Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith

Physician, Bestselling Author, Thought-leader on Resilience and Wellbeing featured in CNN, TED.com, INC, and Fast Company

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Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith is the founding physician and CEO of Restorasis, a workplace wellbeing consulting agency helping organizations burnout-proof their leaders and teams. She is an international wellness expert featured in numerous media outlets including Prevention, MSNBC, Women’s Day, FOX, Fast Company, Psychology Today, CNN, INC, and TED.com. She is the author of numerous books including bestseller Sacred Rest: Recover Your Life, Renew Your Energy, Restore Your Sanity, sharing her research on the seven types of rest needed to optimize your productivity, increase your overall happiness, overcome burnout, and live your best life. Over 250,000 people have discovered their personal rest deficits using her free assessment at RestQuiz.com. Learn more about her at: DrDaltonSmith.com

She speaks on numerous topics including time/energy management, burnout prevention, change management, resilience, mental health, personal productivity, and workplace wellbeing. Her conference keynote speaker experience has included corporations, organizations, and nonprofits with past keynote presentations for Professional Businesswomen of California, Healthcare Financial Management Association, Centers for Disease Control Wellness Series, Texas Society of Association Executives, the exclusive Million Dollar Roundtable, and numerous corporations and educational institutions.

She is available for both virtual and in-person events.

Programs By Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith

How can you keep your energy, happiness, creativity, and relationships fresh and thriving in the midst of never-ending family demands, career pressures, daily stress, and changes? Based on the research on the 7 types of rest found in her book Sacred Rest: Recover Your Life, Renew Your Energy, Restore Your Sanity and her #1 rated “Best Advice Shared” TED talk and featured article, Dr. Saundra breaks down the real reason why so many people are tired all the time. Her Seven Types of Rest framework is discussed including ways to determine which type of rest you need most and how to get more of each. This practical approach to getting the rest you need in the middle of your busy day without having to take a sabbatical or a vacation gives the exhausted permission to embrace rest, set boundaries, and seek self-care without any guilt. Audiences leave with clear, practical takeaways they can immediately put into practice to overcome burnout and cultivate more happiness in their life.

If you’re managing a team that’s both in and out of the office, it’s important to create a workplace culture where both can thrive. In this talk, Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith shares the psychology behind connectivity and its effect on productivity. She then provides practical tips on how to support hybrid teams in a changing and changing work environment.

Changes and challenges are a normal part of doing business but that does not prevent these two stressors from affecting the morale and productivity within your organization. In this talk, Dr. Dalton-Smith addresses how the brain evaluated change and successful ways to manage it to prevent overwhelm and anxiety. This talk is often requested for new hire orientation training, rising leadership training, and during times of acquisitions/mergers. Whether positive or negative, all change provokes a psychological and physiological response you can mitigate through change management training and helping your team become more self-aware.

In this interactive workshop for leaders, you will discover your current resilience level along with simple effective ways to thrive during times of change in both your professional and personal life. This talk draws from Dr. Dalton-Smith’s work as a work-life integration researcher to help you optimize your leadership style to be a positive change agent within your organization

In this talk for busy over-stressed individuals, Dr. Dalton-Smith shares the keys to thriving in the midst of change. Discover how better self-awareness can lead to greater resilience. Through the use of engaging storytelling and real-life examples, Dr. Dalton-Smith shares the role of resilience, rest, restorative activities, change management, and self-care in optimizing personal productivity, improving time/energy management, increasing your efficiency, and cultivating a positive culture in your organization. You will leave this session with actionable next steps you can begin implementing immediately.

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Books By Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith

Sacred Rest: Recover Your Life, Renew Your Energy, Restore Your Sanity

Dr. Dalton-Smith shares seven types of rest she has found lacking in the lives of those she encounters in her clinical practice and research-physical, mental, spiritual, emotional, sensory, social, creative-and why a deficiency in any one of these types of rest can have unfavorable effects on your health, happiness, relationships, creativity, and productivity. Sacred Rest combines the science of rest, the spirituality of rest, the gifts of rest, and the resulting fruit of rest. It shows rest as something sacred, valuable, and worthy of our respect. By combining scientific research with personal stories, spiritual insight, and practical next steps, Sacred Rest gives the weary permission to embrace rest, set boundaries, and seek sanctuary without any guilt, shame, or fear.

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