A specialist in learning differences, Dr. Hallowell’s ground-breakingbooks, Driven to Distraction and Delivered from Distraction, co-authored with Dr. John Ratey, brought Attention Deficit Disorder to the general public and have sold millions of copies. With decades of experience working with people who have ADHD, Dr. Hallowell has long argued that ADHD is too often misunderstood, mistreated, and mislabeled as a “disability” and that the gifts of this condition are easily lost amid negative comments.
He is also a revered authority on lifelong personal betterment and fulfillment and has authored 18 books on various psychological topics including the power of the human connection, the childhood roots of happiness, how to manage your “crazy busy” life; how to deal with worry, how to forgive and how to run organizations so that every employee achieves at his or her peak performance. Dr. Hallowell’s forthcoming book, Driven to Distraction at Work, details how to focus in the modern, highly charged and distracted workplace. It will be published by Harvard Business Review Press in January 2015. Corporate audiences actively seek his counsel on how to better optimize their employees' performance and business strengths. Dr. Hallowell's passionate on-site presentations are tailored to provide creative and reproducible Competitive Edge strategies based on industry research, his own experience helping people maximize their potential for more then 25 years, and the brain science detailed in his book SHINE – Using Brain Science to Get the Best from Your People.
Dr. Hallowell is a highly recognized public figure, appearing on every major TV show including Oprah, Dr. Oz, 20/20 Dr. Phil, 60 Minutes, CNN, The Today Show and Good Morning America. He has been interviewed for The New York Times, USA Today, Newsweek, Time Magazine, U.S. News and World Report, the Los Angeles Times, and many other leading publications.
Dr. Hallowell lives in the Boston area with his wife, Sue, a social worker, and their three children. His greatest love is doing whatever they want to do and spending one summer month at the aptly-named Lake Doolittle, where they connect and slow down.