Keynote Topics | Dr. Richard Doss

Keynote Topics

Military & Motivational Speaker

Tens of Thousands of people · Over 20,000 Soldiers Served
Worked with Veterans from Every Branch of Service · 28 years’ experience

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 Powerful message that doesn’t need PowerPoint
Entertainment with a purpose
Audience interaction without the silliness
Motivation without the rah-rah


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 Most Requested Keynote Topics
You have lots of choices. You can pick a topic you like from the list below...or you can mix and match topics and let Richard create a special session just for you!

Suicide Prevention... Pulling Soldiers Out of the Rabbit Hole of Depression!

Good Soldiers Suffer in Silence... Teaching Them to Conquer Kryptonite!

Resiliency... How to Focus on the Mission when Life is Coming at You Sideways!

Working with Soldiers and Veterans... Getting Them to Talk about Their Pain! (For Clinicians)

Good Police Officers Suffer in Silence... Who Do We Talk To?

 


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Suicide Prevention... Pulling Soldiers Out of the Rabbit Hole of Depression!

The Power to Find Your Way Out of the Dark Places That Can Take You Out!

We Can't Heal from Stuff We Don't Talk About!

Bottom line: If you’ve ever been in the dark place of DEPRESSION or overwhelming anxiety related to past TRAUMA, you might know something about the “rabbit hole.” We spend a lot of time trying not to think about traumas, secrets, and the pain of the past. As one Veteran told me about the process of filing a benefits claim with the VA – “They force you to revisit the trauma of COMBAT. Then to keep your rating – “They force you to stay there.” Knowing how to get out of that DARK PLACE could possibly save your life. Simply trying to suppress or not think about the past doesn’t make it go away. Like a Jack-in-the-Box, if your traumas remain unresolved they can pop up at any time. Let’s Make Resiliency More Than Just a Good Idea! Prepare to come out of the Dark Places!

Watch Richard Speaking at The Presidio of Monterey

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Good Soldiers Suffer in Silence... Teaching Them to Conquer Kryptonite!

The Art of Recognizing the Enemy You Didn't Expect

Deployment and Suicide. While there may be a high correlation between deployment to a Combat Zone and PTSD, there is no correlation between Deployment and Suicide. That is, just as many Soldiers die by Suicide who have not deployed as those who have deployed. How is that? Because it’s not deployment that kills. It’s the Stressors Soldiers find when they return home.

Bottom line: To defeat the enemy and its Kryptonite, Soldiers first have to know what their Kryptonite looks like!

With a rare blend of laugh-out-loud humor and an uncanny insight into the stressors that take Soldiers out, Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Suicide Prevention expert, Dr. Richard Doss will arm you with the ability to identify your most imminent threats.

Watch Richard Talk about the Weight of Being a Soldier

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Resiliency... How to Focus on the Mission when Life is Coming at You Sideways!

The Knowledge That Being Strong Doesn’t Make You Immune from the Challenges of Life!

There is probably some truth to the saying that a straw can break a camel’s back! But be clear, it wasn’t the last straw by itself. It was the compounded effect of multiple straws stressing that damn camel all at the same time. When it rains, it pours. This resiliency training teaches Soldiers how to stay dry, with or without an umbrella! The idea behind this training is that these skills will enhance Soldiers’ ability to handle adversity, prevent depression and anxiety, prevent PTSD, and enhance overall well-being and performance.

Dr. Richard Doss, an expert in Suicide Prevention and Licensed Clinical Psychologist has helped thousands of Soldiers take resiliency to a whole new level…and have more fun while doing it.

With his tell-it-like-it-is delivery and laugh-out-loud humor, Richard is ready to help your Soldiers fight stress like never before so you can stay focused on the mission and WIN!

Watch Richard at the Presidio of Monterey

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Empowered success strategies can be found in these best-selling books!

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Working with Soldiers and Veterans... Getting Them to Talk about Their Pain! (For Clinicians)

Learn the Secrets to Creating an Environment Where Soldiers and Veterans Can Begin to Open Up… Even if YOU Never Served!

In a perfect world all Clinicians would be: able to establish rapport, get their clients to open-up, have a good understanding of the Military, and know the challenges that Soldiers and Veterans face.

Bottom Line: In the real world many well-intentioned Clinicians: simply “don't have a clue,” are trying to meet their billable hours, have caseloads that are too large, and don't have or take the time to really listen.  “Enough!” says Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Army-Trained Suicide Prevention expert Dr. Richard Doss, who has empowered dozens of Clinicians with the knowlege, attitudes, mindsets and strategies necessary to create meaningful dialogue, conversations, and therapy with America's Soldiers and Veterans. He knows how to and is excited about teaching you how to get the job done THE RIGHT WAY!

With his signature blend of comedy and “tell-it-like-it-is” delivery, Richard takes you inside the minds of even your most difficult Soldiers and Veterans so you can turn mistrust into trust, disdain into respect, and combativeness into cooperation.

Watch Richard Teach Clinicians at Prairie State College

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Empowered success strategies can be found in these best-selling books!

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Good Police Officers Suffer in Silence... Who Do We Talk To?

The Power of Taking Care of Officers So They Can Take Care of the Thankless Public!

Who is looking? Everybody! Why are they looking? To catch you! Do they want to see you sweat? No way! Do they want you to complain? Of course not!

The effects of being a police officer are felt in four key ways. The demands of fitting into a particular department's culture make it hard for officers to balance work and family commitments. Long hours and irregular schedules lead to greater social isolation, since officers are most commonly around their own peers. Dealing with human misery on a regular basis also leads officers to shut down emotions, which negatively affects the public's view of them.

Bottom line: Pursuing a law enforcement career means dealing with chronic stress. As a group, police officers have one of the nation's highest suicide rates, and its second highest divorce rate, according to an analysis on the realpolice.com website. Officers are also twice as likely as the general population to become problem drinkers. Conflicting expectations impose an additional layer of stress. On one hand, an officer's professional conduct is governed by strict military-style procedures. However, officers must frequently evaluate complex and difficult situations that don't fit established practices.

With laugh-out-loud humor and amazing insights into the stressors of law enforcement, Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Suicide Prevention expert, Dr. Richard Doss will both challenge you and empower you with the knowledge you need to get your life back and ACT, rather than REACT, to whatever life throws your way. Get ready for less stress and more success!

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