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Paula Davis-Laack

  • City Elm Grove
  • State WI
  • Current Institutional Affiliation Davis Laack Stress & Resilience Institute
  • Past Affiliations Michael Best & Friedrich; Kohl's Department Stores; University of Pennsylvania

Paula Davis-Laack, JD, MAPP, is a former practicing lawyer, an internationally-published writer, media contributor, and a burnout prevention and stress resilience expert who has taught and coached burnout prevention and resiliency skills to thousands of professionals around the world.   Paula was one of only a handful of people selected to be part of the University of Pennsylvania faculty teaching and training resilience skills to soldiers as part of the Army’s Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness program.  The Penn team trained over 20,000 soldiers.

Her articles on stress, burnout prevention, resilience, and thriving at work are prominently featured on her blogs in The Huffington Post, U.S. News & World Report, and Psychology Today.  She is the author of two e-books, the latest one titled, Addicted to Busy: Your Blueprint for Burnout Prevention.

Paula works with brands such as American Express and NIVEA to help them craft messages around what it means to have success, health, and happiness today.  Her expertise has been featured in and on O, The Oprah Magazine, Fast Company,, Women’s Health magazine, The CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation), The Steve Harvey TV show, Huffington Post Live and a variety of radio programs and podcasts.  She was also named a Top 10 Online Influencer in the area of Stress by Sharecare, a Dr. Oz website. 

She is the Founder and CEO of the Davis Laack Stress & Resilience Institute, a practice devoted to helping law firms build resilience and high-achieving women create sustainable success at work and in life. Her website is and her email is .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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