April 19, 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 www.pauladavislaack.com, and you can reach her at paula@pauladavislaack.com.

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 […]

Do You Work for a Conscious Business?

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Part of running a conscious business is being a compassionate leader. Paula helps us understand the value of compassion in the workplace on a personal and organizational level. Great read for leaders at all levels! – InPower Editors Early in my law practice, I remember going to the head of my team to report a […]

Advice for Girls About Happiness


Sometimes it’s hard to take good advice for ourselves, but when we remember we’re acting as role models for our daughters and other young women in our lives, it can get easier. We love Paula’s excellent advice for young women (and older women too!) – InPower Editors Avoid happiness traps! Click To Tweet Women’s happiness […]

Leading Employees – The Happy Way!


When you’re leading a team, sometimes it tough to know when you’re doing things right. We like Paula’s simple descriptions of happy employees because it’s easy to recognize success through her eyes. Are your employees happy? – InPower Editor When was the last time you jumped out of bed, excited that it was Monday morning, […]

Profit from the Positive: 5 Strategies for Career Success


Sometimes leadership advice for career success sounds like so much gobbledegook. We agree with Paula that simple and positive is best, and we agree that Greenberg and Maymin’s new book, “Profit from the Positive” offers some good advice to leaders and high-achievers alike! – InPower Editors What type of leader are you, and how well […]

Maxed Out – 6 Sources of Work Stress for Moms and Non-Moms

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Moms know how much stress they’re under, but what does a non-mom work stress expert think? We really appreciate that Paula took a look at stress through a mother’s eyes in today’s post where she reviewed the new book by Katrina Alcorn, Maxed Out. Along the way, Paula teaches us all about stress management, whether […]

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