Gary Namie, PhD
Gary is a social psychologist and widely regarded as North America’s foremost authority on Workplace Bullying. In 2007 and again in 2010, Dr. Namie wrote, and Zogby International conducted, the most frequently cited, largest-ever, scientific U.S. survey of Workplace Bullying. Along with his wife, Ruth, they wrote the popular books, The Bully-Free Workplace (Wiley, 2011) and The Bully At Work 2nd ed. (Sourcebooks, 2009). He has 21 years university teaching experience in management and psychology, including the University of Southern California. He was a corporate manager for two regional hospital systems. He won national and college campus teaching awards. He now directs the only U.S. research and education organization with a focus on bullying at work, the Workplace Bullying Institute. The media regard Dr. Namie, after 1,000+ interviews, as the go-to expert. He leads advocates to enact the anti-bullying Healthy Workplace Bill in U.S. states. He serves as expert witness in bullying-related legal cases. Work Doctor®, the consulting firm for which Gary is Senior Consultant, created the Workplace Bullying specialization in the U.S.
Ruth Namie, PhD
Dr. Namie has a doctorate in clinical psychology. Her personal experience became the impetus for the U.S. workplace bullying movement. She is now the definitive expert on the devastating effects of bullying on targeted workers. She and Gary wrote the popular books, The Bully At Work and The Bully-Free Workplace (Wiley, 2011) and appear in the Help for Bullied Targets video from the Workplace Bullying Institute. The Namies' articles are published in the Journal of Consulting Psychology, International Journal of Communication, Employee Rights and Employment Policy Journal, Ivey Business Journal, Journal of Employee Assistance; and contributing chapters in the books Destructive Organizational Communication and Workplace Bullying: Development in Theory, Research and Practice. She co-designed the Blueprint consulting program for Work Doctor®, drawing from her experiences as Training Director for Sheraton Hotels, Hawaii and in human resources.
"This is the best training I have attended in my 22 years of being a union advocate." -Judy C.
"They have it all: academic expertise, practical experience, warm and engaging conversational style and that indefinable sense of grace. Quite simply Gary & Ruth are the Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers of workplace bullying!"-Jackie U.
"This was a unique and remarkable intellectual and personal experience ... a jam-packed, soup-to-nuts curriculum ... a very, very substantive program... extensive research and commentary ... plenty of time for discussion ... with a chance to share our interests, stories, and experiences ... bonds form quickly and ideas begin to hatch"-David Y.
"I can't say enough about the level of expertise that Gary and Ruth possess. They are on top of the latest legal, organizational, and psychological information....For mental health professionals: You owe it to yourself and your clients to attend this training." -Molly G.