Inspirational Stories of Remarkable Change Agents at Work Around the World
There are questions we don’t ask ourselves that can doom our dreams, sabotage our best intentions and leave us drifting in failure and purposelessness. Alison Fowler has asked herself some tough questions. In the process, she has come up with a way to inspire and help individuals and organizations cut through some of their self-limiting attitudes and make remarkable things happen.
Often the great gift to come out of an adversarial conversation is to find out why the other person sees the world in such a radically different way. Sometimes, the result of that spirit of inquiry produces surprising results.
Bob Rotella’s job is to help some of the world’s greatest athletes improve their performance. He considers himself a coach, but you won’t find him talking much about technique and form.
As one of the most renowned sports psychologists, Bob spends most of his time getting people to change the way they view themselves, focusing on improving the attitudes and beliefs that stand in their way from achieving their best. While we may never sink a buzzer beater or catch a pass to win a championship, we can all use the kind of attitude adjustments that Bob Rotella recommends.
If a cat has 9 lives, Leslye Moore surely has 18 or more. For over 20 years, Leslye was an international aid worker serving in some of the most dangerous outposts imaginable – Rwanda in the uptick to the genocide, strife-torn Bosnia and Croatia and remote Zaire during a civil war, to name just a few.
Her stories rival the most hair-raising action-adventure film or novel but for the fact that they are all true and she somehow survived to share it all with us. More importantly, she has put her experiences (and her own personal recovery from PTSD) all to good use helping people recover from the trauma of war and rebuild their lives.
Sam Beard is the mind and visionary behind GIFT Global, Delaware Changing Lives, and the new CONNECT campaign. Sam brings his experience serving 8 US presidents together with his passion for improving the lives of people worldwide, and collaborates with some of the best minds and souls around the world.
After a few seconds of talking with Kenny Aronoff, you understand why he is so celebrated as one of the great living drummers in popular music over the last four decades. His passion, enthusiasm, compassion and life force are infectious. He has played on world tours and on thousands of recordings for an impressive list of artists, including The Rolling Stones, John Mellencamp, B.B. King, Bob Dylan, Alanis Morrissette, Brian Wilson, Vince Gill, Johnny Cash, Smashing Pumpkins, The BoDeans, Bon Jovi, Avril Lavigne, plus thousands more. More than 300 millions records have been sold featuring Kenny’s work.
When he is not behind his drums, Kenny can often be found doing his other favorite gig— motivational speaker— turning his life experience into words of wisdom to help others.To forge a stellar career in the demanding and warp-speed changing world of popular music requires more than great talent. There are good reasons why so many that have achieved that level of success and stardom often become the architects of their own self-destruction.
Kenny is living testimony to the unlimited possibilities we can all create when we combine talent, hard work and passion with a 24/7 mindfulness approach to living.