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Aaron Balick addressing the Bali coworking conference on the design of psychological spaces.

Aaron is a leading voice in the public understanding of psychology and how it can be directly applied to individuals, business, and society. Central to Aaron's approach is ensuring that his talks aren’t just about something, but that he offers accessible concepts and useful practices that can his listeners can take home to directly and positively impact their lives and those around them

Keynote Topics

All Aaron's keynotes draw on established psychological research at the cutting edge.

The Psychology of Technology

Having literally written the book on the psychology of social media way back in 2013 - Aaron was among the first out the gate applying ideas from psychoanalysis to technology. In fact, The Psychodynamics of Social Networking was the first of its kind and he's never stopped developing his ideas on the subject since. Aaron argues that all of our technologies psychologically important and consequential: from the simple to understand email to the mind-boggling complexity of generative AI. 














By looking at technology through the lens of psychology, we can deepen our understanding of our digital eco-system to make better choices about how we engage with in life as well as in business. Here are just a few themes that Aaron has spoken on:

  • How technology mediates human relationships from - dating apps to business communications.

  • How social media serves as a Psychological Extension of the Self - and how that effects how we see ourselves and others.

  • The relationship between technology and mental health - including strategies for both individuals and organisations to better equip themselves for today's challenges.

  • The impact of the digital world on culture and politics.

These are just a few topics that he's covered in the past, but Aaron's particular psychological lens can be focussed on all things tech. If you'd be interested in seeing how Aaron can work with you, please contact him to set up an initial conversation.

Psychological Wellbeing and Excellence in the Workplace

Drawing on research and practices from emotional intelligence, mindfulness, positive psychology, psychoanalysis, and clinical psychology, Aaron offers direct insights and practices into how leaders, managers, and teams can better work together in creating psychologically safe, emotionally intelligent, flourishingly, productive, and creative workplaces. Aaron has offered both keynote speeches and smaller consultations to a variety of audiences from major tech firms, fashion brands, pharmaceutical companies, airlines, the NHS, and charitable organisations.

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The Elements of Personal Leadership

Incorporating the importance of individual differences and knowing that there is no "one size fits all" approach to human flourishing, Aaron has developed an inclusive psychological model that accepts the complexity within us all. Before we can lead others, we must learn to lead and trust ourselves. We can do this by identifying our own conflicting needs and developing an "internal leader" to guide us in the direction that best suits us and those around us. 

Hamayesh Farazan Co.

"A world-class thought-provoking speaker who made our event a massive success"

Penguin Connect

"Aaron delivers high-quality content that applies directly personal and professional lives."
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