Kerry Makin-Byrd

Dr. Kerry Makin-Byrd is a fourth generation business owner. As a psychologist, she helps entrepreneurs and professionals create deep, meaningful lives by applying expertise in evidence-based therapy and coaching to foster resilience, mindfulness, and purpose-driven work.

Dr. Makin-Byrd received her Ph.D. from Pennsylvania State University, and subsequently received advanced training at the University of California San Francisco and Stanford University. She has held professional appointments at the National Center for PTSD and at New York University. She has served as a researcher and national subject matter expert on trauma and PTSD, and has authored over 30 peer-reviewed studies, Congressional reports, and clinical chapters on trauma and resilience. She received the Special Contribution Award from the Veterans Health Administration in recognition of the national impact of her policy contributions and clinical teaching on VA mental health services.

After a decade in academia and government, she followed her entrepreneurial dream (and heritage) to establish her own business. She now enjoys building out her vision and the long hours that rarely feel like work. In addition to being a psychologist and executive coach, Kerry is founding board member of the Kids Compassion Project, volunteers with Dumb Friends League, and enjoys hiking with her husband and daughter.