Luis Gaviria - (born February 23, 1955 in Urrao, Colombia) is a clinical psychophysiologyst, (stress medicine), an author and a speaker. Formerly the director of the Biocomp Research Institute, at Los Angeles, he became the head of Stress Medicine at Las Americas Hospital Intensive Care Unit, and a professor at Universidad de Antioquia School of Medicine. He is now president of Gaventerprise Group, a leading consulting firm and Neurocoaching school in the United States and Latin America.
Luis Gaviria is a student of Dr. Hershel Toomim, a pioneer of biofeedback, and main proponent of HemoEncephalography, a discipline of Neurofeedback. His work and philosophy have been influenced by Francis Collins (geneticist), Bernie Siegel and Albert Schweitzer. A big proponent of Neurocoaching, Luis Gaviria has worked with thousands of people around the world, in the fields of Stress Management and Personal Development. A full WLRN-TV series of TV shows, "Universo Interior", was dedicated to him and his work in South Florida.
He is the author of "Using stress for success" (originally "Aprovechando el estres para triunfar", published by Amazon), he is also the coauthor of "Cardiovascular Risk Factors:myths and realities" ("http://www.luisgaviria.org/download/Factores-de-riesgo-cardiovascular-1.pdf" / currently on its second edition), and he has published a number of audiobooks (Spanish) like "The Power of Forgiveness", "A Very Special Personal Encounter", "On Cultivating Serenity", "The Value of Strokes", "NeuroCoaching and Meaning", plus a series of courses and lectures geared towards empowering the individual through the proper use of Coaching and Andragogy.