Dr. Gleb Tsipursky


Company: Disaster Avoidance Experts
Role: Podcast Presenter  /  Session Presenter

2019 Conference Session: Crossing the Great Divides: What to Do When the Culture Wars Enter the Workplace (S2-K)
Post: Podcast Ep. 7 – Solving Tribalism in the Workplace Through Emotional and Social Intelligence
2019 Conference Session: Student Success Factors and the Race Gap (S2-J)
2020 Conference Session: Including Cognitive Diversity: A Missing Link in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (SEM-A)

Known as the “Disaster Avoidance Expert,” Dr. Gleb Tsipursky has more than 20 years of expertise consulting and coaching for businesses and nonprofits and dramatically empowering leaders to avoid DEI disasters. He serves as the CEO of the boutique consulting and training firm Disaster Avoidance Experts, which uses a proprietary methodology based on cutting-edge research to help clients maximize their bottom line.

His clients include Aflac, Balance Employment Assistance Provider, Edison Welding Institute, Fifth Third Bank, Honda, IBM, International Coaches Federation, Ohio Hospitals Association, National Association of Women Business Owners, Sentinel Real Estate, The Society for Human Resource Management, RealManage, The Columbus Foundation, Vistage, and over a hundred others who achieve outstanding client results.

Dr. Tsipursky authored the national bestseller on avoiding disasters in business and other life areas, “The Truth Seeker’s Handbook: A Science-Based Guide,” and his “Never Go with Your Gut: How Pioneering Leaders Make the Best Decisions and Avoid Business Disasters” is forthcoming with Career Press in November 2019. Gleb’s cutting-edge thought leadership was featured in more than 400 articles he published and over 350 interviews he gave to popular venues that include Fast Company, CBS News, Time, Scientific American, Psychology Today, NPR, The Conversation, Business Insider, Government Executive, and many others.

Gleb also has a strong research and teaching background in behavioral economics and neuroscience with over 15 years in academia, including seven years as a professor at the Ohio State University and, before that, as a fellow at the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill. His dozens of peer-reviewed academic publications include journals such as “Behavior and Social Issues,” “Journal of Social and Political Psychology,” and “International Journal of Existential Psychology and Psychotherapy.”

His civic service includes over four years as the chair of the board of directors of Intentional Insights, an educational nonprofit advocating for research-based decision-making in all life areas. He also co-founded the Pro-Truth Pledge, a civic project to promote truthfulness and integrity for individual professionals and leaders in the same way that the Better Business Bureau serves as a commitment for businesses. He serves on the advisory board of Canonical Debate Lab and Planet Purpose, and is on the editorial board of the peer-reviewed journal “Behavior and Social Issues.”

A highly in-demand international speaker, Gleb has more than two decades of professional speaking experience across North America, Europe and Australia. He gets top marks from audiences for his highly facilitative, interactive and humor-filled speaking style and the way he thoroughly customizes speeches for diverse audiences. Meeting planners describe him as “very relatable,” “a snap to work with,” and as someone who “does everything that you would want a speaker to do.” Drawing on best practices in adult learning, his programs address the wide spectrum of diverse learning styles, as attested by enthusiastic client testimonials and references.

Dr. Tsipursky earned his PhD in the history of behavioral science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2011, his MA at Harvard University in 2004, and his BA at New York University in 2002. He lives in and travels from Columbus, Ohio. In his free time, he enjoys tennis, hiking and playing with his two cats, and most importantly, he makes sure to spend abundant quality time with his wife to avoid disasters in his personal life.

His website is, his email is and his phone is 614-407-4016.

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