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Dr. Ron Holt is a board-certified psychiatrist, motivational speaker, author, and facilitator.

He is the co-author of the book PRIDE: You Can’t Heal If You’re Hiding from Yourself along with many adult coloring books.

Ron is passionate about issues relevant to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ) communities and is a leader in the LGBTQ happiness and mental health world.

He is also a passionate speaker/advocate about health and wellness among medical students as they navigate the demands of school. His first Coloring Book for Healers is coming out in September 2018.

Ron lives in San Francisco.  He travels the country providing transformational education talks and mentoring to help people lead more authentic lives.

He inspires people with breakthrough methods to help them achieve greater personal fulfillment. His style is approachable and relatable, and he is dedicated to helping people live more empowered and joy-filled lives.

He loves facilitating experiential learning seminars, workshops, and/or presentations in medical, academic, and corporate settings. He advocates for diversity and inclusion in the workplace emphasizing how and why it is so important to create a welcoming and safe work environment for the LGBTQ+ community. He also advocates for health and wellness among medical students.

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Check out his inspiring coming out story on YouTube here.


Dr. Ron Holt has prepared a series of videos entitled How to Come Out Safely.

In video one  Dr. Holt introduces himself and explains why this video series is so vitally important for the health and wellness of LGBTQ youth.

In video two  Dr. Holt debunks some of the biggest myths around sexuality and gender identity.

In video three  Dr. Holt discusses the various stages of coming out as LGBTQ.

In video four Dr. Holt tells his own coming out story and how we can work together to make the world a better place for LGBTQ youth and young adults.

In video five Dr. Holt stresses why this work is so important and how collaboration is key. Written testimonials are also shared.

In video six Dr. Holt tells you how you can get a free download of his LGBTQ affirmative coloring book.


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For LGBTQ+ books, click here.


I first began presenting in 2000 by returning annually to my alma mater in Nebraska to present on LGBT advocacy. In 2008 I began speaking to medical students at KCU in Kansas City about LGBTQ issues in healthcare.

Since 2010 I’ve had the opportunity to speak to dozens of physician audiences about how to provide culturally competent care in the LGBTQ community. In total, I have spoken to over 1,000 physicians at hospital grand rounds or through conferences across the US and in Argentina. In the past two to three years I have been doing experiential learning seminars with all types of audiences regarding all things LGBTQ, including medical case scenarios. I love facilitating experiential learning in medical, academic, and corporate settings, which is the best way to teach and learn. Gender, race, and sexual orientation micro aggressions, as well as unconscious biases, impact our lives and decision making both in and out of the office.

I also have a passion for speaking on health and wellness among medical students as they navigate the high demands of medical school. My first coloring book for healers, with the goal of student stress reduction through coloring, is being released in September 2018.

Check out how my presentations have positively impacted past attendees. 

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