Dr. Straker is a licensed psychologist, speaker, and workplace strategist for managers, small business owners and human resource personnel. She is also author of the book, “Let Me Stop You Right There and 28 Other Lines Every CEO, Manager, and Supervisor Should Know”. With more than 25 years experience as a mental health and management professional, Dr. Straker serves individuals and organizations who want to establish productive environments for peak performance. She provides workplace solutions and strategies that build a spirit of collaboration, respect and mutual benefit. Having served as a Trainer and Program Coach at Yale University for Emotional Literacy within the Psychology Department, Dr. Straker also serves as a psychologist peer reviewer for the Optum Health/United Health Group. She has served as a consultant to the Office of Special Programs for the City University of New York and recently joined the consultant panel of Management Solutions Consulting Group, Inc. She conducts a psychotherapy and coaching practice in Manhattan, New York.