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Paula Davis-Laack

Lawyer Strong LLC

Paula Davis-Laack, JD, MAPP, is a former practicing lawyer, speaker, consultant, media contributor, and a stress and resilience expert who has designed and taught resilience workshops to thousands of professionals around the world.

Paula left her law practice after seven years and earned a master’s degree in applied positive psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. As part of her post-graduate training, Paula was 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 resilience skills to more than 30,000 soldiers and their family members.

Her articles on stress, burnout prevention, resilience, and thriving at work are prominently featured on her blogs in The Huffington Post, Forbes, Fast Company and Psychology Today. She is the author of several e-books, including, Addicted to Busy: Your Blueprint for Burnout Prevention and STRONG: Stress Relief Strategies When You Have 10 Minutes or Less.

She is a contributing author to several books, including, Character Strengths Matter: How to Live a Full Life (2015), a chapter about resilience in The Best Lawyer You Can Be (2018), and a chapter about her burnout prevention and resilience work with the Medical College of Wisconsin in the forthcoming Appreciative and Relationship Practices in Healthcare.

Her expertise has been featured in and on I,, The Steve Harvey TV show, Huffington Post Live and a variety of media outlets. She has also been featured in and on the Lawyerist,, various ABA webinars and publications, and the Women’s Law Journal.

She is the Founder and CEO of the Stress & Resilience Institute, a training and consulting firm that partners with law firms and organizations to teach resilience skills to lawyers and key stakeholders so they can be more effective at leading in a changing environment, managing stress and preventing burnout, and building innovative, high-performing teams ( You can reach Paula at