CoachXConversations: Todd Kashdan

March 2, 2022 - 12:00pm to 12:30pm

Join us Wednesday, March 2nd for our next CoachX Conversation when our Founder Carol Kauffman will speak with Todd Kashdan about how to dissent and defy effectively. This topic is highlighted in Todd’s newly released book, The Art of Insubordination: How to Dissent and Defy Effectively.

In this conversation, Carol and Todd will detail the guidelines set up in Todd’s book on how you can effectively counter common ways of thinking that do not ultimately benefit individuals, organizations, and society.


Dr. Todd B. Kashdan is Professor of Psychology at George Mason University. He is a leading authority on well-being, curiosity, psychological flexibility, and resilience. He has published over 210 peer-reviewed articles and his work has been cited over 34,000 times. He is the author of several books including Curious? Discover the Missing Ingredient to a Fulfilling Life (William Morrow), and The Upside of Your Dark Side (Penguin) and his latest book The Art of Insubordination: How to Dissent and Defy Effectively (Avery/Penguin).

His research is featured regularly in media outlets such as The Atlantic, Harvard Business Review, The New York Times, NPR, Fast Company, and Time Magazine. He is a keynote speaker and consultant for organizations as diverse as Microsoft, Mercedes-Benz, Prudential, General Mills, The United States Department of Defense, and World Bank Group. He received the American Psychological Association Award for Distinguished Scientific Early Career Contributions to Psychology. He's a twin with twin 14-year-old daughters (and one more), with plans to rapidly populate the world with great conversationalists.

You can get Todd's book here: The Art of Insubordination: How to Dissent and Defy Effectively