Dr. Shimi Kang
Award-Winning Harvard-Trained Physician | Bestselling Author | Global Social Entrepreneur
An award-winning medical doctor, researcher, and expert on human motivation and neuroscience, Dr. Shimi Kang provides science-based tools for health, happiness, and achievement in the workplace, classroom, and at home. With over fifteen years of clinical experience and extensive research in the science that lies behind motivation and wellness, Dr. Kang shows people how to cultivate key 21st century skills such as communication, collaboration, creativity, and more, needed to flourish both professionally and personally.
Dr. Kang is the former Medical Director of Child and Youth Mental Health for Vancouver and a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of British Columbia. She is the author of The Self-Motivated Kid and the critically acclaimed The Dolphin Parent: A Guide to Raising Healthy, Happy, and Self-Motivated Kids. This book became a #1 Canadian bestseller, and has been translated into 10 languages and won the 2015 US News International Book Award.
In the media, Dr. Kang is a writer with articles featured in The Huffington Post, Psychology Today, The Washington Post, and Time magazine. She is a recognized media expert for on health, lifestyle, motivation, leadership, workplace culture, and 21st century skills, and has been invited to contribute to major news outlets such as NPR, CBC National News and Radio, CTV National, Al Jazeera, Der Speigel, and Washington Post.
An entertaining and experienced speaker, Dr. 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, professional athletes, national politicians, CEOs, and even a Miss Universe! Her TEDx presentation on the power of adaptability has been viewed more than half a million times.
Dr. Kang is seriously concerned about the direction of humanity and has made promoting mental health and wellness a priority. She is the Founder and CEO of Dolphin KIDS: Achievement Programs in Canada; Dolphin POD: Life Skills Center In India; and, Dolphin Early Learning Online. These organizations offer positive mindset & social-emotional training programs for students, teachers, and parents around the world.
Dr. Kang was honored with the Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012 for her years of outstanding community service. She has also received five national awards in the field of addictions and mental health, including the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry Research Award, and was the 2016 recipient of the YWCA Woman of Distinction Award in Health and Wellness for Vancouver.