Dr. Adi Jaffe

Dr. Adi Jaffe inspires students to transform their struggles and pain into strength, creating the empathic leadership our world needs and fulfilling their true purpose.


▪Athletics ▪Alcohol & Other Drugs ▪ Leadership ▪ Masculinity ▪ Mental Health ▪ Motivation & Inspiration ▪ Personal Growth ▪ Sexual Assault Prevention


▪ Rebranding Our Shame
▪ Raising the Bar: Transforming Masculinity & Eliminating Sexual Assault
▪Getting Real About Drug Use

About Adi

Dr. Adi Jaffe is a nationally recognized expert on mental health, addiction, relationships, and shame. He was a UCLA Psychology Department lecturer for the better part of a decade and the Executive-Director and Co-Founder of one of the most progressive mental health treatment facilities in the country – until he co-founded IGNTD, a progressive relationship & mental podcast and help platform. He has been seen on numerous television shows including The Doctor Oz Show, Good Morning America, The Doctors, CNN News, and many more as well as numerous documentary films and publications. He is a two-time TEDx speaker who has captivated conference and college audiences for a decade with his realistic, empathetic and motivational message of transformation and change.

Adi’s Blogs

The following are past entries Adi has written for the CAMPUSPEAK Speaker’s Voice Blog

Mental Health

Promotional Materials

To help you promote your event with Adi, CAMPUSPEAK has created promotional templates you can use. In this folder, you will find resources for social media, a promotional poster for printing, and press photos you can use for your event.
Link to Promotional Materials

Logistical Materials

Below you will find logistical resources for the day of your event with Adi.
In-Person Event AV Needs (PDF)
Speaking Introduction (PDF)

Connect With Adi

Dr. Adi Jaffe inspires. I remember being awestruck as he courageously shared his own personal story of addiction and tore down the shame associated with substance use in a TEDx talk in front of hundreds of strangers. Dr. Jaffe is unafraid of the tough subjects and pushing boundaries. I think campus organizations would greatly benefit from continuing to address substance use and mental health more generally to educate and promote help-seeking among students. Dr. Jaffe’s talks have an important place amongst college students and Greek life.


Undergraduate, UCLA

Dr. Jaffe’s authentic and non-judgmental approach to drug and alcohol use was incredibly effective for our students. He also was approachable and realistic, we did not think his program was corny or cheesy. It was information that students needed to hear, but still a basic level to where they understood without advanced degrees. Some of our seniors mentioned it was the best Safe Spring Break Symposium (name of event) they have seen in their 4 years here.

Greer Vinall

Senior Coordinator, Fraternity and Sorority Programs, University of Arizona


Raising the Bar: Transforming Masculinity & Eliminating Sexual Assault

We live in a world where victims of sexual harassment and assault are speaking out and being heard like never before. This new era that has revealed exploitation and unjust power dynamics between sexes that’s been going on beneath the surface for centuries. Now, more than ever, it’s important that we have honest and real conversations with students about how this landscape was formed and educate them on how they can use integrity to create change and stop these acts from happening within universities and in the workplace. This keynote challenges men to step up to the plate and play an active role in the prevention of sexual assault using radical transparency, honest explorations, and provocative storytelling.

Learning Outcomes

As a result of attending this program, students will learn:

  • The path to toxic masculinity: what’s broken, what’s working, and how do we do better?
  • Tools to create genuine and transparent interactions and relationships
  • How to act from a place of respect and integrity to maintain healthy relationships
Rebranding Our Shame

Students in college are in a transitional phase between adolescence and adulthood. During this transition students are inundated with expectations from society, parents, teachers, advisors, and peers that often leave them anxious, confused and ashamed. Amidst all the noise, how can anyone know what voice to listen to? This talk will address mental health struggles associated with shame while providing students with best practices that allow them to stay true to their best-self. This program is based on his popular TEDx talk and allows everyone to rethink what is possible in their future.

Learning Outcomes

As a result of attending this program, students will learn:

  • the neuroscientific insights into the power of labels & stories we all carry
  • powerful insights on the shame that keeps many of us from greatness
  • unique shame-releasing tricks and rituals to ignite any audience to a life full of fire and strength.
Getting Real About Drug Use

For many students, college is the first time they are living on their own and with that responsibility come major challenges. For some, this is the first time they have to use their own judgment and moral compass to navigate the world of drug and alcohol use. With so many other new responsibilities like managing their own schedule, passing their classes, and maintaining a social life, sometimes it’s easier for students to give in to peer pressure and partake in alcohol and drug use based on what their friends, sorority sisters, or fraternity brothers are doing. This talk focuses on real talk about the norms and standards of these decisions and helps students best make their own decisions on this complicated topic without shaming them or taking away their agency and freedom.

Learning Outcomes

As a result of attending this program, students will learn:

  • The difference between substance use and addiction
  • How to navigate the party scene without over-using
  • How to honestly explore your own behavior + consequences
  • How to create an open line of communication about alcohol and drugs with current relationships for transparency