Safety·Awareness· Wellbeing

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Captain Reyné O’Shaughnessy has been a commercial airline pilot for over 34 years for a Fortune 50 company. She has logged over 10,000 hours of total heavy jet flight time. Her aircraft experience includes B727, B757/B767, Airbus 300/310, and notably, thirty four years ago she was one of the first women B747 qualified.

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Captain O’ is a certified health coach accredited by the Functional Medicine Coaching Academy®, the Gold Standard in health coaching. This is the only program designed and delivered in collaboration with the Institute for Functional Medicine® and fully approved by the NSHWC.


The functional medicine model is an individualized, patient-centered, science-based approach that empowers patients and practitioners to work together to address the underlying causes of disease and promote optimal wellness. It requires a detailed understanding of each client’s genetic, biochemical, and lifestyle factors and leverages that data to direct personalized program plans that lead to improved outcomes.

Reyné, also known as Captain O, has a strong interest in mental health and performance that began while she engaged as a volunteer in professional pilot union-sponsored programs. This experience gave her insight as to how our physical and mental health are closely tied to our capacity for high-performance. As a result, she created the first ever health and wellbeing website designed specifically for airline pilots for her airline. Building on that desire to better her coworkers’ and her own health, Captain O holds a certification in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) from Brown University, an institution known for its academic rigor in public health. In addition, she holds a BS in Leadership, and an Executive Certificate in Business from UC Berkeley. She also holds a full certification as a health coach from the Functional Medicine Academy which is the Gold Standard in Health Coaching Certification with the only program designed and delivered in collaboration with The Institute for Functional Medicine and fully approved by the National Board and Wellness Coaching (NBHWC).
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Captain O is proud to be a pilot, aviation safety advocate, researcher, and wellbeing strategist centering on the wellbeing that impacts all aspects of safety. She is a visionary leader who brings a clear idea of how the future of mental health and performance in aviation should look.


Captain O’s leadership lens, along with evidence-based, scientific, self-care practices, have helped her scale the work of Piloting 2 Wellbeing.

Dr. Kelly provides an in-depth look at what makes women physiologically unique.

Watch Captain O's exclusive interview with hormone expert Dr. Kelly Casperson, bestselling author of "You Are Not Broken."

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