Dr. Shimi Kang
Award-Winning Harvard-Trained Physician | Bestselling Author | Global Social Entrepreneur
An award-winning medical doctor, researcher, and expert on the neuroscience of innovation, leadership, & motivation. Dr. Shimi Kang provides science-based solutions for health, happiness, & achievement in the workplace, classroom, and at home. With almost 20 years of clinical experience and extensive research in the science that lies behind optimizing human intelligence, Dr. Kang provides practical tools to cultivate the key 21st century skills of resilience, connection, creativity, and more.
Dr. Kang is a thought leader that has contributed to major media outlets around the world, such as BBC World News, NPR, Al Jazeera, South China Morning Post, CBC, & Washington Post. Her featured blogs can be found in The Huffington Post, Psychology Today, US News & Report & TIME magazine.
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 which became a #1 Canadian bestseller and won the 2015 US News International Book Award. Her upcoming book, The Tech Solution, provides neuroscience-based strategies to optimize technology’s incredible benefits while minimizing its many drawbacks.
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, CEOs, professional athletes, & global leaders. Her TEDx presentation on the power of adaptability has been viewed over a million times.
Dr. Kang is a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of British Columbia and has made promoting wellness a priority. She is the Founder of Dolphin KIDS: Future-ready Leaders - an organization that offers positive mindset & social-emotional life skills programs to students, teachers, and parents around the world.
Dr. Kang has been honored with five national awards in mental health and the YWCA Woman of Distinction Award in Health. She is most proud of receiving the Diamond Jubilee Medal for her years of outstanding community service & being the mom of 3 amazing and exhausting children! Her life moto is work hard, think positive, make the world a better place, and have fun!