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Dr. Stan Dale, Founder of HAI

“You are who you think you are. But who you think you are is not really who you are. You are much more magnificent than you think.”
— Dr. Stan Dale

Dr. Stan DaleDr. Stan Dale was a Transactional Analyst, educator, workshop facilitator and author. A New Yorker by birth, Stan spent 19 years in Chicago, where he originated and hosted the first ever psychological-based call-in talk show. Prior to that he was a popular DJ and a radio show actor whose voice was heard in living rooms across the United States. Some of the memorable radio shows he did were The Lone Ranger, Sergeant Preston of the Yukon, and The Green Hornet. For a brief period Stan was the voice of The Shadow.

For more than 20 years after his arrival in San Francisco, Stan was the host of numerous radio talk shows on KGO, KSFO, and K101. He was a frequent guest on television shows including Donahue, Oprah, Joan Rivers, Geraldo, CNBC, Sally Jessi Raphael and many more too numerous to mention. He wrote two books, Fantasies Can Set You Free and My Child, My Self: How to Raise the Child You Always Wanted to Be. He is also featured in the bestselling books Chicken Soup for the Soul and Bridges to Heaven.

Stan held advanced degrees in psychology and sociology from Roosevelt University, Chicago and the Illinois Institute of Applied Psychology. He received his Doctorate in Human Sexuality from The Institute for the Advanced Study of Human Sexuality in San Francisco where he was Adjunct Professor of Behavioral Studies in Human Sexuality.

Stan was on the faculties of Loyola University, Mundelein College in Chicago, and Sonoma State University in Cotati, California. He was a frequent lecturer at many colleges and universities in California and elsewhere, including China’s Shandong and Beijing Universities, where he was a visiting professor. Stan often spoke to a wide variety of service and civic organizations, social clubs, churches, high school and junior high school campuses as well as corporations.

Stan was one of only 10 worldwide recipients of the prized Mahatma Gandhi Peace Medallion for his selfless commitment to the cause of world peace, humanity and brotherhood. He was also presented with the Humanitarian of the Year award from the Ethical Humanists of Chicago and received the Distinguished Member award of Who’s Who Worldwide.

In 1968, Stan founded the Human Awareness Institute. Since then, tens of thousands of people have attended the Institute’s workshops and seminars in various parts of the United States, Europe, Australia and Japan.