Hi, I'm Pam Coburn-Litvak.

I use my 25 years of experience in stress research and mental health to help leaders and organizations boost productivity, reduce stress and burnout, and promote well-being.

What people say about working with me:


Impacting Lives

I would like to thank you for speaking at our meeting. You were very informative and interesting. In particular, the applicability of your talk - e.g., your focus on stress, the significance of mental control, developing personal coping strategies, etc. - were immeasurable. I thank you for devoting your professional life to well-being. Creating our own healthy futures through lifestyle, mental awareness, ad related behaviors will benefit each of us, those we love, and by extension society as a whole. You impact countless lives.


18 months into the pandemic, our team was feeling the heat. We invited Pamela to a one hour company meeting and gave her the tall order of communicating clear, actionable ways the team could prioritize activity to help reduce stress. Having the entire company hear this advice as the same time led to an almost immediate change in our expectations of each other- no more instant demands for attention and time!
Pamela did an excellent job of keeping our attention and soliciting real time involvement (I was nervous it would seem like a lecture, and that was not the case at all.). I can enthusiastically recommend Pamela to create a create a program that works for your goals, in your parameters and that delivers on the promise of actionable takeaways. Plus you will just like her. :)


I have had the privilege to work with Pam in our collaborative efforts to address burn out and wellbeing in the health care environment. Pam is an outstanding collaborator, educator and program developer. She has world-class knowledge and understanding of the impact of stress on health care professionals. She is highly skilled at translating this knowledge into well-crafted, engaging presentations.


Building a business has certainly been a rollercoaster, and this year won't be a walk in the park either. Attending the Rebound webinar made me feel that I'm not alone. Not only was it chock-full of industry insights, but it also gave me (and others on the call) a chance to take a pulse of our own stress levels and what's causing us stress, and an action plan to manage stress and get re-energized. Great session!

Best in 30 years

Pamela is a highly skilled speaker, certified executive coach and neuroscientist who used her combined talents to deliver one of the best group training sessions offered in the 30-year history of our leadership program.The session was focused on issues related to managing burnout and the great resignation, which were both timely and relevant for the diverse group of business, public and nonprofit leaders in our program. Pamela was extremely organized and easy to work with, and customized the training to perfectly fit our needs. I would not hesitate to recommend her to others and work with her again!


Pam Coburn-Litvak explains the neuroscience and frames the challenges we face in ways that show effective strategies for improving performance and improving our moods and emotions.

Duane - Professor


Dr. Litvak is a uniquely talented communicator with an exceptional ability to present deep scientific information in the language of the lay man.

Isaac - Business Owner


Pam designed and delivered an excellent webinar, Burnout and the Great Resignation. She combined research and practical steps in her presentation. She inserted probing questions and polls to engage the attendees. Participants left with tons of tools. One of the best webinars I've attended in ages.


Pamela Coburn-Litvak has both great expertise and an ability to help others create change. I recently attended her webinar on Burnout and the Great Resignation. Her research on that important topic is thorough and deep. She understands the dynamics in society and in the workplace that have led us to this crisis. More importantly, she offers real solutions to managers and leaders who have the courage and will to tackle the problem and to develop better workplaces. I strongly recommend Pam as a speaker who will both inspire you and also help you move to action.

How I got into Executive Coaching & Advising

To get my PhD in neuroscience, I studied the effects of stress on mental health. I learned that the stress we face in life often leaves us vulnerable to stress-related problems like anxiety and depression. Stress also increases our risk of high blood pressure, heart attack, and stroke. 

At first, my research and teaching were limited to the university classroom. I taught courses in mental health and published my research in scientific journals like Neuroscience and Neurobiology of Learning and Behavior.

Later, I started teaching the principles of stress management and resilience to a broader audience. In addition to producing and conducting public seminars, I wrote a book on stress, depression, and anxiety called Leaving the Shadowland.

And I realized something important.

A lot of our stress happens at work. Workplace stress statistics are pretty grim: over 80% of U.S. workers report having significant workplace stress, and U.S. companies spend $300 billion each year on issues like low productivity and absenteeism. This doesn't even include the $200 billion we spend each year on stress-related healthcare costs.

So, now I help executives and organizations reduce their stress load in terms of overwhelm, disorganization, and personnel issues like conflict and team building. I am a certified executive coach through the Center for Executive Coaching, with specialty certification for healthcare leaders. I hold the Professional Certified Coach credential through the International Coaching Federation. I am also certified in the Hogan Assessment tools (Hogan Personality Inventory, Hogan Development Inventory, and Hogan Motives, Values, and Preferences Inventory).

I have also been recognized as one of the Top Executive Coaches by the Coach Foundation.

Please contact me if you are interested in one-on-one or group coaching as well as training events. I'd love to hear from you!

Certified Healthcare Leader Coach

Benefits of Working with Me

25 years of experience in mental health

I am not a psychiatrist or therapist. But I do have extensive knowledge in mental health areas like stress & overwhelm management, time management, and simple techniques to reduce symptoms of depression & anxiety and boost resilience. 


I offer either one-on-one or group coaching. As a former university professor, I also still love getting in front of a classroom, so I'd love to do your training event or facilitate your team or company retreat.  


I currently hold the PCC (Professional Certified Coach) credential the International Coaching Federation. In addition to coaching executives and business leaders, I am also a certified healthcare leadership coach through the Center for Executive Coaching


In addition to individual and group programs, I also offer online training options. Some of these are FREE resources; others are available for paying clients. 

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