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Dr Rick Kausman

Corporate, Personal Development, Speaking Out

Dr Rick Kausman is a Medical Doctor, and the Australian pioneer of the person-centred approach to wellbeing, healthy weight and lifestyle balance. Rick has written two books including the award-winning If Not Dieting, Then What? and has had several articles on healthy weight management published in peer-reviewed journals.


Dr Rick is an inspiring, motivational and entertaining speaker. He regularly speaks at corporate, medical, educational and community group conferences and seminars.  He is also a regular media performer in print, radio and television. Dr Rick is a Director of the Butterfly Foundation and a Fellow of the Australian College of Psychological Medicine. More information about Dr Rick can be found at his web site,


  • If Not Dieting, Then What?
  • Balancing health, weight and happiness
  • Protecting our children from eating disorders and promoting healthy eating

Read Rick’s recent contribution to this Daily Life article: My daughter is fat isn’t it my job to tell her?


‘Dr Rick Kausman was engaged as the speaker for an evening event on the topic of ‘If not dieting, then what?’ Rick is highly professional and well organised. He presented with passion and humour and the feedback from the audience of 250 was overwhelmingly enthusiastic and positive.  I would not hesitate to engage Rick to speak again and would most definitely recommend him for his expertise, practical insights and his most entertaining and engaging manner.’

——Catherine Brandon, Director of Programs: Research and Performance, Genazzano FCJ College

‘I have worked with, and personally known Dr Rick Kausman for nearly 15 years. Rick is an absolute professional, with enormous intelligence, compassion and expertise. Rick’s ability to communicate with audiences from a broad range of backgrounds and perspectives is exemplary and this is, undoubtedly why he is so successful. I have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending him as a speaker, project partner or change agent.’

—— Jenny Jackson, CEO, Manningham Community Health

‘Rick addressed over 150 parents at our Parent Education Evening series. He engaged our parents immediately as he spoke about healthy weight management and the fact that weight loss dieting doesn’t work. His concepts of “everyday and sometimes food” struck a chord with our audience and many walked away with ideas for both themselves and their children on how to eat sensibly and well. I would have no hesitation in recommending Rick as a world class speaker. He speaks intelligently and empathically and challenges conventional thinking about food and healthy eating in the context of optimal health.’

—— Tim Jezard, Head of Student Services, Overnewton Anglican Community College

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