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Tanya Abreu

Women's Health: Inspirational Healthcare Leader

Tanya Abreu is known as a healthcare transformer, working to change lackluster energy into positive acceleration for anyone seeking better health. Through her work with hospitals, healthcare providers, and speaking to women around the world, her message is consistent: People will not pursue the “mechanics” of healthcare until they experience the power of wellness.

In 2000, Tanya co-founded Spirit Health Group, the only think tank for success in women’s health in the United States for hospital, doctors, and nurses.

Prior to Spirit and WOW Health/ Optimistic Medicine ™ Group, Tanya served in a leadership role at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s Magee-Womens Hospital, designing and implementing exciting and effective consumer and community health outreach. She also taught writing and communications at the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University.

As a sought-after speaker, author and workshop leader, Tanya has delivered more than 500 keynote speeches and conducted private workshops throughout the country and internationally in partnership with the United States Agency for International Development. Her views about innovation, transformation, and the woman’s perspective on healthcare have been published in the Huffington Post, The Ireland Report and elsewhere. She has been featured in over 100 television, radio and newspaper interviews around the country as an expert in moving the healthcare consumer from awareness to action.

Tanya was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and currently lives in Delray Beach, Florida with her family and a menagerie of pets. She is a proud Nana to grandson Cody and granddaugher Grace. Tanya enjoys travel, cooking, dancing, hiking, beaches, boardrooms, bikes, reading, and “getting things done” both personally and professionally. She is the Chairperson of the Board for Haitian-American Connections and an active community philanthropist in South Florida. She also on Faculty at Florida International University proffering courses in leadership and communication.


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The Top Ten Ways to Go from Worn Out to WOW — Right NOW

An inspirational presentation that offers ten instant strategies to boost your mood and your health. Based on medical research and science, Tanya Abreu explores “in the moment” cures for depression, grief, and anxiety with a healty dose of self-discovery and humor.


Cancer is a Cure for a Purposeless Life: My Survivor Story

Tanya Abreu boldly shares her story of complicated uterine cancer, its diagnosis, treatment, and the topsy turvy three year “survival” period that followed that may indeed have been more challenging than the cancer fight. In this powerful message, we learn that often the outcome of facing death is truly learning how to embrace life.


High Performance Living: Lessons from Women Around the World

In her three decades of traveling the world working in the field of women’s health, Tanya Abreu has experienced patterns of survival and success for women in all cultures, of all races, and of all resources. In this creative “travelogue” presentation, you will meet women who although very different share the same habits to go from hopelessness to happiness.


The Lesser-Known Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Disease: Love, Laughter, and Cell Phones

Science is showing us that positive emotions and human connection is powerful preventive medicine. In some research studies, the happiness factor prevented and/or treated cardiovascular disease better or as well as pharmaceuticals. A-ha your way through this presentation on the link between feeling good, being in love, and laughing and protecting yourself from heart attacks and strokes.


Have You Heard the Buzz: Best Body, Best Sex, & Best Life after 50

It IS possible to be your best after 50 in body, mind, and spirit. You just have to believe and know and practice a few secrets. In this exploration of age-free living, Tanya Abreu shares science, personal experience, and practical advice for a vibrant life over 50.


How Optimism and the New Science of Happiness Can Change YOUR Life and Health

Most people know that being happy makes them healthier, but few of us know how to get there. In this lively and practical presentation, Tanya Abreu shares research in pschoneuroimmunology (PNI) that demonstrates how our emotions really do control our health and vice versa. You will also learn how to cultivate optimism to get fit in mind, body, and spirit.

The Hokey Pokey of Health™: Putting Your Whole Self In

In this fun, funny, and informative presentation, Tanya Abreu shares body-part-by-body part, an integrative approach to total health that will leave you healthier, more playful, and energized for life. You can turn yourself around by putting your whole self in. After all, that’s what life is all about!



Drawing from her more than 25 years of experience in the planning and promotion of women’s health services at hundreds of U.S. hospitals and physician practices as well in consulting in women’s health for the United States Agency for International Development, Tanya delivers a stunning portrait of global women’s health and how it pertains to all of our futures.



A cardiovascular specialty presentation that champions heart health as primary care. She also explores the lesser known risk factors for heart disease and stroke like loneliness, anger, and fear and how their integration into clinical practice and education can both grow and differentiate a CV practice.


CODE RED: Healthcare Marketing is DEAD

This fast-paced presentation traces the rise and fall of hospital/doctor advertising as well as presents the difference between brand promotion and patient/client acquisition.



The Next Wave of Healthcare Communication & Patient Satisfaction. Understanding the future of telemedicine, online education, and healthcare marketing.



Recharge and Refresh Your Career. The Top 10 Tips to Stand Proudly for Yourself, Your Patients, and Your Career.


DOCTOR, Sell Thyself

A How-To Workshop on building YOUR brand as a doctor and leveraging your passion as a healthcare professional.



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