Debra Pearce-McCall

PhD Chair Blog Team

Debra Pearce-McCall, Ph.D., brings a compassionate, playful, and scientifically informed approach to our relating minds and brains into all her work as a consultant, clinician, and coach. She is involved in IPNB applications to sustainable well-being, collective learning, wise leadership, and ethical work. She especially enjoys working with those who mentor and lead others, and provides international consulting, training, and speaking for all kinds of change makers.

Deeply committed to expanding the field of IPNB since 2005, Debra’s contributions include:

  • Creating and facilitating applications of IPNB (e.g., she developed numerous classes for the first academic certificate program in IPNB, now a new certificate program housed at PCC Institute for Health Professionals, where she continues to share her work applying IPNB to ethics and leadership).
  • Writing about IPNB (Debra co-authored Mindsight at Work: An interpersonal neurobiology lens on leadership, with Daniel J. Siegel, MD, included in Handbook of Neuroleadership; she was the editor of GAINS e-books, wrote feature articles for and co-edited the GAINS quarterly and journal).
  • Helping to grow the GAINS community (charter member, long time board member, served as President).

With degrees in psychology and human systems, from the Universities of Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Minnesota, Debra holds licenses as a Psychologist and as a Marriage and Family Therapist, and is Certified in IPNB, Conversational Intelligence®, and HeartMath®. She is the founder of the Center for Prosilient Minds; a Senior Consultant and on the Leadership Team with The CreatingWe Institute, an international community of thought leaders working at the interface of organization/leadership development, neuroscience and innovation; a Consulting Co-Creator and Guide for ecosystemiQ; and for the NeuroSTROLLTM.

Her deepest knowing about integrating mind, brain, and relating has come from being a parent, exploring mindful awareness practices, her own journeys with pain and loss and joy, communing with nature in all forms, and dancing in body or mind to the amazing human creation of music.