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Prosilient Minds Founder

Dr. Debra Pearce-McCall


Thank you for exploring Prosilient Minds.  My specialty is translating the power of the mind into customized, interesting, impacting conversations, presentations, workshops, and more. My clients and audiences consistently tell me I bring welcoming energy, enthusiasm, humor, and wisdom that open up possibilities; make sharing, risking, and learning safe and fun, and weave science and practical applications together in enjoyable, illuminating, and transforming ways. I call this work "prosilient" minds because of my deep fascination with the human mind and our capacity to creatively evolve. We can be brilliantly prosilient when we understand our social brains and the keys from science and wisdom traditions that promote and sustain well-being.
Whether you are interested in executive coaching, team or organizational consultation, professional development for your own leading, coaching, healing, or mentoring work, and/or personal growth - let's talk about making it happen.
Some credentials: PhD Psychologist with experience as executive, business partner, board member, community organizer. Decades spent working with individuals and organizations as consultant, coach, educator, facilitator, trainer, supervisor, healer. Certified in Conversational Intelligence.
Gratitude to all who have shared, taught, inspired and impacted me. All of my clients are first on this list! And I’m especially grateful to my friends and colleagues in the field of interpersonal neurobiology who continue to teach me in so many ways. And I am thankful for colleagues and friends who share my lofty aspirations for, insatiable curiosity about, and delight in our world.

All Best to You!

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"I wrote my first paper about the mind in the 6th grade.  It was actually my first paper...ever.  This has been a life-long passion.

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Debra Pearce-McCall, PhD, has been a leader in the field of Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB), for over 15 years. Her work integrates the science of mind and brain with the relational dimension of human life, on communicating, connecting, learning and changing. 


Drawing on her experiences as a psychologist, executive, and consultant, Dr. Pearce-McCall illuminates multiple levels of our human systems for leaders and coaches, pioneering how the science-based lens of IPNB optimizes our workplaces. Her approach is infused with translations from the science of our relating minds and brains, designed for immediate exploration and application. 

Dr. Pearce-McCall has taught at several universities, written numerous articles, speaks internationally, and works with progressive leaders in healthcare, creative fields, technology, education, and coaching. She has written articles and book chapters and is currently working on a book about human well-being and the relational neuroscience of everyday leadership.

A lifelong curiosity about our minds and brains, and about what increases well-being for people and our planet, led Dr. Pearce-McCall to an interdisciplinary education and multi-faceted career. Being a corporate executive, business partner, leadership consultant, non-profit board member, educator, and clinician has given her deep understanding of how qualities of our minds and relationships intersect with positive spirals of resilience and growth, and how to catalyze these patterns across many levels of human systems, from brains to businesses.


Known for her engaging energy and ability to translate wisdom from the science of being human into everyday experiences and action plans, Dr. Pearce-McCall delights in sparking curiosity and compassion, inviting others to develop their presence and relational resonance, and empowering people to lead sustainable transformations—all part of what she calls developing Prosilient Minds™. Her clients and audiences are resourced by the breadth and depth of her wisdom, and inspired by her understanding of human possibilities and vulnerabilities, and the pathways to healing, connection, and innovation.

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Dr. Pearce-McCall actually wrote her first paper on the mind at age 12 – and began mindful awareness practices soon after. More recently, she co-authored the article "Mindsight at Work", applying IPNB to leadership and organizations, with Daniel J. Siegel, MD, one of the originators of the field of IPNB. A co-author on numerous research articles, she also edited/co-edited the Global Association for Interpersonal Neurobiology Studies’ (GAINS) publications for over a decade.


She is one of the founders of GAINS, an international, interdisciplinary non-profit organization. Dr. Pearce-McCall also co-designed two certification programs in this new field of IPNB, and created ground-breaking courses applying IPNB to leadership, organizations, and professional ethics. 

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