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 SpikeTV, and the resident therapist for VH1’s Family Therapy. Dr. Conte co-hosts 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 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, Walking Through Anger 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 currently trains corrections officers and criminal justice personnel throughout the country in his Yield Theory. He is available for executive-level counseling, keynotes, seminars, and workshops.