Licensed Therapist and Author
John Kim is a licensed therapist, speaker, and author of best sellers, I Used to Be a Miserable F*ck and Single. On Purpose. He is a writer for Psychology Today among other publications and has been featured in NPR, The New York Post, and Armchair Expert.
John Kim is anything but conventional. After a divorce and subsequent personal renaissance, Kim revolutionized the online coaching movement through his blog, The Angry Therapist. While therapists are traditionally trained to sit back and listen, Kim shook up the self-help space with his active and transparent approach. Not only does he foster trust by humanizing himself and admitting his own vulnerabilities, but he also creates personal connections by reaching out to clients on their own turf—be it coffee shops, hiking trails, or Cross Fit gyms. Kim shifts the therapeutic model by coming with clients instead of at them.
Kim harnesses technology to help clients across the globe. His long-running podcast, The Angry Therapist Podcast, delivers ten-minute lessons— self-help in a shot glass. His virtual wellness program, TAT Lab, boasts hundreds of wellness classes and offers innovative motivation through accountability texts and weekly challenges.
Kim’s convenient, authentic approach—characterized by relatable, and sometimes irreverent, anecdotes—builds bonds with the power to reach through screens and change lives. Today he lives in Altadena, California, and is raising a daughter with his girlfriend.
With his signature no-nonsense approach that will make you laugh and think, Kim takes you on a rugged, rough and tumble road trip of self-exploration and discovery, sharing his wisdom and insights. The transition from misery to meaning is an internal process that requires work: reflection, pain, courage, and sometimes, a rebirth. With John as your guide, you will love hard, walk tall, and find a life filled with purpose and passion.
Ernie was perfect for our Elders Conference at Little River Casino Resort in Manistee, Michigan. We will definitely be using PDA again!
LITTLE RIVER BAND OF OTTAWA INDIANS
Our speaker was great and the crowd enjoyed her! She was very engaging. Thank you again PDA for the great list of suggestions!
Everything went great! and our speaker was wonderful! Thank you so much for all your help PDA! Looking forward to the next one.
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI – KANSAS CITY
I hope that this message finds you well. We had a phenomenal time with Atsuko this past Thursday. We wanted to just let you know how amazing she was. All those that were in attendance thoroughly enjoyed her and had nothing but amazing things to say about her. Thank you for working with us to make sure this happened!
BAYLOR UNIVERSITY CAMPUS
We had a fantastic day with Inge! She was very engaging with all those that attended. Her personal stories about the holocaust were very special and we were moved that she was willing to share them with everyone. Thank you again, PDA for all your hard work and dedication to make this program such a success!
SALT LAKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Dear PDA Group, Thank you so much for your hard work in scheduling our speaker! From the moment we reached out to you the first time, you worked with us on all details and logistics and kept us up-to-date on the progress. Thank you for all your hard work on making our event such a success! We couldn't have done it without you and your team!
Thank you again, Dr. Kimbrough, for a great presentation, our attendees are still talking about it!
Dr. Henry Lee's presentation was entertaining, insightful and wise. I, and everyone at Pfizer, especially appreciate the remarks you directed about following your passion and preparing yourself to excel. Thank you, everyone, at PDA for helping to make this happen!
The event was successful! I received many messages expressing how awesome, outstanding and inspiring Ms. Webb-Christburg's speech was."
DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. MEMORIAL BREAKFAST, BOSTON, MLK SPEAKER
Everything went well. Atsuko was very easy to work with and the students enjoyed her performance! Thank you again for your recommendation and I hope to work with you again in the future!
CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Dr. Novello left this morning after a very successful event on our campus! Thank you PDA Group for your help from the first phone to the last you were with us every step of the way.
GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY
Jordan Carlos was very very entertaining! A majority of students who answered the event survey indicated they really enjoyed Jordan and definitely will bring him back!
WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY
On behalf of myself and my organization Entertainment Unlimited the Campus Programming Board of Ferris State University, we thank you PDA and Dan for a successful event!! Dan was magnificent! Students really enjoyed the presentation. I know I did. Can't wait to bring in more programs with PDA Group.
FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY
It was a great pleasure to work with PDA Group! The communication was always prompt, friendly and helpful. We loved the speakers and events we booked through Mr. Peter Walker (PDA Group).
WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Thank you, Peter, for all your help, you'll be happy to know that the event went incredibly well! Aneesa Ferreira was by far one of the best speakers we've ever had!
A Conversation with John Kim
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