Dr. Gorgens is a dynamic and lively speaker who has a 20-year history of delivering hundreds of invited lectures and presentations on topics from brain health to psychopaths.  She is a board-certified rehabilitation psychologist, a practicing neuropsychologist, professor, clinician, supervisor, mentor, forensic expert, consultant, media commentator, researcher, scholar and seasoned leader in psychology and higher education. She is also a working mom, wife, and caregiver for aging parents and a committed ally and advocate for persons with chronic illnesses or disabilities. She is often invited to speak about her own research on brain injury, aging brains, concussions/concussion biomarkers and criminal behavior. She has two talks on TED.com in those areas including one from 2010 on youth sports concussion and another brain injuries in criminal justice from 2018. She is also often invited to host workshops emphasizing her leadership, advocacy, and media work. Her areas of expertise are outlined below but you can contact us to inquire about a customized presentation that meets your needs. 


  • The Brain (including brain injuries and also brain health)
  • Neuropsychology, Rehabilitation Psychology and Forensic Psychology
  • Psychopathy and criminal behavior
  • Women’s leadership
  • Advocacy and professional citizenship
  • Stress Management
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“I’ve had the pleasure of watching Dr. Gorgens present at several events, ranging in size from small groups to hundreds of attendees. She is, by far, the most dynamic and engaging presenter I’ve seen. Her ability to translate academia and research into meaningful, digestible content is brilliant. Dr. Gorgens style lends itself to a multitude of settings. She knows her audience and adjusts both the content and delivery each time. Dr. Gorgens is the type of expert that you also feel like you can relate to while she’s presenting. Through personal experiences, evidence-based research, cutting-edge techniques, and creative problem-solving, Dr. Gorgens consistently provides unique and fascinating perspectives.”

Liz Gerdeman / Director of Professional Programs 



“I have had the pleasure of seeing Kim speak publicly in many forums and to a wide variety of audiences, including her latest TED talk, over the past six years. Kim has a gift of connecting with her audience, making each person feel as if she’s speaking directly to them with passion, humility and purpose. Her audiences always fall head over heels for her because Kim is so humorous and engaging; I would watch her speak on the most banal of topics!”

Russha Knauer / Colorado Judicial Branch

Audience Commentary

I think my favorite was the presentation by Dr. Gorgens — she was fabulous!
Dr. Gorgens was fabulous!  I loved hearing about new treatment modalities for BI (brain injuries).
Kim was amazing. I would like to hear her talk again.
Dr. Kim Gorgens is always so engaging and shares relevant and interesting information!
Great job presenting on a complex topic and putting into easy to understand language. 
Fantastic! So informative and attention-keeping!
Dynamic speaker. 
Very engaging opening keynote speaker. 
Best speaker ever!
Amazing speaker. Fantastic session. 

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