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Dr. Brad Thomas  

Psychologist, Celebrity Fitness Trainer, Motivational Speaker, CEO & Founder of Dr. Brad Therapy

Dr. Brad Thomas (“Dr. Brad”) is the CEO and Founder of Dr. Brad Therapy – a private psychotherapy practice specializing in the treatment of adults and couples in the heart of Manhattan. As a licensed clinical psychologist, he has presented insights on implicit racial bias and antiracism to Fortune 500 companies and was featured on Your Best Self TV (WCBS-TV) where he spoke about the stigma around mental health in the Black community. Dr. Brad has also been selected to author a book chapter, entitled The Racial Melancholia of Aspiring Black NFL Coaches (Rowman and Littlefield, 2024) and currently serves as a regular contributing writer on mental health for Authority Magazine.

Prior to practicing psychology, Dr. Brad received a full football scholarship to Boston College before graduating with honors from Hampton University. His enthusiasm for athletics inspired him to subsequently work as a celebrity fitness trainer – an arena in which he has helped hundreds of clients improve their mental and physical health over his 20+ year career – and solidified his stature as a bona fide mind-body expert.

Dr. Brad obtained an MA in psychology and MFA in Creative Nonfiction from The New School before earning a PhD in clinical psychology from The Graduate Center, CUNY.

Speech Topics

The Impact of the Mind-Body Connection on Work Performance

Attendee Results:

  • Discover that the practice of self-care (e.g., exercise, healthy nutrition, and social support) can induce higher levels of psychological and physical well-being.
  • Understand that the healthy confrontation of issues at work can reduce levels of emotional distress.
  • Learn how your company can create a safe space in which workers feel empowered to consistently practice mental and physical well-being.

Why Implicit Racial Bias is Hurting Your Business

Attendee Results:

  • Learn the various ways in which implicit bias can show up at work (e.g., interpersonal communications, hiring practices, and in business roadmaps)
  • Understand that using color-blind rhetoric (“we’re all the same”) ignores systemic structures in your business that privileges Whites and disadvantages Blacks and other people of color despite its egalitarian sentiment.
  • Learn practical ways to mitigate the negative effects of implicit bias that will not only produce a more empathic work culture, but inspire others to feel more comfortable expressing their authentic selves.

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