About Dr. Neil Fiore

Specialist in Productivity and Success

Neil Fiore, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist, trainer and author of four books. Dr. Fiore, a former president of The Northern California Society of Clinical Hypnosis, has conducted training at the Esalen Institute, California School of Professional Psychology, Summit Hospital, Smithsonian Institute, Levi Strauss, UCSF and Stanford and has attended seminars led by Dr. Milton H. Erickson.

Selected by Boardroom Reports as one of their "Top Ten Self-Help Gurus," Dr. Fiore is firmly established as one of America's top productivity experts. Dr. Fiore is also the author of The Now Habit: A Strategic Program for Overcoming Procrastination and Enjoying Guilt-Free Play [Putnam, 2007] and Awaken Your Strongest Self:Break Free of Stress, Inner Conflict, and Self-Sabotage [McGraw-Hill, 2006]. He continues to run seminars and training programs that combine the use of hypnosis and other therapeutic devices to obtain peak performance and productivity.

Dr. Fiore has published professional articles in numerous journals, including The New England Journal of Medicine, and continues to contribute to popular magazines like Psychology Today, Fitness, Elle, Glamour, Entrepreneur, and Boardroom Reports.

Professional and Education Experience


  • President, Neil Fiore & Associates
  • Psychologist, Private Practice, Albany, CA
  • Instructor, California Institute of Clinical Hypnosis, San Francisco, CA


  • Psychologist, University of California, Berkeley, Counseling Center, Berkeley, CA
  • Instructor, California School of Professional Psychology Berkeley, CA
  • Lecturer, Medical Center, University of California, San Francisco, CA
  • Manager, Johnson & Johnson, New Brunswick, NJ


  • B.A., Economics, St. Peter's College
  • M.S., Counseling/Psychology, University of Maryland
  • Ph.D., Counseling/Psychology, University of Maryland


  • 2003 Boardroom Reports "Top Ten Self-Help Gurus"
  • Recipient of the University of California at Berkley's Distinguished Achievement Award

Membership in Professional Organizations

  • NSA – National Speakers Association
  • NSA/NC – NSA Northern California (Board Member)
  • ASTD – American Society for Training & Development
  • ICF – International Coach Federation
  • American Psychological Association
  • Alameda County Psychological Association
  • American Society of Clinical Hypnosis
  • Northern Cal. Society of Clinical Hypnosis - President, 1988
  • International Society of Clinical Hypnosis
  • National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship - Founding Member


  • Awaken Your Strongest Self: Break Free of Stress, Inner Conflict, and Self-Sabotage (McGraw-Hill, 2006)
  • The Now Habit: Overcoming Procrastination While Enjoying Guilt-Free Play. New York: Tarcher/Putnam, 1989. Penguin, revised 2007
  • Conquering Test Anxiety (with Susan Pescar) New York: Warner Books, 1987.
  • The Road Back to Health: Coping with the Emotional Aspects of Cancer. Bantam, 1984; Celestial Arts, 1991. [Revised edition to be released in 2008 by Bay Tree].
  • Conquering Procrastination: How to Stop Stalling & Start Succeeding. Niles, IL: Nightingale-Conant (6-tape and CD series and workbook). 1994.
  • Articles: Boardroom Reports; Working Women; The New England Journal of Medicine; SF Examiner


  • Fiore, N.A. (2001). "How to Manage the Procrastination of Others & Yourself." San Francisco Chronicle.
  • Fiore, N.A. (1998). "The Transformative Power of Crisis: Letting Go of Control." Coping.
  • Fiore, N.A. (1990). "How to Acquire the No-Procrastination Habit Now." Bottomline Personal, 11(4):9-10.
  • Fiore, N.A. (1989). "Working in the Flow State." New Realities, Nov./Dec., vol.X(2):25-29.
  • Fiore, N.A. (1989). "How to Get Procrastinators Up to Speed." Working Woman, 3:38-39.
  • Fiore, N.A. (1986). "Stress, Pressure & Performance." Boardroom Reports, 1:13-14
  • Fiore, N.A. (1970). "Fighting Cancer: One Patient's Perspective." The New England Journal of Medicine, 300:284-9.

Training, Consulting, Executive Coaching Services

  • Directs and conducts training for corporations, organizations, and associations.
  • Designs and implements training programs for Managers, Human Resources, Line Personnel.
  • Manages projects for contract compliance, effectiveness and productivity


  • Smithsonian Institute
    • "It's Your Life, Who's in Charge?"
    • "Self-Coaching for Success"
    • "Conquering Procrastination and Living Life to the Fullest"
  • Levi Strauss & Co.
    • "Turning Stress Into Success: How to Perform Under Pressure"
    • "Working in the Zone: Tapping the Power of Peak Performers"
    • "Optimal Performance, Stress Management, Active Participation in Health Care"
  • Bechtel Power Corporation
    • "Turning Stress Into Success; Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome - Recovering from the Earthquake"
    • "Stress and Communication"
    • "The Human Side of Change"


  • Nationwide Radio & TV: 1980 - present, CNN, People Are Talking (KPIX - NY)
  • The Regis Philbin Show (Lifetime) and radio talk shows throughout the United States
  • San Francisco Bay Area: KRON-TV, KGO-TV, KTVU-2, KQED, KNBR-AM, KGO-AM, KCBS-AM

Partial Client List

  • Stanford Hospital
  • Bechtel Power Corporation
  • Levi Strauss & Co.
  • Kaiser-Permanente
  • Esalen Institute
  • Union Bank
  • AT&T
  • Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
  • Padway & Padway Law Offices
  • Human Resources Association, N. California
  • Association of California Water Agencies
  • International Association of Administrative Professionals

For further information, e-mail, write, or call
Neil Fiore, PhD:

Self-Leadership Seminars
1496 Solano Avenue
Albany, CA 94706

(510) 525-2673
neil@neilfiore.com (E-mail)

Self-Leadership Seminars • California • neil@neilfiore.com • Phone: (510) 525-2673