Shimi Kang

Award-Winning Harvard Trained Physician, Bestselling Author

An award-winning medical doctor, researcher, and expert on the neuroscience of innovation, leadership, and motivation, Dr. Shimi Kang provides science-based solutions for health, happiness, and achievement in the workplace, classroom, and at home. With almost 20 years of clinical experience and extensive research in the science that lies behind optimizing human intelligence, Shimi Kang provides practical tools to cultivate the key 21st century skills of resilience, connection, creativity, and more.

Shimi Kang is the former medical director of child and youth mental health for Vancouver and currently a clinical associate professor at the University of British Columbia. She is also the founder of Dolphin KIDS: Future-ready Leaders, an organization that offers positive mindset and social-emotional life skills programs to students, teachers, and parents around the world.

As a thought leader, Kang’s work has been featured in major media outlets around the world, including BBC World News, NPR, Al Jazeera, South China Morning Post, CBC, and Washington Post, The Huffington Post, Psychology Today, US News & Report, and TIME Magazine.

Shimi Kang is also the author of two books — The Self-Motivated Kid and the critically acclaimed The Dolphin Parent: A Guide to Raising Healthy, Happy, and Self-Motivated Kids, which was a #1 Canadian bestseller and won the 2015 US News International Book Award. Her upcoming book, The Tech Solution, will provide neuroscience-based strategies to optimize technology’s incredible benefits while minimizing its many drawbacks.

An entertaining and experienced speaker, Shimi Kang has presented at events ranging from the world’s largest conferences to customized workshops for small groups. She has shared the stage with cutting edge scientists, movie stars, CEOs, professional athletes, and global leaders. Her TEDx presentation on the power of adaptability has been viewed more than a million times.

Shimi Kang has been honored with five national awards in mental health and the YWCA Woman of Distinction Award in Health. She is also the proud recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for her years of outstanding community service.

The Neuroscience of Team Motivation

Few speakers are able to lay out the neuroscience, biology, psychology, and reality of motivation like Dr. Shimi Kang.

A Harvard trained specialist, Shimi Kang knows exactly how to harness motivation toward health, happiness, and lasting success. She combines irrefutable science with unforgettable stories in a whirlwind tour that leaves audiences with the tools to be better leaders and managers, and create a culture of creative, connected, and motivated people.

In this talk, Shimi Kang will cover:

  • The science of how humans are naturally motivated;
  • Tools and tips on how to build a more collaborative, engaged, and productive culture of excellence.

Don’t miss this presentation on Friday, February 14 at 10:00. For more information, please review our official programme.

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