Dr. Andrew Shatté is founder and President of Phoenix Life Academy, a training company that specializes in measuring and training for resilience.
He is in high demand as a speaker and has delivered over 1,000 keynote speeches and addresses to large corporate audiences over the last decade. He is faculty with the Institute for Management Studies where he speaks to large and diverse corporate audiences several times each year. He is a fellow with the Brookings Institution where he trains high-level executives from the Department of Defense, Homeland Security, the IRS, NASA, the CIA, and all branches of the military. He is faculty with One Day University, presenting on resilience, and is one of their most popular professors. He is the Chief Science Officer with meQuilibrium, an online stress management company. He was a highly decorated teacher from the University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Psychology – in 2003 was voted the best professor by students in the School of Arts and Sciences and in 2006 received the Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching.
A Ph.D. psychologist, Dr. Shatté received his training at the University of Pennsylvania. He and his colleagues were the first to develop the principles of resilience and apply them to the corporate sector. They identified and defined 7 factors of (human psychological) resilience, a test to measure these traits within individuals called the Resilience Factor Inventory (RFI) and the 7 skills to enhance them. Most notably Dr. Shatté has determined that resilience is the single greatest predictor of who will succeed and who will not, who will be happy and who will not in both their professional and personal lives. As an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Shatté conducted extensive research into the effects of thinking style on resilience, motivation and performance. He has devoted his 25-year career to understanding the psychological aspects of motivation and resilience and to developing programs to optimize human performance in various areas such as the workplace, health, academics, and sports.
Currently Dr. Shatté is a Research Professor in the Medical School of the University of Arizona. He is co-author of The Resilience Factor, published by Random House in 2002 and re-released in a new edition in 2010. He also co-authored meQuilibrium, a Random House book on resilience and stress, available for purchase here.