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Alexandra Crosswell

Expertise: Stress science and the mind-body connection

Location: San Francisco, CA

Transforms complex data into conversational insights
Catalyst for reflection that drives behavior change
Blends science with spirituality

Transforms complex data into conversational insights
Catalyst for reflection that drives behavior change
Blends science with spirituality

Offerings as a WYLD Sage

  • Coaching
  • Workshops and Retreats
  • Keynotes and Speaking Engagements


Alexandra “Daisy” Crosswell, PhD, uses her experience as a psychological scientist, empath, natural problem solver, and mom to three young boys to support high achieving leaders navigate thoughtfully through their current circumstances and see through to the other side. What is the other side? A rich daily life filled with purpose and joy.

She spent over 15 years leading research labs at top-tier universities, most recently as an Assistant Professor at the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine. Her scientific work focused on uncovering the relationship between stress and health. After becoming an international stress expert, she was recruited to Apple, Inc. for a special project, which she is currently working on.

Alexandra coaches leaders, facilitates workshops, and gives corporate keynote talks centered around the latest science for how to turn the challenges of our daily reality into fuel for productivity and meaningful work. As a coach, she is known for her experience working with venture backed and rapidly scaling technology companies and her ability to help clients navigate conflicts within leadership teams.


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  • Duke University, BA in Psychology
  • UCLA, PhD in Psychology
  • Spiritual Director, Chaplaincy Institute, Berkeley, CA
  • Gallup-certified Strengths Coach
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  • Clinical Expert, Apple Inc

  • 7+ Years as an Assistant Professor, UCSF School of Medicine, Dept. of Psychiatry

Recent clients

Cohort of High Potential Senior Leaders at an Investment Management Firm

Co-Founder at a Series B Clean Energy Organization

VP at a Consumer
Retail Business


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“We thoroughly enjoy working with Dr. Crosswell, providing scientific Q&As as well as workshops to our corporate clients. She has been a fantastic facilitator, bridging scientific concepts and tangible takeaways while catering the content to the different stress challenges of the audience.”

“Alexandra brings her whole self to her role as a coach and partner and takes a holistic approach to career advice. The work we did in sessions and the solo-work I did in between was thought-provoking and I came away with concrete next steps and frameworks to apply to my job search. Alexandra is a joy to work with and I was amazed by how much ground we covered in our time together; I highly recommend her.”

“I contacted Alexandra when I was contemplating a change in my career and am so glad I did! In our one-on-one sessions, Alexandra provided me with a tool-kit and framework to approach managing my career growth and helped me get clarity on my next move. It was incredibly helpful to have her as a resource to bounce ideas off of and get real-time guidance on how to approach my career conversations. She is thoughtful and a great listener, and will help you build confidence around putting a plan in action!”

“In the workshop with Alexandra, I gained new perspectives on important topics I face today as a woman early in my career like managing energy between professional & personal life and giving feedback. I also learned about my own leadership style, including how to use my natural strengths to build and foster productive and trusted partnerships with clients and colleagues.”

— Workshop and keynote speaker series participant
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