Al Siebert

Al SiebertDr. Al Siebert was internationally recognized for his research into the inner nature of highly resilient survivors. His book The Survivor Personality is now in its eighteenth printing, and has been published in German, Dutch, Russian, Hebrew, Chinese, Japanese, Spanish and United Kingdom editions.

His book The Resiliency Advantage was the winner of the 2006 Independent Publisher's Best Self-Help Book award, and is available in Spanish, Japanese and Simplified Chinese.

Articles quoting Al’s work have appeared in Nation's Business, Family Circle, Men's Fitness, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, New Woman, Outdoor Life, Bottom Line/Personal, Good Housekeeping, USA Weekend,, Human Resources Magazine, and many trade publications. His popular quiz "How Resilient Are You?" has been reprinted in many articles and books. He has been interviewed about the survivor personality on the NBC Today Show, The Unexplained, NPR, and Oprah.

Al Siebert received his B.A. in psychology from Willamette University, his M.A. and Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Michigan. He taught management psychology at Portland State University for over thirty years.

He was an ex-paratrooper, was a volunteer rap group leader with Vietnam veterans, served as chairman of his county school board, and was a consultant to various Indian tribes. He was the recipient of the Oregon Governor's Award for his selection as the State of Oregon's "External Trainer of the Year" in recognition for "outstanding professional work in helping State employees cope with downsizing and layoffs."

Up until his death he spoke to many corporations, government agencies, education and health care groups on "Resiliency in Non-Stop Change." He was the lead resiliency trainer at the federal Eastern Management Development Center, and was working with the US Army on developing its Provider Resiliency Training program.

Al Siebert created our Resiliency Personal Learning Course with Paul Scheele.