Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, Dyer holds a doctorate in educational counseling from Wayne State University and served as an associate professor at St. John’s University in New York. Through his early work in college teaching and clinical psychology, he discovered the need to make the principles of self-discovery and personal growth available to a wider audience.
After publishing a string of best-selling books on the practical psychology of self-improvement, Dr. Dyer says he felt a shift occurring in his thinking that led him to explore the spiritual aspects of human experience.
“My purpose is to help people look at themselves and begin to shift their concepts. Remember, we are not our country, our race, or religion. We are eternal spirits. Seeing ourselves as spiritual beings without label is a way to transform the world and reach a sacred place for all of humanity,” he says.
Dr. Wayne DyerDr. Wayne Dyer is affectionately called the “father of motivation” by his fans. Despite his childhood spent in orphanages and foster homes, Dr. Dyer has overcome many obstacles to make his dreams come true. Today he spends much of his time showing others how to do the same. His main message is that it is possible for every person to live an extraordinary life. What’s more, it is possible for every person to manifest their deepest desires — if they honor their inner divinity and consciously choose to live from their “Highest Self.”
When he’s not traveling the globe delivering his uplifting words, Dr. Dyer is writing from his home in Maui—enjoying the beauty of nature.