Virtual Keynote Speaker
Stress and Resiliency Virtual Speaker
Paula Davis JD, MAPP, is the Founder and CEO of the Stress & Resilience Institute, a training and consulting firm that partners with organizations to help them reduce burnout and build resilience at the team, leader, and organizational level.
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.
Paula is the author of Beating Burnout at Work: Why Teams Hold the Secret to Well-Being & Resilience, which is about burnout prevention using a teams-based approach. It is published by the Wharton School Press at the University of Pennsylvania. Beating Burnout at Work has been nominated for best Spring 2021 book by the Next Big Idea Club, which is curated by Adam Grant, Susan Cain, Malcom Gladwell, and Daniel Pink.
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.
Paula is a two-time recipient of the distinguished teaching award from the Medical College of Wisconsin.
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“The buzz is still in the air from Paula’s discussion and the tips she shared with us on how to prevent burnout!”
Rebecca Dobrzynski, Global Organization & Talent Development Leader, GE Healthcare
“Paula is in the top 5 best speakers we’ve heard in her 19 years of the organization. We look forward to bringing her back! “
Renee Brooks Vice President – Programs, Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance
“Paula addressed the importance of resilience in reducing turnover, appealed to our caregiver’s sense of professionalism and professional effort, supported our efforts to make compassion an expectation – not just a nice-to-have – and highlighted the important warning signs of burnout: exhaustion, cynicism and loss of self efficacy. She was a pleasure to work with, was responsive to our needs and put in the extra effort to customize our content, and the connected with our teams and our mission.”
Dr. Marc Rothman, Former Chief Medical Officer, Kindred Healthcare
“Engaging, effective speaker and a passionate educator.”
Eric Ziarek, Wellness Program Manager, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin