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128 Angela Ferrari

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Angela’s grandmother “nana” made a big impression on her. Angela shares a story of how her nana slipped, fell and broke her hip during a large thunderstorm. Nana did not call any relatives, because she didn’t want anyone to make fuss of it. Angela finds inspiration and strength in Nana’s strong constitution and resilience. She shares these powerful nuggets of life wisdom:
– it’s easy for us to get caught up in unnecessary stresses
– take a step back and think of someone that inspires you
– this often puts it all in perspective
– don’t punish yourself (e.g. be mindful of the self talk that doesn’t serve you)
– don’t take yourself too seriously
– strive to laugh at the situation

http://storyspectacular.com/

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127 Dr. Michael Myers

Dr. Michael Myers, not only saves lives due to suicide prevention, but also heals families that have lost doctors to suicide. He feels honored and humbled to sit with grieving families, who feel that their loved ones have taken the answers with them. Dr. Myers is also working to change the stigma that is associated with physicians asking for assistance, as they may be concerned about being judged and potentially impacting their medical licences. He speaks worldwide about physician health and physician suicide. He is the author of numerous books on this subject. Dr. Myers shares these powerful nuggets of life wisdom:
– listen to others carefully in your everyday journeys
– smile to strangers
– show up
– be present
– talk less, listen more
– be kind
– be sensitive with your language to others and even yourself
– for example, some individuals are more comfortable with the term “condition” than illness or disorder
– let’s try to show respect for individuals who are suffering or have suffered, as they have the determination and fortitude to get better

Dr. Myers is Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and immediate past Vice-Chair of Education and Director of Training in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at SUNY-Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY. He graduated in medicine from the University of Western Ontario in 1966 and did residencies at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center, Wayne State University (Detroit General Hospital), and the University of British Columbia. Since completing his residency training in 1973 and until June 2008, he taught half-time at the University of British Columbia and was in private practice half-time in Vancouver. He is board certified in Psychiatry by both the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada and the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology.

Dr. Myers is the author or co-author of eight books: Why Physicians Die By Suicide: Lessons Learned From Their Families and Others Who Cared (Amazon 2017); The Physician As Patient: A Clinical Handbook for Mental Health Professionals (with Glen Gabbard, American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc., Washington, DC, 2008); Touched By Suicide: Hope and Healing After Loss (With Carla Fine, Gotham/Penguin Books, New York, 2006); The Handbook of Physician Health (with Larry Goldman and Leah Dickstein, American Medical Association, Chicago, 2000); Intimate Relationships in Medical School: How to Make Them Work (Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks CA, 2000); How’s Your Marriage? A Book for Men and Women (American Psychiatric Press Inc., Washington, DC, 1998); Doctors’ Marriages: A Look at the Problems and Their Solutions (Second Edition, Plenum, New York, 1994); Men and Divorce (Guilford, New York, 1989).

http://www.michaelfmyers.com/

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126 Allison Francis Barksdale

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When Allison was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, she chose not to see it as a broken wing. She began to see herself as the perfect person that she is. Allison feels compelled to share her experience with others, so they can share their magnificence with the world. She does this by encouraging them to be authentic, have integrity, accept and like who they are. Also, Allison recognizes that there may be stigmas associated with mental health illness. She is on journey to change that perspective and to encourage us to love and accept people for who they are. Allison shares these powerful nuggets of life wisdom:
– something good can come from everything
– there is power in truth
– when you build a muscle in one area, you can use it in other areas and also help others grow
– meditate
– practice self care
– surround yourself with a trusted circle
– be open and accepting of people to allow them to be who they are
– let’s be mindful not to judge others without knowing their stories
– if you feel that you may have a mental health illness, seek the help of a mental health professional

Allison Francis Barksdale is the CEO of RISE LEADERSHIP, LLC. She is an accomplished leader and public speaker with more than twenty-five years of professional experience in service management, strategic planning, training and leadership development.  After a successful career in convention center management, Allison retired early to begin her entrepreneurial journey. To supplement her new business, she started substitute teaching when she was not coaching, consulting or speaking.

Working in the schools has given Allison an even bigger WHY. “The future of our youth is at stake, and by extension, our collective future. Teacher turnover is endemic and our competitiveness as a country is declining. Many school campuses are tense and some are toxic. I know that I am being called to make a difference in strengthening our collective future.”

Partnering with educators, Allison now shares Time To Teach™ strategies to help teachers teach, students learn, and schools succeed!

https://impactwithrise.com/

https://www.linkedin.com/in/allisonfrancisbarksdale

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125 Nicholas Harper

The abundant love given to Nick by his parents, as a child, made him feel rich. However, he realized that his family was actually poor. Nick did not allow his past to define him. He took inventory of his gifts, tools and skills. Nick worked with what he had. Through hard work and perseverance, he met his goals and built a successful chiropractic practice. Nick shares these powerful nuggets of life wisdom:
– your past does not define you
– take inventory of your gifts, tools and skills
– work with what you have
– if you’re feeling overwhelmed with a goal, break it down into bite size pieces
– take one step at a time
– aim high
– serving others is so much more rewarding that seeking our own interests

https://www.speakerservices.com/nicholas-harper-d-c/

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124 Peter Shankman

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Peter feels his ADHD is a gift of curiosity and creativity.  He figured there had to be others like him, so he started the “Faster than Normal” podcast and wrote the best selling book by the same name. Peter believes that in the next ten years, 35% of companies’ employees and customers will be Neurodiverse. He coaches companies on the benefits of ADHD and consults them on how to attract/retain incredibly creative and talented people with ADHD. Peter shares these powerful nuggets of life wisdom:
– when you feel you’ve made it big, remember your roots and try to stay humble
– life is too short to sit in one place
– if you don’t like where you are, move, you are not a tree
– trust the process
– learn and grow from successes and failures
– the universe unfolds the way it should
– take the good and the bad in stride
– if you’re not enjoying what you are doing, perhaps it’s time to change

The New York Times has called Peter Shankman “a rockstar who knows everything about social media and then some.” He is a 5x best selling author, entrepreneur and corporate keynote speaker, focusing on customer service and the new and emerging customer and neurotatypical economy.  With three startup launches and exits under his belt, Peter is recognized worldwide for radically new ways of thinking about the customer experience, social media, PR, marketing, advertising, ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) and the new Neurodiverse Economy.

https://www.fasterthannormal.com/

https://www.shankman.com/

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123 Chris Badgett

Living in a remote area of Alaska, Chris realized that it was not conducive to a young family. So, he left his good paying job. Chris didn’t know what he was going to do. It wasn’t easy.  Chris felt compelled and called to go in a new direction. He eventually found traction. He gives credit for his ability to operate on limited income. Chris shares these powerful nuggets of life wisdom:
– when transition a life change, there’s a delay that you have to survive
– as you change, you need to go through a period with a blank canvas to create value for others
– strive to have a mindset to survive and endure
– stay focus on providing value and assistance to others
– empty your cup and make space to work on a new venture
– step outside your current identity
– you can reinvent yourself
– we are more malleable than we think
– we don’t have to fit into a box
– transcend and include
– you can add a new tribe with the people you run with
– time is of essence
– having a sense of urgency can help you get unstuck
– go after what you are passionate about

Chris Badgett is the Founder and CEO of LifterLMS.  Chris started learning about online education on a glacier in Alaska. He’s created courses on everything from organic gardening to wood working. He is passionate about helping other entrepreneurial educators find success and create impact.

https://lifterlms.com/

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122 Paul Maskill

Paul was taught to get a corporate for 40 years, then retire. He realized that this wasn’t for him. Paul wanted to enjoy life each day. He empowered himself to start his own business of coaching and consulting others. Paul shares these powerful nuggets of life wisdom:
– it’s all about the journey
– see where your path takes you
– have an open mind
– allow momentum to take over
– keep doing what you enjoying doing
– stay focused
– map out a vision of your life

https://www.paulmaskill.com/

https://buildingabetterculture.com/

https://www.facebook.com/BusinessFreedomFormula/

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https://www.linkedin.com/in/paulmaskill/

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