Dr. Shimi Kang is a Harvard-trained medical doctor, researcher, and expert on the science of human motivation. Dr. Kang offers the tools people of all ages need to succeed in our ever-changing competitive world. She is the Medical Director of Child and Youth Mental Health for the City of Vancouver and a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of British Columbia.

Dr. Kang is the author of The Self-Motivated Kid and The Dolphin Parent: A Guide to Raising Healthy, Happy, and Motivated Kids and developed the research, curriculum, and concepts which serves as the basis for the Dolphin PODTM centre.

Her articles have been continuously featured in major print media including the Huffington Post, Psychology Today and TIME Magazine.

Dr. Kang has made promoting youth innovation, leadership and wellness a priority. She is a Global Presence Ambassador – a humanitarian organization that works to promote life skills for youth around the world. Dr. Kang was honored to receive the YWCA Woman of Distinction Award and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for her years of outstanding community service.

In over 15 years of clinical practice as a medical doctor, she has helped thousands of children, adolescents, and adults move toward positive change, better health, and optimal living.

Dr. Shimi Kang - Harvard-Trained Medical Doctor



The Dolphin Parent

The Dolphin Parent -Author’s #1 National Bestseller!

Author’s #1 National Bestseller!

The Dolphin Parent

In The Dolphin Parent, Harvard-trained child and adult psychiatrist and expert in human motivation Dr. Shimi Kang provides a guide to the art and science of inspiring children to develop their own internal drive and lifelong love of learning. By trusting our deepest intuition about what is best for our kids, we will allow them to develop key dolphin traits—adaptability, community-mindedness, creativity, and critical thinking—to enable them to succeed and thrive in our increasingly complex world.