Kalen majored in government at Oberlin College. He got a doctorate in Social psychology from the University of Michigan. Kalen taught at The University of Michigan, at Boston University, Tufts University, The Museum School at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. One of his hobbies was attending and leading personal growth workshops - est, Actualizations, DMA, Re-Evaluation Counseling, Psychology of Mind, and many more.
Kalen helped one training company, DMA, grow ten-fold, and has worked for years training Fortune 500 executives and others in win-win negotiating, empowering leadership and management, and building successul cross-cultural virtual teams.
Currently he divides his time between conducting webinars for people around the world and working with local businesses to help them use smart phones, social media, and the internet to get and keep more customers. He has two daughters - in Chicago and San Francisco - and Kalen and his wife Kari just moved to Florida and joined the Bahai faith and community here.
Through all his endeavors, Kalen has wondered about and sought to understand the question he’ll be exploring with us this evening: “Why can’t we think straight when we most need to?”
Dr. Woodall is a psychiatrist and founder of the Unity Project. He spent the better part of the past 25 years defining core resilient skills; whether it was developing trauma response programs for refugees for the State Department after the ware in Bosnia, putting together city-wide programs to build resilience in kids after 9/11 at the request of the City of New York, training teachers on resilience in the schools in New Orleans and Mississippi after Hurricane Katrina, or at the "Resilient Responses to Social Crisis Working Group" at Harvard University.