As an experienced speaker, 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.
Heidi’s publications include NY Times bestseller The SHARP Solution: A Brain-Based Approach for Optimal Performance, Stressaholic: 5 Steps to Transform Your Relationship With Stress and Recharge: 5 Shifts to Energize Your Life.
Heidi is involved with nonprofit organizations such as Challenged Athletes Foundation and The Alzheimer’s Association and is a National Board Member for Blessings in a Backpack. Heidi created The Beyond Funny Project, a nonprofit dedicated to providing resources and education related to the benefits of healthy humor. In 2011, Heidi became a Fellow with the American Institute of Stress and serves as editor of their quarterly publication, Contentment.
Heidi holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from Penn State University, a master’s degree in mental health counseling from Rollins College, and a Ph.D. in holistic nutrition from Clayton College of Natural Health. 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.
Our energy is our most valuable resource, yet most people fail to manage it effectively. The SYNERGY series of programs teaches strategic energy management principles and techniques for busy professionals, including topics such as nutrition for performance, physical activity guidelines, sleep strategies, relaxation and recovery training, and optimal oscillation practices.
Contact us for more information on booking Heidi for your next event, or call Stephanie Savage at 630‑563‑6454.
Participants will learn how to train the brain to manage energy more efficiently in order to radically improve resilience, productivity and performance. Energy management is discussed from a holistic, inside-out approach, starting first with techniques to balance brain chemistry, build brain health and boost brainpower. With the brain in an energized state, we are then able to bring our best attention and effort to the task at hand.
The SHARP Solution
Participants will learn the critical components of brain health that provide a foundation for improved cognitive functioning throughout the life span, understand the power of mental and physical training to stimulate energy, and create an actionable plan for implementing a sustainable brain-body fitness program that can be applied to their everyday life. Real-world solutions currently being used successfully within organizations will be discussed in order to develop a brain healthy toolbox for both individuals and groups.
Participants will recognize the impact of chronic stress on the human operating system, learn how a simple shift in mindset can dramatically alter physiological responses to stress, utilize brain-training techniques for mental strength, flexibility and endurance, practice simple techniques for altering daily stress patterns to improve natural rhythms, and create an action plan to support personal energy management.