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Bowen F. White, M. D., International Speaker and Consultant, Explores Why Normal Isn’t Healthy As IPMA 2019 Conference Keynote

Bowen F. White, M. D., International Speaker and Consultant, Explores Why Normal Isn’t Healthy As IPMA 2019 Conference Keynote

Learn how to increase your relational intelligence at the largest event for all segments of industry.


For Immediate Release                                                                     



Press Contact:

Jan Portwood

(717) 201-7262


Kearney, MO – The In-Plant Printing and Mailing Association (IPMA) is delighted to announce Bowen F. White, M. D., international speaker, author, and consultant, will be a keynote at IPMA’s 2019 “Be a Front Runner” Conference in Louisville, KY June 2-6, 2019 at the Galt House Hotel. He’ll explore why “normal” isn’t healthy, due to the stress and feelings of inadequacy that the pressure of being “normal” instills from childhood. He’ll show how it overflows into relationships both at work and home and will focus on how to overcome this to form healthier relationships both with yourself and others while accepting without changing them.



About Bowen F. White, M.D.

Bowen F. White, M.D., combines the talents and expertise of a physician, speaker, consultant, and author. He travels the world conducting seminars, consulting and speaking to public and private organizations.

In 1983, Dr. White founded the Department of Preventive & Stress Medicine for Baptist Medical Center in Kansas City, MO, and the Department of Wellness and Health Promotion before leaving to pursue a private practice and a career as a consultant and speaker.  He has given hundreds of keynote addresses and some highlights of his consulting experience include a six-month team building project at NCAA headquarters, three years as corporate medical consultant to the Hazelden Foundation, multiple presentations for Medtronic, Inc. (including their Medtronic Leader program), has been the graduation speaker for MFS leadership training programs, multiple presentations for the Institute for Management Studies, lectured to graduate students at Stanford University on play, design thinking and innovation and worked with the Kansas City Royals on performance enhancement.

As an organizational physician he is interested in the “people piece” of the workplace puzzle: Creating Healthy Work Environments, Team Building, Leadership, Performance Enhancement, Stress, Managing Change, Sales, Ethics, and Communications.  His programs emphasize the need for individuals to take responsibility for their own health and well- being as he helps organizations create suspiciously healthy workplaces.

Dr. White’s training programs, seminars, keynote speeches, management retreats, executive mentoring and spouse programs have had an immediate, practical application for such organizations as: Pennsylvania Conference of State Trial Judges, Hallmark Cards, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, DuPont, 3M, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, AVEDA, Association of American Medical Colleges, New York Life Insurance, Duke University Medical Center, Federal Reserve Bank, Beth Israel Hospital, Mercury Marine, Inc., the Foreign Service Institute, MFS, Ameriprise Financial and the Georgetown University Law Faculty.

His message is international. In addition to presentations throughout the US, he has presented at conferences in Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Germany, Austria, India, Ireland, Scotland, Spain, Panama and Israel. He has spoken to educators, managers and the aviation industry in the UK (London, Manchester, Edinburgh), and to staff members stationed at the U.S. Embassy in Budapest, Hungary.

The International Management Center in Budapest asked Dr. White to share his expertise with managers studying their emerging market economy.  He has also discussed aspects of executive training and quality programs with industrial managers in Osaka, Japan.

In addition to appearing on the front page of the Wall St. Journal and on national television programs such as CBS This Morning, Desmond Morris’ The Human Animal and the PBS series The Promise of Play, Dr. White is often interviewed by radio, television, newspaper and magazine journalists.  Most recently he was interviewed at his home by CNN on the topic of play and relationships which aired October, 2017.  He has eight years of experience as a weekly TV health commentator for Kansas City’s CBS-TV affiliate and also had a three-year stint writing a weekly newspaper column, entitled “Patient Potential,” for the Kansas City Business Journal.

Dr. White is married with four daughters. He contributes his time to The Gesundheit! Institute and is a founding board member for the National Institute for Play. He is the author of two books: Why Normal Isn’t Healthy and with John MacDougal, A Clinician’s Guide to Spirituality. In addition, he created two audio tape series: The Cry of the Heart and Dr. White’s Complete Stress Management Kit.

For more information, visit Dr. White’s website at



About IPMA’s 2019 “Be a Front Runner Conference”


IPMA’s conference is the largest In-Plant event for all segments of industry and brings In-plant print and mail professionals together for education, a vendor fair, industry awards, In-plant tours, and more. The 2019 conference will be held June 2-6 in Louisville, KY at the Galt House Hotel. Registration is now open, and an early bird discount is available until December 31, 2018. Visit for details.





Founded in 1964, the In-Plant Printing and Mailing Association (IPMA) is the only professional association dedicated exclusively to meet the needs of all segments’ in-house printers and mailers. The nearly-700 members of IPMA are managers and directors from in-plant printing and mailing facilities throughout the United States. IPMA is headquartered in Kearney, MO.


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