About the Institute

We are dedicated to bringing more confidence to the world and use brain science as the basis for what and how we teach.

Our Story
Our Clients
Our Team

Our Story

American Confidence Institute (ACI) was started in 2015 as a result of HR.com’s interest in Alyssa Dver’s 5th book, Ms. Informed. Thereafter, ACI received ICF and SHRM accreditation and began offering eclasses, workshops, and coaching certification programs. 

Now recognized as THE confidence experts, the ACI team has trained over 350,000 individuals and certified over 300 coaches from around the world.

Alyssa Dver
ACI CEO & America's Confidence Coach

  • TEDx and a Boston Best Speaker  

  • 7-time author including International Book Award finalist for "Confidence is a Choice: Real Science. Superhero Impact."

  • Podcast host “Real Confidence: science, secrets and a touch of tough love"

  • Professional Advisor, MIT Trust Center

  • Lecturer & coach, UPenn/Wharton Innovation Center

  • Founder & Chair for the largest employee diversity & inclusion association ERG Leadership Alliance

  • Former Chief Marketing Officer for tech and HR companies - 5-time Founder/CEO; active Board member

  • Judge, Best Employers & Women in Business Stevie Awards


Client List

Meet the ACI Team


Alyssa Dver

Chief Confidence Officer


Dr. Wade McNair

Organizational Psychologist


Jeanette Winters

Chief Coaching Officer


Maureen Cidzik

Chief Marketing Officer


Christy Andrews

Events Manager


Pam Micznik

Instructional Design


Jan Paterson

PR & Media Relations


Elior Moscowitz

Research Analyst


Zak Weinstein

Research Analyst


Andrew Ziff

Research Analyst


Connor Lewis

Multimedia Producer