Michael Gurian

Best Selling Author and Keynote Speaker

Michael Gurian is the New York Times bestselling author of twenty five books published in twenty one languages. He provides counseling services at the Marycliff Center, in Spokane, Washington.  The Gurian Institute, which he co-founded, conducts research internationally, launches pilot programs and trains professionals. Michael has been called "the people's philosopher" for his ability to bring together people's ordinary lives and scientific ideas.

He has pioneered efforts to bring neuro-biology and brain research into homes, schools, corporations, and public policy. A number of his books have sparked national debate, including THE WONDER OF GIRLS, THE WONDER OF BOYS, BOYS AND GIRLS LEARN DIFFERENTLY!, THE MINDS OF BOYS and LEADERSHIP AND THE SEXES.

Michael Gurian has served as a consultant to families, corporations, therapists, physicians, school districts, community agencies, churches, criminal justice personnel and other professionals, traveling to approximately 20 cities per year to keynote at conferences. His training videos (also available as DVDs) for parents and volunteers are used by Big Brother and Big Sister agencies in the U.S. and Canada.

As an educator, Michael Gurian previously taught at Gonzaga University, Eastern Washington University, and Ankara University.  His speaking engagements include Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University, Stanford University, Macalester College, University of Colorado, University of Missouri-Kansas City, and UCLA. His philosophy reflects the diverse cultures (European, Asian, Middle Eastern and American) in which he has lived, worked and studied.

Michael's work has been featured in various media, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, USA Today, Newsweek, Time, People Magazine, Reader's Digest, the Wall Street Journal, Forbes Magazine, Parenting, Good Housekeeping, Redbook, and on the Today Show, Good Morning America, CNN, PBS and National Public Radio. To book psychology/relationship speaker Michael Gurian call Executive Speakers Bureau 800-754-9404.

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  • Speaking Topics:

    Diversity, Education, Family, Parenting / Family, Psychology / Relationships

  • Travels From:

    Washington

  • Price:

    $10,000 - $15,000

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2010 Michael Gurian, Keynote to Boy Scouts of America

Michael Gurian is the New York Times bestselling author of twenty five books published in twenty one languages. He provides counseling services at the Marycliff Center, in Spokane, Washington.  The Gurian Institute, which he co-founded, conducts research internationally, launches pilot programs and trains professionals. Michael has been called "the people's philosopher" for his ability to bring together people's ordinary lives and scientific ideas.

He has pioneered efforts to bring neuro-biology and brain research into homes, schools, corporations, and public policy. A number of his books have sparked national debate, including THE WONDER OF GIRLS, THE WONDER OF BOYS, BOYS AND GIRLS LEARN DIFFERENTLY!, THE MINDS OF BOYS and LEADERSHIP AND THE SEXES.

Michael Gurian has served as a consultant to families, corporations, therapists, physicians, school districts, community agencies, churches, criminal justice personnel and other professionals, traveling to approximately 20 cities per year to keynote at conferences. His training videos (also available as DVDs) for parents and volunteers are used by Big Brother and Big Sister agencies in the U.S. and Canada.

As an educator, Michael Gurian previously taught at Gonzaga University, Eastern Washington University, and Ankara University.  His speaking engagements include Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University, Stanford University, Macalester College, University of Colorado, University of Missouri-Kansas City, and UCLA. His philosophy reflects the diverse cultures (European, Asian, Middle Eastern and American) in which he has lived, worked and studied.

Michael's work has been featured in various media, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, USA Today, Newsweek, Time, People Magazine, Reader's Digest, the Wall Street Journal, Forbes Magazine, Parenting, Good Housekeeping, Redbook, and on the Today Show, Good Morning America, CNN, PBS and National Public Radio. To book psychology/relationship speaker Michael Gurian call Executive Speakers Bureau 800-754-9404.

Men, Women And The Workplace

The differences between women and men affect everything we do. In this dynamic keynote, New York Times bestselling author Michael Gurian shares the newest brain research with his corporate audience. A premier gender expert, Michael provides a balanced, gender-positive approach to contemporary workplace issues Showing audiences actual PET scans of male and female brains, Michael finds essential points of connection between how women and men think. What is taught in this presentation can increase competitive advantage, solve current issues in a corporate environment, and facilitate a stable and productive environment in the future.

Boys And Girls Learn Differently

Pioneering, informative and inspiring, Michael Gurian draws on neurobiology, anthropology, sociology and his own cross-cultural studies to discuss the different social, emotional and developmental needs of boys and girls. Gurian provides crucial information for fully understanding the basic nature of boys and girls - biology, hormones and brain development. Gurian offers practical advice for ensuring that boys and girls unique needs are met.

What Could He Be Thinking? Understanding The Nature Of Men

This entertaining and eye-opening lecture focuses on how the minds of men REALLY work. We've heard a lot over the last decades about how we wish a man's mind worked, but do we really know the truth about men, their emotions, their relationships and their secrets. Mining the cutting edge of sciences of neurobiology and neuropsychology, Michael Gurian provides understanding of the male brain that makes good sense. With anecdotes, everyday situations and a keen eye for what makes human beings tick, Michael explores boyhood, adolescence, adulthood, marriage, the workplace and home life. He believes that one of the most important questions we can ask in our time is the simple (and very complex) one: What could he be thinking?

Daniel Amen, MD, Founder of the Amen Clinics, University of California-Irvine; Author of Making A Good Brain Great

THE MINDS OF BOYS is a gift to parents, teachers and anyone else involved in raising or nurturing boys. It is filled with cutting edge neuroscience, yet has the warmth of a wise professional."

Deborah Sichel, M.D., author of Women's Moods: What Every Woman Must Know About Hormones, the Brain, and Emotional Health

I found the THE WONDER OF GIRLS a wonderful addition to the literature already available on raising girls. What I liked best was its constant correlation of developing biology in women to their psychological struggles, giving the authenticity that is sorely needed. I heartily endorse this new balanced way to understand how wonderful the capacities of girls and women are, and so vital to the nurturing of their infants, families and society. Bravo!

Tracey J. Shors, Ph.D. Department of Psychology; Center for Collaborative Neuroscience, Rutgers University

I found THE MINDS OF BOYS enlightening not only as a neuroscientist but also as the mother of a young boy. It has absolutely changed the way that I think about boys (and men) and the ways in which they express their enthusiasm for life.

Edward Zigler, Ph.D., Sterling Professor of Psychology, Yale University; one of the original planners of the national Head Start program

From the beginning of time, parents and sensitive teachers have observed differences in the behavior, learning styles, and focused interests of girls and boys. Defying the political correctness that is today's common wisdom, Gurian and the contributing authors draw on emerging neuro-scientific data to justify these perceptions. While never allowing us to lose sight of the reality of individual differences, they suggest creative ways to modify the learning environment to encourage a broader spectrum of achievement in both gender groups.
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