Gary Bradt, Psy.D.

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Gary Bradt, Psy.D.
Gary Bradt, Psy.D. – Finding Opportunity in Change
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The global pandemic has created a period of change that is by all accounts disruptive, unrelenting, and at times completely debilitating.  Leaders, teams and individual contributors alike are in uncharted waters and the one integral, unifying thread is our humanity. We are in a place where we need to look at how this change is affecting us as individuals first, and then translate that change into our respective roles. While we cannot always choose what change will come in our path, with the right mindset and strategies, we can choose how to move forward. This is Dr. Gary Bradt’s goal, as he shares the Five Fundamental Choices that change presents us with, and that how you choose to go forward will make a bigger impact on your life than the change itself.


Dr. Bradt’s insights are informed by neuroscience and psychology, as well as his three decades of experience as a C-suite executive coach that provide relatable, real-world narratives, and relevant actionable strategies to give you a new path forward.


Key Takeaways

  • ADOPT an opportunity mindset and start moving fast toward positive goals and outcomes.
  • LET GO of what is holding you back, and recognize what is possible.
  • NURTURE relationships and build a foundation of strength, trust, and mutual support.
  • PRACTICE courageous optimism and share ideas openly to find new solutions.
  • GROW where you’re planted and move forward with positive determination and confidence.

How can you harness positivity and happiness to create more success within yourself and others? It’s a balance between science and heart. As we continue to navigate the disruption of a global pandemic, social unrest, and political and economic uncertainty, it is easy to feel that these circumstances are hijacking your potential for happiness. But, there are ways you can train yourself to create more joy in your life.

Psychologist, C-Suite Executive Consultant, and respected Author on Change Dr. Gary Bradt shares real stories and research-based strategies for how you can take control and create more well-being and contentment even in these trying times. He’ll debunk popular myths of what you think will make you happy and replace those concepts with data-driven strategies to achieve more consistent and sustainable happiness and a sense of well-being.

Key Takeaways

  • Understand the science of happiness. Learn why our brains are hardwired to see what is wrong with any situation, and how you can also learn new techniques to help your brain see the positive.
  • Learn techniques for connecting in more meaningful ways to your colleagues and those closest to you to build more trust and collaboration, especially during times of challenge.
  • Discover simple daily practices to bring more joy, optimism and positive energy to your life, and to be a beacon for the same for those you touch.
  • Highlight the positives in life and be more resilient when change and challenge disrupt your day.

WHAT: A series of Gary’s dynamic 3-min videos packaged for clients who want to deliver a sustained, daily dose of inspiration and solutions-based action to tackle change and disruption head on. Gary will also provide a customized introductory video to position the content for your team.

AUDIENCE: These video clips are appropriate for every level of employee, from individual contributor to C-Suite leader as they focus on the personal leadership we all need to tap into in times of change and disruption.

WHY GARY: As a psychologist and respected author and speaker on Change, Gary’s content is compelling because of his down-to-earth delivery of real stories and research-based strategies for how you can take control and create opportunity even in the most difficult of circumstances.

WHAT: A 60-min virtual deep dive with Gary and your leadership and your people. Gary will work with your leadership to orchestrate a conversation around your organization’s challenges and/or goals to create an actionable strategy for next steps.

AUDIENCE: This conversation is perfect for organizations that want an engaging experience to share how they are leading during this time of disruption and keeping employee and customer needs top of mind. The conversation can be for internal teams or presented externally for customer engagement.

WHY GARY: This is a conversation that Gary would lead, which is invaluable given his years of consulting C-Suite leaders on business strategies for change and times of disruption.

WHAT: 90-Minute Virtual Presentation that consists of Gary delivering 30min of content based on client goals, with 30min of breakout engagement sessions (depending on audience size) and follow-up with Q&A guided by Gary and a member of the leadership team.

AUDIENCE: The viewing audience can be internal company leaders, managers and individual contributors, or this can be offered to your direct clients.

WHY GARY:  As a psychologist and respected Author on Change, Gary’s content is compelling because of his down-to-earth delivery of real stories and research-based strategies for how you can take control and create more well-being and contentment even in these trying times. As a leadership strategist and consultant he connects the narratives with actionable strategies for immediate application.

WHAT: Same as above program except with an additional follow-up 2-hours of coaching with an executive/employee cadre of the client’s choice.

AUDIENCE: The viewing audience can be internal company leaders, managers and individual contributors, or this can be offered to your direct clients.

WHAT: This program is designed with company leaders, and content is delivered in concert with leadership to address the goals and challenges of change. The program is between 2-3hrs and is a robust deep dive experience that incorporates transparency and trust into the session by breaking Gary’s content out with content from leadership. For example, Gary will take a 60min presentation and break it out into four 15min segments. Each 15min segment would be followed by a 10-15min content piece from a leader addressing how Gary’s content relates to the organization and the feedback they have received from employee responses. By the end of this session, employees at every level will feel heard but will also have a better understanding of what the leadership is thinking and opportunities for how to move forward together.

AUDIENCE: This deep dive can be delivered to an entire organization or divisions of the organization. Participants take a brief (anonymous) engagement quiz beforehand to share their experiences around change within the organization; the results  are presented by company leaders in their portion of the virtual event.

WHY GARY: Gary is masterful at analyzing challenges when it comes to change within an organization and their people. Drawing from over 30-years of consulting and coaching C-Suite leaders as well as having written three books on change, Gary helps design this program with leaders to create the most engaging and impactful experience that will feel more like a collaborative working session with viewers than a virtual presentation.


“Gary Bradt is an inspiring speaker that keeps you on the on the edge of your seat. Be prepared to laugh, cry, dream and embrace change as Gary shows you its golden opportunity. Gary provides you with practical tools that you continue to use professionally and personally. I never imagined that a 1 hour seminar would change my entire life perspective in such a positive way.”

— Bayer

“Although we have enjoyed working with some terrific keynote speakers, we had many, many comments from our attendees that you were one of the best Keynotes we have had EVER! I knew it was a real success when there weren’t any books left behind, (never seen that before) and we had to refresh the notepads at break, because at least half the people had taken their entire notepad with them when they left for break. You definitely hit that home run you wanted! I hope we can work together at another event in the future.”

— Resource Management Services, Inc.

“Thank you for joining our all hands meeting. We heard so many positive comments about your talk and have also heard several references to ‘clearing the rubble and finding the ring’ as people jumped back into their day to day work. You were very inspirational and definitely provided us all with actions to take back to our jobs and home. Thanks again!”

— Fidelity Investments

“The feedback on your presentation was universally positive. The team really appreciated your approach to recognizing the stress that change can bring in both our professional and personal lives. After having some time to reflect on the messages (Ring Tool Kit) you gave us, I wanted to circle back and say thanks again. Your comments hit home in one way or another with almost every member of the team.”


“Gary did an outstanding job. A ten on a scale of ten. He met with the VP of Operations and Human Resources prior to the meeting to understand the issues. He and I exchanged e-mails prior to the conference and then he met with me for breakfast the morning of the meeting to go over last minutes details and to gather additional information about the audience/issues. He was able to engage an audience that was tired from a long evening the night before and had their minds set on going home when he was finished (not an easy task). He was a hit.”

— Guardian Life Insurance Company

“Thank you for the absolutely fabulous presentation you did last week. It was more than a home run. I guess the bases were loaded and you hit a home run. They just haven’t stopped talking about the quality of the presentation and the impact of the presentation. Our goal of arming the organization with some practical doable things at the end of the presentation was clearly, clearly well met.” 

— Bristol-Myers Squibb
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