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Dr. 1Drea Pennington Wasio          

Integrative Physician, Meditation Teacher, #1 Best-Selling Author, International TEDx Speaker & Founder of EntreVie

Dr. 1Drea Pennington Wasio is an integrative physician, acupuncturist, and bestselling author. She is the founder of the online holistic health platform In8Vitality, which integrates ancient wisdom with modern neuroscience and conscious media. With over two decades of medical practice specializing in trauma recovery, addiction medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and acupuncture, Dr. Wasio has provided medical services, workshops, and retreats to help thousands of people build resilience, reclaim vitality after burnout, recover from Adverse Childhood Experiences and nurture real self-love in order to thrive in all areas of life.

After years of running a successful Intensive Outpatient Program for binge eating disorder, Dr. Wasio developed The Cornerstone Process, a proven bio-psycho-social-spiritual model for healing trauma and facilitating conscious evolution. This 5-step holistic framework, which has been taught all around the world, provides a process for self-guided or group-led recovery from developmental and intergenerational trauma and adverse childhood experiences. It serves as the foundation for building resilience and integrating insights gleaned from sacred ceremonies, psychotherapy, and personal development work.

The Cornerstone Process is used in Dr. Wasio’s Psychedelic Assisted Therapy preparation and integration programs, which she offers in person and online in the HERO Collective, along with her signature LifeWriting program, which empowers you to heal your inner child, reprogram your subconscious mind, transform from victim to hero, and rewrite your life story.

For over twenty years, Dr. Wasio has been a sought-after media personality. She has shared her empowering wellness advice on the "Oprah Winfrey Show," the "Dr. Oz Show, "iTV This Morning," CNN, the "Today Show," LUXE-TV, Thrive Global, and as a news anchor for Discovery Health Channel.

Speech Topics


The Top Ten Traits of Highly Resilient People: Insights from 20 Years of Research

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, resilience has become a defining trait for successful leaders and professionals. This 45-minute keynote, followed by a 15-minute Q&A, dives into published research on The Top Ten Traits of Highly Resilient People, based on 20 years of rigorous research by Dr. 1Drea Pennington Wasio. The session will uncover the qualities that allow individuals to navigate adversity, maintain well-being, and drive success in a rapidly changing world.

Book Dr. 1Drea to explore the critical traits that contribute to resilience and offer practical strategies to implement these traits in your life and work. This keynote is designed for executives, leaders, and professionals seeking to foster resilience within themselves and their organizations, providing the tools to adapt and thrive in any circumstance.

Key Takeaways

  • Insight & Self-Awareness: Understand how emotional intelligence contributes to resilience and learn techniques to increase self-awareness and emotional regulation.
  • Flexibility & Adaptability: Discover how flexible and adaptable individuals respond to change and develop skills to embrace uncertainty and pivot when needed.
  • Persistence: Explore the role of persistence in overcoming challenges and learn how to strengthen your commitment to long-term goals.
  • Tolerance & Compassion: Learn why tolerance and compassion are essential for resilience, fostering a positive mindset towards others and oneself.
  • Optimism: Understand how a positive outlook can drive resilience and acquire practical tips for cultivating optimism in your daily life.
  • Confidence & Self-Efficacy: Examine how confidence in your abilities and a belief in your capacity to succeed fuel resilience, and explore ways to boost self-efficacy.
  • Positive Self-Talk: Discover the power of positive self-talk in reinforcing resilience and gain insights into transforming negative inner dialogue into constructive affirmations.
  • Connection to Positive People: Learn why connecting with positive people is crucial for resilience, and explore strategies to build and maintain a supportive network.
  • Positive Emotions: Investigate the role of positive emotions in fostering resilience, drawing from Fredrickson's Broaden-and-Build Theory, and discover practices to amplify joy, gratitude, and awe.
  • Purpose & Meaning in Life: Explore how a strong sense of purpose and meaning in life can guide resilience, and learn methods to align your actions with your core values.

Through this keynote, Dr. 1Drea will provide a compelling framework for building resilience in a post-pandemic world. You'll leave with a deeper understanding of the traits that contribute to resilience and practical steps to integrate these traits into your personal and professional life. This keynote will equip you with the knowledge and tools to lead with confidence, embrace change, and inspire resilience within your team and community.

Harnessing Post-Traumatic Growth: Transforming Adversity into Opportunity

Trauma has the power to shape our lives in profound ways, but it also offers a unique opportunity for growth and transformation. Book Dr. 1Drea Pennington Wasio for a 1-hour keynote that explores the principles of post-traumatic growth and provides practical tips for turning adversity into opportunity. Drawing on years of clinical experience and research, Dr. 1Drea will guide your audience through a journey of resilience, recovery, and empowerment.

This keynote is designed for individuals seeking to move beyond resilience and embrace the positive changes that can arise from traumatic experiences. Through engaging stories, evidence-based insights, and actionable strategies, you will discover how to transform your narrative and take control of your personal growth journey.

Key Takeaways

  • Understanding Post-Traumatic Growth: Gain a foundational understanding of post-traumatic growth, exploring how trauma can lead to significant personal development and a renewed sense of purpose.
  • The Role of Narrative Therapy: Learn about narrative therapy and its role in helping individuals reframe their trauma and construct empowering narratives that support growth and healing.
  • Practical Techniques for Growth: Discover practical techniques to foster post-traumatic growth, including mindfulness practices, journaling, and positive reframing exercises that help reframe negative experiences.
  • Building Resilience: Explore strategies for developing resilience in the face of trauma, such as emotional regulation, self-compassion, and supportive relationships. Understand how these factors contribute to post-traumatic growth.
  • Finding Purpose and Meaning: Delve into the process of finding purpose and meaning after trauma, with tips on aligning your values and goals to create a new sense of direction in life.
  • Community and Support Networks: Learn the importance of connecting with others who have experienced trauma and building a supportive community. Find out how sharing experiences and supporting others can be a key driver of post-traumatic growth.
  • Actionable Steps for Continued Growth: Leave with a clear roadmap for continuing your journey of post-traumatic growth, with guidance on setting achievable goals, practicing gratitude, and embracing the journey of transformation.

Through this keynote, Dr. 1Drea will share insights from her clinical work and research, illustrating how post-traumatic growth can lead to profound personal change. With a focus on practical tips and real-world examples, this session will empower you to embrace your unique path of growth, turning adversity into an opportunity for a brighter future.

Unmasking Potential: Overcoming Imposter Syndrome through Authenticity

In today's high-stakes corporate world, imposter syndrome can be an invisible barrier to success, preventing talented individuals from recognizing their true capabilities. This keynote explores the pervasive challenge of imposter syndrome and how embracing your authentic self is the key to overcoming it. Inspired by Dr. 1Drea Pennington Wasio's powerful and vulnerable TED talks, which have garnered over 4 million views, this keynote addresses a silent struggle that many professionals face: imposter syndrome.

With candid insights into her journey through imposter syndrome, burnout, and depression, Dr. 1Drea shares how embracing your authentic self is not just a personal triumph but a professional strategy for success. This presentation will delve into understanding imposter syndrome, its effects on workplace dynamics, and effective methods to combat it.

Drawing upon her own experiences and those of countless individuals she has inspired, Dr. 1Drea leads a thought-provoking discussion on the transformative power of authenticity in the corporate landscape. Attendees will explore actionable strategies to recognize their true capabilities, dismantle self-doubt, and leverage their unique strengths for greater professional achievement. Prepare to be inspired, empowered, and equipped with the tools to overcome the imposter phenomenon and build a resilient personal brand founded on the tenets of authenticity and self-confidence.

Key Takeaway Points

Understanding Imposter Syndrome:

  • Recognize the signs and symptoms of imposter syndrome and its impact on personal and team performance.
  • Learn about the psychological underpinnings of why we experience imposter syndrome and who it affects most.

The Power of Authenticity:

  • Discover the role of authenticity in building self-confidence and how it counters feelings of inadequacy.
  • Explore the importance of personal values and staying true to oneself in a competitive environment.

Identifying Your Unique Strengths:

  • Strategies for self-assessment to uncover and embrace your innate talents and competencies.
  • Emphasize the value of diverse skill sets and perspectives within a team.

Cultivating a Growth Mindset:

  • How to shift from a fixed to a growth mindset to overcome self-doubt and embrace challenges as opportunities for learning.
  • Encouraging continuous personal development and resilience in the face of setbacks.

Navigating Vulnerability in Leadership:

  • Discuss how vulnerability can be a strength and how it leads to more authentic leadership.
  • Share methods for leaders to create an environment that diminishes the imposter syndrome for their teams.Building Your Personal Brand: Guidance on developing a personal brand that aligns with authentic self-expression and professional aspirations.

By attending this session, participants will not only gain a deeper understanding of imposter syndrome but also leave with practical tools to start their journey toward a more authentic, confident professional life.

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