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Neuroscience SIG: From Feeling Stressed to Feeling Strong Science Based Practices for Greater Emotional Resiliency and Fulfillment

February 25, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

$10.00 – $32.50


Topic: From Feeling Stressed to Feeling Strong Science Based Practices for Greater Emotional Resiliency and Fulfillment

Host: Ellen Cohen, J.D., CPCC, PCC

Speaker: Ardeshir Mehran, Ph. D.

CCE’s: 1.0 Core Competencies / 0.5 Resource Development

Date: Friday, February 25, 2022

Time: 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Pacific Time

Location: Virtual meeting via Zoom.us / Your link to join the conference will be sent after you register. Remember to login before registering for the event.



Clearly, these are unprecedented times evoking many strong emotions. We are entering the third year of the pandemic, with no end in sight. We are experiencing separation from others, disruptions to life and work routines, witnessing hardship and difficulties in our communities. All triggering changes in our emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being.

Compounding this reality is the very essence of today’s professionals and workplaces. The work is often demanding, high pressure, and relentless. These expectations may create feelings of restlessness, depression, anger, or low energy for long stretches of time. Yet, such conditions may also provide an opportunity for taking stock…for deeper meaning, emotional restoration, and for fostering richer connections. But how?

In this session, we will share the emerging science of psychology, neuroscience, medicine, and resiliency on ways to restore your emotional and mental balance as you’re riding the waves. The session participants will learn the science and practices about:

• How prolonged stress can disrupt our nervous system, mental, physical and psychological responses, and causes of mental health issues including depression and addiction
• Making sense of your emotions, learning that emotions occur in our bodies, not in our heads, that emotions are invitations for targeted meaningful actions and growth
• Breaking the pattern of the “freeze-replay” emotions which may lead to recurrent negative talks, ruminating brains, procrastination.
• Ways to foster emotional safety at work for yourself and your team
• Methods for leading with greater calm, focus, and balance


About Ardeshir Mehran, Ph. D.

Ardeshir Mehran, Ph.D. is performance excellence and emotional strength coach who enables leaders and teams to achieve higher personal and operating goals at faster rates. As a psychologist and a business leader, he helps leaders transform how they lead in areas such as emotional well-being, interpersonal dynamics, influencing organizational systems and politics, leadership presence, delegation, creating high-trust teams, strategic thinking, and driving change. The subject of emotional wellness is a reality and priority for Ardeshir. In addition to personally experiencing depression and anxiety while in a key leadership role, he has heard firsthand as a coach how it impacts the performance of high achievers.

Clients see Ardeshir as a personal role model and performance motivator who challenges them and propels their growth through his no-nonsense and direct influencing skills. Across multiple industries, Ardeshir has helped global leaders (C-suite), star performers, products/services, engineering, sales, and marketing professionals achieve stronger results by stepping fully into their roles as leaders. He has led the development of high-performance teams, global corporate universities, succession planning, culture change, customer experience innovations, and global sales force organization design. He also facilitated technology horizon, strategic planning, joint value creation, and “good to great” organizational redesign.

He has been in leadership roles at Genentech/Roche, Dolby Laboratories, Kaiser Permanente, and Hewlett-Packard, and was a partner with Mercer-Delta Consulting. A gifted researcher and a compelling data storyteller, he guides stakeholders to navigate through vast possibilities and data, and zero in on “what really matters,” while harnessing organizational dynamics (politics, power) and strategic opportunities to inspire change.

Ardeshir’s received his Ph.D. in Quantitative/Organizational Psychology, and M.Ed., Counseling Psychology, from Columbia University. He has advanced training in psychoanalysis, organization development, team dynamics, as well as research, and analytics. He has presented his research on business transformation, emotional strength, high performance teams, global culture due to diligence, leadership development, and change management innovations at conferences, and seminars. Ardeshir lives in the Bay Area (California) with his wife and son. He is an avid cyclist and swimmer. A life-long learner, he is continuously learning new skills and researching topics.


About Ellen Cohen, J.D., CPCC, PCC

Ellen Cohen, J.D., CPCC, PCC, is an executive coach certified by CTI and the International Coach Federation (ICF) and is an enhanced practitioner in Conversational Intelligence (CIQ). She focuses her coaching on senior executives and lawyers across industries (e.g., banking, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, consulting, entertainment and healthcare) to enhance their professional impact, build high-performance skills, and cultivate wellbeing and resilience.  Prior to becoming a coach, Ellen spent over 20 years as an entertainment attorney in business affairs at Disney, Showtime, Sony, Fox, and Microsoft. She also holds certifications in yoga, meditation, reiki, and breathwork. She received her BA from Brandeis University and her JD from Emory University School of Law.




February 25, 2022
10:00 am - 11:30 am
$10.00 – $32.50
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