About

You could rightly say Dr. Gurner is obsessed with how the brain directs human achievement. Her focus is on intensely studying success… not merely what makes someone “successful” from a psychological standpoint, but what separates the ultra-successful from the herd. 

Or, to put it a different way, what separates the top 1% from the top 10%.

How Exceptional People Think

Peak success requires more than just intelligence. We all know many intelligent but unsuccessful people, right? And it is a product of more than simple opportunity. The news is littered with stories of misbehaving heirs or former athletes and musicians declaring bankruptcy.

The good news is that there are a few, very common, threads of success among the top 1% across every industry. No, it has nothing to do with the “10,000 hour rule,” but it does have a lot to do with their personality traits, the neuroscience implications of their daily habits that contribute to their productivity, and in some cases – even their neuroses.

“Beliefs drive behavior – and behavior builds results.” – Dr. Julie Gurner

Performing at your absolute best is the ultimate competitive advantage.

And through articles, consulting, and speaking engagements – Dr. Gurner analyzes and distills how exceptional people think… turning them into actionable insights we can all use.

Dr. Julie Gurner

Dr. Gurner’s Story

Dr. Julie Gurner is a thought leader in personal development, optimizing mental health through whole-body wellness and has a vast background in clinical psychology.  Not only does she bring tremendous experience, candor, and clinical accumen to her audience – but she delivers it with a young, fresh-but-professional, high-energy and quick-witted humor all her own.

She masterfully explains human behavior in a straightforward and easy-to-understand manner.

TIMELINE

2000

Became a Doctor of Clinical Psychology

Graduated with a Psy.D. at 25.

2000-2005

Therapist

Saw clients as a clinical psychologist in both hospital and outpatient settings. “Working with everyone from depression to schizophrenia to addiction issues.”

2005-2013

Academics

Tenured professor. Taught psychology courses abroad, community college, and at the university level.

2011

Launched DrGurner.com

My background in making people well and teaching others how the brain works led to a natural curiosity to better understand the science of human achievement. Namely, “how do exceptional people think?” and “can peak success be reverse engineered and replicated by others?”

2013
05-2013

Square One Mail

Became an advisor to Square One Mail (now Immediate.ly)

06-2013

Keynote

Keynoted the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital Nursing Conference.

2014
02-2014

Progress.ly

Became an advisor to Progress.ly.

08-2014

Keynote

Presented “Accomplish What Matters: 8 Productivity Tips Backed by Neuroscience” to Affiliate Summit East at the Marriott Marquis in NYC.

2015
01-2015

Keynote

Presented “Hunting Antelopes: The Mindset of Success” at a corporate retreat in St Thomas, UVI.