m/s Paul Gauguin

Guest Hosts

Stephen Sideroff, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist

A healing, resilience, and optimal performance expert, Dr. Stephen Sideroff has developed a new and more comprehensive model of resilience that helps you achieve success while maintaining optimal health.

The founder and clinical director of Stress Strategies of Santa Monica/UCLA Medical Center and a co-founder and clinical director of Moonview Sanctuary Treatment Center, he serves as Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences at UCLA and as Director of the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Ethics. He is also the author of The Path: Mastering the Nine Pillars of Resilience and Success, a book that is designed to lead you step by step on a path toward success and also help you heal from emotional wounds and the ravages of stress.

In addition, he has given more than 600 talks and workshops to lay, executive, and professional audiences around the world, offering insights into integrating the most advanced scientific and behavioral technologies with ancient traditions for optimal mind and body functioning.

Join us aboard The Gauguin, for a series of presentations by this recognized expert on topics that might include:

  • The Path: Mastering the nine pillars of resilience and success
  • How to slow the aging process
  • Creating the best relationship
  • How to cultivate and advance your creativity
  • Executive resilience and optimal performance
  • Mind and body approaches to pain
  • Peak performance in sports and work
  • How to get a good night’s sleep
  • How to raise a resilient child

other guest hosts appearing on the m/s Paul Gauguin

Guest Hosts

Classical Musicians
January 22, 2022

Kai Gleusteen and Catherine Ordronneau have established themselves as one of the most important European violin and piano duos since they began working together in 1999. 

Art History Professor
Multiple sailings

Acclaimed academic, Fulbright scholar, author, teacher, lecturer, and art historian and curator Caroline Boyle-Turner is a perennially popular guest host aboard the m/s Paul Gauguin. Join us aboard as she enriches your appreciation for our ship’s namesake and his circle of friends.

Owner/Winemakers, Pfeiffer Winery and Vineyards
June 25, 2022

Robin and Danuta Pfeiffer are the owners and winemakers of Pfeiffer Winery and Vineyards, an ultra-premium, sustainable, 70-acre vineyard with an international reputation for producing world-class Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris. Enjoy a wine lecture and a tasting of Pfeiffer Winery wines when Robin and Danuta join us aboard The Gauguin.

Food & Wine
Dr. Lindsay Whaley and Dr. Charles Urbanowicz, Smithsonian Journeys
September 7, 2022

Join the Tuamotus & the Society Islands itinerary on September 7, 2022, to experience two very special Smithsonian Journeys Experts on language and anthropology in the South Pacific. when Dr. Lindsay Whaley and Dr. Charles Urbanowicz join us aboard The Gauguin.

Distinguished Professor of Cultural Geography
September 24, 2022

The University Distinguished Professor of Cultural Geography at Western Kentucky University, Dr. David Keeling has visited more than 185 countries and studied a wide range of topics, from the geography of exploration and discovery to socio-economic change. Join us aboard The Gauguin as he shares his expertise in a series of fascinating lectures.