Dr. Jordan Peterson
Award Winning Psychology Professor | Clinical Psychologist
Called “one of the most important thinkers to emerge on the world stage for many years,” by The Spectator, Dr. Jordan Peterson has been a dishwasher, gas jockey, bartender, short-order cook, beekeeper, oil derrick bit re-tipper, plywood mill labourer, and railway line worker. He’s taught mythology to lawyers, doctors, and businessmen, consulted for the UN Secretary General’s High Level Panel on Sustainable Development; helped his clinical clients manage depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety, and schizophrenia; served as an advisor to senior partners of major law firms; identified thousands of promising entrepreneurs on six different continents; and lectured extensively in North America and Europe.
He has flown a hammer-head roll in a carbon-fiber stunt plane, piloted a mahogany racing sailboat around Alcatraz Island, explored an Arizona meteorite crater with a group of astronauts, built a Native American Long-House on the upper floor of his Toronto home, and been inducted into the coastal Pacific Kwakwaka’wakw tribe.
Malcolm Gladwell discussed psychology with him while researching his books; Norman Doidge is a good friend and collaborator; thriller writer Gregg Hurwitz employed several of his “valuable things” as a plot feature in his #1 international bestseller, Orphan X; and he worked with Jim Balsillie, former RIM CEO, on a project for the UN Secretary General.
With his students and colleagues, Dr. Peterson has published more than a hundred scientific papers, transforming the modern understanding of personality, and revolutionized the psychology of religion with his now-classic book, Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief. As a Harvard professor, he was nominated for the prestigious Levinson Teaching Prize, and is regarded by his current University of Toronto students as one of three truly life-changing teachers.
Dr. Peterson is a Quora “Most Viewed Writer in Values and Principles and Parenting and Education” with 300,000 Twitter followers and 115,000 Facebook likes. His YouTube channel has over 200 videos, 600,000 subscribers, and 150,000,000 views, and his classroom lectures on mythology were turned into a popular 13-part TV series on TVO.
Dr. Peterson’s online self-help program, The Self Authoring Suite, has been featured in O: The Oprah Magazine, on CBC radio, and on NPR’s national website. It has helped over 150,000 people resolve the problems of their past and radically improve their future.