Learn more about Dr. Shimi Kang’s background, philisophy, and her approach to mental wellness.

Meet Dr. Shimi Kang

Dr. Shimi Kang is an Award-winning, Harvard-educated, Psychiatrist, Scientist, Bestselling Author, and Speaker. Using principles of neuroscience and over 20 years of field experience, Dr. Shimi Kang develops science-based methodologies that  help improve innovation, leadership, wellness, and resilience. 

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Dr. Shimi Kang believes we humans are in trouble. With rising rates of stress, anxiety, depression and addiction we are on a crash course with our own minds. She also knows for sure that humans are thankfully resilient, joyous, and strong and that change starts in the brain. With a neuroscience-based approach to self development and over 20 years of experience in medicine, Dr. Shimi Kang’s methods and practices are leading the way to research-driven results.

Dr. Shimi Kang is passionate about providing tools that optimize the power of the human brain. She is the founder of Dolphin Kids: Future-Ready Leaders, CEO of Spark, and host of the YouTube show; Mental Wealth with Dr. Shimi Kang.

From a young age, Dr. Shimi Kang was fascinated by the natural world around her. Her drive and passion for learning led her to enter the field of medicine, beginning medical school at just 19 years old. As her knowledge and research grew, so did her areas of interest. Dr. Kang’s developed a passion for helping individuals discover themselves and break through barriers through the study of neuroscience, pursuing further education and research at The World Health Organization, charitable hospitals in India, and a fellowship at at Harvard University. Today, Dr. Shimi Kang is an accomplished and celebrated public figure leading the discussion around neuroscience and self-development.

The author of numerous books The Dolphin Parent: A Guide to Raising Healthy, Happy, and The Self-Motivated Kids (#1 National Bestseller) and The Self Motivated Kid (winner of the 2015 US News International Book Award), and her newest title, The Tech Solution: Creating Healthy Habits for Kids Growing up in a Digital World. Her books have been translated and released in over 12 countries around the world.

Dr. Kang is represented as a national celebrity speaker with the Speaker’s Spotlight Bureau and is a TEDx Speaker with millions of views. You can find her articles and appearances in major media outlets, including BBC World News, Washington Post, the Huffington Post, CBC, Psychology Today, South China Morning Post, TIME Magazine, NPR, UK Daily Mail, Der Speigel, Al Jazeera, SETV-Shanghai, and Times of India. Dr. Shimi Kang is currently a contracted expert contributor to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC).

Dr. Shimi Kang is the former Medical Director for Child and Youth Mental Health for Vancouver community, the founder of the Provincial Youth Concurrent Disorders Program at BC Children’s Hospital, and the founder of the Youth, Culture, and Mental Health Fund for the BC Mental Health Foundation. Dr. Kang is a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of British Columbia and has been involved in researching and teaching the science of motivation as it applies to behaviour change, mental health, and addictions.

As a result of her endeavours and outstanding community service, Dr. Kang was honoured with the YWCA Woman of Distinction Award, Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, and the Sikh Centennial Foundation National Award. She has received five national awards in the field of addictions and mental health including the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry Research Award and an American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) Award. Dr. Shimi Kang is most proud of receiving the Diamond Jubilee Medal for her years of outstanding community service and of being the mother of three awesome but exhausting children!

Professional Resume

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

  • Specialist in Psychiatry
  • Fellow in the Division of Medicine

American Board of Medical Specialties

  • Fellow in the Division of Medicine

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Inc

  • Diplomat

College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia, Canada

  • Licensed in Psychiatry and General Practice

Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (M.I.N.T.)

  • Trainer