Jamie Gruman, Ph.D., is a Full Professor in the Department of Management at the University of Guelph
(Ontario, Canada). He is also a founding member of the Canadian Positive Psychology Association and
served two terms as Chair of the board. He is lead editor of the book Applied Social Psychology:
Understanding and Addressing Social and Practical Problems. His latest book, called Boost: The Science
of Recharging Yourself in an Age of Unrelenting Demands, explains how we can turn our downtime into
“uptime” to effectively recover from our daily obligations and be at our best.
A frequent keynote speaker, Jamie has spoken for numerous Fortune 500, not-for-profit, and public
organizations including General Motors, Deloitte, Ford, Accenture, The Children’s Wish Foundation, and
Departments and Agencies of the Government of Canada. He often writes for, and is quoted in, the media and has appeared on CBS-, NBC-, and Fox-affiliated stations, in addition to publications such as Business Insider, and U.S. News & World Report. He also
blogs for Psychology Today. He can be found on LinkedIn.
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