consultants

Raymond HaringRaymond Haring, PhD

With an exceptional ability to blend humor and science while exploring the dynamics of a healthy life style and work environment, Ray Haring has taught thousands of people how to reduce stress, enhance communication skills, and develop health promoting attitudes and habits. An award-winning university professor, author, speaker, and founder of HealthSpan Communications, Ray is dedicated to personal and professional well-being.

Educator and Researcher

Associate professor, Department of Human Environmental Sciences, California State University, Sacramento (1978 to 2003); selected as faculty member to speak at the Young Presidents’ Organization’s 50th Anniversary; biological research concerning alcohol and liver function, Department of Physiological Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California at Davis; superior teaching skills honored in 1988 with California State University’s “Meritorious Performance and Professional Promise Award”; one of five national faculty panelists to share expertise on effective communication and teaching skills at UC Berkeley’s Annual Teaching Symposium.

Consultant and Presenter

Health care and preventative medicine consulting, seminars, and workshops focus on The Smallest Things Make the Biggest Difference theme; topics have included: “Leap to Health,” “Developing a Healthy, Productive & Energetic Life-Style,” “Failing All the Way to the Top,” “Optimizing Your Strategies for Success©,” “Creating Extraordinary Success from Simple Principles,” “Using Small Keys to Open BIG DOORS©,” “The LITTLE THINGS We Do…and Don’t Do,” “The Two Percent Solution to an Energized Organization©,” “The Smallest Things Make the Biggest Difference®,” “Fine Tuning Your Communication & Business Presentation Skills,” “Enhancing Your Employees’ & Customers’ Level of Satisfaction,” “Enhancing Morale, Motivation & Productivity,” “Without Coffee, Doughnuts or Chocolate©,” “Motivating a Work Force…Revitalizing a Workplace,” “Finding the Best in Ourselves…Inspiring the Best in Others.”

Author

Launched The Smallest Things Make the Biggest Difference series in 1999 through HealthSpan Communications, paperback and audio CD; second in the ten book series, The Smallest Things Make the Biggest Difference SMART WEIGHT LOSS (2007); additional titles in the series to come include: UNLEASH THE GENIUS WITHIN, SIMPLE THOUGHTS, DESIGN YOUR LIFE, LIVE YOUR LIFE WITH PASSION; Shattering Myths and Mysteries of Alcohol, (HealthSpan Communications, 1995), a resource book complete with nutrition, fitness, and health tips including quick and easy tools for handling stress without alcohol; and text manuals Advanced Nutrition and Metabolism, and Nutrition and Health.

Radio and Television

Guest commentator on current health-related topics; presented over 300 hours of live televised instruction on current nutrition and health topics on public cable television.

Awards and Honors

  • Book Endorsements:
    • Shattering Myths and Mysteries of Alcohol – Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).
    • The Smallest Things Make the Biggest Difference – Ken Blanchard, Ph.D., John Gray, Ph.D., Anthony Robbins.
    • The Smallest Things Make the Biggest Difference SMART WEIGHT LOSS – American College of Sports Medicine, the largest and most respected sports medicine and exercise organization in the world
  • SECC Cable Television Educator Awards 1994 through 1997
  • Spokesperson for Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports/ Greater Sacramento Council on Physical Fitness and Sports
  • Recipient of California State University’s “Meritorious Performance and Professional Promise Award” for superior teaching skills
  • Selected one of five national faculty panelists to share expertise on effective communication and teaching skills at UC Berkeley’s Annual Teaching Symposium
  • Selected as a faculty member to present at the Young Presidents’ Organization’s “New York City University” 50th Anniversary

Education and Affiliations

  • Ph.D., Nutrition Science/Physiological Chemistry, University of California at Davis, CA
  • M.S., Nutrition Science, University of California at Davis, CA
  • B.S., Animal Physiology, University of California at Davis, CA
  • Faculty, California State University, Sacramento
  • Faculty, Los Rios College District
  • Continuing Education Provider, California Board of Registered Nursing
  • Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports/ Greater Sacramento Council on Physical Fitness and Sports
  • Screen Actors Guild The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists
  • California Real Estate Broker
  • PADI Certified: Advanced Open Water Specialty Diver (Enriched Nitrox Diver)

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