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About Williams LifeSkills

Williams LifeSkills was founded by renowned researcher and physician Redford Williams and educator/historian Virginia Williams. Redford is a Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Behavioral Medicine Research Center at Duke University Medical Center. Virginia, President of Williams LifeSkills, is a cultural historian and writer.

Together, they have written the best-selling Anger Kills: 17 Strategies to Control the Hostility That Can Harm Your Health, LifeSkills: 8 Simple Ways to Build Stronger Relationships, Communicate More Clearly and Improve Your Health and In Control.

The Williams have organized and led hundreds of workshops around the world for corporations, government agencies and individuals. Their message has reached a broader public through a number of other forums. The have been interviewed locally, nationally and internationally, and have appeared on Oprah, ABC's 20/20, Dateline NBC, The Today Show and Good Morning America. They have also been featured in respected national newspapers such as the New York Times, Washington Post, and Wall Street Journal.

Providing Tailored Training Workshops

Williams LifeSkills provides tailored training workshops and consulting designed to address key issues affecting us in the workplace and at home:

  • How do we build and maintain strong effective relationships with colleagues, family and friends?
  • What will allow us to communicate more clearly?
  • How do we overcome anger and other negative emotions?
  • How can we live healthier, happier and more productive lives?
  • How can we develop skills that allow us to cultivate our emotional intelligence?

Williams LifeSkills provides hands-on training designed to provide people with the skills they need - the emotional intelligence, as author Dan Goleman describes it - to lead healthier, happier lives at work and at home. We offer services to corporations, government agencies, healthcare facilities and individuals.