MVP Seminars Keynote Speakers & Business Trainers

Dr. Pamela D. Straker

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.

Keynote Topics:Change/Career , Communication, Creating a winning mind set
Business Training Topics:Attitude Problems in the Workplace, Change/Career, Organizational Management

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.

Dr. Straker holds a doctoral degree in School-Community Psychology from Hofstra University, where she also received a master’s degree and has achieved alumna status at Columbia University’s Executive Level Institute for Not-for-Profit Management. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Rochester. Among her other achievements, she was recently featured as alumna of the month by Hofstra University, has received the Brooklyn Borough President’s Dr. Susan Smith McKinney Humanitarian Award, and currently serves on the Channel 13 Tri-State Advisory Board.

Publications

Book:

“Let Me Stop You Right There And 28 Other Lines Every CEO, Manager, and Supervisor Should Know” Morgan-James Publishing Company ISBN13: 9781600376955 (public release date Feb. 2011)

SYNOPSIS OF SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS, PRESENTATIONS, AND WORKSHOPS

“How to Lead in a Constantly Changing Environment”, Surround Art, Brooklyn, New York, 2012

“Cultural Diversity in Healthcare Settings”, Urban Institute/Arthur Ashe Foundation, Brooklyn, New York, 2012

“Impact of Cultural Diversity in Mental Health Care”, Northside Center for Child Development, New York, New York, 2012

“How to Reduce Workplace Stress”, ACHA 46th Annual Convocation and Exposition, Nashville, Tennessee, 2012

“How to Lead in a Constantly Changing Environment”, Montclair State University, Montclair, New Jersey, 2012

“Let Me Stop You Right There! – How to Reduce Workplace Negativity”, Institute for Family Health New York, New York, 2012

“Let Me Stop You Right There! – How to Reduce Workplace Negativity-Transforming the Workplace” NJ ACE-NET and NJCUPA-HR Fall Conference, Bloomfield, New Jersey, 2011

Alumni Panelist on Issues of Diversity-University of Rochester Meliora Weekend, Rochester, New York, 2011

“New York’s Health Resolutions”, Health Beat Brooklyn, Brooklyn Independent TV, Brooklyn, New York, 2011

“Enhancing Your Capacity to Cope with Stress and Manage Your Energy in the Workplace”,

Virtual Introvert Conference, 2011

Workplace Stress”, Body By Brooklyn Spa, Brooklyn, New York, 2011

“Workplace Stress”, Diva Talk Radio, 2010

“Children’s Self Esteem”, Excellence Charter School, Brooklyn, New York, 2010

“Books, Banter, Bullies”, Health Beat Brooklyn, Brooklyn Independent TV, Brooklyn, New York, 2009

“Crisis Management of Persons with Mental Illness” and the Interface between clinical and law enforcement issues, Mental Health Law Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, New York, New York, 2008

“Too Many Cooks in the Kitchen”, It’s Not Magical/Keys to Adoption Success, 2nd Annual Adoption Symposium, Brooklyn, New York, 2006

Executive Program/Columbia Business School 1994

Institute for Not-For-Profit Management/Columbia University NEW YORK

Ph.D. in School-Community Psychology 1975 – 1978

HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY NEW YORK,NEW YORK

M.A. in Psychology 1973 – 1975

HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY NEW YORK, NEW YORK

B.A. in Psychology 1969 – 1973

UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER ROCHESTER, NEW YORK

MAJOR: Psychology MINOR: Sociology

ADVANCED TRAINING

Interim Executive Leadership Training December 2008

Support Center for Nonprofit Management New York, New York

Introduction to Lifestyle Medicine November 2008

Harvard Medical School/ Dept of Continuing Education Boston, New York


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