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Dr. Darlene Mininni      

Author, Behavioral Health Specialist and Consultant on Well-Being, Resilience and Emotional Intelligence

Dr. Darlene Mininni is a health psychologist and UCLA learning and development professional. She is author of The Emotional Toolkit: 7 Strategies to Nail Your Bad Feelings (St. Martins Press), a book inspired by the curriculum of her popular UCLA undergraduate course LifeSkills. Her work focuses on designing and teaching research-based strategies that support resilience and success in life and work.

Darlene has spoken for audiences including TEDxUCLA, The Juilliard School and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and her work has been featured on media outlets such as: CNN with Dr. Sanjay Gupta, PBS, and NPR as well as Prevention, SELF and Huffington Post. She is also a Wellness Advisory Board member for EverydayHealth.

With an interest in media’s power to transform, Darlene founded and was artistic director of UCLA’s Kaleidoscope Theatre, a performance troupe using storytelling to enhance wellbeing. She also hosted The Emotional Toolkit Series on XM Radio and The Dr. Darlene Mininni Show for Clear Channel in Los Angeles.

Speech Topics

Speech Topics

• The New Science of Resilience—How to Be Stronger, Wiser & Better, No Matter

• Wellbeing 2.0—How To Thrive and Be Successful in a Pressure-Filled

• Mindfulness for Busy People—Using the Power of Focus to Get Smarter, Happier and Healthier

• The Unstoppable Undergrad—7 Power-Skills to Conquer Your Stress, Boost Your Wellbeing and Raise Your GPA

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