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Olympia LePoint
CEO of OL Consulting Corporation & Publishing, Olympia LePoint is best known for her role as an award-winning rocket scientist, TED speaker, and author driven to help audiences overcome fear. Mathaphobia: How You Can Overcome Your Math Fears and Become a Rocket Scientist is her debut self-help, educational book designed to empower audiences to ace math and science without doing more math problems. As an internationally-recognized leader within Math and Science fields, LePoint helped launch NASA’s Endeavour, Discovery, Columbia, and Atlantis Space Shuttles. She won The 2004 Boeing Company Professional Excellence Award, and The 2003 National Black Engineer of the Year “Modern Day Technology Leader” Award.

Hailed as “The New Einstein” by her admirers, LePoint has appeared on TV and in countless magazines and news publications, including gracing the cover of Porter Ranch Life Magazine in 2014. LePoint is featured as a TED lecturer in the talk “Reprogramming Your Brain to Overcome Fear.” She also appeared on NBC LIVE News, Between the Lines on PBS, CBS LIVE News, Kaplan at Night, Dr. Drew's Life Changers TV Show, in 2010, Jump Shipp, and Christians OnDemand Episodes. LePoint uses psychology in conjunction with science to “Reprogram Brains.” This dynamic speaker is regularly featured as a guest Math and Science expert on TV and on the Radio.

LePoint holds a Bachelors of Science Degree in Mathematics, and a Master’s of Science Degree in Applied Mathematics from California State University Northridge. As a CEO, keynote speaker and college professor, LePoint has channeled her passion into helping millions overcome fear and pursue STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) fields. She formed the national education program, Olympia’s - End Mathaphobia® Now, a system designed to promote math and science literacy in America. Currently, Olympia LePoint speaks across the U.S. and serves as an expert for TV, Radio, News Publications and Social Media outlets.

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Entries by Olympia LePoint

Movie Review: Lucy, a Thrilling Science Misinterpretation

(15) Comments | Posted August 4, 2014 | 4:09 PM

As a rocket scientist and mathematician, my friends and university students continuously ask me about my thoughts on the science in today's blockbuster movies. They question if certain concepts are accurate, and if particular scenarios can actually happen. Normally, I have a short one or two sentence answer, which immediately...

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WATCH: Reprogramming Your Brain to Overcome Fear

(1) Comments | Posted June 20, 2014 | 12:07 AM

TEDx Speaker and Rocket Scientist Olympia LePoint

How would you face the world if your face was disfigured? I had to answer this question while looking into the mirror at my own face cut open. After removing the one obstacle that nearly killed my vision of becoming a rocket scientist, I learned the process in overcoming fear. Many people want to accomplish their great life missions, but fear debilitates them. In each challenge, fear can potentially stop you from reaching your personal success. This mental block forces your brain to shut off the operation in your frontal brain lobes, leaving you unable to solve problems.

I have personally created a 3-step method for overcoming fear and reprogramming the brain to accomplish great feats. I, Olympia LePoint, share the answer through my personal story in this video filmed at the TEDxPCC Conference in Arcadia, California. To add, I share the behind-the-scenes story of this TEDx talk plus speak about my book Mathaphobia on the PBS TV show "Between the Lines" with Barry Kibrick which debuts Saturday evening, June 21, 2014 across the nation. Please help us spread this inspiring story of science and triumph with everyone who needs to see hope. Watch and share this powerful message.

2014-06-20-OlympiaspeakingatTED.jpgImage by Airis Photography

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The No. 1 Fear and 3 Mistakes Every Educator Must Avoid

(0) Comments | Posted June 11, 2014 | 5:39 PM

"You are messy." "You are wrong." "You are bad." These are common statements made by teachers and parents. What is wrong with these words? The answer may shock you.

As a TED speaker of the talk "Reprogramming Your Brain to Overcome Fear," I was taken aback when watching fellow...

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Maya Angelou Dies, Inspiring New Scientists

(2) Comments | Posted May 29, 2014 | 12:56 PM

From "Roots" to "Sesame Street", she was a leader who taught me how to be a "Phenomenal Woman." She won three Grammys, spoke six languages, and ushered a U.S. President into office through a poem. She inspired me to master the English language, so I could help humanity embrace science....

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