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Dr Shimi Kang is a dynamic, entertaining, and experienced speaker. She has presented at hundreds of events ranging from the world’s largest conferences to customized workshops for small groups. As a panelist who is comfortable in diverse settings, Dr Kang has shared the stage with cutting edge scientists, movie stars, the homeless, national politicians, best-selling authors, and a Miss Universe.
Dr Kang skillfully combines her knowledge of motivation into her speaking events for a unique “therapeutic presentation” that always leaves her audience wanting more.
Motivating Patients to Change their Lifestyles
Part of a series recapping Health Talks: Bold Ideas to Transform Health Care. Ten inspiring speakers, comprising a blend of health care providers and the public, used the Pecha Kucha-powered 20 x 20 format (20 slides, 20 seconds each) to answer our question: What are your hopes for a better health care system?
Shimi’s presentation experience shined through. Her timing was impeccable and at one point in her presentation, she displayed only a black screen for 40 seconds. This was probably the most dramatic moment of the night. Her hope is for health care workers to motivate and inspire their patients to implement lifestyle changes towards positive health.
With motivational speakers at every turn, there is no doubt that audiences want to understand motivation and catch a whiff of its magical ether. However, few (if any) speakers are able to lay out the neuroscience, biology, psychology, and reality of motivation like Dr. Shimi Kang. As a Harvard trained addiction specialist, Dr Kang knows all too well about the devastating effects of when motivation goes astray. However, she also knows exactly how to bring ones motivation back towards health, happiness, and lasting success. From across the ages, Dr Kang combines irrefutable science with unforgettable stories in a whirlwind tour that leaves her audience entertained, educated and yes – motivated!
In this talk, Dr. Kang will cover:
How is it that the most informed generation of parents in human history are raising children with RISING rates of anxiety, depression, obesity, and addiction? Given that all of these are human LIFESTYLE conditions - do we need a reminder for what it means to live a human life? The intelligent, playful, joyful, and community-minded dolphin can certainly be that reminder. Dolphins are not authoritarian tiger-parents who push and hover NOR are they permissive jellyfish parents. Dolphin parents’ use a BALANCED relationship and a BALANCED lifestyle to GUIDE their children towards self-motivation. This allows Dolphin kids to have what Tiger kids don’t – the ability to adapt by possessing the key 21st century skills of “CQ™ ” - collaboration, communication, creativity, and critical thinking. Although these are the skills needed in our globally competitive, highly connected, and fast paced modern world, the Dolphin Way™ is NOT a new trend. The principles are as old as humanity itself as it is based upon how we are naturally motivated through powerful neurochemical pathways. The Dolphin Way™ will leave every parent with the one they can use with any child in every situation – their human intuition.
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Youth under the age of 20 are known as Generation Z. They make up 25% of the North American population and are 2 billion strong worldwide. To understand today’s youth, we must forget everything we know about Millennials.
Unlike Millennial who grew up in a safe, prosperous world; Generation Z is the first post 911 generation. They have grown up in a world marked by global security issues, economic disaster, and amid the looming shadow of depleting resources and environmental concerns. Perhaps, most importantly they have been “wired from the crib” and are the first generation to have more knowledge than parents, educators, and marketers about a vital part of our society – technology.
Unlike trends of entitled, competitive, and self –centered generation “me” millennial, Gen Z will be industrious, collaborative and eager to build a better planet. In fact, 60 per cent of Gen Zers want jobs that had a social impact, compared with 31% of Gen Ys and 56% said they are savers and not spenders. In addition, they will not be looking for “jobs” but expect to be entrepreneurs with 72% wanting to start their own businesses.
We are amidst the most profound generation gap ever: a divide between youth and adults disrupting society as we know it with youth driving many of the current education, communication, business, and cultural shifts. So what do parents, educators, and businesses need to know to raise, educate, and inspire Generation Z?