Live and a variety of media outlets. She is the Founder and CEO of the Stress & Resilience Institute, a training and consulting firm devoted to helping companies and busy professionals build their resilience to stress.  @pauladavislaack