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About Dr. Mahaney Old

Teri Mahaney, PhD is a woman of action for personal and social transformation.

Her passion is thinking – clear, creative, life-changing thinking. An award winning teacher and author, she is committed to helping people change their minds to make their lives work better on all levels. 

Teri combined her passion to help others succeed with her analytical 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, which is internationally recognized and referenced in books on the brain and change.  She has been invited to share her research at international conferences. 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 is available for conference keynotes and workshops. She is sought out for her depth of knowledge and experience, down to earth approach, intuitive insights, sense of humor, and uplifting spirit.

Contact her to discuss possibilities. 

Teri’s Outstanding Achievements include:

As an Innovator for Social Change

  • 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
  • Founded Heal Bullying, a non profit that delivers free resources to heal the negative effects of bullying. She provides six free SuperSleep® MP3s:  I Stand Up to Bullying, I’m Over the Hurt, I’m Smart About Social Media, I Feel Good About Myself, I Get Along at School, I Hang Out With the Right Kids www.healbullying.org
  • Authored Make SMART Choices with Tyler and Friends, a critical thinking book and workbook set that guides young readers through a simple five step process to solve real life problems. www.makesmartchoices.xyz

As an Associate Professor of Business and Management Trainer

  • Trained and consulted with over 500 organizations ranging from the Stennis Space Center to the Girl Scouts of America
  • Taught leadership for the Deparment of Defense and Interior 
  • Designed award winning training materials (Best of the North Award)
  • Created the Supertraining programs — integrating accelerated learning into business and management training classes
  • Won the Innovative Teacher award

As a State Director Appointed by the Governor

       Director, Child Support Enforcement Division

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

       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 that was adopted as a model for all states

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, Master Level Reiki

Study : Extensive study in peak performance, accelerated learning, neuroscience, brain states, alternative healing, psychoneuroimmunology, subliminal programming

Honors:  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.


Dr. Mahaney’s personal peak performance clients include sports stars (NBA, NFL, NCAA), a former Attorney General, an F-18 test pilot, CFO of the largest seaport in North America, disadvantaged students, struggling business owners, people will critical illnesses, anxious and unsure professionals, etc.

Her Corporate clients include the following: 

Department of Defense Hilton Hotels
Anthony Robbins International Ken Blanchard Companies
Department of the Interior Alyeska Pipeline
Symbiotics National Bank
Nat’l Assoc of Supreme Court Clerks Department of the Interior
Sedona Fire Department Dept. of Transportation – Alaska
Dept. of Revenue – Alaska Economic Resource Council
Council on Prevention of Alcohol & Drug Abuse Department of Tourism
AlaskaMunicipal Finance Officers US Park Service
Dept. of Social Services Point Mugu Fire Department
Municipality of Anchorage Multiple Listing Service
Anchorage Peace Officers Assoc American Society of Training and Development
American Soc. of Business Officers Boys & Girls Club – Sedona, AZ
Fort Mojave Indian Reservation Alaska Native Hospital
Bethel Native Corporation Professional Mortgage Women
North Slope Borough Delta Kappa Gamma
Fairbanks Borough Bureau of Land Management
Girl Scouts of America Credit Women International
National Assoc of Banking Women Clemson University
Calista Corporation Charter North Hospital
Heritage Homes National Assoc of Life Underwriters
Women’s Life Underwriters American Society of Women Accountants
Northwest Technical Service Tariq Khamisa Foundation
American Assoc of Home Economists American Institute of Police Women
National Eligibility Workers Assoc Captain Cook Hotel
Light Technologies American Business Women’s Assoc
ESource: Entrepreneurs Franchise Bank of America
Coopers and Lybrand Disrtrict Attorney’s Office, San Diego
IVAT: International Conference on Violence, Abuse, and Trauma US Navy Bases: Charleston, SC; Gulfport, MS: Jacksonville, FL; New Orleans, LA
Convention & Visitors Bureaus – San Jose, Anchorage, Fairbanks, Kenai, Nome, Ketchikan, Palmer, Kodiak Stennis Space Center
US Army – Korea Board of Equalization – California
EEO Office – Alaska Internal Revenue Service
Dept. of Health & Human Services Division of Excise and Audit
Alaska Dept. of Administrative Services North Star Hospital
AlaskaNational Audubon Society Chamber of Commerce
Boys & Girls Club – Oceanside, CA Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation
Tanadgusix Corporation Alliance Bank
Providence Hospital Kodiak Area Native Association
Alaska Housing & Finance Unity Church
Alaska Hotel/Motel Assoc Insurance Women’s Assoc Keybank
Collins-Weed Inc Amdahl Corporation
US Navy F-18 Testing Team Franchise Tax Board – California
Western States Association of Tax Accountants Science & Consciousness Conference
Assoc of Research & Enlightenment. Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division – Point Mugu, China Lake, Saint Nicholas Island