Dr. Andrew Shatté is the founder & President of Phoenix Life Academy, a company that specializes in measuring and training in resilience. Dr. Shatté is in high demand as a speaker. He has delivered over 1,000 keynote speeches and addresses to large corporate audiences over the last decade. He is a fellow with the Brookings Institution where he facilitates programs for high-level audiences from the Department of Defense, Homeland Security, the IRS, NASA, the CIA, and all branches of the military. He served as adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania from 2000 to 2006, and was a highly decorated teacher – in 2003, he was voted the best professor by students in the School of Arts and Sciences and in 2006 he received the Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching.
Dr. Shatté is the original architect of a fleet of resilience training programs, for children, adolescents, and adults which are in place around the world. He is a Ph.D. psychologist who received his training at the University of Pennsylvania, where he conducted extensive research into the effects of thinking style on resilience, motivation, and performance.
Dr. Shatté completed his undergraduate education at the University of Queensland in his native Australia, receiving Bachelor of Arts degrees in Politics and Philosophy as well as Psychology. His interest in human motivation and performance first emerged while serving in management roles in Australia's Department of Social Security in the 1980's, where he observed that thinking style was one of the strongest predictors of resilience during long periods of unemployment. Since that time Dr. Shatté has devoted his career to understanding the psychological aspects of motivation, leadership, and resilience and to developing programs to optimize human performance in a wide array of arenas - the workplace, in health, in academics, and in sports. Dr. Shatté is co-author of The Resilience Factor (2002), released by Random House in 2010.