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Dr. Christian Conte    

Nationally Acclaimed Mental Health Specialist

Dr. Christian Conte is one of the country’s leading authorities on Emotional Management and how it affects our personal and professional lives. He is a prolific author and a familiar face to many from his television work, most notably as the co-host of the Spike TV show "Coaching Bad," and as a featured counselor on VH1’s "Family Therapy." His latest book, "Walking Through Anger," is available now.

Dr. Conte’s unique work with college and university Athletic Departments helps amateur athletes develop better life and emotional management skills, while arming coaches and staff with powerful tools to use in guiding their team members to more successful, trouble-free futures.

Dr. Conte was an award-winning tenured professor at the University of Nevada (Reno) before leaving the West Coast to return to his home state of Pennsylvania. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor, author, and professional speaker specializing in Anger Management and Communication Skills. Dr. Conte co-founded a Center in South Lake Tahoe, CA, to work with people convicted of violent crimes, and is the creator of Yield Theory™ – a powerful approach to combining radical compassion with conscious education.

As an educator and trainer, Dr. Conte brings his unique energy, unquenchable passion, and a tremendous sense of compassion to his efforts to teach people about why they do what they do, and how they can use that knowledge to transform their own lives as well as those around them.

His methods are proven to improve interpersonal communication, reduce group tension and conflict, and increase collaboration and productivity.

Speech Topics


The Power to Take Control of Your Life

We all have times in our personal and professional relationships when we’re disappointed in the way people interact with us or treat us. Times when the reality of a situation doesn’t align with the version or outcome we expected, and that’s very frustrating. Unfortunately, many of these cases occur when we have unknowingly handed over the power we have within us to manage our emotions and fail to align our expectations with reality. In this enlightening presentation, Dr. Conte shows how we can use that power we all have within us to build strong relationships, smooth over conflict and maintain a sense of self-worth.

Re-Learning (Mastering) Communications

How you talk to people can be even more important than what you’re saying. Putting your own need to be heard on hold while you connect with and validate the other person is the key to efficient and productive communication. Learning the simple techniques in this presentation will help remove your frustration with your relationships and make it much more likely that others will be eager to hear what you have to say.

Leading with Compassion (or, Compassionate Leadership & Communication)

Using a compelling set of tools and exercises designed to promote better social interactions, Leading with Compassion provides a radical shift in how we deal with others. Peppered with amusing and compelling anecdotes, this presentation touches on topics crucial to any business or social relationship, including conflict resolution, compassionate communication, attachment to ideas, and the most effective ways to motivate others.

The Moments That Define You

Last year there were one trillionphotos taken by more than 2.5 million cell phone cameras. More than ever before, the moments in our lives, good or bad, are preserved forever. We need to realize that any moment can define who we are to our loved ones, our co-workers, or to the world at large. But thinking through our actions means much more than just not getting caught by a camera. In this fascinating presentation, Dr. Conte leads his audience in a thought experiment designed to promote consciousness of our actions and building character, while distinguishing ourselves and our place in the world.

The Right Answer – The Right Action

“In life, when you know you’re right, it doesn’t matter what everybody else is doing…you do what you know is right! You say what you know is right!” We’ve all seen it and experienced it – those times when fading into the crowd is the easier choice – when doing the right thing or standing alone with confidence in our answers and convictions feels daunting. Being authentic even when those around you aren’t is one of life’s greatest challenges, and also one if its greatest rewards. At a time when there is more pressure than ever to follow the crowd, Dr. Conte’s powerful presentation helps us tap into our confidence, our convictions, and overcome the pressures that promote complacency and indecision.

Emotional Challenges of The COVID Pandemic

The COVID pandemic has caused a host of emotional challenges for our country and the world. It has exacerbated existing issues in our interpersonal relationships while creating new ones. These challenges affect not only our interactions with friends and family, but also how we interact in the workplace. Dr. Christian Conte is uniquely qualified to help you and your organization navigate these challenging times. Through his keynote presentations and workshops Dr. Conte has helped thousands of people learn how to cope with the pressing issues facing most companies and organizations. His teachings on anger management, de-escalation, leadership and communication are essential tools in the modern workplace.

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