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Brian Madvig - So Good Press. Greater Chicago Area, IL, US

Brian Madvig

Author | So Good Press

Greater Chicago Area, IL, UNITED STATES

Author of 33 Weeks of Ordinary: Finding the Extra in the Ordinary





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Brian T. Madvig is a gifted storyteller, group facilitator, and clinical psychologist. Brian has enjoyed seeing clients in private practice for over seventeen years. When he’s not in the office, Brian’s ordinary life includes speaking to groups and facilitating conflict mediation within church congregations. You might also find him on a local golf course. Brian earned his PhD in clinical psychology from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena and his master of divinity from North Park Theological Seminary in Chicago. He and his wife, Meg, live with their children, Sam and Chloe, in Wilmette, Illinois.

Industry Expertise (3)

Religious Institutions

Professional Training and Coaching

Mental Health Care

Areas of Expertise (5)






Education (3)

Bethel University: BA 1983

Fuller Theological Seminary: PhD, Clinical Psychology 1994

North Park Theological Seminary: MDiv 1989

Affiliations (1)

  • American Psychological Association

Testimonials (7)

John and Jane E., Participants at a Creating Through Loss Workshop | Covenant Village of the Great Lakes

The workshop led by Dr. Madvig was a time of recovery for many of us who had buried losses but not forgotten them. We were surprised at how many losses were recognized, acknowledged, and then talked about in our small groups. The challenge to keep on sharing, growing and learning was much appreciated.

Chrissy Palmerlee, Participant | 33 Weeks of Ordinary: Find the Extra in the Ordinary

Brian Madvig’s ability to tell a story is absolutely captivating. In his storytelling, I am drawn in by the humor and the honesty that connect with my own story. Through his authenticity, I am able to remember pieces of my own story that I have pushed away.

Participant at 33 Weeks of Ordinary Seminar, Health Care Provider |

…You opened up doors and windows for us which needed opening. Thank you, thank you for expanding my horizon and for giving me plenty to ponder as I move forward in my employment and my life journey.

Gary Isaacson, Participant | 33 Weeks of Ordinary: Finding the Extra in the Ordinary

I like Brian’s reflections on everyday life. A work of fiction uses metaphor or allegory to state the author’s perspective. Brian’s stories are more authentic and relational, which gives them more meat to chew on.

Jenny Schade, President, JRS Consulting, Inc. |

It was an awesome evening. Thanks so much for including us! We found your stories to be very meaningful and moving. I will definitely be on the lookout for speaking opportunities to refer to you!

Judy Weinstein, Life Coach |

Charming and witty, Brian lights up a room with his presence. Capturing his audience with his stories. Brian has a way of holding a whole room full of people. This evening gave me new insights and clarity with my own journey. Thanks Brian.

Harold Spooner, Vice President, Covenant Ministries of Benevolence | 33 Weeks of Ordinary: Finding the Extra in the Ordinary

I know Brian. After hearing some of his stories, I find them very relatable. They are well told. Besides, I am always looking for illustrations to use when I have to speak somewhere. He has some good ones.

Event Appearances (3)

33 Weeks of Ordinary: Finding the Extra in the Ordinary

An Evening with Brian Madvig  Wilmette, IL


Creating Through Loss

  River Glen Presbyterian Church, Naperville, IL


Expecting, Exploring, and Expressing Conflict

Midwinter Conference of the Evangelical Covenant Church  Chicago, IL


Sample Talks (1)

The Power of Story

Story has the power to connect, change, and develop both persons and businesses. Brian provides ways to discover and tell your own personal or corporate story, and then helps you develop the skills to listen to the stories of others. Listening to others and developing your own story help create connection within your business and with other businesses. It can also help you draw closer together in personal relationships.



  • Keynote
  • Workshop Leader
  • Author Appearance


2000 to 5000 *Will consider certain engagements for no fee