Gregory Boothroyd, Ph.D. is an author, lecturer and professor emeritus at Western Michigan University where he served as University Ombudsman, Professor of Counseling and Director of University Substance Abuse Services. His career passion is helping people rid themselves of self-defeating behaviors and replace them with life-generating behaviors. Using Self-Defeating Behavior Theory as a treatment model, he has trained thousands of professional counselors, social workers, psychologists and medical and court personnel across the country. With warm and engaging humor, he is a frequent keynote presenter at national conventions on the inception, maintenance and elimination of self-defeating behaviors. His popular workshop has been consistently received as “enjoyable, powerful and insightful.” Along with his wife, Dr. Lori Gray Boothroyd, a psychologist and certified wellness coach in Traverse City, Michigan, he is the co-author of Going Home – A Positive Emotional Guide for Promoting Life-Generating Behaviors.