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Amy Cuddy

Amy Cuddy

Social Psychologist, Bestselling Author, International Keynote Speaker

Greater Boston

Social psychologist, bestselling author, & award-winning Harvard lecturer Dr. Amy Cuddy earned her PhD from Princeton University and has served on the faculties of Harvard University (2008-2018) & Northwestern University (2006-2008). Cuddy’s NYT-bestselling book, Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges, has been published in 35 languages and sold more than half a million copies worldwide. As described in the New York Times Sunday Review of Books, “Presence feels at once concrete and inspiring, simple but ambitious--above all, truly powerful.” Cuddy’s 2012 TED Talk, Your Body Language May Shape Who You Are, with over 61 million views, is the 3rd-most-viewed TED Talk. Focusing on the power of nonverbal behavior, prejudice & stereotyping, and warmth & strength, she writes & speaks about how we can be more present, influential, compassionate, courageous & satisfied.
Cuddy has been named one of the BBC’s 100 Women of 2017, a Game Changer by TIME, one of 50 Women Who Are Changing the World by Business Insider, a Top 50 Management Thinker by Thinkers50, a LinkedIn Influencer, a Top 50 Leadership Innovator by Inc., a Top 5 HR Thinker by HR Magazine, one of Twitter’s 100 Science Stars by Science, a Harvard Excellence in Teaching Award winner, a Rising Star by the Association for Psychological Science, & a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.
Cuddy’s highly cited research has been published in top academic journals & featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Economist, Guardian, NPR & more. She’s been a guest on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert, The Today Show, Good Morning America, CBS Sunday Morning, BBC World News, 60 Minutes, CNN, & others. She's written for the New York Times, New York Magazine, Harvard Business Review, Boston Globe, & CNN.
Cuddy is currently writing her 2nd book, Bullies, Bystanders, and Bravehearts, on the psychology of adult bullying & bravery.


  • Bestselling Author, PRESENCE (Little, Brown and Company)
  • Social Psychologist, Author, Speaker (USA)
  • Young Global Leader (World Economic Forum)
  • Teaching Faculty (Harvard Business School Executive Education)
  • Keynote Speaker (WSB)


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