Author Bio

Dr. Paul Powers, Ed.D

DR. POWERS is a psychologist and management consultant, executive, career and retirement coach, and an internationally published author. A widely sought-after speaker Paul’s life work is helping people design, create, and celebrate a life that balances a rewarding career, a satisfying home life and engaged and enjoyable community and retirement life.

His previous books include Don’t Wear Flip-Flops to Your Interview And Other Obvious Tips That You Should Be Following to Get the Job You Want (Red Wheel / Career Press 2015), Winning Job  Interviews (Red Wheel / Career Press 2009) and Love Your Job! Loving the Job You Have, Finding a Job You Love (O’Reilly Media 1994) are career best-sellers, based on wisdom from his 40 year career as a psychologist, are laced with Paul’s sense of humor and common-sense perspective, as well as his deepest belief that each of us have gifts to be discovered, nurtured and shared. You can subscribe to his free LifeMap e-newsletter, read by thousands, at

Dr. Powers is a licensed psychologist, is the former chairman of the Massachusetts Board of Psychologists and a member of numerous professional organizations. Paul holds a bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree in psychology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He helped found ‘The Management Corps for the Emerging East’ a non-profit initiative to send American business volunteers to work in enterprises of the republics of the former Soviet Union in their transition to a free market economy with hands-on management skills and techniques. Paul is also a former U.S. Marine as well as a former licensed pipefitter.

Dr. Powers’ work has been widely noted in the media such as The Wall St. Journal, National Business Employment Weekly, New England Business Magazine, Men’s Health, Cosmopolitan and Boardroom Reports and hundreds of newspapers and radio stations nationwide and he has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, WNBC, NPR, and numerous other media outlets. He co-hosted ‘CareerTalk’, a call-in show, on a major Boston radio station.

Practicing what he preaches about the many benefits of developing varied interests, Paul also is a voice over artist, a screenwriter, an avid outdoorsman, and sits on the Board of Directors of two charitable organizations. He divides his time between Florida’s Gulf Coast and Cape Cod, Massachusetts with his wife, Linda who is an entrepreneur, graphic designer and principal of

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