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Professional Speaking

Involve, Inform, Inspire

Dr. Adler brings cutting-edge research to life in an interesting, relevant, and emotionally compelling way. He offers dynamic and engaging keynotes, workshops, and longer-term trainings that are interactive, humorous, thought-provoking and practical. The goal of these programs is to provide not only insight, but clear, practical ways to improve the performance, health and well-being of those attending. Participants walk away with concrete knowledge and tools they can use immediately in the real world.

Dr. Adler challenges participants to practice what they learn, to foster accountability for intentions and commitments, and to talk with others about their action plans.  His core message encourages participants to develop mindful ways to practice their goals daily in order to promote lasting behavioral change.

Dr. Adler has worked with a wide range of companies, organizations, governmental agencies, universities, secondary schools, and professional associations (See a partial list below). Dr. Adler provides a unique experience for his participants, as he customizes his talks for the particular needs of the audiences he serves. While there are common themes for the various topics, he insures that each presentation will speak directly to the intended audience based on a thorough needs assessment, as Dr. Adler is committed to offering the best possible programs for his clients.


  • Keynote Addresses
  • Workshops
  • On-going staff training and development
  • Executive and performance coaching (individual and group formats)
  • Leadership Process Groups: These are on-going leadership training groups that focus on deepening self-awareness and discovering ways leaders impact, and are impacted by, those with whom they work.

Topics Include (highlights)

Whether you are the CEO of a Fortune 500 company, the leader of a small organization, a front-line sales worker, a parent, or someone interested in growth, Dr. Adler provides practical insights and useful tools based on cutting-edge research on emotional intelligence, interpersonal neurobiology, leadership theory, mindbody and mindfulness teachings, human behavior, attachment and group theory to involve, inform, inspire and to promote positive change.

Leadership and Emotional Intelligence

Feel the Power: How to lead with emotional intelligence

  • Explore the challenges of social and emotional change
  • Investigate the role of emotions in our decision-making process
  • Understand Emotional Intelligence (EI) and its relationship to leadership
  • Discover the three secrets to managing your emotions
  • Understand how intention, motivation and self-knowledge serve as pathways to superior leadership

“Through exploring ourselves we discover our relationship with others.”

Communication and Conflict Management

Making Conflict Work: The science and art of communication

  • Explore our openness to change and growth
  • Understand the importance of self-awareness in leadership
  • Learn the essential differences between a dialogue and a debate
  • Discover four conflict management styles and the particular contexts that bring each out in you
  • Investigate the role of context as a team leader

Wellness and stress management

Live Right Now: A practical guide to how self-care enhances performance, health and well-being

  • Build curiosity about yourself in order to discover how best to adaptively meet unmet needs.
  • Understand MindBody Intelligence and its relationship to optimal performance, health and well-being.
  • Explore your six MindBody domains and how you can take charge of your overall functioning
  • Tap into your intrinsic motivation based on your core values and beliefs
  • Create a personal mission statement
  • Develop a sustainable self-care repertoire that helps you grow and thrive

Mindful Relationships

Parenting with Emotional Intelligence


University of California, Davis (Various schools, centers, departments and programs)

Graduate School of Management

Department of Family Medicine

Administrative Management Group (ADMAN)

Health and Wellness Center

Staff Development and Professional Services

Center for Leadership Learning

Graduate Student Advisors

Academic and Staff Assistance Program

Campus Community Book Project

USDA Forest Service

City of Sacramento

Global Business Network (GBN) a member of the Monitor Group

Calgene Inc.

Rutgers University

Organizational Development Network of Sacramento

Mt. Diablo Unified School District

Davis Parent University

Davis Parent Nursery School

PET Emergency Services

Yolo County Bar Association

ACI-Davis Buddhist Group

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