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Amy Cuddy

“Trust is the conduit for influence; it’s the medium through which ideas travel.”

Social Psychologist; Award-Winning Harvard Lecturer; Best-Selling Author of Presence

Expertise In:

  • Peak Performance
  • Personal Growth and Achievement
  • Courage
  • Communication
  • Leadership

Audience & Industry

  • Associations
  • Senior Management Groups
  • Corporations
  • The Professional Services Industry
  • Women's Events

Named one of “50 women who are changing the world” by Business Insider, best-selling author Dr. Amy Cuddy reveals game-changing techniques to tackle life’s biggest challenges with confidence and perform at your best.

Social psychologist, best-selling author, and award-winning teacher Dr. Amy Cuddy is an expert on the behavioral science of power, presence, purpose, and prejudice. Cuddy earned her PhD from Princeton University and served on the faculty at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. She is currently a member of the Harvard Business School Executive Education Faculty. Her book, Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges  (Little, Brown & Co.), has been published in 34 languages and is a New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Publisher’s Weekly, and Globe & Mail  bestseller. As described in the NYT Book Review, “Presence feels at once concrete and inspiring, simple but ambitious--above all, truly powerful.” Her 2012 TED Talk, “Your Body Language May Shape Who You Are,” has been viewed more than 50 million times. Focusing on the power of nonverbal behavior, prejudice and stereotyping, the delicate balance of trustworthiness and strength, and the ways in which people can affect their own thoughts, feelings, performance, and psychological and physical well-being, Cuddy writes and speaks about how we can become more present, influential, compassionate, and satisfied in our professional and personal lives.  Her research has been published in top academic journals including Science and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences  and covered by the BBC, NPR, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Economist, Guardian, and more. Cuddy has been named a Game Changer by TIME, a Rising Star by the Association for Psychological Science, one of the World's Top 50 Management Thinkers by Thinkers50, and a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, as well as the Co-Founder of Citizen Confidence, a World Economic Forum initiative of Young Global Leaders seeking to develop new measures of societal success that speak to an understanding of humans as more than just passive consumers.

Cuddy is currently writing her second book, Bullies, Bystanders and Bravehearts.

Featured Videos

Featured Experiences

How to Lead with Confidence and Be More Influential

From the classroom to the boardroom, nonverbal behavior directly impacts the levels of trustworthiness and strength we present to others—and to ourselves—in our daily interactions. Social psychologist, award-winning teacher and best-selling author Amy Cuddy shares the groundbreaking and compelling research for which she has garnered national acclaim to teach audiences how to become more influential in their personal and professional lives. Explaining how nonverbal behavior and snap judgments influence people, Cuddy examines how leaders can use this cutting-edge science to prepare the brain for high-stakes situations, perform at their best and empower others to do the same.

Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges

Some of life’s biggest hurdles call for moments of sincerity and control. Too often, we approach these high-pressure moments with fear, and execute with anxiety. Based on her best-selling book Presence, social psychologist Amy Cuddy shares revolutionary research and personal narratives in this impassioned, engaging and innovative presentation. You will learn simple techniques to complete inner transformation, harness the power of presence and perform at the highest levels of confidence.