Dr. Sam Aganov


Dr. Sam Aganov

Dr. Sam Aganov

Dr. Sam Aganov is an executive, educator, personal & corporate coach, media consultant and public speaker specializing in financial, business communication, academics, and relationship issues, and the author of The neuroscience of personal growth: Exploring the neural dynamics of change and development. Having started his psychology training in Kiev, Ukraine, Dr. Aganov continued his education in Minnesota, and later in California, where he received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. He also extended his academic career to include a Master’s degree in Business Administration.

Dr. Aganov’s teaching engagements extend to California Institute for Human Science and University of the Cumberlands. His academic experience includes instruction in both on-campus and on-line environments.

As an Adjunct Professor of Psychology at the California Institute for Human Science, Dr. Aganov teaches graduate and postgraduate psychology courses and serves as a dissertations committee member.

At the University of the Cumberlands, Dr. Aganov is the Director of Study Abroad in Oxford, and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychology. As such, he participates in online instruction for both the Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and M.A. in Professional Counseling degree programs, and serves as Tutor of Counseling & Clinical Psychology for Study Abroad in Oxford. Accordingly, a portion of each academic year Dr. Aganov is in residence at St Stephen’s House, Oxford, Permanent Private Hall of the University of Oxford.

Having worked for a number of years as a healthcare executive in Los Angeles, California, and served as a CEO of a healthcare facility in Kiev, Ukraine, Dr. Aganov now provides business consulting services to American and Western European companies operating around the world. He also maintains a small private practice as a personal and executive coach. Dr. Aganov’s Personal Coaching clients include business owners, executives, professional athletes, writers, and people from all walks of life. His Executive Coaching projects include working with business start-ups, conducting professional training programs, consulting for The Learning Channel, etc. Over the years, Dr. Aganov has worked with individual clients and businesses in the United States, Canada, France, Ukraine, Israel, Spain, United Kingdom, Australia, and various other corners of the world.

Finally, Dr. Aganov is the founder and CEO of PsychDirectory – a web-based directory of various psych-related services. As one of the oldest psych-related websites of its kind, PsychDirectory indexes hundreds of resources on mental health professionals, education and training, professional journals and publications, centers and institutes, etc., with listings in over 30 countries from around the world. He also founded Business Optimization Solutions and Worldbridge Education – the former, a company whose focus is to assist businesses in creating work environments conducive to personal and professional growth and development; the latter, an educational company dedicated to expanding the concept of learning and making quality education accessible to people around the globe.


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