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Kelly McGonigal is a health psychologist, author, and lecturer at Stanford University.
Kelly's mission is to translate insights from psychology and neuroscience into practical strategies that support personal well-being and strengthen communities. Kelly is the best-selling author of The Willpower Instinct and The Upside of Stress. You might also know her from her TED talk, "How to Make Stress Your Friend," which is one of the most viewed TED talks of all time, with over 20 million views. Through the Stanford Center for Compassion and Altruism, she helped create Stanford Compassion Cultivation Training, a program now taught around the world that helps individuals strengthen their empathy, compassion, and self-compassion.