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Meet Stephen

“Bring in the stars of positive psychology, like Stephen Post.” —Marty Seligman, Founder of Positive Psychology and author of Flourish

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An opinion leader, Dr. Stephen Post is the best-selling author of Why Good Things Happen to Good People: How to Live a Longer, Happier, Healthier Life by the Simple Act of Giving. He has been quoted in more than 3000 national and international newspapers and magazines including the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Parade Magazine, U.S. News and World Report, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the Boston Globe, the Sydney Morning Herald, “O” Magazine, and Psychology Today. Stephen has been interviewed on television and radio news shows, including National Public Radio (NPR), ABC 20/20, Nightline with John Stossel, The Daily Show with John Stewart, and has even addressed the U.S. Congress.

A transformative speaker, Stephen has inspired thousands with the best of medical knowledge, based on thirty years of research. Across North America, Australia, Europe, Japan and India his positive psychology message impacts happiness, health, success, creativity and even longevity.

A leading expert on giving, happiness, health, and success and medical school professor for nearly three decades, Stephen has authored hundreds of articles in leading journals. He is a frequent speaker on practical approaches for healthcare professionals and students worldwide, looking to remain competitive by improving patient outcomes, diminishing medical errors, and preventing depression and burnout in healthcare providers.

As author of The Moral Challenge of Alzheimer Disease, Stephen provides thought-provoking and useful information on major issues related to developmental cognitive disabilities and dementia. His writing has resulted in conferences in seven countries and forty states as well as the recipient of the Distinguished Service Award from the national Alzheimer’s Association for his contributions to the lives of “the deeply forgetful” and their loved ones.

Stephen’s speaking and research on these topics led to his being elected a member of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, the New York Academy of Medicine, and the Royal Society of Medicine, London. He received the Pioneer Medal for Outstanding Leadership in HealthCare from the HealthCare Chaplaincy Network of America, and the Kama Book Award in Medical Humanities from World Literacy Canada.

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