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Paula Davis keynote speaker
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Paula Davis

    • Founder, Stress & Resilience Institute
    • Selected to teach and train resilience skills to soldiers as part of the Army’s Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness program
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How to Talk about Burnout

How to Talk about Burnout

Paula Davis Speaker Biography

Paula Davis, JD, MAPP, is the Founder and CEO of the Stress & Resilience Institute, a training and consulting firm that partners with leaders and organizations to help them reduce burnout and build resilience at the team, leader, and organizational levels.

Paula left her law practice after seven years and earned a master’s degree in applied positive psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. As part of her post-graduate training, Paula 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 40,000 soldiers and their family members.

Her expertise has been featured in and on The New York Times, O, The Oprah Magazine, The Washington Post and in many other publications. Paula is also a contributor to Forbes, Fast Company and Psychology Today.

She is a two-time recipient of the distinguished teaching award from the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Leading the Conversation about Burnout Prevention, Building Resilient Teams and Creating Positive Workplace Cultures
Paula Davis is widely recognized as a uniquely talented speaker who shares her visionary work in burnout prevention and building resilient teams, leaders and cultures to audiences around the world. Whether you’re trying to inspire a ballroom filled with thousands or a boardroom of 10, Paula will deliver actionable strategies that are grounded in research, humor and her own experience burning out as a lawyer.

She is only one of three lawyers in the world to have graduated from the University of Pennsylvania’s applied positive psychology program and been asked to join the Penn faculty teaching and training resilience skills to thousands of drill sergeants and soldiers around the world. She has lots of stories to share!

Paula has delivered workshops and keynotes across industries as varied as manufacturing, education, healthcare, law, tech and the military, so she can speak the language of your audience.

Leading With Resilience
How to Build a Positive Culture at Work to Prevent Burnout
Building Resilient Teams

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Our post-meeting survey includes many members referencing the purchase of Paula Davis' book as their "golden nugget take-away." We need Paula Davis for every conference. This was our first foray in booking someone on the topic of mental health. Paula's session was the perfect entry into this topic.



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