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David Posen, MD


Toronto, ON, Canada

"Doc Calm" - Bestselling Stress & Wellness Authority

Multi-talented David Posen, MD has been a successful international keynote speaker, author and seminar leader for more than two decades. As an authority on stress management, he delights audiences across North America with an interactive approach that never fails to captivate, motivate, entertain and inspire. His work with corporate clients has positioned him as a speaker of choice for executive workshops and VIP retreats throughout Canada and the U.S.

Audience reviews:

  • Your presentation met and exceeded my expectations. You captured the total message I wanted delivered to my team to prepare us for the challenges and the excitement that 1995 will bring. In closing, David, I would like to say a special thanks for your professionalism and incredible sense of humour which helped to make our conference so successful.

    - Royal Bank of Canada
  • Dr. Posen was excellent, one of the best I've listened to. His delivery was humorous and engaging with an important message.

    - University of Michigan
  • I think the Q&A session at the end spoke volumes, as to how much attendees enjoyed you and the information you shared.

    - Kraft Foods
  • Your presentation to the Ontario Long Term Care convention registrants was a hit! It was obvious that you did your homework. Along with a number of personal comments I received, I can tell you that no other speaker generated such enthusiastic applause.

    - Ontario Long Term Care Association

Speaker Biography

To really know David Posen, author, speaker, physician, athlete, musician and family man, imagine an adventurer who regularly stops to chat with people along his travels – to observe and, most of all, to listen and learn.

There are talkers and there are listeners. David is both: an interesting talker and a keenly interested listener. As a speaker, David has enthralled and compelled corporate and professional audiences across North America.

David’s ability to listen – to his patients, audiences, colleagues, friends and even himself – has resulted in three best selling, Always Change a Losing Game, Staying Afloat When The Water Gets Rough, which went into a second printing after only five weeks of its release in September 1998.  His most recent work Is Work Killing You.

David makes every keynote, conference address, convention workshop, or executive retreat a memorable experience.

Befitting an adventurer, David worked on a research project in San Francisco before graduating from the University of Toronto Medical School in 1967. He then interned in Edmonton, Alberta and practiced in the Canadian Arctic and Jerusalem before settling in Oakville, Ontario in 1971.

More than a decade into a highly successful family practice, David changed his game plan to focus on stress management and lifestyle counselling. Along the way, his buoyant approach to life’s challenges has helped countless people stay afloat!