Cynthia Ackrill
Cynthia Ackrill, MD

District of Columbia, United States

Cynthia Ackrill, MD

District of Columbia, United States

"Combining science, wisdom, humor and health Dr. Ackrill brings you real tools to manage stress and energy, build resilience, and enhance leadership performance, engagement, health, and happiness."

Expert On

  • Stress
  • Leadership
  • Performance Improvement
  • Productivity
  • Wellness
  • Healthcare

Experience In

  • Consulting
  • Healthcare/Medical
$5,000 - $10,000

About Cynthia Ackrill


Cynthia Ackrill, MD
Speaker, Coach, and Human Performance Consultant
President of WellSpark


Using the latest science and research, Dr. Ackrill is tackling the waste of human potential, profits, and deep fulfillment lost to brain-draining practices and inadequate self-leadership. She empowers leaders and teams to expand performance capacities and resilience in the face of the ever-mounting stress and unsustainable 24/7 expectations of our current business cultures. As chair of the Workplace Stress board of the American Institute of Stress, Dr. Ackrill provides innovative ways to systematically address the stress to optimize energy, creativity and focus for enhanced, sustainable performance and greater career and life satisfaction. 

Cynthia L. Ackrill, MD brings a truly unique and thorough background to the subject of behavior management and wellness as leadership strategies. She is the only speaker/medical doctor/wellness coach/leadership coach in the country with extensive expertise in the new brain-based and physiologic approaches to behavior, performance, and stress management. She is a graduate of Duke University and the University of Maryland School of Medicine, a Fellow of the American Institute of Stress, a charter member of HeartMath, and a member and former board member of the International Society of Neurofeedback and Research. A certified Wellcoach®, Dr. Ackrill has also completed training in advanced executive coaching and peak performance coaching and is a certified Team Advantage leader. 

Looking for ways to maximize the human capacity of your leaders and teams, to increase retention, and decrease the wastes of presenteeism and burnout? Would you like to stop the $3 billion dollar profit drain of poorly managed stress? (2003 statistic!) Let Dr. Ackrill individualize a program, applying research-based approaches to your specific challenges in an interactive and even enjoyable experience. Her speciality is facilitating groups and individuals as they discover the best small shifts that will bring disproportionate rewards, then providing structure and accountability to the huge challenge of behavior change to make this not just another meeting, but a transformative process.  



Program Information

Running on Fumes - Time to end your personal energy crisis

Today's leaders, teams, and workers are constantly asked to do more with less. And we act as if this is temporary-it's not! The challenge now is less about time management and more about energy management. Too many of us chronically operate in a state of "personal energy crisis." How can you learn to manage your energy-physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually (purpose)-in our 24/7 connected, demanding, global system? What small habit shifts can you make to buy yourself more energy to be creative, reflective, and effective? What can you learn from brain science and peak performance science? You know how to work harder, but...how can you work smarter?

educational / informative inspirational / life-changing audience activity humorous / funny

10 Costly Myths About Stress - End the Waste, Reclaim the Profits!

Myth-busters for stress management from a physician, business coach and board member of the American Institute of Stress. Stress has become so pervasive that we discount its impact, yet in 2003 stress was estimated to cost US businesses $300,000,000,000/year!!! It contributes to 70-90% of health care visits and drives absenteeism and presenteeism, wasting the most valuable assets of any business-human capital. High achievers are trained not to perceive excess stress, yet stress still takes its toll on energy, productivity, brilliance, creativity, and health. 40% of turnover is due to stress. Our common misconceptions keep us from proactively managing this huge drain on energy, health, and finances. Find out the latest science and tools to reclaim control and profits!

educational / informative inspirational / life-changing audience activity humorous / funny

7 Keys to Brain-Friendly Meetings & Events

Tired of too many meetings and not enough outcomes? Events aim to transform, educate, entertain, inspire, and motivate the participants. Meeting these goals is easier if the brains of the participants are primed and the stage is set for optimal learning, insight, and positivity. Yet despite planning, hard work, even fancy bells and whistles, so many events and even day-to-day meetings miss their mark by not making use of the advances in neuroscience that help us understand what really drives engagement, attention, motivation, and learning. In this talk learn what really drives the brain and how to use these key principles to take your meetings to the next level!

educational / informative inspirational / life-changing audience activity humorous / funny

Creating Extraordinary Cultures

Neuroscience and behavioral science have given us so much information about what supports the best of human potential. Learn how you can use this science to create workplaces where productivity, engagement, and job satisfaction increase naturally! What habits, practices, environments support creativity, motivation, and innovation? It's time to apply this science to the workplace and unleash performance potentials and smiles.

educational / informative inspirational / life-changing audience activity humorous / funny

Bring Your Best Brain to Work and Life!

What can we learn from neuroscience to help us get the most out of that 3-pound universe between our ears? What supports our best focus, energy, brainpower, and creativity? We are constantly focusing on exercising and eating to stay healthy and yet without properly feeding and exercising our brain we are failing to truly care for ourselves. Learn how to be at your best from the perspective of your brain (and body) to boost your performance capacity, health, and happiness.  

educational / informative inspirational / life-changing audience activity humorous / funny

Habit Shifting - Creating habits of excellence

Get ready to reclaim your excellence! Why are habits so hard to change and how can we use neuroscience to make our lives easier, more effective and happier? What small changes bring disproportionate results? Identify those areas you really want to change, yet struggle to do so.  By the end of this powerful, science-based program, you will finally have the tools to take charge over the decisions you make every single day, resulting in increased performance, well-being and deep life satisfaction!

educational / informative inspirational / life-changing audience activity humorous / funny

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Programs

Running on Fumes - Time to end your personal energy crisis

educational / informative inspirational / life-changing audience activity humorous / funny

Today's leaders, teams, and workers are constantly asked to do more with less. And we act as if this is temporary-it's not! The challenge now is less about time management and more about energy management. Too many of us chronically operate in a state of "personal energy crisis." How can you learn to manage your energy-physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually (purpose)-in our 24/7 connected, demanding, global system? What small habit shifts can you make to buy yourself more energy to be creative, reflective, and effective? What can you learn from brain science and peak performance science? You know how to work harder, but...how can you work smarter?

10 Costly Myths About Stress - End the Waste, Reclaim the Profits!

educational / informative inspirational / life-changing audience activity humorous / funny

Myth-busters for stress management from a physician, business coach and board member of the American Institute of Stress. Stress has become so pervasive that we discount its impact, yet in 2003 stress was estimated to cost US businesses $300,000,000,000/year!!! It contributes to 70-90% of health care visits and drives absenteeism and presenteeism, wasting the most valuable assets of any business-human capital. High achievers are trained not to perceive excess stress, yet stress still takes its toll on energy, productivity, brilliance, creativity, and health. 40% of turnover is due to stress. Our common misconceptions keep us from proactively managing this huge drain on energy, health, and finances. Find out the latest science and tools to reclaim control and profits!

7 Keys to Brain-Friendly Meetings & Events

educational / informative inspirational / life-changing audience activity humorous / funny

Tired of too many meetings and not enough outcomes? Events aim to transform, educate, entertain, inspire, and motivate the participants. Meeting these goals is easier if the brains of the participants are primed and the stage is set for optimal learning, insight, and positivity. Yet despite planning, hard work, even fancy bells and whistles, so many events and even day-to-day meetings miss their mark by not making use of the advances in neuroscience that help us understand what really drives engagement, attention, motivation, and learning. In this talk learn what really drives the brain and how to use these key principles to take your meetings to the next level!

Creating Extraordinary Cultures

educational / informative inspirational / life-changing audience activity humorous / funny

Neuroscience and behavioral science have given us so much information about what supports the best of human potential. Learn how you can use this science to create workplaces where productivity, engagement, and job satisfaction increase naturally! What habits, practices, environments support creativity, motivation, and innovation? It's time to apply this science to the workplace and unleash performance potentials and smiles.

Bring Your Best Brain to Work and Life!

educational / informative inspirational / life-changing audience activity humorous / funny

What can we learn from neuroscience to help us get the most out of that 3-pound universe between our ears? What supports our best focus, energy, brainpower, and creativity? We are constantly focusing on exercising and eating to stay healthy and yet without properly feeding and exercising our brain we are failing to truly care for ourselves. Learn how to be at your best from the perspective of your brain (and body) to boost your performance capacity, health, and happiness.  

Habit Shifting - Creating habits of excellence

educational / informative inspirational / life-changing audience activity humorous / funny

Get ready to reclaim your excellence! Why are habits so hard to change and how can we use neuroscience to make our lives easier, more effective and happier? What small changes bring disproportionate results? Identify those areas you really want to change, yet struggle to do so.  By the end of this powerful, science-based program, you will finally have the tools to take charge over the decisions you make every single day, resulting in increased performance, well-being and deep life satisfaction!

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PRICE RANGE $5,000
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$10,000
CERTIFICATION & AWARDS received ICF - ACC Associate Certified Coach
CAREER Speaking 9 yrs

Last year
30
events
LANGUAGES English
WORKED IN United States
ASSOCIATIONS
member of NSA - United States
NSA/DC Chapter

member of International Federation for Professional Speakers