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005: Dr. Richard Senelick Speaks on The Art of Reinvention through Social Media and Content Creation

Richard C. Senelick M.D. is a physician specializing in both neurology and the subspecialty of neurorehabilitation. He is the Editor in Chief of HealthSouth Press, the publishing arm of one the nation’s largest rehabilitation hospital systems. Dr. Senelick served as the Medical Director of HealthSouth RIOSA in San Antonio, Texas for 30 years. He is a Professor in the Department of Neurology at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. Dr. Senelick writes a blog on health care related issues for the Huffington Post and The Atlantic. In addition, Dr. Senelick is the Stroke Community Expert for WebMD, the largest source of online health information. He is a frequently sought after speaker both nationally and internationally. Amongst his many books and publications, he has authored Living with Stroke: A Guide for Patients and Their Families, Living with Brain Injury: A Guide for Patients and Their Families, and The Spinal Cord Injury Handbook.

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004: Leadership Coach Kristi Hedges Talks Leadership, Conflict & Everyday Inspiration

Kristi Hedges is a senior leadership coach with a specialty in executive communications, and the author of the The Power of Presence: Unlock Your Potential to Influence and Engage Others and The Inspiration Code: How the Best Leaders Energize People Every Day. Her workshops and coaching programs have been utilized by CEOs and teams in organizations from the Fortune 10, to the U.S. government to nonprofits. She runs her own coaching practice, The Hedges Company, and is a founding partner in the leadership development firm, Element North. Kristi writes about leadership for Forbes and is regularly featured in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, Entrepreneur, BBC, Chief Learning Officer and CNBC. She’s a teaching faculty member of the Georgetown University Institute for Transformational Leadership.

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003: Content Expert Zach Mercurio Speaks on Purpose & Storytelling

Zach empowers purposeful leaders and helps build purposeful organizations that inspire meaningful work. He is an organizational development consultant, transformational speaker, and university instructor who, as a Ph.D. candidate, researches meaningful work and teaches courses on purposeful and organizational leadership. He is the founder of PurposeSpeaks.com, the popular blog on purposeful leadership and is a regular contributor for The Huffington Post and other international media outlets. Zach is the author of the forthcoming book, The Invisible Leader, which focuses on the science and practice of purpose in leadership and organizations. He speaks internationally on purposeful leadership, organizations, and living.

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002: Serial Entrepreneur Harry Max Talks Priorities, Failures & Feedback

Harry Max is an entrepreneur who has worked with global brands in capacities ranging from start-up founder, CEO, VP, board member, advisor, leadership coach, and consultant. An early pioneer in e-commerce and crowd sourcing, he was a co-founder of Virtual Vineyards (the original wine.com), where he designed the first secure, online shopping cart; and the founder of Public Mind, the first platform for harnessing the voice-of-the-customer, a precursor to UserVoice and Kickstarter. Today, Harry Max helps companies with rapid growth, product design and development, transformation initiatives, pivots, strategy, and strategic planning, splitting his time between Silicon Valley and Austin, Texas.

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001: Inc 500 Entrepreneur & Speaker Michael Dadashi Talks Business Growth, Recovery & Finding Your Passion

Michael Dadashi is the Founder/CEO of MHD Enterprises and Infinite Recovery. Clean and sober since 2009, Dadashi replaced his old attitudes with a new set of principles that motivated him to extend the same life-saving second chances he had received to others struggling with addiction. He started by employing other recovering addicts at his e-­waste recycling business, MHD Enterprises, which he has owned for more than a decade. Defying just about every possible conventional hiring practice, he grew the company to a multi-­million-­dollar enterprise, which Inc. magazine named the 28th fastest growing private company in the U.S. in 2012 and the 61st in 2013.

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