Tony Dufresne, Ph.D. is the author of Surrounded By Idiots: Drop the Distractions, Embrace Your Purpose and Get Your Ass In Gear.
He describes himself as a Millennial Mentor, Leadership and Success Coach, Life Strategist, speaker, single dad, multiple All-You-Can-Drink Ovaltine contest winner and an Entrepreneur who considers coffee to be its own food group. He spent 3 seasons as a Disneyland Submarine Captain. Who knew!
The fancily-written documents on Tony's wall include a Ph.D. in Applied Philosophy, a Master's in Psychology and a CPT Personal Training certification with specialization in Behavioral Change through the National Association of Sports Medicine.
After 20+ years of study and research, Tony Dufresne created the Surrounded by Idiots Radio Podcast and Java Bud, an online coaching and resource site that has helped countless human beings (and one enthusiastic feral cat) to get really clear on what they want their life to be about and giving them the tools to make it happen.
A self-proclaimed non-conformist, Tony never wanted to fit into the mold of a traditional therapist or life coach. This is reflected in his non-sugar-coated, direct, snarky, and dry-witted approach to educating and motivating his clients to make their own unique mark on this world.
The best piece of feedback Tony ever received from a client: "Your constant comic relief was very good for someone like me who gets SO emotional in terms of learning about myself. Finding one's true self can be incredibly scary and emotional and you make it light-hearted, funny and a big (but gentle) slap in the face."