Vic has spent the past 28 years of his 38-year career in health care product development with a focus in behavioral health. His personal vision statement best reflects his focus:
“To close the gap that exists between advances in mental, social, behavioural health sciences and individuals that need the support.”
Since 1987, Vic has been focused on program development to improve individual self-care within populations, through group work and eventually integrating interactive web-based tools. In 1987 as a Business Consultant, he developed emotional intelligence and resilience training implemented in the workplace. In 1999 as CEO of Alive publishing group, he published information on the brain’s neuroplasticity and the link between relationship and mental health with a readership of 1.4m a month.. Alive also distributed health-based accredited training courses in 3 continents.
In 2004 he founded the Alive for Wellness 30-day in-patient program for people desiring to overcome a mental health struggle and a 60-day app/telephone after care program which still operates today. In 2008 he partnered with Dr. Scott Miller and Dr. Barry Duncan and co-founded MyOutcomes (www.myoutcomes.com), a clinical tool that helps behavioral health clinicians increase their clinical effectiveness and was a recipient of the national United Kingdom’s Mental Health Innovation Of The Year award. MyOutcomes is approved by the US Joint Commission and certified by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration; MyOutcomes is currently used in over 24 countries by private and governmental mental health clinics, the US Military, and over 28 universities in their graduate training programs. Over 13 randomized clinical trials confirm that using MyOutcomes can double the effect size of mental health clinicians.
In 2015, motivated to make advanced neural, behavioral, and social sciences more affordable and accessible to all people, Vic assembled a group of thought-leading academics, clinical professionals, and educators and founded The Resilient Mind Project that supports and trains people who exhibit a readiness to change and wish to increase their resilience.
Since 2005 Vic has provided consultation to private organisations to develop psychologically healthy work places.
Sharon Blady., PhD.
Sharon began her career as an academic, teaching and researching across a variety of disciplines, honing the ability to optimize and connect information from diverse sources while ensuring accessible and cogent presentation and delivery. Her abilities in these areas were further utilized and enhanced when she was elected into the Manitoba Legislature and crafted two pieces of first-in-Canada legislation before being appointed a cabinet minister.
As Minister of Healthy Living, and later Minister of Health for the province of Manitoba, Sharon demonstrated strong competencies in her ability to work with stakeholders, departments, and front-line healthcare providers. Systems analysis, agility in addressing management issues and strategic planning we a key focus during her time in office and in working with clients today. Her history of mental health issues also provided unique insight into how to better reform mental health and healthcare policy through the lens of lived experience. Sharon’s leadership to The Resilient Mind clinical advisory team provides invaluable insights to ensure the resilience training is crafted to align with government short and long term preventative health planning.
Dr. Alex Korb
Dr. Alex Korb is a neuroscientist, writer and coach who uses neuroscience to help people reduce stress and anxiety, and improve mood and motivation. He has studied the brain for over 15 years and is the bestselling author of The Upward Spiral and The Upward Spiral Workbook. His books focus on what’s happening in the brain in depression and what you can do about it.
He received a BS in Neuroscience at Brown University, before earning a PhD in Neuroscience at UCLA. He is currently an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the department of psychiatry at UCLA where he teaches about the neuroscience of wellbeing. Outside of academia, he is a scientific consultant, writer, speaker, and personal coach. He is also head coach of the UCLA Women’s Ultimate Frisbee team. He has a wealth of experience in yoga and mindfulness, physical fitness, and even stand‑up comedy.
Alex brings a wealth of experience to The Resilience Mind clinical advisory board who oversees the product team.
Eva Selhub, M.D., is a board-certified physician, scientist, speaker, consultant, and author in the field of corporate wellness and resilience and, now also serves on the clinical advisory board of The Resilient Mind Project. From August 1997 to November 2016, Eva served as an instructor and lecturer of medicine at Harvard Medical School. During this period, Dr. Selhub simultaneously held other positions at Tufts University, at Massachusetts General Hospital, as well as other professional healthcare/medical organizations. From October 2006 to October 2017, she was a senior physician at Benson Henry Institute for Mind/Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. From August 2016 to present, she has been an adjunct scientist of neuroscience at Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University. Dr. Selhub received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology in 1989 from Tufts University and her M.D. from Boston University School of Medicine in 1994. Dr. Selhub’s professional experience and background as a physician, scientist and expert in Mind-Body medicine, stress and resiliency, allows her to make valuable contributions to The Resilient Mind project as a Clinical Board Director. Dr. Selhub has authored 4 books, including The Love Response, Your Brain on Nature, Your Health Destiny, and The Stress Management Handbook. (www.drselhub.com).
Cindy Hansen, BA-Psych, HHP
Cindy’s focus during her psychology studies was behavioural health metrics. She is passionate about their application in providing clients with a stronger voice in the client-mentor experience. Cindy has been instrumental in the initial and ongoing innovation of the client dashboard metrics, which has been designed to increase the engagement between clients and mentors throughout the week on top of their regular weekly sessions. Cindy is additionally the Director of R&D for The Resilient Mind sister company, MyOutcomes®, which maintains ongoing collaboration with pioneering psychologists, Dr. Barry Duncan and Dr. Scott Miller, in the field of Feedback Improved Therapy (FIT). This latter role provides Cindy with the opportunity to collaborate with the MyOutcomes® international base of over 3500 therapists who use MyOutcomes® tools and who are committed to measuring the effectiveness of therapy. Cindy has also worked as a therapist and continues to work with a small list of clients, thus keeping her attuned to client experiences in their use of The Resilient Mind tools.
Karl A. Peuser, PhD.
Karl, who earned his doctorate at the University of Missouri-Columbia, leads the research and development team for the The Resilient Mind One-on-One and Group programs. The primary focus of the R & D Department is to analyze client data in order to evaluate and insure the effectiveness of the The Resilient Mind programs as well as to develop and research new innovations so as to maintain our goal of continuing to increase program effectiveness. His academic and applied experience in experimental psychology and neurosciences provides Karl with the experience needed to ensure that our The Resilient Mind programs are utilizing the most advanced behavioural science needed to support clients in achieving their health goals.
Karl has a fairly eclectic background in both his personal and academic background. A past Robert S. Daniel Teaching Fellow, he has taught over twenty different courses in psychology, neuroscience, research, history of science and substance abuse. A recipient of the Research Society on Alcoholism Junior Investigator Award, he has done research on the physiological basis of learning and memory, developmental neurobehavioural toxicology, alcohol use and abuse in college age students and harm reduction programs for young children.