How to Change Your Life: An interview with TED speaker Drew Dudley

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I recently met Drew Dudley at TEDx Traverse City, where talked about how to change your life. I was so impressed, I waited around until we could do an interview. I asked for 15 minutes and you’ll see we went way over that!

About Drew

“I’ve never thought of what I do as ‘teaching’ leadership,” says Drew.  “For me, it’s always been about trying to find a way to help others explore the concept – what it means to them, and to their communities.”

Drew has helped raise over $5 million as the Founder or Chair of several organizations dedicated to supporting scholarship funds, social entrepreneurship and charitable initiatives, including a record-breaking term as the National Chair of Canada’s largest fundraiser for post-secondary students, “Shinerama: Students Fighting Cystic Fibrosis”.

In Drew’s current role as the Founder and Chief Catalyst of Nuance Leadership Inc., he works with organizations around the world to empower people to increase their leadership capacity. His clients included some of the world’s most dynamic companies and organizations, including McDonald’s, Proctor & Gamble, JP Morgan Chase, and over 75 colleges and universities.

Drew has spoken to over 100,000 people on 5 continents, been featured on The Huffington Post,Radio America,, and, where his “TED talk” has been voted “one of the 15 most inspirational TED talks of all time” and viewed over a million times.

Drew is shamelessly addicted to The West Wing, and has what his friends refer to as an embarrassingly large stuffed penguin collection for a grown man.

What you’ll learn about how to change your life

  1. How to determine your life goals
  2. Why having someone else determine your life is no way to live
  3. How to add value and make money off of it
  4. What Drew forgot to say in his TED talk
  5. The one thing that every counselor in America should know

Music from the Podcast

Silence is Sexy

Freak Fandango Orchestra

Private Practice Resources from the Podcast

Drew’s How to Change Your Life resources

Nuance Leadership

Drew’s Twitter


Private Practice Resources Mentioned

Smart Passive Income Podcast.

Joe Sanok’s Monthly Income Reports

Podcast on How to go full time in private practice



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Joseph R. Sanok, MA, LLP, LPC, NCC

Joe Sanok is a private practice business consultant and counselor that helps small businesses and counselors in private practice that are starting a private practice. He helps owners with website design, vision, growth, and using their time to create income through being a private practice consultant.

Joe was frustrated with his lack of business and marketing skills when he left graduate school. He loved helping people through counseling, but felt that often people couldn’t find him. Over the past few years he has grown his skills, income, and ability to lead others, while still maintaining an active private practice in Traverse City, MI.

To link to Joe’s Google+ .


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