Best-Selling Author, Behavioral Science Expert, Award-Winning Educator, Psychotherapist & Comedian
When you bring a speaker into your group or organization, you want someone who inspires action. Humans learn best through humor and connection. The last thing you need is death by PowerPoint, or someone who’s disconnected from everyday demands and realities. You need the right blend of science and story that inspires action. Dr. Kris delivers an energetic, relatable, high-impact message based on over twenty-two years as a clinician, educator, and human resilience researcher to spur on positive behavioral change. Dr. Kristen Lee, Ed.D., LICSW, (she/they) known as “Dr. Kris”, is an internationally recognized, award-winning behavioral science professor, clinician, author, activist, and comedian from Boston, Massachusetts and Providence, Rhode Island. Read More >
An Opportunity to Respond, Change, and Save Lives
The Risk You Must Take | Dr. Kristen Lee | TEDxOcala
You Can Teach Through Humor
The global and campus mental health crisis is bearing down on educators, leaders, and students alike. Today’s times call for innovative strategies to respond to a wide range of learners during stressful, traumatic times. Institutions can seize opportunities to support students to cultivate resilience that helps sustain them in their academic, professional, and personal pursuits. The science of human flourishing reveals that aligning values with behavior can lead to better individual and collective outcomes. This keynote provides a “double dip” toolbox of interactive, practical, evidence-based strategies to cultivate resilience and a build a culture of connection and positive impact.
In the era of global mental health crisis, institutions, companies, and organizations are grappling with how to tend to the human needs and hand, while meeting outcomes and demands. Learn to apply principles of behavioral science to create a high-trust culture that inspires leaders and their employees to thrive and build resilience in today’s intensive landscape.
In this Age of Burnout and The Great Resignation, leaders and employees need tangible ways to optimize work environments that foster resilience, camaraderie, psychological safety, and trust. Learn evidence-based habits, mindsets, and practices to help create organizational cultures that strive to protect against the risk of burnout, exhaustion, and overstimulation, while optimizing talent, strengths, and resources for individual and collective well-being.
Within this “Age of Anxiety”, the pressure to hyper-perform and jump through endless hoops is taking its toll. Mindfulness has surged in popularity, but what exactly does it offer? Beyond the hype, learn how to apply the science of mindfulness to reduce anxiety to stay well and do well. From coping with the pandemic, to overcoming technology overload, to dismantling perfectionism and deficit thinking, this interactive session offers practical strategies to help you relieve stress, and develop mindsets and habits that help you build agility and resilience at work, school, home and beyond.
If laughter is the medicine, let Dr. Kris and special guest comedians bring a one-of-a-kind therapy session meets comedy show experience to your organization. Build community, team work, and spread some cheer at a time where we need joy, not fear, germs, or frustrations to be contagious.
"Every chapter is a therapy session that teaches in elegant but easily understandable language several logical but pragmatic strategies to increase your resilience. And once you start reading this book, you can't put it down..."
“Lee’s fusion of neuroscience and humanity is compelling and timely… a bold blend of science, story, humor, and wisdom that helps us reimagine fear and embody courage, creativity, and positive contribution…A must-read for anyone wanting to shine brighter without burning out.”
“Lee’s voice and the book’s structure will be useful to readers looking for a leg up…A well-written, sensible self-help guide.”
“Dr. Kris is an engaging, interesting speaker who did a great job combining informative “lecture” on the psychology of stress and self-care, with interactive discussion…I walked away with concrete strategies I can use to manage my stress and sustainability in my work…”
“Simply phenomenal—passionate, practical, interactive, relatable…she has the ability to connect with the audience and touch each person individually, and she is empowering, intelligent and persuasive—I can envision her as a role model for many…”
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