The Sharp Solution

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The Sharp Solution

A Brain-Based Approach for Optimal Performance

By Heidi Hanna

John Wiley & Sons, Paperback, 9781118457399, 190pp.

Publication Date: February 25, 2013

Train Your Brain to Energize Your Life

In "The Sharp Solution," Heidi Hanna introduces readers to a brain-based approach to realistic, sustainable energy management that supports a healthier brain, and as a result a healthier, happier body. By engaging our brain, we can strategically re-wire how we operate, creating more energy and improving productivity while simultaneously reducing stress. As a result, we become more focused and productive, flexible and resilient, and able to sustain higher levels of health and performance over time. These critical aspects of "cognitive fitness"--mental strength, flexibility, and endurance--allow us to function at our best and enjoy life to the fullest. Breaks down complicated concepts into easy to understand stories and applications Walks readers through a step-by-step process of designing a personal action plan that can be utilized to decrease stress, balance hormones, increase energy, and improve overall health, happiness, and performance Heidi Hanna, PhD, is a performance coach and keynote speaker who has trained thousands of individuals on practical ways to incorporate positive psychology and wellness strategies to improve productivity and performance

We all know what we "should" be doing to create a more optimal life--eating better, exercising regularly, sleeping more, taking time to relax, and having more balance in our life. But "The Sharp Solution" enables you to "actually" make those changes to your habits.

About the Author
As a performance coach and keynote speaker, Heidi has trained thousands of individuals on practical ways to incorporate nutrition, exercise, and positive psychology strategies to improve their health, productivity, and performance. Her vast coaching experience and passionate coaching style help motivate individuals and teams to develop sustainable success at both a personal and professional level. Heidi is CEO and founder of SYNERGY, a coaching and consulting company that specializes in customized health and wellness solutions for individuals and organizations. In the spring of 2011, Heidi authored her first book, SHARP: Simple strategies to boost your brainpower, and the follow up title, The SHARP Diet: Food for thought. From 2003 through 2011, Heidi worked as a trainer, coach, keynote speaker and consultant for the The Human Performance Institute in Orlando, Florida. As an experienced speaker, Heidi has been featured at many national and global conferences, including the Fortune Magazine Most Powerful Women in Business Summit and the ESPN Women s Leadership Summit. Heidi has fundraised, trained, and served as a mentor and nutritionist for several non-profit organizations, including the Leukemia Lymphoma Society s Team in Training, Livestrong Foundation, and the Challenged Athletes Foundation. She also is an advocate and speaker on topics related to eating disorders awareness and prevention, as well as a volunteer speaker for the Alzheimer s Association. Heidi holds a bachelors degree in communications from Penn State University, where she competed on the Big 10 softball team and received academic All-American honors. She holds a master s degree in mental health counseling from Rollins College and a Ph.D. degree in holistic nutrition from Clayton College of Natural Health. Clients have included Johnson & Johnson, PepsiCo, Cisco, Dell, Intel, Proctor & Gamble, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, Merrill Lynch, ESPN and Starbucks, as well as professional and amateur athletes. In 2006, Heidi partnered with Janus Capital to develop the Energy for Performance program, which teaches financial advisors how to better manage their personal energy, particularly during periods of stress, and recently launched the BrainWorks program, based on her SHARP book series