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Dr. Christian Conte

Dr. Christian Conte

Keynote Speaker: Nationally Acclaimed Mental Health Specialist

Dr. Christian Conte Biography

Dr. Christian Conte is one of the country’s most accomplished specialists in compassionate leadership and communications. His prodigious background in mental health and emotional management enables him to bring a unique and compelling perspective to his presentations, as well as valuable tools to leave behind for his audience.

A familiar figure on TV and radio, Dr. Conte is also a prolific writer, powerful communicator, and sought-after corporate consultant and trainer. This past television season he co-hosted "The Secret Life of Kids" on USA Network. He was also the co-host of the reality show "Coaching Bad" on Spike TV, and the resident therapist for VH1’s "Family Therapy." His latest book, "Walking Through Anger," is available now.

Dr. Conte co-hosted the "Tackling Life" podcast with football Hall of Famer Ray Lewis, and produces a daily short-form Emotional Management radio feature heard daily on hundreds of stations across the country. He recently began hosting his own weekly call-in talk show on KDKA radio in Pittsburgh, also available as a podcast. In July 2015 he conducted the TEDx talk, “Why I Chose to Go to Prison.”

Dr. Conte’s unique work with professional athletes and college and university Athletic Departments (including the UFC, Pitt, Florida State, and the University of Tennessee) helps them develop better life and emotional management skills, while arming coaches and staff with powerful tools to use in guiding their team members to more successful, trouble-free futures.

Dr. Conte was an award-winning tenured professor at the University of Nevada (Reno) before leaving the West Coast to return to his home state of Pennsylvania. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor and has a Level V Certification in Anger Management. He co-founded a Center in South Lake Tahoe, CA, to work with people convicted of violent crimes, and is the creator of Yield Theory™ – a powerful approach to combining radical compassion with conscious education. His new book on this topic will be published in 2019.

As a corporate educator and trainer, Dr. Conte always brings his unique energy, unquenchable passion, and a tremendous sense of compassion to his efforts to teach people about why they do what they do, and how they can use that knowledge to transform their own lives as well as those around them.

Dr. Conte’s methods are proven to improve interpersonal communication, reduce workplace tension and conflict, and increase collaboration and productivity. He is available for executive-level counseling, keynotes, seminars, and workshops.

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Dr. Christian Conte Speaking Topics

How Yield Theory Can Help you Handle Conflict, Improve Your Life and Find Peace

Dr. Conte is well-known for saying that there are two kinds of people in the world: People with issues and, well, dead people. So that means if you’re alive, you have issues. But that’s okay, because so does Dr. Conte, and so does everyone else on the planet. When issues collide, however, conflict arises, and in an increasingly volatile world, conflict can readily escalate to violence; that is why, more than ever, understanding how to genuinely handle conflict is one of the most important skills any of us can learn. Twenty-five years ago, Dr. Conte created Yield Theory, now an evidence-based approach to communication and de-escalation, and he has spent his career dedicated to helping people handle conflict (both others’ and their own). In this lively, dynamic and quite frankly life-changing presentation, Dr. Conte will draw on his masterful storytelling and wildly unique and interesting experiences to share how you can walk away with hands-on techniques that you will be able to immediately integrate in your life.

The Power to Take Control of Your Life

We all have times in our personal and professional relationships when we’re disappointed in the way people interact with us or treat us. Times when the reality of a situation doesn’t align with the version or outcome we expected, and that’s very frustrating. Unfortunately, many of these cases occur when we have unknowingly handed over the power we have within us to manage our emotions and fail to align our expectations with reality. In this enlightening presentation, Dr. Conte shows how we can use that power we all have within us to build strong relationships, smooth over conflict and maintain a sense of self-worth.

Re-Learning (Mastering) Communications

How you talk to people can be even more important than what you’re saying. Putting your own need to be heard on hold while you connect with and validate the other person is the key to efficient and productive communication. Learning the simple techniques in this presentation will help remove your frustration with your relationships and make it much more likely that others will be eager to hear what you have to say.

Leading with Compassion (or, Compassionate Leadership & Communication)

Using a compelling set of tools and exercises designed to promote better social interactions, Leading with Compassion provides a radical shift in how we deal with others. Peppered with amusing and compelling anecdotes, this presentation touches on topics crucial to any business or social relationship, including conflict resolution, compassionate communication, attachment to ideas, and the most effective ways to motivate others.

The Moments That Define You

Last year there were one trillionphotos taken by more than 2.5 million cell phone cameras. More than ever before, the moments in our lives, good or bad, are preserved forever. We need to realize that any moment can define who we are to our loved ones, our co-workers, or to the world at large. But thinking through our actions means much more than just not getting caught by a camera. In this fascinating presentation, Dr. Conte leads his audience in a thought experiment designed to promote consciousness of our actions and building character, while distinguishing ourselves and our place in the world.

Dr. Christian Conte Videos

3 Things You Need to Know: Managing Your Mental Health
Dr. Christian Conte Corporate Sizzle Reel
Dr Christian Conte: The Moments That Define You

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What topics does Dr. Christian Conte speak about?

Dr. Christian Conte is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Mental Health, Health, Healthcare, Family & Parenting, Television & Film, Personal Growth, Mindfulness, Mind Sports, Communication, TED, Resilience, Customer Service, Marketing, Social Activism, Education, Human Resources and Motivational.

Where does Dr. Christian Conte travel from?

Dr. Christian Conte generally travels from Pittsburgh, PA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances.

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Dr. Christian Conte is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Mental Health, Health and Healthcare. The estimated speaking fee range to book Dr. Christian Conte for live events is $10,000 - $20,000, and for virtual events Below $10,000. Dr. Christian Conte generally travels from Pittsburgh, PA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Dr. Kristen Lee, Kevin Hines and Tom Voss. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Dr. Christian Conte for an upcoming event.

Dr. Christian Conte Speaking Topics

  • How Yield Theory Can Help you Handle Conflict, Improve Your Life and Find Peace

    Dr. Conte is well-known for saying that there are two kinds of people in the world: People with issues and, well, dead people. So that means if you’re alive, you have issues. But that’s okay, because so does Dr. Conte, and so does everyone else on the planet. When issues collide, however, conflict arises, and in an increasingly volatile world, conflict can readily escalate to violence; that is why, more than ever, understanding how to genuinely handle conflict is one of the most important skills any of us can learn. Twenty-five years ago, Dr. Conte created Yield Theory, now an evidence-based approach to communication and de-escalation, and he has spent his career dedicated to helping people handle conflict (both others’ and their own). In this lively, dynamic and quite frankly life-changing presentation, Dr. Conte will draw on his masterful storytelling and wildly unique and interesting experiences to share how you can walk away with hands-on techniques that you will be able to immediately integrate in your life.

  • The Power to Take Control of Your Life

    We all have times in our personal and professional relationships when we’re disappointed in the way people interact with us or treat us. Times when the reality of a situation doesn’t align with the version or outcome we expected, and that’s very frustrating. Unfortunately, many of these cases occur when we have unknowingly handed over the power we have within us to manage our emotions and fail to align our expectations with reality. In this enlightening presentation, Dr. Conte shows how we can use that power we all have within us to build strong relationships, smooth over conflict and maintain a sense of self-worth.

  • Re-Learning (Mastering) Communications

    How you talk to people can be even more important than what you’re saying. Putting your own need to be heard on hold while you connect with and validate the other person is the key to efficient and productive communication. Learning the simple techniques in this presentation will help remove your frustration with your relationships and make it much more likely that others will be eager to hear what you have to say.

  • Leading with Compassion (or, Compassionate Leadership & Communication)

    Using a compelling set of tools and exercises designed to promote better social interactions, Leading with Compassion provides a radical shift in how we deal with others. Peppered with amusing and compelling anecdotes, this presentation touches on topics crucial to any business or social relationship, including conflict resolution, compassionate communication, attachment to ideas, and the most effective ways to motivate others.

  • The Moments That Define You

    Last year there were one trillionphotos taken by more than 2.5 million cell phone cameras. More than ever before, the moments in our lives, good or bad, are preserved forever. We need to realize that any moment can define who we are to our loved ones, our co-workers, or to the world at large. But thinking through our actions means much more than just not getting caught by a camera. In this fascinating presentation, Dr. Conte leads his audience in a thought experiment designed to promote consciousness of our actions and building character, while distinguishing ourselves and our place in the world.

Dr. Christian Conte Videos

3 Things You Need to Know: Managing Your Mental Health
Dr. Christian Conte Corporate Sizzle Reel
Dr Christian Conte: The Moments That Define You
Dr Christian Conte: Leading With Compassion
How to de-escalate someone | Dr. Christian Conte

Dr. Christian Conte Reviews

  • Great experience for myself and all who attended our event.
    AK Child & Family - Nov 16 2023

  • The AAE Team was wonderful to work with! They are always extremely helpful, courteous, and professional. There were several issues (on my side) and they were patient and helped me navigate to solutions.
    Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma - Aug 17 2021

  • Unified Women’s Healthcare - Apr 29 2021

  • Dr. Conte was phenomenal and I hope to have him return for other events!
    Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma - Sep 26 2019

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