Dr. Andy Erlich has dedicated his life to building bridges between people. Since 1979, his dynamic keynotes and cultural immersions have inspired audiences across the globe to embrace the power and creativity of change, welcome and support human differences, and experience the rich rewards that come with recognizing and celebrating human diversity.
Dr. Andy Erlich is a clinical psychologist, renowned author, motivational speaker, consultant and a certified yoga instructor. Throughout his career as a psychologist, Andy pursued his deep interest in how our differences both connect and divide us. This led to a parallel career as a consultant and award-winning motivational speaker, offering keynote addresses, training exercises and cultural immersion experiences to preeminent organizations worldwide.
The insights, exercises and tools that Andy brings to his speaking engagements are drawn from his more than 30-year career as a clinical psychologist and his in-depth research and real-world experiences exploring cross-cultural and multi-generational communications, organizational development and motivational analysis.
Keynotes, Seminars & Presentation Titles - Partial List
"Freeing the Giant: The Story of Jake Erlich"
"The Essence of Emotional Intelligence"
"The Emotionally Intelligent Leader"
"Culturally Competent Sales & Customer Service"
"The Challenges, Opportunities & Secrets of Success with a Multigenerational Workforce"
"The Best of Times and The Worst of Times: Adolescence and Technology"
"Yoga of Change"
Business Leaders / Executives
Educators / Education Leaders
Freeing The Giant - The Life of Jake Erlich
In this amazing session on resilience, diversity and emotional intelligence, Andy tells the true-life story of his beloved Uncle Jake. Despite his 8 foot 6 inch frame, Jake was best known for his kindness, intelligence, creativity, painting, poetry and business acumen. His height was of least significance!
Stress & Anxiety: The power of our internal dialogue and its impact on our responses.
A vision of where you are going & what you want.
Stereotypes: Difficult to change, but you can work on them.
Radio Interview on Radio New Zealand National
Andrew Erlich discusses The Long Shadows: The Story of Jake Erlich on Radio New Zealand National's Sunday Morning program. Andrew Erlich puts substance to the phrase that 'everything's bigger in Texas' with the tall story about his uncle Jake.
Selling to Latinos - Building a Bridge to Understanding
The Latino market in this country is sizable and growing rapidly. Many businesses lack the cultural understanding and ethnic awareness to successfully work with this diverse population and find it difficult or impossible to sell their products and services to Latino customers. In his book, Selling to Latinos, Dr. Andy Erlich provides an in-depth exploration of the cultural norms and values that shape the buying decisions of Latino prospects...
Exploring Culture: How to do Business with 17 Cultural & Religious Groups
To succeed in a multicultural environment, sales, marketing and customer support professionals must develop the cultural insights and sensitivities needed to communicate effectively with customers who may hold values and beliefs that are different from their own. Exploring Culture provides a solid foundation for developing an informed perspective about the most rapidly growing...
The Long Shadows: The Story of Jake Erlich
Jacob Reuben Erlich lived an exceptional life; all the more so given his status as one of the world's tallest men, towering above his contemporaries at an astonishing 8 foot 6. The Long Shadows: The Story of Jake Erlich is the inspiring story of the man best known as Jack Earle, who would overcome crippling shyness, depression, temporary blindness and the physical challenges of a giant's frame to earn widespread acclaim for his intelligence, kindness and multi-faceted artistry.
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American Airlines Credit Union
Arizona State University
California Governor's Conference on Tourism
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Dallas Children's Medical Center
El Paso Community Foundation
El Paso Museum of Art
Ford (U.S. and Mexico)
International Council of Shopping Centers
The Mayo Clinic
National Association of Realtors
National Cancer Institute
National Institutes of Health
National Multi-Cultural Institute
Navy Federal Credit Union
University of Southern California
U.S. State Department
U.S. Travel Data Center
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