Social Influencers List: 7 Leading Social Health Experts (July/August 2017)

In connection with Truth or Dare: The Podcast that Boosts Your Social Health, This Month in Social Health is a new monthly series aimed at identifying emerging and enduring thought leaders in the social health arena.

Influencers named to this list are chosen via a variety of factors. Nominations are accepted from readers, colleagues, universities, and professional associations. Media tracking and analytics are also used to identify leaders who have a. published notable books, b. earned awards or held prestigious positions in their fields, and c. demonstrated significant reach on social networks. [Nominate someone here.]

When possible, influencers named to the list are interviewed on the Truth or Dare podcast.

1. Tasha Eurich

Tasha Eurich is a organizational psychologist and leadership coach who has spent the last three years researching self-awareness, a quality which is proven to be critical to our satisfaction and success in life. In her book Insight, she shows why self-awareness is a skill which promotes happiness and success, why we all think we are self-aware, but very few of us know how we appear to other people, and the surprising secrets and truths of how we can be more self-aware. 

Interview: Is Self Awareness the Key to a Good Social Life? Featuring Tasha Eurich

2. Anne Grady

Anne Grady is a speaker and author who helps build sustainable change in teams and organizations.  Her work has been featured in places like Harvard Business Review, Entrepreneur, CNN, and Fox Business. She is the author of a new book “Strong Enough: Choosing Courage, Resilience, and Triumph,” which helps readers believe that we are all “strong enough” to overcome adversity and master change.

Interview: How Do You Know If You’re Strong Enough? Featuring Anne Grady

3. Mary Ann Karinch

Maryann Karinch is the author of 25 books, including How to Spot a Liar and The Body Language Handbook with Gregory Hartley. Among her audiences for human behavior training are corporate executives, code and law enforcement personnel, and psychology students. She is founder of The Rudy Agency, a literary agency based in Estes Park, Colorado.

Interview: How Bodies Talk, Featuring Mary Ann Karinch

4. Bernadette Murphy

Bernadette Murphy is the author of 4 books, including the bestselling Zen and the Art of Knitting and most recently, the memoir, Harley and Me: Embracing Risk on the Road to a More Authentic Life. She served for six years as a weekly book critic for the Los Angeles Times. Her personal narratives and essays on literature have appeared in many publications including LA WeeklySan Francisco ChronicleSan Jose Mercury News, and Los Angeles Times Magazine

Interview: Why Risk Is Good For You, Featuring Bernadette Murphy

5. Mark Rubinstein

Mark Rubinstein is a board-certified psychiatrist practicing in New York City. He’s taught at New York Presbyterian Hospital and served as a clinical assistant professor at Cornell University’s medical school. He’s written five medical self-help books including The Growing Years: A Guide to Your Child’s Emotional Development in addition to publishing several works of fiction.

Interview: Mental Illness and How It Impacts All of Us, Featuring Mark Rubinstein

6. Dr.Gregg Jantz

Dr.Gregg Jantz is a mental health expert who pioneered the idea of whole-person care over 30 years ago. He is the author of 35 books, including his latest, 7 Answers for Anxiety and he is a contributor to Huffington Post and Psychology Today. Dr.Jantz has also appeared as a behavioral-health expert on Dr.Phil, CNN, FOX, ABC, and CBS and been featured in the New York Post, Associated Press, Family Circle, and Women’s Day among others.

Interview: Anxiety, Attachment, and Healing From Social Wounds, Featuring Gregg Jantz

7. Dwayne Bryant

Author Dwayne Bryant is the Founder and CEO of Inner Vision International, Inc., where he shares his credo of hard work, perseverance, integrity, and applied faith.He is the author of Social Emotional Learning curriculum The Vision, and the book “The STOP: Improving Police and Community Relations.”  You may have seen him on TV shows including The Oprah Show and ABC’s Heart & Soul.

Interview: From Peers to Police: How to Foster Positive, Peaceful Relations, Featuring Dwayne

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