"My goal is simple: Equip you with science-based tools to combat stress, avoid burnout, build resilience, boost performance, set healthy boundaries, grow your vision, and flourish. What's yours?"

AnJenette Afridi, MA, is a changemaker, inspirational storyteller, and founder of INHALE EXHALE SMILE® Initiative, endorsed by extensive scientific research in occupational health psychology, human performance psychology, and lifestyle medicine. For over 25 years, AnJenette has been the go-to expert on stress, wellbeing, and optimal performance issues. She holds a Master's Degree in Performance Psychology (1997), a Certificate of Honor for Excellence in Master's Project Research on Motivation, a Fellow at Harvard Medical School Institute of Coaching, and is working toward a Doctor of Psychology PsyD (2020). AJ advises business leaders and professionals on how to combat stress, avoid burnout, build resilience, boost performance, set healthy boundaries, grow their vision, and flourish.

Throughout AnJenette's dynamic career, the constant thread has been her dedication and commitment to advancing her understanding of the human condition and the systems that promote human flourishing. AJ's warmth, credibility, and engaging personality create an atmosphere that supports expansion, creativity, and abundant possibility.

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AnJenette Afridi's credentials include Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) learner (Cal Southern, 2020-present), Master of Arts (MA) Performance Psychology (JFKU, magna cum laude, 1997), awarded The Certificate of Honor for Excellence in Master's Project Research on Motivation, Harvard Medical School post-graduate continuing education (2008-22), Harvard Medical School Institute of Coaching Fellow, American Psychological Association APA Associate Member (1996), Society for Occupational Health Psychology Member, and American Institute of Stress Diplomate and American College of Lifestyle Medicine Member. In addition, AJ holds an ERYT-500 Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance (2007).

INHALE EXHALE SMILE® is endorsed by extensive research in occupational health psychology and human performance psychology.

OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY: is the systematic application of psychological principles and techniques to improve the quality of work and employee wellbeing, thereby boosting job performance, productivity, and job satisfaction. OHP addresses a number of major topic areas including the impact of occupational stressors on physical and mental health.

HUMAN PERFORMANCE PSYCHOLOGY: is the systematic application of psychological principles and techniques to performance that assist clients in the development and expansion of their skills, the acquisition of new behaviors and habits, and the promotion of optimal human performance. Tried and tested principles and techniques are focusing/concentration, extrinsic/intrinsic motivation, goal setting, vision development, self-talk, meditation, mindfulness, reframing, imagery, visualization, pre-performance routines, triggers, anchors, modeling, reflection, lifestyle medicine, stress/anxiety management, thought stopping, and mental toughness.

FLOURISH: Flourishing transcends the boundaries of mere happiness and wellbeing. The pursuit and participation in an authentic life that provides inner satisfaction and contentment can lead to flourishing. You may do this by challenging yourself to grow and develop, and then celebrating your successes through life’s peaks and valleys.

STRESS: Daily physiological or psychological response to internal or external stressors increase the likelihood of developing heart disease, anxiety disorders, and depression. For optimal wellbeing, it is essential to minimize chronic daily stress as much as possible. We use a variety of stress-reduction methods supported by scientific research.

 

BURNOUT: Physical, emotional, and/or mental exhaustion accompanied by decreased motivation, lowered performance, and negative attitudes toward oneself and others. Burnout results from performing at a high level until stress and tension, especially from extreme and prolonged physical or mental exertion or an overburdening workload, take their toll. 

BOUNDARIES: Elevated levels of blurred work-life boundaries are significant predictors of negative changes in happiness due to increased emotional exhaustion. As the boundaries between work and life become more permeable, employee wellbeing is crucial for fostering resilience, contentment, and productivity.

 

RESILIENCE: The capacity to recover quickly from challenges: a resilient mindset. Resilience is the key to overcoming obstacles and achieving success.

 

CREATIVITY: Producing or developing original work, theories, techniques, or thoughts. A creative individual typically displays originality, imagination, and expressiveness. 

COURAGE: is not the lack of fear but the ability to act based on your values and purpose despite your fear.

 

VISION: When we lose focus, others' agendas take priority. Vision clarifies the future while focusing on the present.