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Dr. Ken Druck    

Speaker, thought leader, executive coach/consultant and community leader, is encapsulated under the heading of "Courageous Living”

Ken Druck's pioneering work over the past 40 years, encapsulated under the heading, Courageous Living, has included Executive Coaching/Consulting, Visionary Leadership, The Psychology of Men, Parent Effectiveness, Healing After Loss, Resilience and, most recently, Courageous Aging. Featured regularly in national and international news, including The Wall Street Journal, Thrive Global, CNN, Huff Post and the NY Times, "Dr. Ken" has shaped our world view of what it means to live honorably, courageously, purposefully and fully.

Recipient of the "Distinguished Contribution to Psychology" and "Visionary Leadership" awards for his community service and lifetime achievements, Dr. Ken Druck is widely recognized as a lifeline to the countless thousands of individuals, families, communities and organizations he's helped. His body of work, including the founding of The Jenna Druck Center to honor the life and spirit of his daughter, Jenna, set a new standard of care and healing following tragedies like 9-11, Columbine, Katrina and Sandy Hook.

Today, Dr. Druck lives and maintains a small coaching and consulting practice on the ocean in Del Mar, California, writing and speaking prolifically on subjects he loves, working on community service and civility projects and enjoying the quiet beauty of life.

Speech Topics


Permission To Be Happy

We all have inhibitions. Some prevent us from saying or doing stupid, hurtful, embarrassing and even illegal things. Others hold us back from life’s most adventurous, liberating and joyful experiences. A “Happiness Audit” can help identify which are which — and begin to l earn how to manage your inhibitions so they’re not managing you. It’s your time to let go of filters that overshadow free expression, subdue, silence, dilute and squander fun, love and laughter, give yourself permission to be happy, free spirited and bring more lightheartedness into your life.

Transforming Adversity into Opportunity: Building Resilience

Discover the alchemy of transforming almost any kind adversity into an opportunity for personal and spiritual deepening. Learn how to honestly, authentically and self-compassionately process life’s losses, challenges, changes, successes and blessings – and clear bold new paths for learning, opening, strengthening, deepening, connecting and becoming more resilient.

Living by the Real Rules of Life: Balancing Life’s Terms with Your Own

Based on Dr. Druck’s book of the same title, this program uncovers the 12 real rules of life that allow us to live more fulfilling and purposeful lives. Topics will include life is not fair – it’s more than fair, there are no deals – life’s real terms, life is designed to break your heart, listening is love, closure is a myth, running from reality takes energy – truth as courage and home free is a bill of goods — stop waiting for perfect.

The Art of Courageous Aging: Restoring Integrity

Getting older can be a formula for decline and despair — or for becoming the higher, better, stronger, freer and more courageous version of ourselves. Dr. Druck’s program for Cour-age-eous Aging maps out pathways to making our lives the best they can possibly be at any age. In addition to taking an “Age Audit,” participants will engage in open conversations about coming to terms with impermanence, grieving the loss of our former self, putting our spiritual house in order, embracing newfound freedom, raising an aging parent and making peace with life itself.

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