J. Dunphy, Ph.D.
People Choose to be Champions!
his unique interactive keynotes & training sessions, Dr. Dunphy
inspires people to overcome obstacles, reset expectations and engage
opportunity to optimize themselves for success in business and in
Dr. Dunphy is a truly remarkable speaker. His enthusiasm, energy,
expertise and incredible ability to communicate with any audience
make him one of the most sought after speakers in the country.
Able to do customized keynotes for national or regional conventions,
topic-specific POA training sessions, specialized in-house corporate
training of managers or sales professionals and a myriad of programs
for the university setting, Dr. Dunphy’s programs have received
rave reviews nationwide in the United States and Canada. With
a satisfied client list in the hundreds, Pfizer, Genentech, Sanofi-Aventis,
Mead-Johnson, University of Texas at Dallas, The University of
Central Florida, Cephalon Corporation, Procter & Gamble Canada,
Fournier Pharma, and many, many others use Dr. Dunphy’s
services regularly to motivate and educate professionals and emerging
professionals for success.
Dr. Dunphy does two kinds of motivation programs. One type is
a customized motivational keynote designed to inspire, tune-up
and energize any audience during national, regional or local conventions.
These customized keynotes are carefully crafted with pre-program
research to contain company or client-specific lingo, cultural
aspects and other images and sound-bites to connect directly with
the audience. Packaged or canned presentations are avoided. A
combination of humor, powerful visuals, sound and Dr. Dunphy’s
unique interactive presentation style will get any audience immediately
engaged, participating and mentally and emotionally activated.
Titles and topics are always created in discussion with clients.
Some samples from past programs:
Living and Leading as Champions!
Optimizing for Success!
Creating the Future in Every Choice!
Success is Created in Every Choice!
Being Champions in Life!
The Warrior Way: Nothing Wasted…Nothing Withheld!
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Effective Conflict Management
Keeping conflict productive is one of the key skills of effective
leaders. In this unique and interactive presentation, Michael
Dunphy will work with your group to engage a “Conflict Mapping
Tool” through interactive discussion and facilitation. On
a more personal level, each member will also complete and analyze
the Thomas-Kilmann Conflict modes tool. These brief and interesting
tools will be used to collect useful data to enable members to
create action plans for focused improvements in conflict minimization
and management in their corporate cultures.
Key Points to Be Covered:
“Good” conflict & “Bad” conflict
Internal vs. external conflict sources
The 5 Thomas-Kilmann conflict modes & what they mean
Evolving your “reflexive” conflict responses
Maximizing productive outcomes in conflict: tools of the trade
Rooted in modern psychology, biochemistry and timeless principles
from the martial sciences, this program contains information that
can substantially enhance effective and productive resolution
of conflict in the business setting while simultaneously helping
leaders minimize energy-draining and unproductive conflict. Dr.
Dunphy focuses the program to enable participants to create several
immediately applicable take-aways for personal or transferable
Value to your group
The information and activities from this program will enable participants
to regularly and more clearly identify potential sources of unproductive
conflict in themselves, their employees and their policies. Each
member will have identified his/her reflexive conflict management
mode(s) and will have a much better understanding of how to be
more strategic in using all five TK modes in application. In addition,
the knowledge from this program will enable each member to serve
as a better conflict management role model for other company leaders,
resulting in better communication and a more harmonious work culture
with productive conflict being seen as “normal”.
• Helps Leaders Rebuild Internal Strength
•Provides Practical Solutions to Real Problems
•Enables Leaders to Take a Fresh Look at Their Options
•Focuses Attention to the Many Values of Teamwork
•Provides Practical Tools to Help Team Leaders Improve
•Helps Team Members Increase Productivity and Team Commitment
• Provides Practical Resiliency Tools to Professionals
•Takes Stress Management to a New Level of Application
•Focuses Attention to Habits & Choices in Effectiveness
• Creates a Perspective Focused on Optimizing Not Compromising
• Helps People Triangulate Attitude, Behaviors & Skills
to Focus on Performance
• Enables Professionals to Create Effective Work-Life
Dr. Michael Dunphy is a professional speaker and veteran educator.
Currently President and CEO of Cutting Edge Resources Group and
Mike Dunphy Enterprises, Dr. Dunphy travels throughout the United
States and Canada presenting motivational keynote speeches for
business clients and organizations, and he is contracted for corporate
training programs in leadership, management development, team
building, coaching and optimizing performance. Current clients
include companies like Pfizer, Procter & Gamble, Sanofi-Aventis,
Watson, Mead-Johnson, Purdue-Pharma, and many others, large and
small. Dr. Dunphy has also designed and delivered hundreds of
specialized learning experiences in leadership and personal &
professional development for university students and faculty,
fraternities and sororities, as well as federal TRIO program participants.
Dr. Dunphy is inter-nationally recognized for his creative and
interactive presentations and for the high quality of learning
In addition to his extensive experience as a speaker and facilitator,
Dr. Dunphy is also Professor of Biochemistry at Walsh University
in Canton, Ohio, and he has over 20 years of experience as a university-level
educator. He has taught courses in Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry,
Molecular Pharmacology, and others, and he has published research
in peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Dunphy served as Chairman of the
Division of Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Computer Science
at Walsh University from 1991-2000, and he currently holds a tenured
full-professorship, teaching courses in Chemistry and working
with the University’s Leadership Institute.
Dr. Dunphy is also a highly skilled and diversely trained classical
martial artist. With over 34 years of training and teaching in
Karate, Ju-Jutsu and weaponry, Dr. Dunphy has earned advanced
grades in various areas of authentic martial sciences within Sogobudo,
a comprehensive and integrated approach to classical martial study
focused on realistic applications of skill and strategic implementation
of tactics. He owns and is director of the Shinbukan Center for
the Martial Arts on Whipple Road in Canton, Ohio where hundreds
of children, teens and adults study with him and his staff weekly.
His book, “The Kid’s Karate Book” (Workman Publishers,
NY 1999) and various specialized martial manuals he has written
are still in strong demand. Dr. Dunphy’s national and inter-national
relationships in the martial arts through his high-level involvement
with major associations and federations enable him access to specialized
information, technologies and certifications not commonly available
in the United States. He continues to teach and train daily.
With professional training in the natural sciences, business,
speaking/presenting and classical martial arts, and with his extensive
experiences from traveling, facilitating and consulting, Dr. Dunphy
brings a wealth of ideas and perspective to each of his programs.
His ability to creatively combine his various talents into practical,
multi-sensory and interactive learning experiences focused on
attitude enhancement and skill development has made him one of
the most sought-after speakers in the country. When he is not
speaking and working, Dr. Dunphy is at home in Stow, Ohio with
his wife of 23 years, Gail, and his two children Lindsay (17)
and Christopher (14).
Recent Very Satisfied Corporate Clients:
• Pfizer Pharmaceuticals
• Bank of America
• Proctor & Gamble, Canada
• Edward Jones Financial
• Kyphon Corporation
• Pharmacia Pharmaceuticals
• Canada Post
• Watson Pharmaceuticals
• Biogen Corporation
• Nilodor Corporation
• Forest Laboratories
• Aventis Pharmaceuticals
• United Glass Corporation
• Purdue Pharma
• Sirak Financial Group and the Guardian Life
• Berlex Pharmaceuticals
• Mead Johnson Nutritionals
• Biovail Canada
• The University of Notre Dame
• University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia
• The Ohio State University
• Florida State University
• Penn State, Altoona
• The University of Akron
• University of N. Alabama
• Baldwin Wallace College
• University of Portland - Oregon<
• The University of Houston - Downtown
• University of Cincinnati
• Slippery Rock State University
• University of Evansville
• University of Central Florida