Partial List of Recent and Upcoming Events

April 7, 2016

Keynote on Cultivating Curiosity and Distress Tolerance in Children

"Science of Curiosity and Creativity" Conference, Orlando, Fl

December 10, 2015

Keynote on Curiosity

MA Conference for Women, Boston, MA

November 7-8, 2015

Panel and Keynote on Becoming a Whole Person: Integrating the Bright and Dark Sides of Humanity

Virginia Academy of Clinical Psychologists, Williamsburg, VA

October 22, 2015

Keynote on Leading with Your Dark Side

BECOME 2015, BoardEffect’s Annual Users’ Conference, Philadelphia, PA

September 16, 2015

Workshop on Extraordinary Leadership: The Importance of Mental Agility

Brookings Executive Education Workshop, Williamsburg, VA

August 20-24, 2015

Keynote on The Upside of Your Dark Side

8th International SELF Conference, Kiel, Germany

July 27 - August 1 2015

Leadership academy workshop on emotional and social agility

Standard Chartered Bank, Seoul, Korea

July 2, 2015

Keynote on Positive Psychology

Ohio Prevention and Education Conference , Athens, Ohio

June 5, 2015

Keynote on The Upside of your Darkside

Annual Volunteer Leadership Summit, George Mason University

May 28, 2015

Agile leadership

keynote for Sustainable Brands conference, Istanbul, Turkey

May 26, 2015

Keynote on The Upside of your Darkside

LeadingThoughts from LeadingAge New Jersey, Atlantic City, NJ

May 22-24, 2015

Invited BF Skinner Lecturer - speaking on emotion agility

Association for Behavior Analysis International convention, San Antonio, TX,

May 20, 2015

Keynote on Agile Leadership

For intelligence community, Reston, VA

May 12, 2015

Webinar on Rage against the psychological machine

Institute of Coaching, McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School

April 29, 2015

Talk and book signing for The Upside of your Darkside

Northern Virginia Community College, Sterling, VA

April 13, 2015

Workshop on work/life balance and resilience

Customs and Border Protection Leadership Institute, Harpers Ferry, WV

March 28, 2015

Workshop on The Upside of your Darkside

Psychotherapy Networker Symposium, Washington, D.C.

March 27, 2015

Rage against the Psychological Machine

Leading to Well-Being Conference, George Mason University

March 23, 2015

Well-being university

Charles Koch Foundation panel on higher education, Washington, D.C.

February 25, 2014

Talk and book signing for The Upside of your Darkside

The World Bank Group, Washington, D.C.

February 19, 2015

Keynote on The Upside of your Darkside

Spanish Coaching Association AECOP, a member of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council , Madrid, Spain

January 12, 2015

Workshops on dealing with pain and social pressure

Customs and Border Protection Leadership Institute, Harpers Ferry, WV

December 2, 2014

Talk and book signing for The Upside of your Darkside

Busboys and Poets, Washington, D.C.

November 15, 2014

Workshops on dealing with pain and social pressure

Virginia Girls Summit, Fairfax, VA

October 13-14, 2014

Workshop on emotional and social agility

Marine Corps General Officer Symposium (GOS) Spouse Program, Washington, DC

October 5-8, 2014

Keynote on The Upside of your Darkside

American Council of Independent Laboratories (ACIL) , Chicago, IL

September 16, 2014

Keynote on Personality: The Bigger Picture

Smithsonian Institute, Washington, DC

September 15, 2014

Keynote on The Upside of your Darkside

Fall for the Book, Fairfax, VA

September 12-13, 2014

Keynote and workshop on topics from new book

Harvard Coaching Conference., Cambridge, MA

August - September 2014

Leadership academy workshop on emotional and social agility

Standard Chartered Bank

August 14, 2014

Workshop and consultation on curiosity

Mississippi University for Women (MUW), Quality Enhancement Plan, Columbus, MS

July 18, 2014

Keynote on "The Untold Story about Negative Emotions: On their Own, They Tell Us Almost Nothing"

OCD Conference, Los Angeles, CA

June 25, 2014

Panel speaker for well-being forum

Charles Koch Institute, Washington, DC

May 2014

talk on emotions, emotion clarity, and emotion differentiation

Association for Psychological Science, San Francisco, CA

May 2014

Workshop on leadership in healthy and turbulent times

Gap Inc. High Performance Leadership Conference, San Francisco, CA

April 28-29, 2014

Keynote and workshop on topics from new book

Think Work Live Positive Conference, Kuwait

April 12, 2014

Keynote on topics from new book

MentorCoach Conference, Bethesda, MD

April 10-11, 2014

Keynote and Workshop on topics from new book

Leading to Well-Being Conference, George Mason University

November 21, 2013

Talks on romantic relationships and anxiety

ABCT Conference, Nashville, TN

November 6, 2013

Workshop on mindfulness, emotions, and strengths

Washington University, Saint Louis, Missouri

October 7, 2013

Workshop on positive psychology and leadership

QBE Insurance Group Global Leadership Academy, New York, NY

September 10-11, 2013

Workshop and breakout sessions on curiosity and psychological flexibility

2nd annual Humana Coaching Conference, Cincinnati, Ohio

September 6, 2013

Grand rounds on "Challenging assumptions about emotions and anxiety disorders"

University of Arkansas Medical School, Little Rock, Arkansas

June 18-21, 2013

Keynote and Workshop on character strengths and resilience

Happiness and Its Causes, Melbourne, Australia

June 17-18, 2013

Keynote and Workshop on cutting edge curiosity ideas

Young Minds, Sydney, Australia

May 14, 2013

Workshop on positive psychology and leadership

Gap Inc. High Perfomance Leadership Conference, San Franscisco, CA

April 24, 2013

Keynote on positive relationships

Crestone’s “Finding Meaning in Money” Conference, Denver, Colorado

April 19-21, 2013

Keynote and Workshop on cutting edge curiosity and mindfulness ideas

Georgia Psychological Association, Atlanta, Georgia

April 12, 2013

Keynote and Workshop on a within-person approach to personality

Leading to Well-Being, George Mason University

January 6-9, 2013

Part of expert meeting on ""Social Anxiety and Reactivity to Interpersonal Stress: From Basic Science to Science-based Interventions"

Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel

November 15, 2012

TEDx Utrecht talk (content is a surprise)

TEDX Utrecht , Netherlands

October 14, 2012

Mindfulness, acceptance, and positive psychology: Principles and practices for cultivating well-being

GMU Family Weekend, Fairfax, Virginia

September 13-15, 2012

Keynote on curiosity and business innovation

Gensler annual retreat, Dallas, Texas

July 26-29, 2012

Keynote on the Science of Spirituality

International Meaning Conference, Toronto, Canada

July 20-22, 2012

Workshop on Strategies and Tactics of Contextual Behavioral Science Research

ACBS Annual World Conference, Washington, DC

May 24-26, 2012

Symposium on What’s Good, When and Why? The Importance of Emotion Regulation Flexibility in Healthy Adaptation.

Association for Psychological Science Annual Conference, Chicago, IL

May 4, 2012

Mindfulness, acceptance, and positive psychology: Principles and practices for cultivating well-being

Osher Lifelong Institute, Fairfax, VA

April 25, 2012

Keynote for Spring Festival on Hope for the Future: Moving People Forward with Positive Psychology

Northern Virginia Community College, Loudoun Campus

April 13, 2012

Keynote for Living and Leading with Resilience Conference

Fairfax, Virginia

March 22-25, 2012

Keynote and Workshop on topics that include curiosity, spirituality, and meaning and purpose in life

Australian Positive Psychology and Wellbeing Conference, Sydney, Australia

February 29, 2012

Keynote on the science of exceptional, meaningful work

NewSpring Capital annual meeting, Tysons Corner, Virginia

February 6-8, 2012

Collaborating with SOMO Leardership Labs

Cleveland, Ohio

December 8, 2011

Keynote on "Personality and the perils and promises of everyday life: Lessons on spirituality, sex, and violence"

University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio

November 29, 2011

Keynote on Curiosity and Happiness for high schoolers, parents, staff, and faculty

HarveySpeaks at the Harvey School, Katonah, NY

November 10-13, 2011

Several talks on social anxiety, romantic relationships, strengths, and humor

ABCT Conference, Toronto, Canada

October 11-12, 2011

Keynote for Hormel Marketing Summit

New York, New York

September 29 to October 2, 2011

Several Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Related Talks and a Workshop on "Working with All Three Levels of Personality in Helping People Flourish"

ANZACT Conference, Brisbane, Australia

September 20, 2011

Workshop on "Curiosity, Creativity, and Courage"

Virgnina Polytechnic Institute and State University

September 12, 2011

Workshop to improve curiosity, innovation, and distress tolerance

Nursing Department at Forsyth Medical Center

September 9, 2011

Keynote on Designing the Future of Positive Psychology

New Zealand Association of Positive Psychology

August 9-10, 2011

Keynote/Workshop for student affairs retreat on "Curiosity, Creativity, and Courage"

College of William and Mary

July 28-29, 2011

Keynote for Book Breakthrough NYC 2011 │ Ideas + Relationships + Strategy 

The Midtown Executive Club, 40 West 45th Street, New York, New York

July 23-25, 2011

Several talks on positive psychology interventions, methodology, and findings from our International Well-Being Study

IPPA Conference, Philadelphia, PA

April 7, 2011

Workshop on "Vital Living- The Capacity to Experience Pain" For Leading to Well-Being Conference

George Mason University

January 21, 2011

Speaker/Consultant for General Mills on "Psychological Flexibility, Creativity, and Leadership"


November 17-18, 2010

Speaker at Design for Conversion (see this year's convention)

New York, New York

October 27, 2010

Workshop for managers and directors of Informational Technology Unit on "Psychologically Flexible Living and Leadership"

George Mason University

October 8, 2010

Talks and workshops for Positive Psychology retreat sponsored by the Australian Psychological Association

Blairgowrie , Australia

October 7, 2010

Workshops on "Positive Psychology 3.0: Flexible, dynamic perspectives" for health professionals and business leaders (sponsored by the Australian Psychological Association)

Melbourne, Australia

September 29 - October 3, 2010

Talks and workshops on psychological flexibility, purpose in life, and cutting edge strategies for managing anxiety at Association for Contextual Behavioral Science Australian-New Zealand Conference

Adelaide, Australia

September 13, 2010

Vision Series Speaker at 7pm at the Center for the Arts

George Mason University

August 6-9, 2010

Keynote and Panel Discussant at Meaning Conference 2010

Vancouver, Canada

June 23-26, 2010

Speaker and Panel Discussant at 5th European Conference on Positive Psychology

Copenhagen, Denmark

June 21-24, 2010

Speaker and Panel Discussant at ACBS Annual World Conference VIII

Reno, Nevada

June 7-8, 2010

Keynote at Extraordinary Lives Colloquium

The Worthington Hotel, Fort Worth, Texas

April 23, 2010

Keynote for Career and Professional Development Conference (for Fairfax County Government administrators)

Fairfax, Virginia

April 17, 2010

Keynote and Workshop for Spring LearningLife Fest on "Staying Curious"

University of Minnesota, College of Continuing Education

April 1-2, 2010

Two Colloquia on "Emotion Differentiation and Alcohol Abuse" and "3 Lessons for Personality and Well-Being"

University of Kentucky, Department of Psychology

March 20-21, 2010

Speaker at Wealthy Thought Leader Conference

Vancouver, Canada

March 19, 2010

Speaker at Leadership and Positive Psychology Conference

George Mason University

March 1, 2010

Speaker at The Comfort Cafe

Virtual Seminar for Women Executives

February 25, 2010

Speaker at the Treasury Executive Institute on "The Neglected, Overlooked Strength of Curiosity"

801 Ninth St. NW, Washington, DC at 1pm-3pm (with Q&A and book signing)

January 29, 2010

Keynote for the Liquid Capital Group on "How the Science of Curiosity, Strengths, and Happiness Can Enhance Your Life and Business"

Washington, DC

January 7, 2010

Speaker for the Marketing Executives Networking Group (MENG) on "How Can We Thrive in an Uncertain, Unpredictable World?"

Webinar at 2pm

December 16, 2009

Workshop as part of the Center for Consciousness and Transformation on "How Can We Thrive in an Uncertain, Unpredictable World?"

Old Town Hall, Fairfax City, Virginia at 7pm-9pm (with plenty of Q&A and book signing)

December 16, 2009

Reading on Curious? Discovering the Missing Ingredient to a Fulfilling Life

Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church, Bethesda, Maryland
Book signing afterwards at Politics and Prose

September 23 to December 9, 2009

Distance Mentoring Course on "Positive Psychology 3.0: Dynamic, Flexible, and Broadened Approaches to Living Well"

Weekly teleseminar

December 4, 2009

Seminar on "New Perspectives on Social Anxiety"

Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia

December 3, 2009

Keynote for PSYCHOLOGIES Magazine Russia on "The Neglected, Overlooked Strength of Curiosity"

Moscow, Russia

November 20-22, 2009

Seminars at the 43rd Annual Convention of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies
Topic #1: Being better at describing and differentiating emotions as resilience to alcohol use and abuse

Topic #2: Healthy sexual living

New York, NY

November 14, 2009

Speaker at "Mason Fall Premiere 2009"

Fairfax, Virginia