Stephen Post

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  • Stephen Post`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Stephen Post`s U.S. Speaking Fee

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  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    USA

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Rx For Successful Organizations

You can find a wealth of data that illustrates brands that follow this model are successful. In his research for the book: Conscious Capitalism, co-author Rajendra Sisodia discovered that these brands’ investment ...

You can find a wealth of data that illustrates brands that follow this model are successful. In his research for the book: Conscious Capitalism, co-author Rajendra Sisodia discovered that these brands’ investment returns were 1025% over the past 10 years, compared to only 122% for the S&P 500 and 316% for the companies profiled in the bestselling book “Good to Great”—companies selected purely on the basis of their ability to deliver superior returns to investors.

Stephen Post has been making headlines by funding studies at the nation’s top universities to prove his daily prescription: “Rx: It’s Good 2 B Good.” His research shows that when we commit to the greater good, everything from longevity, happiness, wellbeing and success are significantly affected.

Based on his best selling book, Why Good Things Happen to Good People, Stephen empowers others through profoundly moving real-life stories that illustrate the growing science of love and giving and how it unlocks the doors to health, happiness, and success. He discusses the ten levels of intentional giving philosophy that has changed the culture of schools, corporations, and communities alike. When the happiness, security, and wellbeing of another person is meaningful to you, you “love that person.” But love is expressed in different ways depending on the needs of those around us, and also on our particular personality and strengths. Each of these ways of love benefits others, but as a side effect, it also benefits the giver. Stephen also offers an easy-to-take validated survey that reveals strengths in these areas and delivers proven techniques for being intentional about giving, and serving, on a daily basis.

Rx: It’s Good 2 B Good…and science says it’s so!
“Rx: It’s Good 2 B Good”

 

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COMPASSIONATE CARE: Healing, Patient Service & Safety

~ 53% of patients & 58% of doctors rate the U.S. health care system as a compassionate one ~ 30% of every American dollar spent on healthcare is related to poor self-care or compliance ~ 60% of primary care ...

~ 53% of patients & 58% of doctors rate the U.S. health care system as a compassionate one
~ 30% of every American dollar spent on healthcare is related to poor self-care or compliance
~ 60% of primary care clinicians report symptoms of burnout

The care of the patient is both a science and an art. It is on the one hand the competent application of science; on the other hand it is the art of being attentively and fully present to the patient in a manner that facilitates well-being, security, treatment adherence and healing. Compassionate care is the essence of this art.

A leading authority on compassionate care, Dr. Stephen Post discusses how compassionate care contributes to patient adherence to difficult treatments, helps clinicians make more accurate diagnoses, increases patient hope, enhances wound healing, diminishes medical errors, contributes to patient safety, and improves patient self-care. He also shows how compassionate care prevents depression and burnout in healthcare providers consistent with their living a balanced life and not being overwhelmed.

Stephen demonstrates how no healthcare system can sustain itself competitively without a reputation for the practice of compassionate respect for patients and families. As much as 30% of future Medicaid or Medicare reimbursement will be in part determined by H-CAHPS scores, where questions will be asked patients if they have been treated with care and respect, were communicated with well and had things explained to them and felt responded to adequately by nurses, doctors and other staff.

Stephen’s presentations combine stories, solid medical science, and proven techniques for increasing compassionate care in health systems. His presentation centers around 4 beneficiaries of compassionate care – ensuring success for the patient, the clinicians and the healthcare system.

 

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PHILANTHROPY: Visionary & Bold Giving

Most people know of Sir John Templeton (1912-2008) as founder of The Templeton Funds and one of the great investors of the 20th century. Dr. Stephen Post knew him for nearly two decades as the man who challenged him with ...

Most people know of Sir John Templeton (1912-2008) as founder of The Templeton Funds and one of the great investors of the 20th century. Dr. Stephen Post knew him for nearly two decades as the man who challenged him with his vision for spiritual progress and the human future. By the age of 15 people in Winchester, Tennessee, took note of young John as having an unusually deep sense of spiritual gratitude for an Ultimate Love that is far greater than mere human affection.

In 2001, Sir John selected Stephen as President of the Institute for Research on Unlimited Love, a free-standing non-profit 501(c) 3 that researches the nature of selfless love, how to raise a caring child, love as an approach to business management, and spirituality in the workplace. The Institute would go on to become renowned worldwide, and due to its message of a truly universal love of all humanity without exception, it was among the first organization hacked by Team Dz ISIS.

Stephen shares a deep, but hilarious story about accepting Sir John’s request to found the Institute despite all the questions it raised, and how Sir John was still challenging him from the grave with his deathbed request that Stephen write a book for him with a title he provided: Is Ultimate Reality Unlimited Love?

The Institute has funded more than 100 major scientific studies, including the The Love Study on the impact of compassionate intentionality on patients with cancer, conducted by researchers at the Institute for Noetic Sciences. Stephen shares letters from Sir John, such as one where he indicates that as least one third of his $5 million grant be used to study “not human love, but the love that made humans.”

Sir John wanted to invest in spiritual entrepreneurs who might be able to use the best in science to allow people to reconsider the possibilities of nonmaterial realities and principles. Sir John would have been happy to see that in 2012 Stephen was invited to give a presentation at Columbia University on Ultimate Reality, and that he will be the visiting national scholar for the National Institute for Advanced Studies in India.

Fasten your seatbelts as Stephen delivers a different sort of philanthropy, a riveting story about visionary and bold philanthropy, a deeply synergistic friendship, and taking risks.

 

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VOLUNTEERISM: Give & Live Better

A transformative speaker, Dr. Stephen Post has inspired thousands in healthcare, business, schools, philanthropy, volunteer programs and spiritual communities with his message that the simple act of intentional giving adds ...

A transformative speaker, Dr. Stephen Post has inspired thousands in healthcare, business, schools, philanthropy, volunteer programs and spiritual communities with his message that the simple act of intentional giving adds to the happiness, health, resilience, creativity and even longevity of those who “do unto others.” Across North America, Australia, Europe, Japan and India he speaks and teaches the philosophy of his best-selling book Why Good Things Happen to Good People: How to Live a Longer, Happier, Healthier Life by the Simple Act of Giving(with journalist Jill Neimark). A mirthful story teller with uplifting affirmations and the best of medical knowledge based on thirty years of research, he offers a daily prescription for us all – Rx: It’s Good 2 B Good.

Stephen coined the now popular term “giver’s glow” and on stage addresses such questions as:
“Is it really more blessed to give than to receive?”
“Do benevolent people experience higher levels of mental well-being?”
“Are they healthier, and do they live longer?”

Increasingly, mainstream scientists are studying kindly, charitable interest in others, and the behaviors that go along with it, to find out whether there are associated health benefits. Stephen’s work inspired the 2010 Do Good Live Well Survey, released by United Healthcare and VolunteerMatch showing that 41 percent of Americans volunteered an average of 100 hours a year, or about two hours per week. 68 percent of those who volunteered reported that volunteering made them feel physically healthier (based on 4,500 American adults). In addition,
• 89% report that “volunteering has improved my sense of well-bring”
• 73% agree that “volunteering lowered my stress levels”
• 92% agree that volunteering enriched their sense of purpose in life
• 72% characterize themselves as “optimistic” compared to 60% of non-volunteers
• 42% of volunteers report a “very good” sense of meaning in their lives, compared with 28% of non-volunteers
• 96% said volunteering made them “feel happier”

Combining story, science, humor, research, and the visual arts, Stephen illustrates how two hours per week of meaningful volunteerism can transform individuals, corporations, health systems, schools and communities.

 

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DEMENTIA: Hope & The Deeply Forgetful

Society today, writes Stephen Post, is “hypercognitive:” it places inordinate emphasis on people’s powers of rational thinking and memory. Therefore, Alzheimer disease and other dementias, raise many ...

Society today, writes Stephen Post, is “hypercognitive:” it places inordinate emphasis on people’s powers of rational thinking and memory. Therefore, Alzheimer disease and other dementias, raise many dilemmas. How are we to view—and value—persons deprived of what some consider the most important human capacities?

From the platform, Dr. Stephen Post draws the audience into “life with dementia and with the demented,” while providing solutions for the many problems posed by the progressive loss of cognition. He offers a comprehensive picture of the Alzheimer’s patient, the caregiver, and the caregiving relationship, and then presents a series of well-founded practical recommendations to the complexities of the disease. Stephen is dedicated to the Alzheimer’s community of both patients and caregivers as he gently, straightforwardly, and on occasion so humorously portrays the Alzheimer’s experience through the words of people who are actually living it.

In his characteristically clear manner, he equips the audience with the necessary facts and then expertly suggests how to proceed humanely and with absolute consideration of the person who should be at the center of concern. Stephen believes that maintaining the emotional and relational well being of those with dementia depends on the caregivers who see dignity even in those severely affected by this kind of condition. Backed by extensive and thorough research, he discusses the experience of dementia, addresses specific ethical issues of interest to health care professionals, families, and affected individuals and includes topics such as diagnostic disclosure, the extension of autonomy through advance directives, behavior control, family caregiving, quality of life in relation to treatment limitations, hospice care, and end of life choices. His message provides practical solutions and equips family members and professionals with a positive course of direction.

 

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Human Flourishing Through Spirituality & Health

Stephen is one of the nation’s leading speakers, researchers and writers on spirituality and health. From the early 1990s his breakthrough publications with Dr. David B. Larson on religion and mental health ...

Stephen is one of the nation’s leading speakers, researchers and writers on spirituality and health. From the early 1990s his breakthrough publications with Dr. David B. Larson on religion and mental health transformed the position of the American Psychiatric Association, which through its DSM then opened the door to the idea that spirituality and religion are often contributory to human flourishing. Dr. Post wrote several of the most widely cited articles in this field, and is globally recognized for leading the way in the dialogue between religion and health. He has addressed hundreds of medical and chaplaincy audiences across every continent over three decades, and trained countless medical residents and physicians to distinguish healthy from unhealthy religion.

Dr. Post’s Institute for Research on Unlimited Love was among the first websites hacked by TEAM DZ ISIS (November 2014) for his powerful writings on the importance of religious freedom, pluralism, humility, and friendship across religious traditions. He is a worldwide expert on the ways in which spirituality contributes to healing and recovery from addiction, to coping with challenging diagnoses, and to the capacity to manage suffering and loss. Dr. Post has training in clinical pastoral care and works closely with various organizations that provide chaplaincy to families caring for the “deeply forgetful.”

 

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About Keynote Speaker Stephen Post

An opinion leader, Dr. Stephen Post is the best-selling author of Why Good Things Happen to Good People: How to Live a Longer, Happier, Healthier Life by the Simple Act of Giving. He has been quoted in more than 3000 national and international newspapers and magazines including the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Parade Magazine, U.S. News and World Report, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the Boston Globe, the Sydney Morning Herald, “O” Magazine, and Psychology Today. Stephen has been interviewed on television and radio news shows, including National Public Radio (NPR), ABC 20/20, Nightline, with John Stossel, the The Daily Show with John Stewart, and has even addressed the U.S. Congress.

A transformative speaker, Stephen has inspired thousands with the best of medical knowledge, based on thirty years of research. Across North America, Australia, Europe, Japan and India his positive psychology message impacts happiness, health, success, creativity and even longevity.

A leading expert on happiness, health, and success and medical school professor for nearly three decades, Stephen has authored dozens of articles in leading journals. He is a frequent speaker of practical training techniques for healthcare professionals and students, worldwide, looking to remain competitive by improving patient outcomes, diminishing medical errors, and preventing depression and burnout in healthcare providers.

President of the Institute for Research on Unlimited Love, Stephen oversees the mission of exploring the ways in which love shapes human health, development, motivations and actions. To date there have been over 50 studies at 44 major institutions, with research focused on the traits and qualities that create happiness, health, contentment, and lasting success.

As author of “The Moral Challenge of Alzheimer Disease,” Stephen provides thought-provoking and useful information on major issues related to developmental cognitive disabilities and dementia. His writing has resulted in conferences in seven countries and forty states as well as the recipient of the Distinguished Service Award from the national Alzheimer’s Association for his contributions to the lives of “the deeply forgetful” and their loved ones.

Stephen’s speaking and research on these topics led to his being elected a member of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, the New York Academy of Medicine, and the Royal Society of Medicine, London. He received the Pioneer Medal for Outstanding Leadership in HealthCare from the HealthCare Chaplaincy Network of America, and the Kama Book Award in Medical Humanities from World Literacy Canada.

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