Rebecca Heiss | Pushing Back on Our Biology

Dr. Rebecca Heiss is a renowned keynote speaker and the founder and CEO of Icueity, a 360 review app that provides its users with ongoing fearless feedback and challenges them to grow in self-awareness. She has spoken internationally about her work, including at multiple different TEDx Talks.

After teaching at the South Carolina Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics, Dr. Rebecca Heiss was invited to serve as a founding faculty member of a school designed to foster entrepreneurial skills in students. Dr. Heiss will also soon hold the title of author, as her new book, Instinct: The Surprising Biology that Hijacks Our Minds and Our Happiness (And How to Fix It), is expected to hit shelves in March of 2021.

Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:

  • Dr. Rebecca Heiss discusses how instinctive fears impact human motivations
  • The relationship between empathy and biological instinct
  • How creating a common enemy helps you build unity in an organization
  • Dr. Heiss talks about why you should engage in discomfort challenges
  • The biology behind social phobias
  • Dr. Heiss and Dr. Jonathan Horowitz discuss the process and benefits of meditation
  • The importance of positive, healthy “anchors”
  • Dr. Heiss breaks down her self-awareness app, Icueity
  • How to develop self-compassion through self-awareness
  • Dr. Rebecca Heiss’ final advice: stay fearless

In this episode…

Do you ever wonder how biological instincts affect your expectations and fears? What if understanding your biology could give you more control over your emotions and actions?

According to keynote speaker Dr. Rebecca Heiss, becoming more self-aware about your animal instincts is the best way to maximize your potential. She utilizes her background in biology to help people and businesses come face to face with these unconscious, limiting behaviors so that they can start living fearlessly.

In this episode of the Succeed Under Stress podcast, Dr. Jonathan Horowitz sits down with Dr. Rebecca Heiss, founder and CEO of Icueity, to discuss how understanding our biology can lead to self-acceptance and self-improvement. Dr. Heiss talks about the power of discomfort, the importance of cultivating self-awareness, and why you should practice mindfulness in the age of social media. Stay tuned!

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