"Laurie is a remarkable person, thinker, collaborator, and speaker. We found her through her groundbreaking book, Introvert Power, we interviewed her for a valuable piece for our member newsletter, we collaborated on the design of our conference to ensure we took into account introverts' preferences, and we were moved and learned through her well-crafted, insightful, and touching keynote at our conference. And all done in a connected, centered way."


Andrés T. Tapia

Diversity Best Practices

Dr. Laurie Helgoe is the internationally-acclaimed author of Introvert Power: Why Your Inner Life is Your Hidden Strength, the first book to reveal that introverts represent at least 50% of the population, not a small minority as long assumed. An experienced psychologist and dynamic speaker and trainer, Helgoe shows what happens when a culture values the social over the solitary, when parents feel pressure to keep kids publicly engaged, and when introverts learn that what comes naturally is suspect. Using her own story and those shared by introverts from around the world, she also shows what happens when introverts feel mirrored and recognized for the preferences they value, stop apologizing for who they are, and freely use rather than defend their thoughtful orientation to life. Helgoe is comfortable speaking before a variety of audiences, including teachers, parents, corporate personnel and managers, lawyers, writers, religious groups and health professionals.


Helgoe has enjoyed more than 25 years of experience offering public presentations, seminars and lectures, and is a frequent national media contributor. A media profile is available here. In addition to Introvert Power, her books include The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Raising Boys, The Anxiety Answer Book, The Pocket Idiot’s Guide to Breaking Up, and The Boomer’s Guide to Dating (Again), as well as translated publications in Chinese, Finnish, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese and Spanish. Dr. Helgoe is an Assistant Professor of Psychology and Chair of the Social Sciences Division at Davis & Elkins College Helgoe also serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor at the West Virginia University School of Medicine, Charleston Division, Department of Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry. She lives in Charleston, West Virginia with her husband and their two sons.


Dr. Helgoe is available to provide keynote addresses, public presentations, workshops and break-out sessions. She is also willing to meet with groups for discussion, Q&A, and consultation. Contact her today!


Speaker Topics


General Audiences:

Understanding Introversion

Ebb and the Art of Pulling Back

Beyond “Get Happy”: Honoring the Quieter Emotions


Workplace training:

Putting the I in TEAM: Toward Introvert-Inclusive Group Processes

Leveraging Introvert Strengths for a More Productive Workplace


For therapists:

Un-diagnosing Introversion

“Your Past is Sticking to Me” – Working with Projective Identification in Therapy


For lawyers:

The Case Against Stress


For writers:

Get It Published: How to Navigate the Road from Concept to Contract


For parents:

Let Them Be: Parenting Introverted Children


For educators:

Beyond Hand-Raising: Introvert-Friendly Approaches to Class Participation


For a flat fee, Dr. Helgoe is available to provide a day of her services, which may include a keynote and discussion, talks at separate locations, a combination of a lecture and workshop, a presentation and follow-up consultation with a smaller group, or any agreed-upon customized arrangement that allows adequate time and access to meals, breaks and privacy. For fee information, email description of venue, audience and location to inquiry@drlauriehelgoe.com and indicate “Speaker Inquiry” in the subject line.


Travel Expenses


In addition to the speaking fee, the following travel expenses are to be covered: round-trip airfare from Charleston, WV, two nights lodging at hotel or bed-and-breakfast, and transportation to and from speaking venues and airport.


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