Kelly McGonigal, Ph.D.

Health Psychologist, Author

A Stanford University lecturer, bestselling author, and popular TED Talk presenter, health psychologist Kelly McGonigal is a leading expert in the new field of "science-help." Her passion is to translate cutting-edge research in psychology, neuroscience, and medicine into practical strategies for improved personal health and happiness, as well as for organizational success and social change. She describes her groundbreaking work on motivation and resilience in two recent books, The Willpower Instinct and The Upside of Stress, as well as in numerous journal articles and media outlets that include The New York Times, Web MD, and Women's Health. A long-time practitioner of yoga and meditation, McGonigal previously served as editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Yoga Therapy and is a founding member of the Yoga Service Council. She also serves on the advisory boards of several nonprofit organizations that bring yoga and meditation to underserved and at-risk populations.