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The 6% with NancyMD

Jan 31, 2022

Episode Overview:

The academia system can sometimes be described as archaic. There are various barriers that can deter people from success or even entry, and for minorities such as women of color and immigrants, trying to navigate such a system can be doubly difficult. But it doesn’t mean it’s impossible either.

This episode’s guest is world-renowned behavioral scientist, Clarissa Silva. She’ll join me to discuss her personal experiences and pressures as a first generation Brazilian-American. Minorities such as her had to fight for success and change, but she believes in a future where the next generations no longer have to suffer that and are free to create and succeed.

Additionally, she’ll also discuss the Your Happiness Hypothesis (H20) technique that aims to aid high-performing individuals who struggle with relationships. With a focus on decision-making, it makes us contemplate the choices we’ve made, the results that came from it, and what we can do to improve the outcomes for ourselves.

If you’re someone trying to go against the grain and achieve happiness and success, come and join us for this illuminating conversation!


Episode Highlights:

  • What motivated Clarissa to study behavioral science and diseases 
  • Her initial struggle navigating American culture and society as a first generation Brazilian-American
  • The systematic lack of access for women of color such as herself
  • Dismantling these structures and replacing them with better ones
  • How to stop limiting beliefs and how to encourage those trying to break past them
  • Your Happiness Hypothesis (H20) technique


About the Guest:

Clarissa Silva is a world-renowned behavioral scientist, researcher, and relationship coach and is the founder of C Silva Solutions, LLC, a firm dedicated to developing solutions for mental health, emotional wellness, relationship decision-making, and corporate wellness.

Your Happiness Hypothesis (c) (H20) is a technique she created that is the first-ever disruptive relationship technique/method. She re-engineered traditional psychological and behavioral science models to be ten times more effective than these traditional methods and revolutionized the way she can approach love after realizing that conventional theories do not work for her.

She received her scientific and research training at the University of Michigan, where she was awarded the prestigious Ford/Fogarty fellowship from the National Institutes of Health. She is a member of Harvard Medical School’s IOC, an institution dedicated to the science of coaching as a practice. For her work, she has gained recognition in 27 markets and was featured on numerous shows and other media such as FOX, NBC, HuffPostLive, ABC, CBS, PR Newswire, Google, Washington Post, Huffington Post, Vogue, Vanity Fair, Forbes, Yahoo Japan, Tabi Labo Japan, Cosmopolitan Italy, and Cosmopolitan Netherlands.


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