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Along with being a Polarity Master, Bert is a licensed clinical psychologist and contemplative psychotherapist. His coaching certification is from the College of Executive coaching, with additional certifications in the Leadership Development Profile, The Leadership Circle 360, MBTI, Enneagram and The Empowerment Dynamic. He is a founding member and former chief of staff of Ken Wilber's Integral Institute in Colorado. Previously, Bert served as CEO of Spectrum, a personal growth training organization. A published author, he has taught and served as clinical supervisor at several graduate schools. Bert is a Certified Forum Facilitator with the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) where he offers training locally and abroad. He currently serves as senior advisor and executive coach at Stagen in Dallas, and is a principal with “The Power of TED”. His main areas of focus involve multiple perspective taking, creative communication skills, developing emotional intelligence, and executive leadership team alignment, and working constructively with conflict. Experiencing film as the story-telling modality of our time, Bert will frequently bring movie moments into learning processes. 

A Canadian, Bert and wife Patti live in north Dallas where they enjoy family and friends, making music, golf, tennis, and various organizational gatherings. When possible, they love getting on the road and off the beaten path in locales both stateside and around the world.