Teri Mahaney, PhD


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A hybrid consultant and mentor

Dr. Mahaney is equally comfortable in the worlds of organizational management and personal transformation.

A hybrid consultant and mentor,

Dr. Mahaney is equally comfortable in the worlds of organizational management and personal transformation.
She is sought out for her depth of knowledge and experience, unique insights, down-to-earth approach, sense of humor, and uplifting spirit. Her private clients range from NFL and NBA players to underachieving students to mid-life career-changers. Currently, she teaches graduate leadership classes, drawing on her own experience and research. She was a highly respected management trainer and consultant to over 500 organizations, specializing in her quick-draw analysis of problems and practical strategies for solving them. She pioneered whole-brain accelerated learning methods, integrating them into her college classes and business trainings.

Teri combined her passion for helping others succeed – quickly and easily – with her investigative mind – to research the neuroscience of performance. She discovered the link between the Theta brain wave state and performance, and created her revolutionary Change Your Mind SuperSleep® program. Her work is internationally recognized and referenced in books on the brain and change. Teri continues to improve and expand her program, and has conducted evidence based studies and presented her research findings at international conferences.

The bottom line is — Teri lives her passion. She cares.

Though listed in the World Who’s Who of Women, honored as an International Leader in Achievement and an Outstanding Woman of the Year, Teri measures her success by the success of her clients.

Teri’s Outstanding Achievements include:

As an Innovator
for Personal Transformation

  • created the Change Your Mind SuperSleep® method which is internationally recognized and referenced in books on the brain and rapid change technologies, including Supermemory and Superlearning 2000
  • authored Change Your Mind and SuperSleep® – the first and only books on how to create theta brainwave recordings for peak performance and healing
  • developed and produced Change Your Mind SuperSleep® CD series: (6 CDs per series): Empowerrment, Healing and Wellness, Success, Money, Student Success, Parenting, Loving Relationships, Loving Partnership, Train Your Brain for Runners
  • founded Heal Bullying, a non profit to deliver free resources to heal the negative effects of bullying, which provides six free MP3s, downloadable from the internet
  • authored Make SMART Choices with Tyler and Friends, a critical thinking book that guides young readers through real life problems, step by step, to positive solutions

As an Associate Professor of Business and Management Trainer

  • won the Innovative Teacher award
  • developed skills based curriculum in accelerated learning format for delivery in colleges, businesses, and government
  • designed award winning training materials (Best of the North Award)
  • created the Supertraining programs — integrating accelerated learning into business and management training classes
  • trained and consulted with over 500 organizations ranging from the Stennis Space Center to the Girl Scouts of America

As a State Director
Appointed by the Governor

Director, Child Support Enforcement Division

  • Developed the wage withholding program for child support collection
  • Increased legislative understanding and public awareness of state managed programs (stories in USA Today, dozens of newspapers)
  • Won an innovative legislation federal grant award for Child Support Enforcement, to develop and pilot wage withholding

Director, Department of Transportation Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE)

  • Brought agency into federal compliance to secure $260 million in funding
  • Developed the Policy and Procedure Manual which was adopted as a model for all states

As a Community College

  • increased enrollment 30% by assessing and meeting students’ needs
  • initiated and piloted the first concurrent enrollment for telecourses in US
  • sponsored / hostessed the first cross-curriculum conference in humanities
  • developed a Visitor Industry Management degree program
  • designed a week-end Entrepreneurship Certificate Program

As a College Professor

  • integrated accelerated learning into classroom curriculum
  • initiated experiential learning for outdoor recreation classes
  • designed alternative delivery modes for business classes
  • designed and taught all-day supervision classes for working supervisors
  • designed and taught the first MBA class in Ethics
  • designed and taught one of the first Women in Management courses
  • served as advisor to graduate students
  • mentored students writing theses and dissertations

As owner/operator of
Western Skier & River Trip Co., Inc.

  • was a whitewater guide on Wild and Scenic Rivers in Utah, Texas, and Colorado
  • designed the Great Outdoor Adventure Leadership School (GOALS) for youth
  • led the first US familiarization tour for outdoor travel
  • established outdoor travel in airline vacation books and tour desks
  • packaged, sold, and facilitated the largest single ski group to Colorado (858)
  • won the Presidential Sports Award


Ph.D. : Higher Education Administration & Leadership:    dissertation on the Five Functions of Management
M.B.A. : Small Business Ownership
M.A. : English: thesis on History of Black Drama 1858-1970
Certificates : Brain Technologies, Lozanov (Suggestopedia), NeuroLinguistic Programming, Teaching English as a Second Language, Master Level Reiki
Study : Extensive study in peak performance, accelerated learning, neuroscience, brain states, alternative healing, psychoneuroimmunology, subliminal programming
Honors:  World Who’s Who of Women, International Leader in Achievement, Outstanding Woman of the Year, Teacher of the Year.

Teri’s Private Clients

Are from all walks of life and include an F-18 pilot, NBA & NFL players, CFO of the largest seaport in North America, an Attorney General, award winning wrestling team, coach of the year, etc.

Teri’s Corporate / Government Clients include

Teri’s Private Clients
Are from all walks of life and include an F-18 pilot, NBA & NFL players, CFO of the largest seaport in North America, an Attorney General, award winning wrestling team, coach of the year, striving career people, frustrated professionals, underperforming students… people seeking rapid changes for improved performance and living.

Teri’s Corporate / Government Clients include
Nat’l Assoc of Supreme Court Clerks
Rady’s Childrens’ Hospital
Association of Research & Enlightenment
ESource: Entrepreneurs Franchise
Department of Defense
Stennis Space Center
Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division –
US Navy F-18 Test Pilot Team
US Navy Bases: CA, FL, LA, SC, MS
Point Mugu Fire Department
US Army – Korea
US Marines – Parris Island
Peace Officers Assoc.
Hilton Hotels
American Business Women’s Assoc
Coopers and Lybrand
Alyeska Pipeline
Board of Equalization – CA
Department of the Interior
Internal Revenue Service
Small Business Administration
Sedona Fire Department
Dept. of Transportation
Dept. of Health & Human Services
Dept. of Revenue
Economic Resource Council
Division of Excise and Audit
Council on Prevention of Alcohol & Drug Abuse
Dept. of Administrative Services-Alaska
Department of Tourism – Alaska
Municipal Finance Officers
Dept. of Social Services
U.S. Park Service
National Audubon Society
Municipality of Anchorage
Multiple Listing Service
Chamber of Commerce – AK, CA, AZ
American Society of Training & Development
Bank of America
North County African American Women’s Assoc.
U of California at San Diego
MANA / Hermanitas
Universal Assoc. of Light Volunteers
Convention & Visitors Bureaus – AK & CA
Start Up San Diego
American Society of Business Officers
North Star Hospital
Boys & Girls Club Boards – AZ & CA
EEO Office – Alaska
Fort Mojave Indian Reservation
Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation
Tanadgusix Corporation
Bethel Native Corporation
Alaska Native Hospital
Building Industry Association
Professional Mortgage Women
North Slope Borough
Alliance Bank
Delta Kappa Gamma
Providence Hospital
Bureau of Land Management
Kodiak Area Native Association
Girl Scouts of America
Fairbanks Borough
Credit Women International
Alaska Housing & Finance
National Assoc of Banking Women
Clemson University
Unity Churches – Carlsbad, Pomona, Sedona, Anchorage
Calista Corporation
Charter North Hospital
Alaska Hotel/Motel Assoc
National Assoc of Life Underwriters
Heritage Homes
Insurance Women’s Assoc
Women’s Life Underwriters
American Society of Women Accountants
First National Bank
Collins-Weed Inc.
American Assoc of Home Economists
Northwest Technical Services
American Institute of Police Women
National Eligibility Workers Assoc
Captain Cook Hotel
Amdahl Corporation
Franchise Tax Board – CA
Light Technologies
Western States Assoc of Tax Accountants
San Diego County Office of Education
Soroptimist International
Alaska Mutual Bank
AVID Program
Carlsbad Unified School Genius Project