Who Is Jay Ferraro, Ph.D., MBA?
Dr. Jay brings an extensive background of human performance expertise with 3 decades of real-world experience as a trained clinical psychologist, organizational change and development expert, certified business coach, best-selling author and speaker (husband and dad to 5 kids too!) with proven technologies that get results! He grew up in Brooklyn, N.Y. where he received his greatest education—learning about the resiliency of the human spirit and its most valuable gift as an inner city gang member – the freedom to choose and generate possibility in the face of anything! From Brooklyn he went on to pursue a career as a psychologist completing degree programs in clinical, counseling and organizational psychology at American Psychological Association (APA) approved training institutions.
Dr. Jay received post-doctoral training at the prestigious Gestalt Institute of Cleveland with a specialty in Applied Organizational Behavior and completed an APA approved Internship with specialties in Family Psychiatry, Management and Business Administration at the Children’s Medical Center. He earned the designation of Nationally Certified Psychologist, is a Licensed Professional Counselor, is a Master Certified Coach, was chosen as a Diplomat of the American Psychotherapy Association and serves on several national boards promoting wellness and enhanced human performance in corporate America making him a sought after trainer and consultant to organizations around the country and abroad. With the added degree of Master of Business Administration (MBA), as well as being the youngest Vice President at age 27 leading innovative community-based clinical programs for a large regional health care system, Dr. Jay offers a unique credential and experience set to his work grounded in real leadership experience from academic, applied and consulting arenas.
In addition to co-founding Mastery Technologies, Inc., with fellow warrior and life-long friend Commander Curt Cronin (The SEAL), a global talent solutions firm committed to Igniting the Human Spirit to Achieve Exceptional Performance, Dr. Jay is a featured guest on personal and professional development topics on radio and TV. The author of the best-selling book, “Surprised by Love” (www.surprisedbylove.com), he has appeared on the Today Show, Good Morning America (Australia), The Dr. Drew Show, the Oprah Winfrey Network and is a regular contributor to O Magazine and Psychology Today dealing with topics of relationship mastery, empowerment and performance breakthroughs in challenging interpersonal problem areas both personal and professionally.
In his spare time, Dr. Jay enjoys several of his life passions that include teaching Krav Maga, serving several VIP celebrity clients as a personal body guard to nurture his inner warrior, training at the US Shooting Academy with friends in the Special Forces community, writing relationship books with his bride Julie, playing T-ball with Chandler, taking Jayde and Zoe to dance competitions in the family motor home and playing tea party with Mia the miracle baby.