David makes every keynote, conference address, convention workshop, or executive retreat a memorable experience. As the author of four national best sellers, a professional speaker and corporate trainer, he wins kudos from his audiences time after time. Clients like Hewlett Packard, American Express, Warner Brothers, Microsoft, Chevron, Hilton Hotels and University of California have all learned to loosen up, stay cool, and take more control of their lives.

Dr. Posen can customize a program that's just right for your group. Meeting planners love his creativity and enthusiasm. Bureaus know that when you send David to do the job, he's a speaker that clients will want to hire again and again.

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"I think the Q&A session at the end spoke volumes, as to how much attendees enjoyed you and the information you shared."

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"Our keynote speaker was worth the entire day"

Seminar Attendee, University of Michigan

Below, you’ll find information and materials to help promote your next event featuring Dr. David Posen. Need more information? Contact David

  • David Posen Bio


    Dr. David Posen graduated from the University of Toronto Medical School in1967. He was involved in a research project in San Francisco before interning in Edmonton, Alberta. After a year in general practice in the Canadian Arctic, he
    spent a year practicing in Jerusalem. In 1971 he started a family practice in Oakville, Ontario.

    In 1985 Dr. Posen gave up his family medicine to devote his time exclusively to stress management, lifestyle counselling and psychotherapy. He has spoken widely to education, government, business and professional groups across North
    America. His clients include Warner Bros., University of Michigan, Chevron, Verizon, American Express, Allstate Insurance, Blackberry, Hydro One, McKinsey, IBM, State Farm, Rogers Communications, Pfizer, Kraft, Hilton Hotels, Dun & Bradstreet (D&B), Microsoft and scores of others.

    He is a best-selling author of books, ALWAYS CHANGE A LOSING GAME, STAYING AFLOAT WHEN THE WATER GETS ROUGH , THE LITTLE BOOK OF STRESS RELIEF, now in its twelfth printing and translated into seven languages, and IS WORK KILLING YOU?.

    His magazine articles have appeared in Canadian Living and Readers Digest as well as several medical journals. He wrote a weekly column on stress and lifestyle management for a year on the popular website www.canoe.ca. David
    has appeared many times on TV and radio across Canada and has been quoted in many leading U.S. publications such as the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Huffington Post. US News & World Report, Men’s Fitness, Women’s Health, Redbook, People and McCall’s.

    Married with two adult children, David lives and works in Oakville, Ontario, near Toronto. In addition to his busy schedule of seeing patients, writing and public speaking, he is an avid reader, musician, baseball and tennis player. He played trombone in the Oakville Symphony Orchestra for nine years and now plays in the Oakville Wind Orchestra.

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    David Posen was a family physician for 17 years before specializing in stress management and lifestyle counseling in 1985. He lectures widely across North America, including to many insurance and CPA groups and at MDRT on two occasions. He is also the best-selling author of four books. His third, “The Little Book of Stress Relief,” has been translated into seven languages and his fourth, “Is Work Killing You?” was profiled in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, The Globe and Mail and the Winnipeg Free Press.

    Married with two grown children, David lives and works in Oakville, Ontario (near Toronto) and practices what he preaches. In addition to his busy schedule of seeing patients, writing and public speaking, he is an avid reader, musician, baseball and tennis player.

    Today he’s going to talk to us about ___________. His presentation is titled _____________.

    Please welcome David Posen

  • Room Set-Up and AV Requirements
    Room Set-Up & AV requirements are critical elements to the success of any presentation. Should you have difficulty with any of the following, please contact Dr Posen to discuss alternatives.

    Laptop computer with remote control.
    LCD projector.
    Table (for laptop, notes, water, timepiece, etc.). No lectern or podium.
    Cordless lapel microphone.
    Full house lights, with light bulbs unscrewed over screen where possible.

    Same as above, PLUS:
    Two flipcharts, unless more are requested.
    Seating arranged as table groups of 4 to 8 people.
    Tent card for each participant - with first name written in LARGE letters.
    One scratch pad for each participant or on each table.

    SEMINAR QUESTIONNAIRE: available from Dr. Posen for participants to complete and
    return to him confidentially by fax (if client agreeable).

    HANDOUT PACKAGE: Dr. Posen will prepare camera-ready handout for client to
    reproduce and distribute to participants before or after presentation.

    Dr. Posen’s books and audio book can be made available to audiences following his presentation for purchase by individuals, where he will gladly sign copies.

    Alternatively, books can be bought in advance, as a corporate purchase at a special discounted price. Books can also be personalized to clients’ specifications in advance. For more information about books, please contact Dr. Posen.

    REPRODUCTION OF PROGRAM: The program may not be reproduced in whole or
    part, by streaming video, broadcasting, photographing, videotaping, tape recording, or any other means without the prior written consent of Dr. David Posen.
    These stipulations should be treated as part of the speaking Contract.
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