Author, Social Psychologist
Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges
Amy Cuddy is a social psychologist and professor at Harvard Business School. She studies how our body language speaks not just to others, but also to ourselves. Specifically, her research focuses on how adopting powerful, expanse postures (imagine Wonder Woman) helps us to be more present in high-pressure situations, changing our thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and physiology, and impacting how well – or poorly – we perform in job interviews, difficult conversations, public speeches, et cetera. Her TED Talk on this topic is the second-most-viewed of all time, at over 32 million views. She was one of Time Magazine’s 2012 “Game Changers,” Business Insider’s 2013 “50 Women Who Are Changing The World,” and in 2014 was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. She teaches courses at Harvard on power, influence, and communication. Her book, Presence was released by Little, Brown in December, 2015.