Kelly McGonigal, PhD

Health Psychologist and Lecturer

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Kelly McGonigal, PhD

Dr. Kelly McGonigal is a health psychologist and lecturer at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business and Stanford Continuing Studies. She is a leading expert on the mind-body relationship. Her own research demonstrates how embracing stress and cultivating compassion can increase resilience and well-being.

Dr. McGonigal is the author of several books, including the international bestseller The Willpower Instinct and her latest book the The Upside of Stress. She is passionate about sharing psychological science with both readers and students, and has received the Walter J. Gores award, Stanford’s highest teaching honor.

She has consulted for a wide range of organizations and industries, ranging from healthcare and higher education to technology and finance, helping to bring evidence-based strategies for well-being into the workplace.

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