Laura Delizonna

Laura Delizonna Stanford instructor, Author, Keynote speaker

Her keynotes inspire, educate, and provide practical science-based tools. Dr. Delizonna has been called “funny, passionate, smart, and surprising”. She has an exceptional ability to distill complexity into practical nuggets that leave participants with an “aha” experience.  LEADERSHIP EXCELLENCE

- Leadership Intelligence
- The Emotionally Intelligent Leader
- Team Resilience
- Skill-building


- How to Foster Psychological Safety in Teams
- Diversity of Thought and Inclusive Teams


- Relational Intelligence
- Positive Conflict
- Resilience and Stress Management

Actionable takeaways in the topics of building psychological safety, leadership intelligence, inclusive teams, and adaptive mindsets for resilience and emotional intelligence



As a Stanford instructor, international speaker, and author, Dr. Delizonna equips professionals and senior leaders to up-level individual and team high performance and shape company culture at top organizations such as Google, Facebook, Accenture, McKinsey & Co., Disney, and Uber.

She specializes in practical, science-based skill sets and tangible takeaways that increase professionals capacity to achieve high level collaboration, team performance, and organizational innovation. She specializes in building psychological safety, leadership intelligence, inclusive teams, and adaptive mindsets for resilience. She’s taught at Stanford Continuing Studies for 15 years. Her new online course, “The Emotionally Intelligent Leader”, launches in fall 2020. She's provided workshops and keynotes in over 15 countries across 4 continents.

Dr. Delizonna authored four books including “Enhancing Emotional Intelligence”, “Mindful Leaders”, “Thrive”,and “Mindful”.

Her Harvard Business Review article on high performing teams achieved the top three articles of 2019.

She earned a PhD and was trained at Harvard, Boston University, and Stanford University.

Mindful Leaders: A Self-Coaching Guide & Toolkit

This book provides simple, straightforward tools for learning some essential practices of mindful leadership. You will learn to:

- Step out of conditioned behaviors, unconscious biases, and reactivity.
- See the bigger perspective.
- Maintain focus and clarity in the midst of high stakes challenges.
- Improve decision-making and judgment.
- Direct positive conflict and orient others toward solutions.
- Unlock your potential to be a mindful leader.
- Transform your own life, your team, your organization, and the world with mindfulness.

Enhancing Emotional Intelligence: Mindfulness-Based Strategies for Success & Happiness

The aim of this workbook is to help individuals assess and build the skills of emotional intelligence. Readers will improve their ability to understand and manage emotions, change counterproductive thinking patterns, read others, build positive relationships, and resolve conflict more effectively. The workbook provides practical information and application exercises on how to build and apply these skills at work, at home, and in relationships. Activities include self-assessments, experiential exercises, mindfulness practices, meditation, and working with personal scenarios.

Thrive: Self-Coaching for Happiness & Success

Thriving emerges from a skill set and like any skill set, it can be learned. This workbook guides readers through the Self-Coaching for Happiness® process to build these skills. Highly practical techniques and action plans equip readers with tools to transform their lives and thrive.

Mindful: A Self-Coaching Guide and Toolkit

The step-by-step program outlined in this guide and toolkit equips you with the tools to develop mindfulness and apply these practices in work, relationships, and the rest of your life. This book provides simple, straightforward tools for learning the most essential practices of mindfulness.

You will learn to:

- Focus.
- Improve clarity and concentration.
- Step out of conditioned behaviors, unconscious biases, and reactivity.
- Challenge limiting mindsets and enhance creativity.
- Improve residence and the ability to bounce back from setbacks.
- Feel more connected to others.