Dr. Kyra Bobinet
CEO, engagedIN-behavior neuroscience design, Bestselling Author-Well Designed Life, Stanford Medicine Instructor
By Dr. Kyra Bobinet
So, here’s the deal. I live to serve others. It gets me up in the morning. I want to free myself and others from the suffering we wallow in, or actively deny, every day.
In order to be good at it, and figure out what may help others, I spend a lot of time experimenting on my own behavior. For example, how can I get myself to do things that are good for me (or scary for me plus good for me) without getting stuck in fear, a feeling of worthlessness, or any other flavor of self-defeating emotion? I am obsessed with what causes us to behave and feel the way we do, so I can be more beneficial to you.
And, in collaboration with others, I have enjoyed great success serving the world. I was fortunate to attend UCSF School of Medicine and Harvard School of Public Health. I have built programs and algorithms that change behavior at the million-person scale. I have changed individual lives through intensive mentoring and coaching. I have sought out teachers and wise elders for my own transformations. I delight in teaching at Stanford School of Medicine. I have created a design firm, engagedIN, that helps people and organizations change behavior for the better. For this, I have won accolades and awards (including the 2015 Innovator Award from Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health as well as past service awards from UCSF, echoing green, and the mayor of San Francisco).
But it hasn’t been enough. I’ve been restless to give others the best possible solutions so they can reach a whole new level within themselves. And with so many great resources and authors out there, I wondered what I had to offer that was worth saying?
Well, here is what I figured out. My specialty is bringing two medicines to you: behavior change and design thinking. Through my love of science, I can decipher really complicated concepts into useful insights to help you build your self-awareness. Likewise, I am, and always have been, a designer. But unlike classic categories like fashion, interior décor, or graphic design, it turns out I am a designer of things like tranquility, transformation, healing, and behavior change. And I am not alone—I believe that every woman and man does this for their own life everyday—and all they need is to recognize and expand this intuition into full-blown life design skills.
This is why I exist. And why I became an author.
Carl Clark, M.D.
President & Chief Executive Officer
Mental Health Center of Denver
Dr. Carl Clark’s early experience with his father’s bipolar disorder sparked a commitment to helping people with mental illness regain their lives, hopes and aspirations. As President & Chief Executive Officer of the Mental Health Center of Denver, Dr. Clark leads the organization in “focusing on what people can do, not what they can’t do.” He has dedicated his career to improving the well-being of the Denver community and beyond through a focus on health promotion, wellness, resilience and recovery across the life-span.
Over ten years ago, Dr. Clark challenged the Mental Health Center of Denver to be “The Center of Excellence” with the best and most innovative mental health services in the country. Since then he has led the way in delivering strengths-based, person-centered, culturally-proficient services as well as employing trauma-informed, evidence-based practices.
Dr. Clark inspires a culture of well-being within the Mental Health Center of Denver. Under his visionary leadership, the Mental Health Center of Denver received the Denver Post Top Work Places Award the past five years in a row and was awarded the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce Large Non-Profit of the Year in 2013.
Dr. Clark’s has extensive involvement at the local, State and national levels. Dr. Clark’s colleagues and the Denver community recognize his valuable contributions. Dr. Clark joined the Mental Health Center of Denver in 1989. He became the Medical Director in 1991, Chief Executive Officer in 2000 and President & CEO in 2014.
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