Javy W. Galindo
College professor, published author, public speaker, trail running enthusiast, and semi-retired jazz vocalist.
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Javy Wong Galindo, M.A., M.Eng. is a college professor of philosophy, humanities, and psychology in Northern California. He has been a popular instructor at Heald College, John F. Kennedy University, and De Anza College. Javy is also a proud member of the American Association of Philosophy Teachers, the Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy, and the Western Positive Psychology Association.
This former electrical engineer and performing arts instructor has had the privilege of working at several high-tech companies including Cisco Systems, Motorola, ViaSat, Tellus Technologies, and Northrop Grumman among others. Javy is now most well-known for his engaging college courses and public talks, his enthusiastic teaching style, and his ability to convey complex ideas in personally meaningful, simple terms. These characteristics are epitomized in his two books: The Power of Thinking Differently (2010) and Authentic Happiness in Seven Emails (due out in the Summer of 2014). Javy is available for talks and workshops on various topics including Creativity, Innovation, & Creative Thinking and The Non-Pursuit of Authentic Happiness.
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Authentic Happiness in Seven Emails
“What a beautiful gift—four simple steps that can end what is so often, and for so many, a futile quest for a truly happy life…This is a simple, practical guide for anyone who’s searching for that elusive state called true happiness.” - John McGrail, Ph.D. Therapist and author of The Synthesis Effect
“The discoveries contained herein will make an essential addition to the toolbox, of not only mental health clinicians, but to any individual who seeks the essentials of a happy life.” - Donald Lynch, Ph.D. Professor of Psychology at Unity College
Javy’s Public Talks & Speaking Proposals
A simplified approach to joy, satisfaction, and a meaningful life.
(Authentic Happiness Talk - Proposal)
How to Re-wire The Brain For Creativity, Innovation, and Perceiving Infinite Possibilities
(Creativity Talk - Proposal)
Javy’s College Courses
Javy. W. Galindo has an eclectic teaching background that includes having instructed a diverse array of college courses including Critical Thinking, Neurophilosophy, The Psychology of Happiness, Knowledge and Reality, The Philosophy of Religion, Creative Minds, Popular Culture, Introductory Psychology, Statistics, and more. He enjoys incorporating humor, film, games, and various other teaching tools in class when possible. Additionally, Javy has a diverse educational background that consists of a master’s degree in consciousness studies specializing in East/West Philosophy and Religion from John F. Kennedy University, and both a master’s and bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from UC San Diego. When he is not grading papers or implementing schemes for raising the world’s happiness quotient, he can most likely be found running poorly on an uphill trail.
The Power of Thinking Differently
An imaginative guide to creativity, change, and the discovery of new ideas
“This easy-to-read work presents instructions, anecdotes, and the findings from many fields to bypass the self-limiting notion that creativity only falls to geniuses and artists. Learn how to think not only more effectively, but altogether differently in service to your own spark of creativity.” Psychology professor and author Craig Chalquist PhD
“Javy Galindo shows us how to… touch that place of wonder and curiosity so prevalent in childhood. He helps us find ways to interrupt the behavior patterns that have crept upon us as we have become properly socialized…This book gives us up to date tools and understanding…” Clinical psychologist and author Sylvia Lafair PhD