Meet: Heidi Hanna
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. Heidi is CEO and founder of SYNERGY, an integrative neuroscience partnership that provides brain-based training for individuals and organizations. She is also a frequent lecturer at Canyon Ranch Resort and Spa in Tucson, Arizona.
Heidi’s publications include the NY Times best seller The SHARP Solution: A Brain-Based Approach for Optimal Performance (Wiley, Feb 2013), and the follow-up release Stressaholic: 5 Steps to Transform Your Relationship With Stress (Wiley, Jan 2014). She is currently working on her third book, Recharge: Investment Strategies for Your Most Valuable Resource (Jan 31, 2015).
Heidi is actively involved with several non-profit organizations including the Challenged Athletes Foundation and The Alzheimer’s Association, and she is on the National Board of Directors for Blessings in a Backpack. Recently, Heidi started The Beyond Funny Project, a non-profit group that provides education and resources related to healthy humor. In 2011, Heidi became a Fellow with the American Institute of Stress, and she currently serves as editor of their quarterly publication, Contentment.
Heidi 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 from Rollins College and a Ph.D. degree in holistic nutrition from Clayton College of Natural Health. Clients have included Johnson & Johnson, PepsiCo, Cisco, Dell, Intel, Proctor & Gamble, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, Merrill Lynch, ESPN and Starbucks, as well as professional and amateur athletes. For nearly a decade, Heidi has partnered with Janus Capital to deliver the Energy for Performance and BrainWorks programs, which teach financial advisors how to better manage their personal energy, particularly during periods of stress.
MEET:Maia Aziz P.S.W., C.L.Y.L
Over the last two decades, Maia Aziz has worked as a social worker and administrator in a variety of health and social service establishments. A current pediatric Program Manager at the MAB-Mackay Rehabilitation Centre in Montreal, Maia, a Certified Laughter Yoga Leader and member of the Board of Directors of the AATH (Association of Applied and Therapeutic Humor), writes and speaks about how to cope with the inevitable rollercoaster of emotions and daily challenges of being a caregiver, how to collaborate effectively with healthcare professionals and how to never lose sight of what really matters. Maia founded the blog With Love and Laughter to share her everyday wisdoms to joyful gigglers everywhere. Read more at www.withloveandlaughter.ca