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San Diego

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Speaker Bio

Dr. Heidi Hanna is the Chief Energy Officer of Synergy Brain Fitness, a company providing brain-based health and performance programs to individuals and organizations, a Senior Researcher with the Brain Health Initiative, and a Fellow and Advisory Board Member for the American Institute of Stress.


Dr. Heidi is also an instructor at Harvard and a regular lecturer at Canyon Ranch Resort and Spa. She is a NY Times bestselling author who has written seven books, including The Sharp Solution, Stressaholic, Recharge and What’s So Funny About Stress?


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.


Dr. Hanna is the Chief Energy Officer of Synergy Brain Fitness, a company providing brain-based health and performance programs to individuals and organizations, a Founding Partner of the Academy for Brain Health and Performance and a Fellow and Advisory Board Member for the American Institute of Stress.


She is a NY Times bestselling author of several books, including The Sharp SolutionStressaholic, and Recharge.


Her clients have included Google, Starbucks, Microsoft, Morgan Stanley, and WD40 as well as the PGA Tour and the National Football League. Dr. Hanna serves as an Everyday Health Expert Wellness Advisory Board member, a National Board Member and Certified Humor Professional with the Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor, although she won’t admit she’s funny.

Keynote Topic #1

The Cure for Stress:

Practical Steps to Transform Stress for Good
Redefine stress using a new framework built upon recent neuroscience research

Understand the different types of stress and stress reactions, and techniques to train whole-brain skill sets that transform experiences of stress

Discuss best practices to use within organizations to support energy management for optimal health, performance and resilience

Keynote Topic #2

Beyond Funny:

Unleash the Power of Healthy Humor on the Brain
Alternate Title
Beyond Funny: How to use healthy and strategic humor for personal resilience and business

In this interactive exploration of humor and laughter, participants will understand why finding things funny changes brain chemistry, reduces stress, and optimizes communication, engagement, sales, marketing, and leadership capacities.

Individuals will create a Beyond Funny Toolkit to apply to their daily routines and feel confident in using intentional humor interventions in the office and at home.

• Learn the most important elements of brain health, and how humor improves mental and emotional performance while building energy and resilience
• Understand the new science of stress, the power of perspective, and how to automate critical self-care strategies
• Create individual and team action plans for integrating simple daily shifts to use gratitude, curiosity and humor to drive performance and build health and resilience

Keynote Topic #3

Recharge Your Brain and Your Business: 5 Simple Shifts to Energize Your Life

Discover the simple neuroscience model for how your brain works

Understand simple techniques to shift stress reactions into responses

Create a simple plan for implementing a consistent daily recharge practice

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