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Amy Morin        

Psychotherapist & Bestselling Author of "13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do"

Amy Morin is a psychotherapist turned author after one of her published articles, 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do went viral online. It was shared millions of times before being reprinted on Forbes, where it became one of their most-read articles of all time with 10 million views. Morin’s bestselling book of the same name, is being translated into more than 20 languages. She has since published two other books.

Morin’s expertise as a psychotherapist, combined with her own experiences with loss, have given her unique insights on resilience and mental strength. Her message is clear; reaching our greatest potential isn’t about establishing more good habits, instead, we need to give up the counterproductive bad habits that are interfering with our goals. With evidence-based research and powerful exercises for building mental strength, Morin’s presentations resonate with audiences ranging from executives to athletes.

In addition to being an author, Amy is also a licensed clinical social worker, psychotherapist, and college psychology instructor. She maintains a weekly column for Forbes where she writes about the psychological aspects of business. She’s also a regular contributor to Psychology Today and she serves as a parenting expert for

Her presentations provide practical tips that attendees can apply to their everyday lives. Amy’s advice has been featured by a variety of media outlets including Parenting, Time, Cosmopolitan, Elle, Success,, Fast Company, Health, and Good Housekeeping. She's provided on-camera interviews for Forbes, Fox Business, and TheBlaze TV.

Speech Topics

5 Ways to Simplify Your Life So You Can Set Yourself Up for Success

Many people are feeling the strain of having too much to do, owning too much stuff, and having too much to think about. And while some people dream about living a simpler life, many people don’t know where to begin. They buy end up buying storage bins or trying to distract themselves from the chaos of their lives. But living a simpler, more effective life, requires you to declutter every aspect of your life—from your mind to your finances.

In this program, Amy shares actionable takeaways for clearing the clutter. Participants will learn:

The dangers of living in a busy, overabundant, chaos-filled world The 5 areas of life that need to be simplified The most effective ways to begin streamlining life right now

This program can be delivered in a 45 to 60-minute keynote with optional Q&A. It can be expanded into a half-day workshop where participants can begin working on the strategies that will help them begin living simpler, happier lives.

13 Things Mentally Strong Women Don't Do

When people talk about mental strength, they often offer examples of Navy SEALs or male athletes who seem to embody the epitome of toughness. But, women can be strong too. And while building mental strength requires the same strategies for everyone, women face unique challenges in today’s world. From the gender pay gap to the cultural pressure to look a certain way, it’s important for women to stay strong.

In this program, Amy describes the 13 habits that women need to give up in order to become the strongest and best version of themselves. Amy shares examples, stories, and research that help participants understand:

The pressures today’s women face and how it affects their thoughts, feelings, and behavior The 13 unhealthy yet common habits women adopt that rob them of mental strength The exercises and strategies that can help women build the mental muscle they need to reach their greatest potential

This program can be delivered in a 45 to 60-minute keynote with an option Q&A. It can be expanded into a full or half-day workshops where participants will have the opportunity to practice mental muscle building exercises in real-time.

13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don't Do

When readers kept asking Amy how to raise mentally strong children, she created a parenting manual that would help parents become mental strength coaches for their kids. She’s turned those lessons into a powerful keynote that is appropriate for parents, coaches, teachers, and anyone who wants to help kids become mentally stronger.

In this program, Amy shares the research, stories, and examples that help participants understand:

The 3 fears that affect the way we raise kids The 13 unhealthy yet common parenting strategies that rob kids of the mental strength they need to become the best versions of themselves The exercises that parents can perform alongside their children to help them build and flex the mental muscles they’re going to need in the real world

This program can be delivered in a 45 to 60-minute keynote with an optional Q&A. It can be delivered with a separate program for children (which can be made appropriate for ages 8 to late teen). And it can be customized to the needs of parents, teachers, and other audiences.

13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do

Based on 15 years of research as a psychotherapist, and her own personal experiences overcoming heartache, Amy discovered that the secret to being mentally strong isn’t about what people do—it’s more about what they don’t do. She identified 13 common but unhealthy habits that keep people stuck in life. Giving up those habits makes helps people work smarter, not harder. When they don’t have these unhealthy thoughts, behaviors, and emotions holding them back, their good habits become much more effective.

Based on her international bestselling book that has been translated into 33 languages, Amy uses research, examples, and stories to explore:

The 3 main types of self-limiting beliefs The 13 habits that rob us of mental strength The exercises that build mental muscle and help us to reach our greatest potential

This can be delivered as a 45 to 60-minute keynote and a Q&A time is optional. It can also be combined with a half-day or full day mental muscle building workshop.

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