Gary W. Buffone, Ph.D.

Dr. Buffone is currently a consulting psychologist and Director of the Family Business Center at the Byron Harless group, a psychological consulting firm first established in 1946. With over 25 years of experience working with family businesses and fortunes, he has become a leading advisor to affluent families on the psychological issues associated with wealth.

In addition, he conducts executive coaching, career development/selection and management development/fitness-for-duty/succession planning evaluations, and regularly consults with governmental agencies and family businesses.

He is licensed to practice in Florida and is a member in good standing of the Florida Psychological Association, Academy of Family Psychology, American Psychological Association, and holds the advanced credential of Diplomate in Family Psychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology.

Dr. Buffone is a recognized speaker who has delivered numerous keynotes, seminars, and workshops to both lay and professional audiences on a variety of psychological topics. He has broad media exposure through over fifty national radio, television and print interviews and has been cited in Money Magazine, Worth, The Washington Times, CNN Money, The Business Journal, MSN Money, ABC News.com, and CBS MarketWatch, to name a few.

He has authored over twenty-five articles, book chapters and books including The Myth of Tomorrow: Seven Keys to Living the Life You Want Today (McGraw-Hill, 2002), Transcending Trauma: Assessment, Stabilization and Growth (Professional Press, 2002) and Choking on the Silver Spoon: Keeping Your Kids Healthy, Wealthy and Wise in a Land of Plenty (Simplon Press, 2003). His publications have gained both national and international attention.

Dr. Buffone has served in executive positions on a number of community boards and is married and lives with his wife in Jacksonville, Florida.

Articles by Gary W. Buffone, Ph.D.

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