Renowned Psychologist and Bestselling Author, Kids These Days
Dr. Jody Carrington is a renowned psychologist sought after for her expertise, energy and approach to helping people solve their most complex human-centred challenges. Jody focuses much of her work around reconnection – the key to healthy relationships and productive teams.
A speaker, author, and leader of Carrington & Company, she uses all she has been taught in her twenty-year career as a psychologist to empower everyone she connects with. Jody has worked with kids, families, business leaders, first responders, teachers, farmers and has spoken in church basements and world-class stages; the message remains the same – our power lies in our ability to acknowledge each other first.
Her approach is authentic, honest and often hilarious. She speaks passionately about resilience, mental health, leadership, burnout, grief and trauma – and how reconnection is the answer to so many of the root problems we face. Her wildly popular book, Kids These Days, was published in 2019 and has sold 150,000 copies worldwide. Jody’s message is as simple as it is complex: we are wired to do the hard things, but we were never meant to do any of this alone.
With a Ph.D. in clinical psychology, work with major institutions and thriving clinical practice, she brings a depth of experience and insight that is unmatched in the industry.
Jody lives in small-town Olds, Alberta, with her husband and three children (she had three kids in 2 years to test her own resilience) and leads the amazing team at Carrington & Company.
Praise for Dr. Jody!
“We received more positive and enthusiastic responses than we have ever received. We received roughly 40 to 50 post messages from folks I rarely hear from thanking us for bringing “someone real” to the call.” – RBC
Dr. Jody Carrington has inspired many to consider the capacity for reconnection as the foundation to every healthy, authentic relationship. We are not born with the ability to repair ruptures; we have to learn how to do this as we build strong cultures. These relationships are the foundation of a successful company, team, or community. Dr. Jody is one of North America’s top psychologists, bringing a unique and often hilarious take on what it means to master the art of reconnection.
As an entrepreneur, CEO, and clinical psychologist, Dr. Jody Carrington believes that every successful team must have the inherent ability to repair and reconnect if they ever hope to serve their clients well. Her leadership style promotes building healthy relationships among her employees to ensure synergy and a positive, dynamic workplace. By combining her expertise as a workplace leader and clinical psychologist, Dr. Jody will motivate other leaders to change their team-building approach from the inside out.
Celebrated clinical psychologist Dr. Jody Carrington reminds us that it’s never about what’s wrong with you; it’s about what has happened to you – and more importantly, how you make sense of it all. As a former Civilian Member with the RMCP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police) and a clinical psychologist working with children and families managing significant trauma, Dr. Jody combines research and experience to highlight the importance of understanding trauma from a systems-level as the key to healthy, productive employees. Her ability to explain the effects of trauma and the often-isolating costs of enduring difficult things, will leave audiences inspired and with a clear direction forward on how to rebuild organizations and families.
As we step back into the unfamiliar world post-pandemic, many organizations are understandably witnessing what burnout looks like. Emotional exhaustion, a lack of compassion, and an experience of futility have become common experiences for many teams. Dr. Jody has begun walking hundreds of organizations through the process of reconnection to combat burnout and build mental resilience. She has created specific strategies to shift culture, bringing hilarity and truth while reigniting purpose and productivity with this game-changing talk.