Episode 175 - Lt Col Jannell MacAulay


Dr MacAulay is currently a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Air Force and works as the Director of Human Performance and Leadership for the 58th Special Operations Wing, running a pilot program to create high-performing, mindful, and mission-focused warfighters and families. Additionally, she is a professionalism instructor for the Air Force Profession of Arms Center of Excellence (PACE). She previously commanded the 400-member joint 305th Operations Support Squadron. Under her command, the 305th OSS was awarded the top Airfield Operations Complex of the Year for 2016 at the Air Force level, as well as the Air Mobility Command Operations Support Squadron of the Year for 2016.

She is a graduate of the US Air Force Academy, has a Masters degree in Kinesiology from Penn State and a PhD with work in the field of strategic health and human performance. Dr MacAulay is a wellness educator, yoga instructor, mindfulness researcher, and holds a certificate in plant based nutrition. She specializes in improving the performance of the members of high-stress organizations through a focus on nutrition, physical and mental fitness, human connection, and values discovery. Her methods are grounded in self-love and teamwork, using a relationship-based leadership approach to create mindful leaders who thrive in their workspace and lifespace.

She is also the founder of the 501c3 non-profit organization, Healthy Body Healthy Life, which builds wellness-oriented communities by employing military spouses to provide holistic wellness outreach, partnership, and resources to military families and veterans. She is a combat veteran with over 3000 flying hours in the C-21, C-130, and KC-10 aircraft. She is a military spouse and is the mother of two active and veggie-loving kiddos.

Dr MacAulay’s Website:

Dr MacAulay’s Ted Talk:

Recommended Book:

Man's Search for Meaning - Viktor Frankl

Recommended Documentary:

Forks Over Knives