“A MASTERPIECE.”

“A TOUR-DE-FORCE”

“A MUST READ.”

“WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?  BECOME AN EVERYDAY HERO!”

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Elevate Your Life Through Science

Are you ready to understand yourself and others better? Are you ready to tap into your highest human potential? You’ve come to the right place! We’re on the same wavelength.

I’m a science writer, but I think of myself as a kind of translator. I glean insights from the research world about how our bodies and minds work, what motivates us to behave the way we do, and how we can grow into the highest versions of ourselves. I distill new discoveries in biology, psychology, and neuroscience into clear, engaging narratives that grab scientists and non-scientists alike.

I’m learning about how we can reach the state Aristotle called eudaimonia: deep satisfaction, fulfillment, and a sense that we’re contributing to the greater good and I’m excited to share it with you!

What Makes a Hero?
The Surprising Science
of Selflessness

Elizabeth’s first book, What Makes a Hero? reveals how we can encourage our most heroic selves to step forward.

Praise for What Makes a Hero?

What Makes a Hero? is really about how to become a better person⁠—a subject science has more to say about than you might expect. The world would be a better place if everyone read Elizabeth Svoboda’s fun, fascinating, and deeply researched
book.”
—Joshua Foer, author of Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything

 

“A must-read for anyone curious about real-life heroism. Svoboda examines every facet that contributes to heroic behavior: genes, neurobiology, thoughts and feelings, social forces.”
—Robin Rosenberg, Ph.D., psychologist and author, Superhero Origins: What Makes Superheroes Tick and Why We Care; editor, What Is a Superhero?

 

“Elizabeth Svoboda weaves research, public narratives and personal stories together to demonstrate that heroic action can be learned; that heroic inclinations can be nurtured; and that “heroes” can, in fact, be made. We all have it in us, and through rehearsal, practice, self-insight and peer support, we can bring our inner heroes to light.”
—Mary C. Gentile, Ph.D., author of Giving Voice To Values: How To Speak Your Mind When You Know What’s Right

 

COULD YOU BE A HERO?

READ THE STORIES OF REAL-LIFE HEROES AND
START YOUR OWN HEROIC JOURNEY TODAY.

Plus, you’ll get links to Elizabeth’s newest blog posts and articles, invitations to upcoming events, and exercises to strengthen your inner hero.

COULD YOU BE A HERO?

READ THE STORIES OF REAL-LIFE HEROES AND
START YOUR OWN HEROIC JOURNEY TODAY.

Plus, you’ll get links to Elizabeth’s newest articles and books, invitations to upcoming events,and exercises to strengthen your inner hero.

Speaking

Elizabeth is an engaging and dynamic presenter who loves sharing her insights on the origins of selflessness, how to help your inner hero emerge, and how to find your heroic identity.

Her past clients include the American Red Cross, O’Reilly, and the Hero Round Table.

Consulting

Elizabeth is excited to hear from you! Drop her a line to start a conversation about how to incorporate her insights about heroism and selflessness into your lesson plan, presentation, or corporate training.

Read the Latest

Check out Elizabeth’s recent articles, insights, and research-tested ways to elevate and enrich your life.

Is “Virtual Heroism” a Real Thing?

You can’t douse a fire or pull someone from an icy lake while scrolling on your tablet or phone. But can you change people’s lives for the better? Most definitely. According to psychologist and futurist Dana Klisanin, online outreach gives real-world helping missions...

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Heroes aren’t special. They’re just prepared.

Heroic action—like talking down a school shooter or jumping onto train tracks to rescue someone—often happens in a matter of seconds. But what you don’t always see is the months, years, or even decades of preparation that came before those fleeting heroic moments....

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