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Joseph Cardillo, Ph.D.

Kerry HannonSpecialties: Attention Training™, mind-body health, creative thinking
Home base: Upstate New York
Web site: www.josephcardillo.com

Joseph Cardillo, Ph.D., is a best-selling author in the fields of health, mind-body-spirit and psychology. He is an expert in Attention Training™ and creative thinking. Dr. Cardillo has taught his methods to more than 20,000 students in various colleges, universities and institutes. His books—The Five Seasons: Tap Into Nature's Secrets For Health, Happiness, and Harmony; Can I Have Your Attention? How to Think Fast, Find Your Focus, and Sharpen Your Concentration; Your Playlist Can Change Your Life; Be Like Water; and Bow to Life—have inspired people of all ages worldwide. Foreign-language editions of his work have appeared in German, Russian, Portuguese, Arabic, Korean, Malaysian, Chinese, Turkish, Spanish, and Indian.  A regular contributor to the Huffington Post and Psychology Today, he holds a doctorate in holistic psychology and in mind-body medicine. Dr. Cardillo received the prestigious 2011 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Scholarly Research and Creative Activity.
Five Seasons byDr. Joseph Cardillo
Feature articles on Dr. Cardillo's work have appeared in Smithsonian Magazine, The New York Post, The Los AngelesTimes, The Toronto Globe, Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, Family Circle, FIRST for Women, Curve, American Fitness Magazine, Fitness Magazine, Natural Health, Natural Solutions and GoodHouseKeeping.com. He was interviewed, based on his book Be Like Water, for a documentary film Looking for Mr. Miyagi, scheduled for a 2013 release. The film is produced by Emmy-winning producer (and four-time Emmy nominee) David Liban.

Suggested Topics

  • The Power of Focus (for C-Level management and personnel)
  • 5 Attention Training™ Strategies
  • Be Like Water:  Using Martial Arts Philosophy in the C-Suite
  • Using Music to Boost Alertness, Relaxation, Memory… and More
  • Tapping Into Nature's Seasonal Secrets For Health, Happiness, and Harmony

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What People Say About Dr. Joseph Cardillo

Your Playlist Can Change Your Life shows you how to use your favorite songs to enhance your overall mental and physical performance. This book provides an easy and effective way to bring positive change into your everyday life.”

“Dr. Cardillo was a guest on our radio show, The Victory Circles Radio Hour. The topic he shared was The Power of Focus and received rave reviews from our listeners. He gave our audience a variety of tips that could be used immediately to help them get focused within their businesses. My favorite was the ‘Self Scan,’ which is a seven-step process to get you focused, on track and in the moment. We look forward to having him on the show again! Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity.”
—Cheri Ruskus (hired Dr. Joseph as a business consultant in 2012)

“Cardillo offers specific tools for sharpening your listening skills and attention to detail in your personal as well as professional lives.”
—Vonda Wright, M.D., renowned orthopedic surgeon and director of the Performance and Research Initiative for Master Athletes (PRIMA) at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

“Cardillo provides keen insight into how to channel our energy, words, body language and passion to achieve great impact.”
—Harriet Newman Leve, two-time Tony-winning Broadway producer

“My thanks to Joe Cardillo for keeping the flame of martial arts burning brightly.”
—Joe Hyams, author of Zen in the Martial Arts