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Sleep Better to Lead Better

In a Meeting

Learn how the quality of your sleep directly impacts:

  • Leadership
  • Performance​
  • Cognition
  • Emotion
  • Innovation​
  • Wellness

Schedule an initial call to discuss how Dr. Payne can help your organization optimize brain function by tapping into the power of sleep.

Leverage Your Sleeping Brain

Dr. Jessica D. Payne is a Sleep and Stress Neuroscience Expert and Professor of Psychology at the University of Notre Dame, where she directs the Sleep, Stress, and Memory Lab.

Dr. Payne's research shows that sleep and stress interact to change our brains and how we lead and function in our daily lives. She helps people understand and apply neuroscientific principles to promote better brain function and optimize our ability to live and lead well.

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The Neuroscience of Sleep, Stress, and Positive Emotion

From performance and innovation to brain health and general wellness, sleep plays a vital role in improving the daily human experience.

The overarching goal of Dr. Payne's research , presentations, and workshops is to empower people to prioritize more brain-friendly ways of living, working, and leading.

Speaking and Workshop Topics Include:

The Neuroscience of Leadership
The Sleeping Brain
Sleep, Stress, and Optimal Performance
Leading and Living Well


Dr. Payne has been an internationally recognized professional speaker and consultant for over a decade.

The value of her work has been utilized by major industries, such as:

  • Major Investment Banks

  • Top-5 Hedge Funds

  • Fortune 500 Companies

  • Healthcare and Insurance Organizations

  • Biotech and Gaming Companies

  • Sports Teams and Athletics Organizations

  • Nonprofits and Community Organizations


Schedule an initial call with Dr. Payne to discuss how she can work with your organization.

Learn how the neuroscience of sleep can help you be a better leader in Dr. Payne's online course.

Led by Jessica D. Payne, PhD

Are you sleep-deprived and stressed? Then you're not optimizing brain function and performance. 

In this digital course, you will

  • Learn about your brain from an award-winning scientist and professor who also applies this research to organizations. 

  • Discover easily applied, concrete strategies to improve sleep, brain function, and leadership effectiveness.

  • Complete the course with an individualized, step-by-step Sleep Leadership Plan you can use right away.


Dr. Payne's work has been featured in:

Watch Dr. Payne present to audiences and discuss the application of her research:

"The Science of Stress & Sleep" - Professor Jessica Payne
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