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Smita

Location:

San Francisco, CA

Member since:

May 25, 2013

We are highly selective with admitting new members (~20% admit rate), so fully completed profile questions will get priority. What is your full name and LinkedIn profile URL?

Smita Sadana http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=186282867&goback=%2Enmp_*1_*1_*1_*1_*1_*1_*1_*1_*1_*1&trk=spm_pic I have been a portfolio Manager for 18 years and now I am a co-founder in a company HABITERA. I am a co-founder in a company, Habitera. This company is based on our passion to help people "lose weight for the last time". As you might know, 95% of existing diets fail to keep the weight off over time... The weight lost tends to come back within 3 years, based on many studies. Our approach is to fundamentally change the way people approach weight loss through: 1) Education, based on cutting edge research 2) Instilling key habits that transform the individual's approach to food and create a healthy lifestyle. We have unique ways in which we leverage the latest in individual and group psychology, including using research from Stanford University and elsewhere, to achieve this goal.

What is the nature of your interest in designing experiences for personal habit development?

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Can you share a 5-minute personal story about a successful habit practice that's lasted longer than 100 days? If so, please give us just a quick synopsis!

I have given up and started MANY habits both in personal and professional life. I have worked in portfolio management for 18 years and have been very successful at it. For instance, one problem I had to work on was giving up soda several years ago. I cut my triggers, and ability, and I have been sofa free for 7 years.

Which (if any) relevant guest speaker(s) could you contact to speak at a future meetup with whom you already have a personal relationship?

B.J. Fogg In addition, I could be a guest Speaker. There is NO ONE connecting Habit Design with financial success. I have been named `The Best female investor on Wall Street". I have been on cover of an Elite Trading magazine. I am one of the top writers on one of the two best read financial websites. While I realize that I do not have research experience in habit design, I have a Bachelors in psychology and Econ and a double Masters in Econ. I have practically applied habit design!

Which specific host locations (if any) could you contact to host/sponsor a future meetup?

Habitera office, in milpitas

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