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Dr. Joshua Coleman

Dr. Joshua Coleman is the leading psychologist on family dynamics, estrangement, and mending relationships.

Meet Dr. Joshua Coleman

Dr. Joshua Coleman is the leading expert for families and individuals dealing with estrangement, parental alienation, couples’ conflict, and other life challenges. He is also well-known for his keynote and motivational speaking. Dr. Joshua Coleman is available to be booked for corporate and private events. Contact the Mollie Plotkin Group today to inquire about Dr. Joshua Coleman’s fees.

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Contact the Mollie Plotkin Group at 215-510-6607 to book Dr. Joshua Coleman for corporate or private events, keynote speeches, workshops, fireside chats, motivational speaking, or virtual appearances. Our agency will work directly with your organization and our keynote speakers to create an unforgettable event.

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Dr. Joshua Coleman is a top psychologist in the San Francisco Bay Area and a Senior Fellow with the Council on Contemporary Families. He has written for The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Wall Street Journal, NBC THINK, The Behavioral Scientist, CNN, MarketWatch, the San Francisco Chronicle, Huffington Post, Psychology Today, Variety, and more.

He is a frequent guest on the Today Show and NPR and has been featured on Sesame Street, 20/20, Good Morning America, PBS, America Online Coaches, and numerous news programs for FOX, ABC, CNN, and NBC television.

Most interestingly, Dr. Coleman also writes music for television. His music has appeared on Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Lethal Weapon, Chicago Fire, Chicago PD, Longmire, Shameless, RuPaul’s Drag Race, and many other shows.


Dr. Coleman is the author of four books: The Rules of Estrangement, The Marriage Makeover, The Lazy Husband, and When Parents Hurt. Popular around the globe, his books have been translated into Chinese, Korean, Russian, Polish, and Croatian.

Additionally, he is the co-editor of seven online volumes of Unconventional Wisdom: News You Can Use, a compendium of noteworthy research on contemporary family, gender, sexuality, poverty, and work-family issues.

Hire Dr. Joshua Coleman

Dr. Coleman is a seasoned public speaker regularly appearing in person at universities, on television, and through radio. He has given talks to the faculties at Harvard, the Weill Cornell Department of Psychiatry, and other academic institutions as well as private and corporate audiences.

How to Hire Dr. Joshua Coleman

Find out how to hire Dr. Joshua Coleman to appear at your next event. Contact the Mollie Plotkin Group to inquire about Dr. Joshua Coleman’s availability and cost. When booking Dr. Joshua Coleman for an event, we need to know the type of venue and location the event will take place. Dr. Joshua Coleman is a popular choice for corporate events, private events, and virtual events. So, you can click the Check Availability button or contact us and an MPG Dr. Joshua Coleman booking agent will get back to you within 48 hours.

Dr. Joshua Coleman Booking Price

How much to book Dr. Joshua Coleman depends on the type of event. So, the cost to hire Dr. Joshua Coleman for corporate or private events is available by contacting a Mollie Plotkin Group Agent. Notably, Dr. Joshua Coleman is available for conferences, festivals, private parties, and events. Just contact the Mollie Plotkin Group and tell the booking agent the proposed date, time, and location.

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Upcoming Engagements

Our speakers are in high demand! View their upcoming events.

Aug 08 - 09 2024

Global Leadership Summit 2024 – Keynote Speaker Carey Lohrenz – Chicago, IL

Willow Creek Community Church
Aug 18 - 21 2024

Allied Solutions CNC’24 – Keynote Speaker Lisa Bodell – BC, Canada

The Fairmont Chateau Whistler
Sep 04 - 06 2024

Credit Union Leadership Symposium 2024 – Keynote Speaker Samantha Radocchia – Nashville, TN

Omni Nashville Hotel
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Key Audience Takeaways

Along with the Speaking Topics included below, you can contact us to inquire about Dr. Coleman’s other keynote speaking topics: The Psychology of Money, Mental Illness in the Family, 5 Steps To Fighting Fair in Love & Marriage, and The New Grandparent.


Effective Corporate Communication in a Modern Landscape

How can you adjust your communication strategies for modern employees? 

While most of Dr. Coleman’s research and publications explore estrangement, at the heart of his studies is effective communication through new societal changes. More specifically, he looks at how we’ve arrived at today’s landscape.

For corporations, we see this change in a new era of employees who don’t buy into company culture and team mentality like previous generations. While organizations want people back in the office, united as a team, and working together, that can’t happen until you understand why employees are resisting it. Once you do, discourse becomes easier. In this keynote, Dr. Coleman helps corporations, and the people that constitute them, better communicate in modern society.

Key Takeaways

  • Communication strategies to increase teamwork, morale, and unity.
  • Maximize your business by removing social confusion and better understanding your employees.
  • Tools to more effectively communicate both at work and home.


New Rules For Parent-Adult Child Relationships: How to Keep Your Best Friend

While many parents want their child to be their best friend, nothing compels today’s adult children to stay in contact with a parent beyond an internal desire to maintain that relationship.

Even if parents aren’t estranged from their children, they still have to navigate a new territory previous parents didn’t. The framework that guided families for millennia…is gone. Today’s parents want a closer relationship with their children but have less authority, don’t have the same tools for engagement, and need to understand the therapeutic language their children have been brought up around. 

For many parents, if their adult child doesn’t want to be close or spend time with them, many problems can arise.

Key Takeaways:

  • Today’s parents must be much more psychological and growth-oriented to manage conflicts with their adult children. In addition, they have to speak the therapeutic language of their adult children. Learn how that looks and sounds.
  • Discover the 5 most common mistakes parents make with their adult children, how to avoid them, and how to repair those mistakes.


The Gray Divorce: Challenges and Opportunities

People aged 55 to 60 are divorcing more than anyone. These divorces can result in division and estrangement between parents and adult children. 

Divorce in general often creates a fundamental reshaping of alliances, which can place parents at risk for greater distance from their children. Additionally, it creates the opportunity for parental alienation where one parent consciously or unconsciously turns their child against the other parent. Both of which become more complex with adult children.

In this keynote, Dr. Coleman will explain how to best approach your mid-life split, conflict resolution with children, and post-divorce life.

Key Takeaways:

  • Learn how to date again when you are years out of practice.
  • Reduce conflicts with adult children who don’t like the new person you’re dating or marrying.
  • Discover how to use the divorce as an opportunity for growth and self-exploration.


Wellness Retreats

Dr. Coleman is a great choice for wellness retreats. At these events, Dr. Coleman can talk to attendees about the best approach to maintaining marriages, handling divorce, resolving estrangement, managing mental illness in the family, and any other topics that can help attendees alleviate some of the weight on their shoulders.

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