As the President Elect of the National Speakers Association Carolinas Chapter, I get to work beside amazing professionals; one of them is Cynthia L. Ackrill, MD. Cynthia is just plain cool; she brings quite a unique and thorough background to our board. Intrigued by the brain and the role of the mind in health and performance, Dr. Ackrill spent 10 years working with brain-mapping and biofeedback, applied neuroscience and mind-body science. She analyzed and developed human performance potential, using the latest science and technology to treat health and behavioral challenges. She studied the mechanisms of attention and energy regulation, emotional management, creativity, and peak potential possibilities—looking “under the hood” of our behaviors. Cynthia searches for answers to critical questions such as: What gives us access to our brilliance, our creativity, and our best selves? How do we work smarter?
Cynthia is digging deeper to understand more about the science of motivation and behavior change. Change is so very hard for an individual and even harder for an organization. Obviously, knowledge is not motivation—even in the face of cardiac surgery only 1 in 9 people manage to change their lifestyle habits! Look how many healthcare workers are obese. Yet businesses and change programs keep operating as if knowledge is the key. She sought out training in the emerging sciences of motivation, coaching and positive psychology, and became certified by Wellcoaches and Wellness Inventory. To bring this science to the leadership level, she attended the College of Executive Coaching and mentored in leadership development and organizational effectiveness with masters.
Today’s problems demand extraordinary leadership. And such leadership requires developing the best of human potential—physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Dr. Ackrill’s mission is to drive innovative change by applying science and wisdom to help extraordinary leaders develop the best of their abilities, ground in their values and purpose, and fine-tune their energy and motivation to serve with extraordinary effectiveness.
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