some of our clients:
  • Johnson and Johnson
  • YPO
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • US Army
  • Air New Zealand
  • WB
  • Red Bull
  • Frito Lay
  • Mercedes-Benz
  • Delta Airlines
  • bp

Introducing Rosalene Glickman, Ph.D.

Rosalene Glickman PhD

Rosalene Glickman, Ph.D.

Thought leader, Rosalene Glickman, Ph.D. is the best-selling author of Optimal Thinking (Wiley 7 printings, and in 17 languages). Optimal Thinking is hailed by academia and the media as “the successor to positive thinking” and “the basis of best practices and peak performance.”

Rosalene is the founder of She is the President of The World Academy of Personal Development Inc., a Los Angeles optimization coaching and training firm. Rosalene is also a distinguished expert witness in cognitive analysis, leadership development and optimization.

As the leading authority in personal and business optimization, Rosalene has delivered over 2500 presentations to corporations, associations, colleges, and business groups. She has provided over 30,000 hours of one-on-one coaching to Fortune 500 and YPO leaders, senior executives, entrepreneurs, and rising stars.  She has also ranked within the top 20 global personal development experts for the past 18 years.

Rosalene Glickman performance optimizationRosalene provides optimization executive coaching and performance optimization training for individuals and organizations. Clients include Johnson & Johnson, Delta Airlines, U.S. Army, Young Presidents’ Organization, BP, UCLA, California State University (School of Business Administration), Bristol-Myers Squibb, Internal Revenue Service, National Australia Bank, Red Bull, Australian Institute of Management, Mensa, and Air New Zealand.  She served as the Director of Professional Development for The American Society for Training & Development in Los Angeles.

Rosalene was born in Australia, and lives in Los Angeles. She has lived and worked on four continents. This Optimal Thinking woman is the recipient of the “Woman of the Year” award for National Business Women’s Week in Hollywood.  Rosalene was nominated for special recognition by Queen Elizabeth II for Australia’s highest award, The Order of Australia. She has been honored by the media as “Australia’s most successful woman.”  

Rosalene is a seasoned print and electronic media veteran. She has been featured on Bloomberg TV, Fox News Channel, CBS Weekend Magazine, New York Times, Association Management Magazine, Government Executive Magazine, Inc magazine, Business Review Weekly, Australian Business Magazine, The Australian, The Age, Personal Success Magazine, Successful Selling and Managing Magazine, Woman’s World Magazine, L.A. Weekly, and the list goes on.

Rosalene began her career as a high school Physics and Chemistry teacher. She has earned a Teaching diploma, a degree in Business Administration, and a Ph.D. in Psychology.

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  • When I began optimal thinking coaching, I was spending long hours at the office and hardly got to see my family. Your coaching helped me gain organizational savvy and get the most important things done on time and on budget. I am now enjoying quality time with my family.

    Ken T, Manchester, England

  • Thank you for the super job. The evaluations are coming in with top scores. The members enjoyed hearing you share your ideas and super success stories. You really had them motivated!

    Melinda Nordhaus, Co-Chairman

    Meeting Planners International All Day Education Conference

  • It's great to see you helping people to reach their full potential!

    Tom Hopkins, Author.

    How to Master the Art of Selling

  • Thank you for your spectacular presentation. Your delivery of "Optimal Thinking" was succinct, and you were extremely entertaining and interesting to listen to. Optimal Thinking is exactly what business owners need - empowerment to be our best to succeed.

    Charmaine Wilkerson, Program Chair,

    National Association of Women Business Owners, Los Angeles

  • Your insights and anecdotes offered real inspiration for all our managers, and feedback following the event has been extremely positive... You are a tremendous speaker and we feel privileged that you took the time to present here.

    Alison Buzza, Events Coordinator,

    Australian Institute of Management – Qld & NT, Australia

  • What does it take to become Australia's most successful woman? Glickman was awarded her title for her ability to motivate American business people.

    Business Review Weekly

  • Participating in your Optimal Thinking seminar was the best day of my life. I am making the most money ever, my relationship with my family is the best ever, and I am enjoying life to the fullest. I owe it all to Optimal Thinking. Dr. Glickman, you are a genius!

    John Hancock

    New York

  • Rosalene Glickman is a vibrant excellent communicator, a thought leader who is committed, dedicated and caring. She didn't waste time or get bogged down. The seminar showed me it's all up to me and I CAN optimize. An optimal experience.

    Kathryn Howard

    Melbourne, Australia

  • "The future belongs to those who bring their best to the present."

    Rosalene Glickman, Ph.D.