Paula Davis-Laack is a stress and resilience expert who turned her experiences with chronic stress and burnout into a company focused on helping busy professionals manage their own stress levels, increase well-being and resilience, and build happy, healthy lives.
Paula is a lawyer by training, she worked for seven years as a commercial real estate lawyer, first in a large firm, then as in-house counsel for a Fortune 500 company. She received her law degree from Marquette University School of Law. Then she went back to school to become one of the first 200 people to graduate with a master's degree in positive psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. She received extensive post-graduate training in resilience from the world's leading authority on the topic, Dr. Karen Reivich.
Paula is an internationally-published writer who contributes to a number of publications, most notably, Psychology Today and The Huffington Post. Her article, "10 Things Happy People Do Differently," appeared on the front page of The Huffington Post in 2013 and was named a Top 25 Article for 2012 by Psychology Today. It has been translated into three languages, having appeared in publications in Canada, France, Norway and Italy.
Paula travels internationally and throughout the United States to train research-based psychology and resilience skills to busy professionals. She has taught positive psychology and resilience skills to more than one thousand professionals, including educators, lawyers, law students and military personnel, and has visited the Middle East, South Korea and Australia as part of her work.
As a Top 10 Online Influencer in the area of Stress, Paula dispenses her own brand of advice about stress, building resilience and how to lead a happier, healthier life, on Sharecare (www.sharecare.com), a consumer health website created by the founder of Web MD and Dr. Mehment Oz.
Her forthcoming online magazine (www.pauladavislaack.com) will provide busy professionals with the latest tools, tips and information about how to build resilience to stress.