Mark Goulston

Mark  Goulston

Mark Goulston, MD, FAPA, is a board-certified psychiatrist, an American Psychiatric Association fellow, a former assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at UCLA NPI, and a former FBI and police hostage negotiation trainer. He is a TEDx and international keynote speaker, as well as the founder of Theory Y Executive Coaching, which he gives to CEOs, presidents, founders, and entrepreneurs. He is the originator and developer of Surgical Empathy, a method for assisting people in recovering from PTSD, preventing suicide in teenagers and young adults, and assisting organizations in overcoming implicit bias. Why Cope When You Can Heal: How COVID-19 Healthcare Heroes Can Recover from PTSD, PTSD for Dummies, Get Out of Your Own Way Mastering Self-Defeating Habit, Just Listen: Uncover the Key to Getting Through to Almost Anybody, Real Influence: Persuade Without Pushing and Gain Without Giving In, and Talking to a Stranger are among Dr. Goulston's previous works. He hosts the podcast My Wakeup Call, in which he interviews influential people about their life's purpose and the wakeup calls that got them there.

Remain Alive: An Intimate Discussion About Suicide Prevention, which he co-created and moderated, has won numerous awards. He has appeared on ABC, NBC, CBS, and BBC News, as well as CNN, Today, Oprah, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Fortune, Harvard Business Review, Business Insider, Fast Company, Huffington Post, and Westwood One, as a human psychology and behavior subject-area expert.