Dr. Cynthia Ackrill works with professional leaders and teams to expand performance capacities and resilience. With the latest science and research, she provides innovative ways to optimize energy, creativity, focus, and access to brilliance for enhanced, sustainable performance and improved career and life satisfaction.
Her work includes the systematic management of stress, addressing specific lifestyle/health risk challenges, facilitating behavior change, strategizing for personal and professional growth, and creating collaborative cultures to support excellence. She coaches individual leaders, their teams, consults on wellness programming, organizational effectiveness, and cultural shifts, and speaks at off-sites and conferences.
Dr. Ackrill brings a unique and thorough background to the intersection of health and business strategies and the power of mission and values based leadership. She combines her knowledge as a primary care physician with her extensive experience in neuro-psycho-physiologic approaches to behavior, performance, and health, and her training in coaching.
She is a graduate of Duke University and the University of Maryland School of Medicine, a Fellow of the American Institute of Stress, a charter member of HeartMath, and a former board member of the International Society of Neurofeedback and Research. She is a certified Wellcoach® and Well People coach, and certified Professional/Executive coach.
Dr. Ackrill has also completed training in positive psychology, intrinsic motivation, and peak performance coaching. She enjoys the “diagnosis” of systemic issues and facilitating groups toward mutuality of purpose. She is also a certified Team Advantage leader.