August 29, 2015

Paula Davis-Laack, JD, MAPP

Paula Davis-Laack, JD, MAPP, is a former practicing lawyer, an internationally-published writer, and a stress and resilience expert who has taught and coached resiliency skills to thousands of professionals across the United States, Europe, Asia, and Australia. Her articles on stress, burnout prevention, resilience, and work/life balance are prominently featured on her blogs in The Huffington Post and Psychology Today, and on Dr. Oz’s website, Sharecare. Paula works with American Express as part of their Passion Project on Tumblr, and her expertise has been featured in and on US News & World Report, Women’s Health magazine, Working Mother magazine, The Steve Harvey TV show, Huffington Post Live and a variety of radio programs and podcasts. Paula is the Founder and CEO of the Davis Laack Stress & Resilience Institute, a practice devoted to helping busy professionals prevent burnout. Her website is, and you can reach her at

The Impact of Poor Leadership on Burnout & Job Satisfaction


Burnout is a work-related process of chronic stress and disengagement and has been called the occupational hazard of the 21st century.  The formula for job burnout is simple:  too many job demands, too few job resources, and not enough recovery or time to re-charge your batteries.  Burnout impacts just about every type of industry and […]

3 Ways to Make Your Work More Meaningful


Why do you do what you do?  That was the question I set out to answer after re-watching Simon Sinek’s hugely popular TED talk called “How Great Leaders Inspire Action.”  His theory is that too many companies talk about what they do and how they do it, when instead, they should lead with why they […]

11 Traits That Sabotage Driven People


Sometimes the most successful people are prone to some of the most brutal self-talk. Here’s the big surprise. Self-sabatoge isn’t what makes you successful. However successful you are, you can be even more successful without it! – InPower Editors For as long as I can remember, I have been driven and achievement-oriented. It started when […]

5 Reasons Why People Leave Bad Bosses, Not Companies


Want to be a good boss? It’s not always as simple as producing good work, or even making your employees like you. Check out Paula’s wisdom about how to be a great boss (and spot a bad one before you get stuck with them!) – InPower Editors I was fortunate to grow up working for […]

Your Real Biological Clock


Timing is everything, right? It can be and when you’re focused on achieving a major impact – that’s meaningful to YOU – the best things start happening right now. Take inspiration from Paula’s simple and powerful reminders. – InPower Editors I recently appeared on a national web show to discuss Frank Schaeffer’s Huff Post article, “The […]

Life Is Stressful: 10 Things to Stop Tolerating


Sometimes we forget that stress is a result of what we tolerate in our lives. Paula makes a nice list of the things we’re tolerating that are creating stress in our lives. Some are a little counter-intuitive at first but the more you think about it the more sense they make! – InPower Editors According […]

10 Mindsets That Undercut Happiness


We spend so much energy, time and money chasing happiness that sometimes it’s easy to forget that many of the strategies for fining it are right within us. Paula reminds us just how easy it’s is. – InPower Editors For the past four years, I have been studying, writing, and talking about what makes people […]

Life Is Stressful: 10 Things To Stop Tolerating


Stress is everywhere in our lives. Paula suggests that we could reduce our stress if we focus on ten simple things to stop tolerating. How many of these have you let go of already? – InPower Editors According to a recently published article in the Wall Street Journal, stress is the number one workforce risk […]

10 Mindsets That Undercut Happiness


Positive thinking can save us from hell, but often it’s not enough to just “be happy” out of sadness. Today Paula takes us deeper into the limiting beliefs to help us crawl out. – InPower Editors For the past four years, I have been studying, writing, and talking about what makes people resilient and better able to […]

Six Sources of Burnout at Work


How do you know when you’re wiped out vs. burned out? Paula blows our minds with this simple distinction and then helps us break down exactly WHY we’re burned out so we can do something about it. Awesome post! – InPower Editors Earlier this week I spoke to a group of women accountants and financial […]

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