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High-energy keynotes that empower audiences to excel through change, boost performance, and unleash their full potential.

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Dr. Rebecca Heiss

Stress Physiologist, Author, and Keynote Speaker

In a sea of change, fear, and stress,

Dr. Rebecca offers a unique blend of performance-boosting motivation, inspirational storytelling, and science-backed solutions to fuel performance growth.

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Brilliant Brains
  • Science Made Fun.

    Dr. Rebecca’s presentations are [literally] action-packed. Using large doses of humor, interactive play, and engaging examples, she keeps audiences on the edge of their seats [except when she has them standing, dancing, and playing ALL-IN]. Her enthusiastic presentations transform complex science into simple, immediately actionable takeaways that change lives.

  • Change Made Possible.

    Dr. Rebecca’s entertaining presentations offer audiences a fresh, compassionate look at themselves and their ability to grow by explaining the science behind their brain’s response to stress, change, and fear and that little voice in their heads [that one we all have] that is constantly holding them back.

    Full of eye-opening illustrations and easy-to-implement tools, each keynote experience reveals the surprisingly simple ways audiences can begin to rewire their brain and empowers each person to create the change they want to see in their lives and work.

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Excelling Through Uncertainty

In this engaging keynote, Dr. Rebecca leverages decades of research into stress and human behavior to share simple, science-backed techniques for transforming fear into the fuel that will propel leaders and their teams to greater confidence, focus, and performance.

This presentation is perfect for leaders and teams:

  • Feeling overwhelmed by the stress, challenge, or unpredictable change they’re facing

  • Ready to return to performance growth and/or concerned about how failure might be perceived

  • Hoping to understand the science behind stress and anxiety better so they can know how to manage it more effectively

  • Needing to come together to drive performance forward

The audience will leave able to:

  • Rapidly transform stress and fear into energy that works for, rather than against, them

  • Recalibrate their stress response so they can step into uncomfortable changes and challenges

  • Adopt an adventure mindset that will fuel their resilience and adaptability in high-pressure situations

The Stress Advantage

Harnessing the Power of Stress to Boost Performance

We’ve gone through pandemics, supply chain issues, and uncertainty in global markets and now it’s time to get back to work. What if instead of trying to fight stress, we could transform it into a competitive advantage?

In this eye-opening keynote, Dr. Rebecca reveals the secret upside of stress that the highest-performing athletes and leaders use to fuel their performance. Helping to move individuals and companies from symptoms of PTSD to PTG (Post Traumatic Growth), she shares her simple science-based framework that allows anyone to stop fighting stress, and start leaning into it - improving productivity, increasing connection to others, and growing through challenges.

This presentation is perfect for leaders and teams:

  • Trying to battle increasing levels of stress, burnout, and disengagement

  • Ready to return to performance growth

  • Feeling stuck on a treadmill that’s always moving faster

  • Wanting to alleviate stress, but wary of the traditional “stress management” techniques that only add MORE “to do’s” (and stress) to their plates

The audience will leave able to:

  • Understand the biological root of their stress response and recalibrate that response to work for their benefit in the modern world

  • Effectively engage with their fears and reframe them as energy that can optimize performance and growth

  • Adopt a simple framework for rewiring their brains so they can respond differently to challenges, reduce burnout, and restore purpose and fulfillment to their work



A journey to the most powerful version of yourself

This inspiring keynote incorporates science, storytelling, and audience improv to guide participants past the “shoulds” and “not enoughs” in their heads to own their role as protagonists of their own lives. Using a potent combination of science and heart, Dr. Rebecca motivates anyone to become the best versions of themselves - the version that their 8 (and 88) year old self would be proud of.

This presentation is perfect for leaders and teams:

  • Struggling with negative self-talk and limiting expectations

  • Feeling like imposters in their lives but unsure how to feel fully authentic

  • Wanting to bring more purpose and meaning to the work they do

  • Needing to come together to drive performance forward

The audience will leave able to:

  • Cultivate an empowered sense of self and deeper connection to others in any situation

  • Understand how challenges, changes, and stress can lead to greater purpose and fulfillment in their lives

  • Develop their own unique Superpower and show up “all in” as their authentic selves to help others.

Fuel the Change
Free FEAR[less] Resources

Rewiring the brain doesn’t happen overnight. Dr. Rebecca provides free downloadable resources for developing and maintaining new habits and thinking, including a list of FEAR[less] challenges, the T-Minus 3 technique, and interactive worksheets.

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Keynote Add-Ons

Bulk Books

Bulk Books

Dr. Rebecca’s book, Instinct, reveals the science behind the self-sabotaging behaviors that undermine productivity, success, and happiness and equips attendees to harness the power of their instincts. [And it includes a video course!]


Fear[less] Masterclass

Empower participants to develop the mindset and habits that will increase their confidence, convert stress into productivity, and improve their performance with this highly-rated program.

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