Patrick K. Porter, Ph.D. is an award-winning author, educator, consultant, entrepreneur, and speaker. With 30 years of experience operating the largest self-help franchise, he has become a highly sought-after expert within the personal improvement industry, having sold over 3 million of his self-help products worldwide.
Dr. Porter has been on the cutting edge of brainwave entrainment technology for 33 years. He was a co-developer of the MC2, the first personal light & sound brain training machine, voted “Best New Gadget of the Year” at the 1989 Consumer Electronics Show.
His newest brain-training platform, BrainTap is distinctively designed to activate the brain’s neuroplasticity. The BrainTap headset uses light & sound technology in combination with Dr. Porter’s proprietary guided visualization audio sessions to help people achieve brain fitness, overcome stress, lose weight, stop smoking, manage pain, accelerate learning, enjoy superb sleep, and make any number of lifestyle improvements. Additionally, he offers personal improvement providers a turnkey system for helping their clients achieve these same goals and more. Dr. Porter also is dean of mind-based studies at the International Quantum University of Integrative Medicine (IQUIM).
Previously, he founded Positive Changes, the world’s largest franchise network of lifestyle improvement centers. Dr. Porter’s successes were featured in NPR, The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, People, Entrepreneur, and INC, as well as ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, and the Discovery Channel. Dr. Porter’s entertaining speeches and seminars deliver the real-life, nuts ‘n bolts concepts he used to take his business venture to a multi-million-dollar enterprise.
He is the author of the award-winning bestseller, Awaken the Genius, Mind Technology for the 21st Century, which was awarded “Best How-To Book of 1994” by the North American Book Dealers Exchange. Awaken the Genius is translated into four languages and more than 150,000 copies have sold globally. He is also the author of Discover the Language of the Mind and Thrive In Overdrive, How to Navigate Your Overloaded Lifestyle, among others.
For ten years, Dr. Porter hosted his own show on WNIS radio in Norfolk, Virginia. Previously, he was the host of a Phoenix television show. As an independent consultant, he wrote Hidden Solutions and Awaken the Genius programs for the State of Arizona. He also created Mind Over Cancer, a creative visualization and relaxation program used in medical facilities to assist patients receiving cancer treatment to better manage stress and side effects.
Dr. Porter has produced an arsenal of nearly 700 audio-recorded motivational programs and creative visualization processes and has sold more than 3 million books and recordings worldwide. He has devoted his professional career to developing successful methods that empower people. He has personally instructed more than 35,000 people in personal improvement. He earned his doctorate degree from Louisiana Baptist University in 1992 in Psychology of Christian Counseling.