Dr. David Posen

Dr. David Posen

Toronto, Ontario
Stress, Work-Life Balance and Change Management Expert
David Posen is a multi-talented, successful international keynote speaker, best-selling author of three books and seminar leader for more than two decades. David Posen has an authority on stress management & delights audiences across North America with an interactive approach that never fails to captivate, motivate, entertain and inspire.
  • Change Management
  • Communications
  • Employee Management
  • Health & Wellness
  • Leadership
  • Mental Health
  • Peak Performance
  • Resilience & Adversity
  • Agriculture & Farming
  • Campus & University Speakers
  • Conference
  • Education & Teachers
  • Finance & Insurance
  • Guest Panelist & Guided Q&A
  • Health and Safety
  • Healthcare


Dr David Posen was a family physician for 17 years before devoting his time exclusively to stress management, lifestyle counselling and psychotherapy in 1985. 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.

As both a keynote speaker and seminar presenter, David Posen has spoken widely to education, government, business and professional groups across North America. His clients have included KPMG, Scotiabank, Warner Bros., University of Michigan, Ontario Ministry of Labour, Chevron, American Express, Tennessee Medical Foundation, University of California, Great West Life, CALU, Hydro One, HRPA, Rogers Communications, Kraft, Hilton Hotels, Ontario Crown Attorneys Association, IBM, BC Association of Broadcasters, Canadian Home Builders Association, McKinsey, Texas City Management Association, Mohawk College and the Million Dollar Round Table. His areas of expertise include Stress Mastery, Work-Life Balance, Workplace Stress, and Mastering Change.

David is the best-selling author of four books, ALWAYS CHANGE A LOSING GAME, STAYING AFLOAT WHEN THE WATER GETS ROUGH, THE LITTLE BOOK OF STRESS RELIEF (translated into seven languages and now in a new 3rd edition) and IS WORK KILLING YOU? which was profiled in USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Publishers Weekly, The Globe and Mail & Winnipeg Free Press. His fifth and newest book, AUTHENTICITY, was released in January 2018. His magazine articles have appeared in Canadian Living and Readers Digest and several medical journals. He wrote a weekly column on stress and lifestyle management for a year on the popular website www.canoe.ca. David has appeared many times on TV and radio across Canada and has been quoted in many leading U.S. media outlets such as US News & World Report, People, Huffington Post, Men’s Fitness, Women’s Health, Redbook and McCall’s,

Married with two adult children, David lives and works in Oakville, Ontario. In addition to his busy schedule of seeing patients, writing and public speaking, he is an avid reader, musician, and baseball and tennis player. He played trombone in the Oakville Symphony Orchestra for nine years and now plays in the Oakville Wind Orchestra. David makes every keynote, conference address, convention workshop, or executive retreat a memorable experience. As the author of four national bestsellers, a professional speaker and a corporate trainer, he wins kudos from his audiences time after time. Clients like Hewlett Packard, American Express, Warner Brothers, Microsoft, Chevron, KPMG, Hilton Hotels and the University of California have learned to loosen up, stay calm, and take more control of their lives Dr Posen can customize a program that’s just right for your group. Meeting planners love his creativity and enthusiasm. Bureaus know that when you send David to do the job, he’s a speaker that clients will want to hire again and again.



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Dr. David Posen Topic Presentations

running on empty - manage your energy, manage your stress

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • Suitable for Keynote or Seminar

    Bank accounts work on a simple premise: you have to put money in before you can take money out. Our bodies are exactly the same. How can you keep drawing on stress energy when there’s nothing in the bank?

    This could be the most revealing time you’ll spend in years. David Posen M.D. explains how acute stress generates quick energy, yet chronic stress drains it. Using the players in the NHL as his examples, he demonstrates the link between increasing energy and reducing stress; and he does it all with rock-solid logic and a good dose of humour.

taking care of the caregiver

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • Suitable for Keynote or Seminar

    People in the “helping professions” – nurses, doctors, the clergy, etc., – have always known that caregiving is draining, both physically and emotionally. But the same applies to people caring for elderly or ailing relatives or those with special needs. How can caregivers continue to give support if they’re not paying attention to their own needs?

    Designed to benefit both professionals and non-professionals alike, Dr Posen’s presentation helps caregivers understand the importance of reducing stress, caring for personal needs and putting a little breathing room back into life.

the lifestyle balancing act

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • Suitable for Keynote or Seminar

    With all the demands made on us by work, family and friends, finding a comfortable work-life balance can seem like a utopian dream. Take heart. Throughout this fully enjoyable and lively session, Dr. Posen has a trunk full of strategies to achieve it.

    David Posen helps us to envision what a pleasing balance would look like and teaches us that our jobs are not our lives. It’s all about balance – balancing time, energy and the way we look at ourselves.

get a grip. you have more control than you think

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • Suitable for Keynote or Seminar

    There are lots of things we don’t control: the weather, the economy, government policy and other people’s behaviour. But there are others we do command: the way we behave, how we think and the lifestyle choices we make.
    The lesson? Take more control in those areas and good things will start to happen.

    Join Dr David Posen for a thoroughly enjoyable yet informative session focused on enhancing your energy, building resilience and taking control of your life.

round pegs. square holes. the stress of trying to be what you’re not

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • Today’s world is full of big expectations. The pace is fast, there’s too much work and the pressures to perform are high. It’s no wonder people become disconnected from themselves and the normal rhythms of living.

    Everywhere we look we see people who can’t understand why they are stressed: people with schedules they can’t handle; exhausted introverts trying to be more outgoing; high school students trying to learn at 8:00 in the morning when they’re half-asleep; people in careers they don’t like.

    When individuals struggle to be what they’re not designed or inclined to be, the result is high stress, poor health, low performance and general unhappiness. They are round pegs trying to fit into square holes.

treating workplace stress: a doctor’s prescription

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • As the pace of work continues to increase, the economy sputters and jobs are in short supply, organizations and the people who run them keep ramping up the stress levels on their employees. Some workers wear their stress like a badge of honour; others resign themselves to what they see as the “new normal” and accept the situation as “the way it is”.

    The real truth is that workplaces are making people sick. Not enough people are talking about it, and when they do, no one is listening.

    Join best selling author and renowned speaker on stress, David Posen MD, for a revealing look at workplace stress – what’s causing it and what can cure it.

stress mastery

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • Stress is a fact of life – but it doesn’t have to be a way of life. Many people use the word without actually understanding what it means. In this clarifying and reassuring presentation, Dr David Posen demystifies the subject by explaining the fundamentals of stress theory without jargon and then, most importantly, what to do about it.   Filled with insights and “aha” moments, David Posen will make stress less intimidating and give you tips and techniques to master it.

be good to yourself and the bottom line

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • In today’s dynamic work world, a staggering number of people choose to take care of business instead of taking care of themselves. Not only is it a bad personal decision, but in the end, it’s just as destructive for the business. The reality is that good health and self-care can not only co-exist with business success but actually promote it. With a little persuasion and a touch of humour, David Posen will show you how to be good to yourself and improve the bottom line.


David is truly professional, taking the time to research our company and the issues important to us.

Price Waterhouse Coopers

A perfect blend of anecdote, medical science, humor and advice”  

Warner Brothers

The time you invested with the leadership team on delivering a tailored message really paid dividends.  

American Express

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 Canada

Our keynote speaker was worth the entire day  

University of Michigan

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The Little Book of Stress Relief
The Little Book of Stress Relief
The Little Book of Stress Relief
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