Emily Anhalt Profile

  • Dr. Emily Anhalt is a speaker, consultant, clinical psychologist, and the cofounder of Coa.

  • Dr. Anhalt has studied teams and workplaces — discovering that strong, successful companies require mentally healthy leaders, executives, and employees.

  • Dr. Anhalt's interest in the psychology of the entrepreneur began with the realization that “how you do anything is how you do everything.”
  • Born and raised in the heart of Silicon Valley, Dr. Anhalt has always had an interest in the psychology of the entrepreneur. After studying psychology at The University of Michigan, she attained Masters and Doctorate degrees in Clinical Psychology from The Wright Institute in Berkeley, California.

    For the past thirteen years, Dr. Anhalt has been working clinically with executives, leaders, and teams, and has conducted extensive research with prominent psychologists and entrepreneurs about how leaders can improve their emotional fitness.

    Dr. Anhalt has matched more than 800 people into therapy, and has collaborated with some of the fastest-growing technology companies in the world including Google, Walmart, NBCUniversal, Asana, TEDx, Github, NASDAQ, Unilever, Bloomberg, and Salesforce. She is the co-founder and Chief Clinical Officer of Coa: Your Gym for Mental Health.

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    The Seven Traits of Emotional Fitness

    Learn about the importance of working on your mental and emotional health proactively. Explore the research-backed seven traits of emotional fitness, and kickstart your emotional fitness regimen in real time. This experiential workshop can be tailored for any kind of team, or specifically for leaders.

    Building An Emotionally Fit Culture

    There are plenty of apps and products that claim to help with wellness, but a true culture of mental and emotional health must be built from the inside out. This workshop will teach you how to support your team with their emotional fitness and gives practical, concrete tips for building a culture of wellness.

    Communication & Conflict Management

    Communicating both effectively and empathically at work, especially during times of conflict, can be tricky. In this hands-on workshop, you'll learn a formulaic approach to both speak and listen empathically. Role play using real-life scenarios will allow participants to practice using their newly acquired tools.

    The Importance of Mental Health in the Workplace

    Due to the heavy stigma that mental health carries, it is rarely discussed in the workplace. In this presentation, your team will explore why taking care of their mental and emotional health is so important, and how working on mental fitness will improve their lives at work and at home.

    Managing Anxiety & Preventing Burnout

    Anxiety and burnout have always been present in the workplace, but in the past few years have become top concerns. In this experiential talk, Dr. Anhalt will share proven techniques to manage anxiety and stress, and will walk participants through an effective 3-step process for preventing burnout.

    Working Through Imposter Syndrome

    This workshop is designed for anyone who has ever felt inadequate, intellectually fraudulent, or inferior at work. This hands-on and interactive presentation will help your team recognize and understand their imposter syndrome, and will share 11 practical techniques to disrupt their self-doubt in work and at home.

    The Power of Play in the Workplace

    The ability to play is hugely beneficial in the workplace. This workshop explores the psychology of play and gets participants actually playing! Your team will be led through intellectual and physical games to exemplify the value of play. This talk is great for team bonding and is both informative and fun.

    Custom Talk or Workshop for Your Team

    Work with Dr. Anhalt to design a workshop or presentation to meet the specific needs of your company or organization. Examples of past custom workshops include Managing Stress, The ADHD Executive, How to Deal with Difficult People, Team Bonding After Rapid Onboarding, and How to Set and Execute Goals.

    What People are Saying about Seeing Emily Speak

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    “Dr. Emily Anhalt is a world-class expert in the field of psychology and emotional fitness. Her work to shift mental health from a reactive practice to a proactive practice has personally impacted me, and I now do Dr. Emily’s emotional exercises on a regular basis to improve my well-being.”
    — Kevin Love, NBA All-Star

    “Dr. Anhalt is clearly an expert in her field. Dr. Anhalt’s workshops on self-awareness and emotional health in tech were excellent; in the words of one participant, ‘Dr. Anhalt was incredible and the insights and exercises she had for us were fantastic.”
    — Brittany Walker, Events Manager, GitHub

    “Engaging, insightful, and authentic. It was an absolute pleasure partnering with Dr. Anhalt and her presentation on the Importance of Mental Health in Tech was absolutely fantastic. Our team commented on how hers was one of the best presentations we’ve ever had.”
    — Nolan Cox, Recruiting Manager, Indiegogo

    “I would recommend Emily to every company. She took very difficult subject matter and translated it into an easy to understand format. Everyone walked away with a fresh and insightful perspective about how to do their job better and how to deal with day-to-day stress.”
    — Dani Bicknell, Advocacy Manager, LendUp

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