Michael R. Mantell earned his Ph.D. at the University of Pennsylvania and his M.S. at Hahnemann Medical College, where he wrote his thesis on the psychological aspects of obesity. His career includes serving as the Chief Psychologist for Children’s Hospital in San Diego, and as the founding Chief Psychologist for the San Diego Police Department. He also served on the faculty of UCSD’s School of Medicine, Dept. of Psychiatry.
After retiring from practicing clinical psychology for 40 years, he has become a highly sought after transformational behavior coach and power mentor for professional and elite amateur athletes, senior executive business leaders, and trains the nation’s top leaders in the fitness industry in transformational leadership. He has worked in the media for nearly 40 years, appearing on every major news show, and has been interviewed in, and written for, every major health and fitness magazine.
Michael is the director of Transformational Coaching for the Premier Fitness Camp at Omni La Costa, and served as the Senior Consultant for Behavioral Sciences for the American Council on Exercise.
Michael is an Organizational Advisor and a keynote speaker.
He is a best-selling author of three books including the 25th Anniversary updated edition of his 1988 original “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff, P.S. It’s All Small Stuff,” and his 1996, “Ticking Bombs: Defusing Violence in the Workplace.” He is listed in greatist.com’s 2013 “The 100 Most Influential People in Health and Fitness.”
Previous Speaking Gigs
Leathers & Milligan, PhysiMax, VizrTech, Illinois Parks & Recreation, Southwest Strategies, Fitmob, Fitwall, Underground Elephant, Premier Fitness Camp, Proactive Health Solutions, RockMyWorld, Watson Pharmaceuticals, Ardea/Astra-Zeneca, Callaway Golf, Qualcomm, Amtrak, JC Penney, Nordstrom, D&K Engineering, Council of Chain Restaurants, Denso Wireless, K-tube, Hitachi, LA Times, Guardsmark, National Safety Council, Porter-Novelli, Salomon Brothers, Social Security Administration, U.S. Postal Service, Wawanesa Insurance, County/City of San Diego, Orange County, Los Angeles County, McDonald’s Corp, Jack in the Box, Wendy’s, DDB Needham, Cubic Corp, Chemicon International, American Management Association, American Postal Worker’s Union, American Society of Industrial Security, California State Police, Home Federal Bank, Design Line Interiors, Dimension One Spas, Amtrak, McDonald Douglas Corp, Cubic Corp., NASSCO, Metro Traffic Control, Life Flight, American Postal Workers Union, Cal-Mat Concrete, Arrise Scaffolding, Standard Concrete Products, Inc., Stoorza, Ziegaus, Metzger, Matthews Mark Advertising, U.C.S.D. Med Financial Services, Hitachi Corp, Southwest Strategies, Quintile Corp, Peregrine Corporation, Alliance Pharmaceutical, First American Real Estate Solutions, Advanced Information Systems, Tera Global Communications. St. Vincent De Paul, FIGI Graphics Company, Hartson’s Ambulance Service, Special Equipment Marketing Association, G.E.R.S.,Scripps Behavioral Health Assoc, Surrogate Parenting Solutions, Inc., Los Angeles Times, Sunline Transit Systems, Denso Wireless, A.M.C.C., Nicholas Applegate Capital Management, Association of Govt. Accountants, American Society of Industrial Security, American Society of Civil Engineers, Healthcare Human Resource Mgmt. Assoc. of Calif., California State Parks & Recreation
Bob Choat: Dr. Michael Mantell is amazing in the way is able to present psychological strategies in a way that even someone with only a 5th Grade Education can understand. And yet, he is absolutely one of the most professional people I know. In every way. From his communication style to his leadership, I would say that Dr. Mantell is supreme. Ah, his radio voice… Perfect Pitch too… I would recommend him as a presenter/speaker as he certainly is fun and engaging.