MICHAEL GURIAN is the New York Times bestselling author of twenty eight books published in twenty two languages and co-founder of the GURIAN INSTITUTE.


Dr. Michael Gurian is a marriage and family counselor in private practice and the New York Times bestselling author of twenty eight books published in twenty two languages.  As a social philosopher, he has pioneered efforts to bring neuro-biology and brain research into homes, schools, corporations, and public policyThe Gurian Institute, which he co-founded, conducts research internationally, launches pilot programs, and trains professionals.  

Michael travels extensively to provide keynotes and consulting.  He has spoken for the United Nations on violence against women; provided information on boys’ and girls’ educational needs to the White House; and briefed Members of the 114th Congress on the boy crisis in America.   A number of Michael’s books have sparked national debate, including THE WONDER OF BOYSTHE WONDER OF GIRLSBOYS AND GIRLS LEARN DIFFERENTLY!, and LEADERSHIP AND THE SEXES.


Saving Our Sons: A New Path for Raising Healthy and Resilient Boys

Michael’s work and the work of the Gurian Institute team have been featured in dozens of professional journals, including  Educational Leadership, Psychology Today, and The American School Board Journal, as well as nearly all major media, including the New York Times, Forbes Magazine, Time, Today, Good Morning America, PBS, and NPR.  Michael has been called “the people’s philosopher” for his ability to bring together scientific principles and people’s every day lives.


Michael’s work is research-driven, science-based, and strategies-focused.  Michael provides keynotes, training, and consulting for conferences, universities, schools and school districts, businesses, community agencies, and other organizations.  To invite him to speak or provide consulting, please contact: michaelgurian@comcast.net.

Community Gender Initiatives

Michael and the Gurian Institute team can assist organizations, colleges and universities, and government agencies in developing local, regional, and national gender initiatives.  Please email  michaelgurian@comcast.net.



Gurian Institute – Gender effectiveness training for parents and educators.

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Michael Gurian at Phoenix Helping Boys Thrive Summit 2017


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