A Personal Note From Dr. A.:
Why should you consider engaging me for your next important meeting or keynote address?
I'm "special." Just like you are. Just like other speakers are. It's just that my "specialty" is different from yours - and different from that of other speakers, educators and coaches. My training is in psychology. Psychology needs no introduction to anyone - psychology is all around us and, frankly, is what living is made of. Notice I said "living," not "life." Geneticists and health specialists can talk about DNA, CPR and dazzling heart and body surgeries and transplants and ALL of them are important to "life."
But "living" is different, isn't it? What does it take for a successful life? It surely takes a functioning heart and body, that's true - but surely it also takes more than just being "alive" to truly be a "living" being, doesn't it? I think it does. And it takes "psychology" to understand what "living" is about - because other people are living, too. We're not alone in our lives. And we have to find a way to get along with others who are also living their own lives: This is what human relationships are all about. And knowing human relationships takes a knowledge of psychology.
And, happily for me, that's my specialty. I talk and write a lot about "hidden" psychological processes and "learning disabilities" and other scary sounding things - essentially the "stuff" of psychology. But there really is nothing scary about it. Because you're alive - and that means that you are influenced by psychology and psychological processes. But here's the trick: You might not know that you are being affected by psychology or psychological processes! But others might.
Now, THAT'S scary.
In one of my my more popular radio broadcasts, I pointed out that in any one year, maybe 10% of the population may experience depression. Another 18% might develop anxiety. Another 10% might be diagnosed with a personality disorder. And about 15-20% of the population will have a learning disability of some type or other. I don't mention this to be "scary" or to suggest that all of a sudden YOU might be one of those people - but, like many other things, ONE day you MAY be one of them.
But I quoted those statistics to inform you that EVERY DAY you interact with MANY of those people! Maybe one is your boss. Or co-worker. Or the person driving in front of you. Or the person serving you food or selling you a snack. Or your roommate. Or boyfriend or girlfriend. Or relative. That's right. Everyday, the odds are about 30-40% that you will interact with someone who is dealing with one or more psychological or learning issues that affects YOUR ability to have a strong, mutually beneficial relationship with him or her. And SOME of those people may be trying to use "hidden" psychological features against you. So what do you do then?
Well, for one thing - you can get expert advice and information. And that's what I can provide at your next keynote: I have programs to help college students, educators, administrators and executives learn how to recognize and then successfully and beneficially interact with the people they meet who may have "hidden" psychological features that aren't so easily recognized. I write more about this in my book, TEN LESSONS In Power Psychology: How To Improve Your Life By Using Power Psychology Techniques to overcome obstacles and exceed expectations. For more information, check out the rest of this site.
I'd love to come to your school or organization to show you how to use pyschology to overcome obstacles and exceed expectations, so please select me as your next coach, speaker or trainer.
Michael Abruzzese, M.A., M.A., Ph.D., HSPP.