“I have shared with you in 30 min conversation more than I have shared with my wife in 50 years of marriage” A client confides to Dr Lami
The principal of a Los Angeles and London-based wealth psychology consultancy, Dr Lami, is unique within the wealth management community. A Californian licensed clinical consultant, who is also a UK chartered psychologist, has spent nearly 20 years assisting UHNW around the globe with the ‘non-financial’ challenges wealth presents across generations and cultures. She believes that a combination of trustworthiness, confidentiality and creating a safe space for people to open up are crucial for the success of her clients. As there is ‘no blueprint’ to her work, Dr Lami often has clients sharing ‘their most deep thoughts and sometimes their most painful experiences’, a process which requires absolute trust and discretion.
Coming from a family business background, Dr Lami has personal and professional experience in this space, as she helps clients shorten, smooth and simplify challenges and processes. There is no blueprint to her work, as each family and each individual is unique. Instead, Dr. Lami builds the structure of her work around the issues that she pinpoints in each situation.
Dr Lami regularly writes and lectures on the subject in the US and Europe.
A Heart and Mind Alchemist
Dr. Lami is widely recognized as one of the most insightful voices on personal and professional development. Her clients regard her as having profound insight and wisdom that is beyond textbook knowledge: she is intuitively gifted at understanding people and their inner workings. For over 18 years she has been helping individuals, couples and families resolve challenges created by their financial status and better understand their relationship with money and wealth. In her work, Dr. Lami guides her clients to understand themselves better, find solutions to their challenges and inspires them to take actions.
Her clients call her a “Heart and Mind Alchemist” because of her ability to perceive beyond what is on the surface. Dr. Lami sees her clients’ greatness and empowers them to create positive, long-term change. Unlocking inner dynamics, Dr. Lami provides her clients with insights, tools and techniques to help them break through limitations and overcome obstacles that stand in the way of accomplishing their goals.
In addition to her unique work in the field of Wealth Psychology, Dr. Lami has developed a process that examines the connection between emotional intelligence (EQ) and improved performance.
Speaker and Teacher
During her more than 18 years as a psychologist, Dr. Lami has spoken at conferences and events and has given seminars, workshops and keynotes around the world.
She was invited to develop and teach a course on the “Psychology of Wealth: Our Relationship with Money” in the Executive MBA Program in Asset and Wealth Management at the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University.
After developing the Executive MBA course, she has continued to develop programs and teach independently, and currently offers two continuing education courses on the subject. The courses are designed to equip private bankers, financial advisors, CPA’s, attorneys and other asset and wealth management professionals with a greater knowledge of the emotional, non-financial complexities surrounding wealth management and to help them better understand and serve their clients.
Dr. Lami has published over 100 articles and has contributed to the book Roadmap to Success – along with other writers such as Dr. Deepak Chopra – on the subject of Affluenza and Wealth Psychology.
Her recent book is based on her Ph.D. research findings. It uncovers the universal core principles to a ‘healthier’ life – be it financial, emotional or spiritual, or simply wanting to have a successful relationship… applying these principles will allow you to transform any area of your life. As one of her colleague’s describes her book: “It’s like having a manual for living meaningful, purposeful and content life…”
For over 3 years, Dr. Lami was also featured as a writer in an American magazine, where she wrote weekly on various aspects of psychology.
In the Media
Dr. Lami’s work in the field of Wealth Psychology has been widely discussed in the media. She has appeared on national and international TV and has written articles for a variety of newspapers and magazines. CNN, BBC, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, The Sunday Times, Financial Times, and The Guardian have all featured her work, and her knowledge has been published in various print and online journals and magazines worldwide.
Dr. Lami holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and a M.Sc. in Industrial Psychology. She is a licensed Clinical Psychologist with the California Board of Psychology, a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society, and a licensed Clinical Hypnotherapist.
Dr. Lami is also a member of:
- The American Psychological Association
- The British Psychological Society
- Family Firm Institute (FFI)
- Global Partnership Family Offices (GPFO)
- The California Psychological Association
- The Los Angeles County Psychological Association
- The National Council for Hypnotherapy