About Dr. Shad Helmstetter

Shad Helmstetter, Ph.D., is the international best-selling author of 16 books in the field of personal growth, including the classic “What to Say When You Talk to Your Self.”  His latest book is “The Power of Neuroplasticity.”  Dr. Helmstetter’s books are published in many languages in over 65 countries.

Shad Helmstetter is the pioneering dean in the field of self-talk. He is the first behavioral researcher to focus on the role of self-talk as the primary programming source that directs our life path and personal success or failure, and he identified the actual self-talk words and phrases which most impact our individual programming. Based on his research, he wrote and recorded the first professional self-talk audio programs in 1981. Now, over thirty years later, his recorded self-talk programs are downloaded by thousands of individuals worldwide.

Writing in clear, understandable language, in “What to Say When You Talk to Your Self” in 1986, and in subsequent books, including “The Self-Talk Solution,” “Self-Talk for Weight-Loss,” “Choices,” and “Predictive Parenting What to Say When You Talk to Your Kids,” Shad introduced the concept of self-talk to the general public, and set the stage for the use of self-talk programming to take its place at the forefront of personal development.

Dr. Helmstetter has brought his breakthrough concepts to enthusiastic audiences throughout the world, speaking in person to as many as 250,000 people a year.  He has continued to inform the field of human behavior with his latest research into the mind/brain foundations of success, in additional books which include “Finding the Fountain of Youth Inside Yourself,” “You Can Excel in Times of Change,” “Who Are You Really and What Do You Want?,” and “The Gift.”

Just as Shad enriches in-person audiences with his enlightening, straight-forward presentations, he has reached millions of listeners and viewers in his appearances on over 1200 radio and television programs for more than twenty-five years, including repeat appearances on Oprah Winfrey, ABC, CBS, NBC and CNN News.

A leading authority on the science of neuroplasticity and personal growth.

An expert in the field of neuroplasticity and personal growth, Dr. Helmstetter presents a vastly eye-opening and overarching answer to each individual’s search for both success and meaning in his latest, and most paradigm-changing book ever, “The Power of Neuroplasticity.” In this exciting new book he brings the fields of neuroscience, consciousness, and personal growth together, and presents the scientific research that proves the human brain is designed to be physically rewired—throughout our lifetimes—based on the messages we give ourselves, and that “success” is neurological.  “The Power of Neuroplasticity” presents the breakthrough scientific discovery that every thought you think rewires your brain, and changes your life.  (See more in Books.)

Biographical highlights:

Shad began his personal development career in 1972, when he created the personal coaching system that would be adopted for use by personal development coaches.  Based on this work, he later founded The Life Coach Institute, which trains and certifies life coaches in the U.S. and internationally, using this proprietary coaching system.

After deciding against his earlier choice to enter the ministry, and later, in the 1980s, working as a successful consultant to business organizations, Shad returned to school as an adult, with a desire to focus on human behavior and motivational psychology.  He studied at Harper College in Palatine, Ill, San Jose State, and Southwest University, where he received his Ph.D. in motivational psychology while writing his first book and continuing to work full time.  He has written, to date, 16 books in his field, including three self-talk books for children.

Books by Dr. Shad Helmstetter:

The Power of Neuroplasticity
What to Say When You Talk to Your Self
The Self-Talk Solution
The Gift
Who Are You Really and What Do You Want?
Self-Talk for Weight-Loss

What to Say When You Talk to Your Kids
Network of Champions
The Victory
Fired Up!
Finding the Fountain of Youth Inside Yourself

You Can Excel in Times of Change
The Incredible Adventures of Shadrack the Bear — Book I
The Incredible Adventures of Shadrack the Bear — Book II
The Incredible Adventures of Shadrack the Bear — Book III

You can reach Dr. Shad Helmstetter directly by email at: shadhelmstetteroffice@gmail.com