Don Joseph Goewey is the managing partner of ProAttitude, a human performance firm focused on ending work stress. Previously, he managed the department of psychiatry at Stanford Medical School, directed a regional emergency medical services system, and worked closely with Carl Rogers, Ph.D., the father of humanistic psychology, and Gerald Jampolsky, M.D., who founded a school of psychology based on attitude.
For twelve years, Don headed ICAH, an internationally recognized institute that pioneered an approach to catastrophic life events. He has worked with some of the most stressful situations on earth – with people facing terminal illness, parents struggling with the loss of a child, prisoners adjusting to a life sentence, and refugees of the genocidal war in Bosnia struggling with extreme post-traumatic stress.
Don spent six years directing a think tank aimed at integrating breakthroughs in neuroscience and psychology. From this work, he innovated a model for changing brain structure to extinguish stress reactions and amplify the higher brain function that enables a human being to flourish. The success of the model in helping people end stress in high pressure workplaces like Cisco Systems and Wells Fargo has been unprecedented.
Don is the author of The End of Stress, Four Steps to Rewiring Your Brain. He writes for the Huffington Post and has been on the Today Show, CNN and NPR.