Heidi Hanna, PhD

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As an experienced speaker, Dr. Heidi Hanna has been featured at many national and global conferences, including the Fortune Magazine Most Powerful Women in Business Summit, ESPN Women’s Leadership Summit, and the Million Dollar Round Table. She is founder and Chief Energy Officer of Synergy, a consulting company providing brain-based health and performance programs for organizations, the Executive Director of the American Institute of Stress, and a frequent lecturer at Canyon Ranch Resort and Spa in Tucson, Arizona.

Dr. Hanna’s publications include the NY Times bestseller The SHARP Solution: A Brain-Based Approach for Optimal Performance (Wiley, Feb 2013), Stressaholic: 5 Steps to Transform Your Relationship With Stress (Wiley, Jan 2014) and Recharge: 5 Shifts to Energize Your Life (Synergy, 2015). Her next book, The Curiosity Effect: Why Asking the Right Questions Can Make You Happy, Healthy and Brilliant, will be released in 2017.

Dr. Hanna is actively involved with several non-profit organizations, such as Challenged Athletes Foundation and The Alzheimer’s Association, and is a National Board Member for Blessings in a Backpack. Recently, Dr. Hanna created The Beyond Funny Project, a nonprofit dedicated to providing resources and education related to the benefits of healthy humor. She is a Fellow with the American Institute of Stress, and she currently serves as editor of their quarterly publication, Contentment.

Dr. Hanna holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from Penn State University, where she competed on the Big 10 softball team and received academic All-American honors. She holds a master’s degree in mental health counseling and a Ph.D. degree in holistic nutrition. Clients have included Microsoft, Johnson & Johnson, PepsiCo, Boeing, Cisco, Dell, Intel, Procter & Gamble, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, Merrill Lynch, ESPN and Starbucks, as well as professional and amateur athletes.

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