sought-out speaker, clinician, thinker

My goal as a speaker is to reach beyond the everyday and inspire audiences to see themselves, their behaviour, and their lives in an entirely new light.

As a passionate thinker who has spent thousands of hours consulting with clients from around the world, I bring a perspective on human behaviour that will cause a stir.

I have also had a career as a professional actor and singer, performing at such legendary venues as Town Hall on Broadway and the Lincoln Center so I bring a capacity to engage emotionally and with a distinct presence that will be sure to make your event a success.

I have spoken internationally at Trinity College – University of Dublin, New York University – Steinhardt School of Psychology and for organizations such as the Journal of Analytic Psychology and the Stockholm International School.

Talks I am passionate about giving include:

Obstacles to Greatness: How and Why Our Habitual Fears Stifle Creativity and Success in the Workplace

The Secret of Successful Relationships: Why Failure is Inevitable and the Greatest Key to Growth

The Anti-Social Brain: Why We are Hard Wired for Protection and What You Can Do About It

My Commitment to You and Your Audience

The success of engaging an audience requires mutual risk taking, I must bring my full self to bear and that is my promise to you. Additionally, you can count on me for:

  • Full preparation, passion, and energy in my presentation(s)
  • Extraordinary connection with your audience (I love talking to and getting to know attendees before and after sessions)
  • Adherence to presentation time limits and event conditions
  • Respectful, timely, and clear correspondence throughout the preparatory stages

I understand that people need to be respected and that appreciating the multitude of perspectives is crucial for meaningful engagement. Although I am passionate about my ideas and my experience, it doesn’t mean I am always right and inviting in others and their stories is vital to successful conversations. I have studied, lived, presented and worked in many countries and I bring that diversity of life experience to bear on how I communicate and handle difference.

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I was able to attend today’s truly wonderful event by Mitchell Smolkin…I am so pleased to have had the experience of this wonderful presenter! He’s the real deal quality that is greatly appreciated and rare among his colleagues.

– Brenda Astor, RN, DCN, FASRN, Center for Jungian Studies of South Florida