"Resilient," "passionate," "inspiring," and "fun" are words often used to characterize Teena Cahill, Psy.D., respected expert, educator, speaker, humorist, and author. Dr. Cahill brings a uniquely empowering perspective to issues such as…managing change, seeing adversity as a learning tool for resilience, busting the myth of balance, understanding that true leadership is about developing others, increasing personal and institutional productivity, the value of contribution and the joy of "living wide"…at work and at home! Her insight and expertise stem from ideas based in evidence-based research in cognitive behavioral psychology, positive psychology, leadership and the new science of wellness, plus hands-on experience in all parts of life.
Dr. Cahill uses her knowledge and experience to inform and inspire employees from all kinds of industries, plus consumers, health professionals and those in professional and personal care giving roles "to thrive" in their everyday lives—to move beyond personal success and attain greater leadership and satisfaction by helping others achieve their potential as well. Teena believes the ability to thrive—to flourish, prosper, succeed, and live a healthy life—relies on focusing on solutions, rather than problems. Dr. Cahill reveals how strategic thinking, building on personal strengths, and using solution-based approaches are critical first steps toward learning to thrive at work, at home, and in the world. Teena sees leaders as those who work to help others reach their potential….at work and at home!
With more than 25 years of experience as a keynote speaker, healthcare professional, businesswoman, educator, and family care partner, Dr. Cahill is also a "born entertainer" whose credentials and life experiences endear her to everyone. Audiences rave about her energizing appearances that inform and inspire through humor, compassion, tools for resilience and leadership, content, and joy. Highly sought as a keynote speaker, Dr. Cahill consistently garners standing ovations in all kinds of settings… from corporate events to conventions and conferences…including Fortune 100 corporations, national conferences, programs on leadership, personal and professional care giving and many large women's events..
Her appearances include The Smithsonian Institution, AFL-CIO Wild Woman Conference, Super Cuts National Franchise Meeting, UMDMJ, Rutgers University, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Tri-West Administrators, Sanofi-Aventis, Dermalogica, Siemens, National Association of Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors, National Association of Recreation Professionals, Capitol Health, AT&T, Verizon, Association of Weights and Measures, Association of Federal Administrative Professionals, AAUW, United Way, and many other events, companies, and large health/hospital wellness programs. She also donates her time to many large non-profit events (See Client List)
Teena is a recipient of the 2011 NJ Leading Women Entrepreneur Award as seen in NJ Monthly Magazine. She is also a "Tribute to Women" honoree by the Princeton (NJ) YWCA, and will be honored in October 2014 for her contributions in care giving by 'Inner Faith Network of Care," a national non-profit organization dedicated to volunteer respite care.
She is a member of the National Advisory Board for the Well-Spouse Association, a group dedicated to supporting spousal caregivers, and the Advisory Board of the "Institute for Wonderful Women Working for Empowerment," a group dedicated to empowering women of color to become educated in the health care professions. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Mercer County (NJ) Psychological Association, and former member of the Board of Directors for the Princeton (NJ) YWCA.
A gifted author, Dr. Cahill's book, The Cahill Factor: Turning Adversity into Advantage, is a powerful personal story about leadership, wisdom, resilience, care partnerships, and learning to thrive. She has written as an expert in healthy living for eminent national consumer media and professional publications, including as a monthly contributing expert for www.bewell.com, founded by Dr. Nancy Snyderman and Dr. Susan Love and www.strengthforcaring.com, the caregiver site formerly sponsored by Johnson and Johnson. Dr. Cahill's television show, Wisdom and Beyond, is seen through PCTV on Comcast and Verizon FiOS in New Jersey and on line.
Dr. Cahill's academic credentials include a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, a Master's Degree in Counseling and Bachelor's Degree in Education. She is a former adjunct professor for undergraduate and graduate studies.
Dr. Cahill enjoys a rich, joy-filled life with her wild and wonderful family in Princeton, (NJ) and Jupiter,( Fla.) She and her husband, Brooks, are each parents to three children and three "bonus" children, as well as, as well as, "hands on" grandparents to twelve inspiring grandkids! (Go kids!)
Brooks, a former Marine Corps fighter pilot and former international commercial airline captain has been disabled for twenty two years, during which time he and Teena have approached the world with leadership, optimism and joy. They remain a dynamic duo and extraordinary care partners.
Most of all…Teena loves to laugh and to teach …and those in her midst find themselves laughing and being inspired as they learn tools for leadership in all parts of life, resilience, optimism, productivity , managing change, and how to have a great life, with service to others…no matter what….at work and at home.
To contact Dr Teena Cahill for a speaking engagement please email her at firstname.lastname@example.org