Dr. Gino Collura (Dr. G) is a seasoned behavioral scientist, author, entrepreneur, and motivational speaker.
Dr. G began his journey into the study of human behavior at the ripe age of 22 when he took a position as an anti-kidnapping specialist in Colombia, South America. For three years, he worked side-by-side “C” suite executives for international corporations, ensuring they and their families did not fall victim to kidnappings. This experience influenced his doctoral work within the combat veteran community, where his research has been used to enhance resiliency training efforts for military members across the country.
His most recent book, Seven Layers of Successful Relationships, has been used to help military members and civilians alike find clarity in personal relationships and ultimately improve the quality of their daily lives. He has been sought after by U.S. Army Special Operations as well as the Joint Special Operations University (JSOU) to provide training in human optimization and resiliency to our nation’s fiercest warriors.
In 2018, Dr. Collura was awarded the esteemed Fusion Latino Magazine’s Influencer Award. Additionally, he has been recognized for his contributions to the national science community by the Florida Academy of Sciences for his work on neurobehavior, stress, resiliency, and biocultural diversity. Gino is a featured expert on NASDAQ News, where he regularly publishes about leadership, influence, and human behavior. He has been featured in several articles and news segments by WFLA News Channel 8, Bloom TV, WTSP Channel 10, The Morning Blend, Connecting with Kim, 970 Talk Radio, and 102.5’s Morning Show.
Dr. G received his bachelor’s degree from the University of South Florida (USF) in 2008, his master’s degree in 2011, and later his Ph.D. in Neuroanthropology (study of the brain, biology, behavior, and culture) from USF in 2018. Dr. G is a proud member of the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Hispanic Advisory Council, where he conducts regular community service to underprivileged families throughout the Tampa Bay Area. He also sits on the Advisory Board for the Gus A. Stavros Center For Free Enterprise at the University of South Florida, Saint Leo University Advisory Board for the College of Arts and Sciences, and Executive Advisory Board for the esteemed CEO Effectiveness corporation.
Gino regularly serves as a pro-bono speaker at the University of Tampa, University of South Florida, as well as St. Leo University to students who have an interest in leadership, stress management, relationships, and resiliency.