About the Speaker
As one of the first 150 people in the world to graduate with the Master’s in Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) degree from University of Pennsylvania, AJ is a pioneer in her field. For over a decade, she has applied her education through teaching leaders & employees empirically-validated, cognitive-behavioral skills, mindfulness techniques and positive psychology applications that foster psychological safety, build resilience to stress, prevent burnout, improve performance, and increase overall well-being. Through her work, AJ has supported the well-being efforts of organizations such as the Wharton Business School, the U.S. Air Force, Memorial Hospital of Converse County and the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute. Currently, AJ partners with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to deliver webinars to their workforce. Additionally, AJ’s education and professional background extend to the fields of cognitive neuroscience and mindfulness, which she regularly applies in her work and writing for the popular Psychology Today website.
What people are saying about AJ's workshops and webinars
AJ is a GREAT resilience trainer. She exudes interest in the topics, showcases personal experiences, and captures the audiences’ attention in an engaging and professional manner. She also provides constructive feedback to help those learning to become more resilient. Thank you AJ!
Rachel Zuilan, MHR
DEI @ U.S. Department of Defense
I gave AJ the task of learning our organization's culture, roadblocks and challenges in a short timeframe, and she turned around a customized training that resonated deeply with our people. AJ is a pleasure to work with and able to design a training that feels like the leaders of your organization created this from the inside.
Robin Vanneman, PHRca
L&D Manager @ CNM, LLP
It is rare to come across someone like AJ. I attended a master resilience trainer's course. AJ knocked it out of the park. Her wealth of knowledge brings with it the utmost creditably, and her instruction reached every person regardless of their background, position, or education level.
Executive Level Federal Agent @ CBP
AJ is absolutely brilliant when it comes to teaching and facilitating resilience and well-being skills. Her passion is genuine as she guides teams through the process of learning resilience skills and relays the benefits of practicing the skills on a daily basis to improve one's health and well-being.
CSC @ Joint Base Andrews