01 Jun June 1, 2016 – The Sender Dr. Kevin Elko & Life on Purpose Dr. Victor Strecher
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Dr. Kevin Elko – Inspirational Speaker, Performance Consultant and Author of The Sender: A Story About When Right Words Make All the Difference
Dr. Kevin Elko received two Masters and a Doctorate and was later inducted into West Virginia University Hall of Fame. He went on to intern at the United States Olympic Committee in Colorado Springs. In Sports, he has consulted with various successful NFL teams including The Pittsburgh Steelers, The Dallas Cowboys, The Philadelphia Eagles, The Miami Dolphins and The New Orleans Saints. In college sports, Kevin has worked with seven BCS National Championship Football Teams including The University of Miami, L.S.U., The University of Alabama and Florida State University. In the business world, he focuses on helping organizations in the areas of Leadership, Goal Setting, and various other motivational topics. His corporate clients have included ING, Tyson Foods, Abbott Labs, LPL Financial, The Hartford, Genworth, Morgan Stanley, Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, and Sun Life just to mention a few. Kevin is the author of four books, Nerves of Steel, The Pep Talk, True Greatness: Mastering the Inner game of Business Success and Touchdown: Achieving Your Greatness on the Playing Field of Business.
Dr. Victor Strecher – Director for Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship at the University of Michigan and Author of Life on Purpose: How Living for What Matters Most Changes Everything
Dr. Vic Strecher is a professor at the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health and its Director for Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship. For over two decades, Vic has been a leader and visionary in the fields of health and well-being, creating new solutions that operate at the intersection of the science of behavior change and advanced technology. A noted researcher and successful entrepreneur, Vic has cultivated a passion for connecting academic research to practical applications. In 1998, Vic created Health Media, pioneering web-based “digital health coaching.” The company set a new benchmark for scalable lifestyle and condition management program delivery. Health Media was acquired by Johnson & Johnson in 2008. In late 2014, Vic founded JOOL Health Inc. as a major paradigm shift in how individuals engage in the pursuit of well-being while offering organizations a more insightful means to support positive, healthy change. Vic and his work have recently appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, WIRED, and The Chicago Tribune, and at TEDMED and TEDx events. Vic lost his nineteen-year-old daughter, Julia, to a rare heart disease that resulted from an infant case of chicken pox. This life event challenged every aspect of his personal and professional experience and drove him to an exhaustive search, from ancient philosophy to cutting-edge science, to pinpoint the potential and impact of purpose in our lives. What is it? How can we discover it? And what does the latest research tell us about the importance of how purpose affects our overall health and happiness? The results of this groundbreaking investigation are revelatory and the crux of this engaging book. But Life on Purpose does more than just provide the latest science, it offers a step-by-step program for improving energy, willpower, health, and long-term happiness. Vic’s smart, personal, and highly practical book will fundamentally change the way we understand what it means to lead a good life.