Evolutionary Biologist, Stress Management Consultant, Keynote Speaker, Author of Instinct (forthcoming with Kensington)
Dr. Rebecca Heiss brings the best of business, biology, and brain science together. After earning a PhD with research designated as “transformative” by the National Science Foundation, Dr. Heiss went on to hold multiple appointments in academia, applying her research to solve practical problems in overcoming what she refers to as “biological ghosts”—subconscious behaviors that haunt modern life. As the CEO and founder of Biologic Balance (a stress monitoring and reduction company), she stays busy helping others “become their best biological selves.” Dr. Heiss has delivered a TEDx on a portion of her work, and has built her career on helping others break through their “BS” (Blind Spots): ancestral brain pathways mismatched with a modern environment. Having conquered the business of biology, Dr. Heiss has turned her focus to revolutionizing the biology of business. Her first book, Instinct, is forthcoming with Kensington.
By definition, we are incapable of seeing our own blind spots. Not recognizing that we don’t know what we don’t know can be costly in any organization. Rebecca’s “Blind Spots to Breakthroughs” helps employees identify and overcome behaviors that act as barriers to their optimal performance on both an individual and organization-wide basis.
The cultural and evolved differences between the male and female brain are staggering and can have huge implications for gender-specific leadership. “Sex Talk” identifies how differently gendered brains approach risk, challenge, conflict, and cooperation to test leadership “best practices” for both sexes. Understanding the biological basis of gendered leadership styles can help everyone become more successful players.
Business is, by nature, a game of hawks. But what happens when the competitive nature of your employees prevents communication and teamwork? “In the Company of Crows” brings the latest scientific research on maximizing ingroup behaviors among employees to promote internal stability and maximal effectiveness against external competition.
Stressed? You’d be amazed what the implications are. From ethical lapses to health breakdowns, our society is epidemically stressed, and it’s breaking our bottom line! “Survive to Thrive” brings clients the cutting edge neuroscience of stress and strategies to get out of our pre-programmed survival mindsets, to a place where business, bodies and brains all thrive.
Rebecca Heiss travels from South Carolina.