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Isaac  Prilleltensky PhD

Isaac Prilleltensky PhD

The Laughing Guide to Well-Being: Using Humor and Science to Become Happier and Healthier

In-Person Fee Range:
$10,001 - $15,000
Traveling from:
Florida
What We Risk When We Dont Matter

Isaac Prilleltensky PhD

The Laughing Guide to Well-Being: Using Humor and Science to Become Happier and Healthier

In-Person Fee Range:
$10,001 - $15,000
Traveling from:
Florida

Why Book

    Biography

    Dr. Isaac Prilleltensky is the former Dean of the School of Education and Human Development at the University of Miami, where he currently serves as vice provost for institutional culture. He was born in Argentina and has lived and worked in Israel, Canada, Australia, and the United States. He is fluent in English, Spanish, and Hebrew, and proficient in Italian. He has given keynote addresses in 26 countries.

    Isaac holds the inaugural Erwin and Barbara Mautner Chair in Community Well-Being. He has published 10 books and over 130 articles and chapters. His interests are in the promotion of well-being in individuals, organizations, and communities; and in the integration of wellness and fairness.

    He was recipient of the 2010 “Distinguished Contribution to Theory and Research Award” of the Community Psychology Division of the American Psychological Association (APA), and of the 2014 “Lifetime Achievement Award in Prevention” by the division of Counseling Psychology of APA. In 2019 he also received the Seymour Sarason Award from the Division of Community Psychology.

    He leads a research team that developed www.funforwellness.com, a research-based online platform to promote health and wellness using videos, games and humor. Isaac is a vegan, fitness aficionado, and humor writer. Isaac won an award for his humor writing in 2015 by the National Newspaper Association. His most recent book is The Laughing Guide to Well-Being: Using Humor and Science to Become Happier and Healthier.

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    Programs

    Well-Being

    What is it and how to promote it: Explores the six dimensions of well-being called I COPPE (interpersonal, community, occupational, physical, psychological, and economic). Reveals how each one of them, and how all of them together, improve overall wellness. Introduces the BET I CAN model of change, which is based on seven drivers of change: Behaviors, Emotions, Thoughts, Interactions, Context, Awareness, and Next Steps. The model was proven scientifically in two randomized controlled trials.

    How people matter

    Why it matters to your health, happiness, love, work, and community: Mattering in life consists of feeling valued and adding value. The talk explores how people matter to themselves, in relationships, workplaces and communities.

    Organizational culture

    Based on professional work as dean of education and vice provost for institutional culture at University of Miami, I share lessons of how we brought the University of Miami to be ranked the #1 employer in the education sector in the United States. Shares secrets to creating a supportive, effective, and reflective organization that generates profits and health for employees and the community.

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