About Today’s Guest:

Dr MacAulay is a 20-year U.S. Air Force veteran with experience leading and building teams, designing & implementing complex organizational change, and creating innovative solutions to optimize the human weapon system when operating in rugged and high-stress environments. Highly educated critical thinker, strategist, leadership & professionalism educator, and partner/co-founder of elite high-performance warrior mindset training experience for individuals and organizations.

Dr MacAulay commanded the 400 member joint 305th Operations Support Squadron – DoD’s only tri-service OSS, with 10 flights, two airfields, & the largest KC-10 Formal Training Unit. Under her command, the 305th OSS was awarded Air Mobility Command’s Operations Support Squadron of the Year in 2016, and Airfield Operations Complex of the Year for 2015 & 2016 – earning the honor at the Air Force level in 2016. A retired USAF Lt Colonel, Dr MacAulay was a professionalism and leadership instructor for Air Education and Training Command, and served as the Director of Human Performance and Leadership for the 58th Special Operations Wing.

Most recently, she serves as a Human Performance consultant for the US Air Force, Department of Justice, and corporate America. She is a graduate of the US Air Force Academy, has a Masters Degree in Kinesiology from Penn State University, and a PhD with work in the field of strategic health & human performance. Dr MacAulay is a certified wellness educator, yoga instructor, mindfulness researcher, and holds a certificate in plant-based nutrition. She is a proud military spouse, mother of two, and a combat veteran with over 3000 flying hours as a pilot in the C-21, C-130, & KC-10 aircraft.

In this Episode, you will learn:

  • Dr. MacAulay’s background and experience
  • Building confidence at a young age
  • Protecting your dream from others
  • Not letting “no” be an obstacle
  • Growth mindset vs. fixed mindset
  • Mental fitness
  • Developing a healthy mindset to prevent breakdown, burnout, and become a better leader
  • Change in the military after 9/11
  • Mid-career burnout and negative mindsets
  • “Imperfection is the path to learning and growth”
  • Awareness of how stress impacts us and then the people around us
    • The awareness of the need for resources
    • The awareness of what resources are availalbe
  • Mindfulness as a path to awareness
  • An ancient brain living in a modern world
  • “Many change only through pain and suffering”
  • Mental Fitness as a way of improving life
  • The Compete to Create program

Links Mentioned in this Episode:

Dr. MacAulay’s Web Site

Dr. MacAulay on Social Media:





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Protecting your Core Self from The Arrows of Malevolence — Head Space and Timing · June 19, 2019 at 5:23 am

[…] more painful and dangerous arrows of malevolence often come from ourselves. In a recent conversation with Dr. Jannell MacAulay, she talked about how she was encouraged by her father from a young age. […]

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