Linnda Durré, Ph.D., is a psychotherapist, business consultant, international speaker, corporate trainer, writer, published author; Internet, magazine and newspaper columnist; TV and radio talk show host, and media guest. She received her B.A. in Human Development from Pacific Oaks College in Pasadena, California, and her M.A. and her Ph.D. in Psychology from California School of Professional Psychology in San Diego, now known as Alliant University.
She was a research assistant at Stanford University, working on the national evaluation of Head Start. She has three elementary teaching credentials (K-6), and she has taught and/or lectured grades from nursery school to graduate school. From 1997-2003, she was an adjunct professor at Rollins College, teaching Developmental Psychology and a self-designed course, Life Transitions. She has taught and/or lectured at community colleges, a graduate institute, and alternative schools. She has served as a dissertation committee member and/or reader. She consults to attorneys, serves as an expert witness in family counseling, child custody, relocation, sexual harassment and sex discrimination, child and sex abuse, and sexual abuse by therapists; the latter was the topic her 400-page doctoral dissertation, which helped pass state legislation.
Dr. Durré consults and speaks on customer service training, motivation, sales techniques, stress and time management, conflict resolution, communication skills, personality disputes, dealing with difficult people at work and in life, team building, job satisfaction, diversity training, sex discrimination and harassment. She has worked with Fortune 500 companies, corporations, government agencies, small businesses, non-profit associations, professional and trade organizations, and volunteer groups.
She has done crisis intervention training for various police departments, including the Orlando Police Department, the Orange County (Florida) Sheriff’s Department, as well as completing internships with the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department and then at the Naval Drug Rehabilitation Center at NAS Miramar, San Diego, where she worked full time as a drug counselor. She is a sports consultant to high school, college, amateur, and professional athletes, concerning fitness, peak performance, negative messages, slumps, and dealing with fame. She has worked with the Orlando Magic and athletes in the NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB, Olympics, golf, tennis, and swimming; and with their families, spouses, and children; and she been interviewed by Sportsline, ESPN Radio four times, and The Mike Bianchi Show - “Open Mike” in Orlando. a Dr. Durré hosted and co-produced two live call- in TV shows: “Ask the Family Therapist,” on America’s Health Network, a national cable TV station at Universal Studios, Orlando, associated with Mayo Clinic, and was selected over 200 applicants in a national search; and “Personal Success Hotline with Dr. Durré,” on a PBS affiliate. From May 2005-February 2006, she was the weekly “resident shrink” on CW’s “The Daily Buzz,” writing the weekly segments for herself and the hosts. She hosted and produced, “The Linnda Durré Show,” an hour long, weekday interview show on an Orlando radio station. On WDBO 580 AM radio in Orlando, a Cox station, she hosted and co-produced, “The Dr. Linnda Durré Show,” as well as, “Let’s Talk with Dr. Linnda Durré,” in New York on an NPR affiliate.
Dr. Durré has appeared on Oprah, 60 Minutes, Canada AM, Today Show, Good Morning America, AM LA, O’Reilly Factor (twice), Daytime, Jerry Doyle Show, Home & Family Show, Donahue, Home Show, Disney Channel, CBS, NBC, ABC, Fox, NPR, CW, and PBS.
Her book, Surviving the Toxic Workplace: Protect Yourself Against the Co-Workers, Bosses and Work Environments that Poison Your Day (McGraw Hill), was also published in South Korea and in the Czech Republic. www.survivingthetoxicworkplace.com. That book and her first book, Great Relationships Manual: A Guide to Share Yourself with Your Partner, are online on Amazon, at Barnes & Noble, and in book stores. Dr. Durré is a columnist on dealing with difficult bosses for www.eBossWatch.com and for Management Issues www.management-issues.com . She was featured in the anthology, On Love and Loving, edited by Dr. Kenneth Pope. She wrote a NY newspaper column, “Head Lines.” She was a magazine columnist for Arts & Understanding Magazine (A & U), Orlando Leisure Magazine, and Holistic Health News. Her column, “The Doctor Is In,” for Orlando Business Journal and American Cities Business Journals, is online at www.bizjournals.com
Her volunteer work includes: The Bridge Foundation, Cocaine Hotline, Harbor House-The Center Against Domestic Violence, Winter Park Tech, The Golden Rule Foundation, NJ State Diagnostic Center, coordinator of San Diego’s Women’s Counseling Referral Service, Love & Sex Addiction Hotline, Strong on Self-Defense, Women’s Business Exchange; Mentor Programs at five different high schools; and local PBS coordinator for Bill Moyers’ PBS series, “Healing & the Mind.”
Her past and/or present listings include: Mensa, American Psychological Association, NBCC, American Association of Marriage & Family Therapists, Who’s Who in the West, and The World’s Who’s Who.
Principal & Founder, The People Group
From the moment she took the stage, Linnda connected with the audience, told interesting stories and expertly covered the topic, plus handled a few questions at the end of her talk. The energy in the audience was very high and tangible. Even better, our members returned to work with information they could use immediately...My final comment to Linnda was, “If this had been the Super Bowl, you scored the game winning touchdown!”
President, Oklahoma Business Ethics Consortium, Tulsa Chapter
"(Linnda,)If this has been the Super Bowl, you scored the game winning touchdown!" We high-fived each other as she returned to the Tulsa Airport. Mission accomplished!
Community Relations Manager, Library, Arts & Culture
I want to thank you again for your presentation at the Glendale Central Library in 2011. The lecture about your book, Surviving the Toxic Workplace, drew a sizable audience that was eager to hear what you had to say on the topic. I spoke to audience members who worked in local government and private businesses and they all said they benefited from you talk. You really came through and we were pleased to be able to sponsor the lecture.
Patricia Warren, Author of the best seller, "The Front Runner"
Not only was your talk informational, but sublimely professional and entertaining as well. I loved seeing you in action. Your use of the screen visuals is very smart.
Dr. Shauvi S. Rogers
Thank you for enlightening our class and Rollins College about the toxic, and often poisonous, environment we may face in our workplace. It is a pleasure to have heard you speak, firsthand. We look forward to hearing more about your findings in the near future.
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