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Anna Yusim

Faith and Leadership; Inspiration, Faith, Spirituality; Self Help; Mind, Body & Wellness

Speaker Bio

Dr. Anna Yusim is an award-winning, Stanford- and Yale-educated Executive Coach and Board-Certified Psychiatrist. With clients including Forbes 500 CEOs, Olympic athletes, A-list actors and actresses, and the Chairs of academic departments at top universities, Dr. Anna Yusim has helped over 2000 people in 60 countries achieve greater impact, purpose, and joy in their life and work.

Dr. Yusim is the best-selling author of Fulfilled: How the Science of Spirituality Can Help You Live a Happier, More Meaningful Life. On the Clinical Faculty at Yale Medical School, she is currently beginning Yale’s first Spirituality & Mental Health Center.  Dr. Yusim has published over 150 articles on the intersection of leadership, psychology, well-being and achievement. Dr. Yusim is a frequent guest on CNN, Fox News, ABC and other news outlets, and has appeared on hundreds of national and international TV shows, radio programs, and podcasts.

As a gifted and highly sought-after speaker, Dr. Yusim gives keynotes all over the country and the world on topics related to mental health, well-being in the workplace, effective leadership, sustained happiness, resilience, and spirituality. For her executive clients, she conducts corporate workshops to empower executives to sharpen their intuition, enhance their capacity for empathy, and improve their ability to connect with others. She also offers workshops for the general public on cultivating authenticity and awakening self-compassion.

In 2020, Dr. Yusim received the top honor granted to an American psychiatrist, being named a Distinguished Fellow by the American Psychiatric Association. Other awards and distinctions she has received include the National Institute of Mental Health Outstanding Research Resident Award, the American Psychoanalytic Association Fellowship, the William Webb Fellowship from the Academy for Psychosomatic Medicine, the American Psychiatric Institute for Research & Education (APIRE) Janssen Research Award, the Seed Research Grant from the American Medical Association, First Prize in the Sermo Resident Challenge, the Carta Fellowship from the World Psychiatric Association, the Janet M. Glasgow- Rubin Award for Women Leaders at Yale Medical School, the William F. Downs Fellowship for International Research, the Max Kade Fellowship, the Samuel F. and Sara G. Feinman Scholarship for Leadership, the Foreman Fleisher Foundation Scholarship for Academic Excellence, the Golden Award for Top Thesis written in the Humanities at Stanford University, the Hoefzer Prize for Top Essay Written in Stanford University Course, the Bessie F. Lawrence International Fellowship, and the National Science Foundation Scholarship.


Speaking Topics

Thriving in a Post-COVID Work Environment

Your greatest asset – the people you serve — have returned to work post-COVID as fundamentally different beings; their sense of purpose, meaning, and identity has forever changed.  How can your company use the personal and professional challenges of the last three years to help your executives build resilience, cultivate strength, turn hardship into wisdom and emerge wiser, stronger, and more fulfilled than ever before?  Dr. Anna Yusim, a Stanford- and Yale-educated Psychiatrist and Executive Coach, and best-selling author of Fulfilled, will discuss what companies, organizations, and institutions can do to help their employees / executives / community to truly thrive in the post-COVID work environment.

Transforming Anxiety and Depression to Hope, Strength and Resilience

According to the World Health Organization, the global prevalence of anxiety and depression increased by a massive 25% during the COVID-19 pandemic, resulting in 1 of every 3 people meeting the criteria for depression.  With a new “mental health pandemic” so powerfully yet insidiously disrupting the social fabric of our personal and professional lives, what can your company, organization, and/or community do to help build resilience, offer hope, turn hardship into wisdom, and enable your most valuable asset – the people you serve – to find fulfillment?  Dr. Anna Yusim, a Stanford- and Yale-educated Psychiatrist and Executive Coach, and best-selling author of Fulfilled, will discuss how to help your employees / executives / community to move forward in their personal and professional lives with greater strength, purpose, and fulfillment.

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Booking Info

Anna Yusim’s speaking engagements are handled by the Hachette Speakers Bureau, a division of Hachette Book Group and an accredited member of the International Association of Speakers Bureaus. Contact us to learn more.