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The Lavin Agency Speakers Bureau

A speakers bureau that represents the best original thinkers,
writers, and doers for speaking engagements.

Mental Health

The stigma about mental health may be slowly fading away, but there is still much work to be done. Lavin’s mental health speakers approach this important issue with sensitivity, respect, and new perspectives on what we can—and should—be doing personally and as businesses.

17 Mental Health
Speakers

Kristin Neff

Author of Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself | Co-founder of the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion

Self-compassion makes you strong.

Ethan Kross

Award-Winning Expert on Self-Leadership, Mental Health, and The Conscious Mind | Bestselling Author of Chatter | Faculty lead at the Eisenberg Family Depression Center

Leading others starts with leading yourself. You can turn your inner voice from your worst critic into your best coach.

Tracy Dennis-Tiwary

Bestselling author of Future Tense | Clinical psychologist and researcher | Digital health technology entrepreneur

Anxiety may feel bad, but it’s actually good for us—and for our productivity, creativity, and wellbeing.

Emily Esfahani Smith

Bestselling author of The Power of Meaning: Crafting a Life That Matters | Journalist

In times of great challenge, search for meaning, not happiness.

Lori Gottlieb

Psychotherapist | New York Times bestselling author of Maybe You Should Talk to Someone

Revealing the truth of who we are is the glue that binds us together.

Candy Chang

Urban space artist behind the "Before I Die" walls

With powerful public art, we can engage communities in real conversations.

Dan Lerner

Positive psychologist | Instructor of NYU’S “The Science of Happiness”

The overlooked key to achieving your unique potential? Passion.

Laurence Steinberg

Leading Expert on Adolescence and the Parent-Child Relationship | Award-Winning Psychologist | Author of You and Your Adult Child

Being the parent of an adult child is more complicated than ever. But you can learn and adapt—and grow with your child.

Cassie Holmes

Expert in behavioral decision-making | Author of Happier Hour | UCLA professor

When we treat our time as a precious resource, we gain purpose, motivation, and happier lives.

James Nestor

New York Times bestselling author of Breath

The key to leading happier, healthier lives? Better breathing.

Jer Clifton

Director of the Penn Primals Project | Senior Research Scientist at the Penn Positive Psychology Center

Your “primal world beliefs”—what kind of world you think you live in—can powerfully influence your wellbeing, your work, and much more. But you can choose what to believe.

Martin E.P. Seligman

Father of Positive Psychology | Director of the Penn Positive Psychology Center | Bestselling Author

Psychology isn’t just for pathologizing—we can all use it to live happier, healthier lives.

Vijay Gupta

Founder of Street Symphony | Co-Founder of the Skid Row Arts Alliance | MacArthur Genius

Music speaks to people—touches people—in ways words alone cannot.

Laurel Braitman

Bestselling Author Of Animal Madness and What Looks Like Bravery | Director Of Writing and Storytelling At The Stanford School of Medicine

Telling our own stories has the power to combat burnout and bring us together in community.

Mary C. Murphy

Author of Cultures of Growth | Indiana University Professor | Founder and CEO, Equity Accelerator

A growth mindset isn’t just for individuals. You can develop it in your whole organization, and unlock radical collaboration and innovation.

Tessa West

Author of Jerks at Work and Job Therapy | NYU Professor of Psychology

We all face uncomfortable situations at work. By learning how to navigate them, leaders can boost their teams' productivity, creativity, and innovation.

Michael Norton

Harvard Business School Professor | Author of The Ritual Effect | Co-Author of Happy Money

Rituals can help us transform our unconscious habits into conscious productivity, unlocking greater meaning at work and at home.