Thursday, April 23, 2015

Executive workshops, the Boston Marathon, win a trip to Big Sky, Montana, and a lot more…

Every month, I give a handful of workshops for CEOs and senior executives. Entitled “What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up?” the workshops are intended to help professionals develop techniques to combine success at work with personal satisfaction. Easy to describe, hard to do! I’m scheduled to give over two dozen workshops in the U.S. and Canada in 2015, with more on the way. My favorite part of of these workshops is when an executive says, “I just had an epiphany” or “I never realized this until now, but…” There’s something powerful about evaluating where you are and where you want to go, and I love facilitating this process. For a list of upcoming workshops, click here.

I spent two weeks in Tokyo this month, giving a number of talks, book signings and press interviews. I spoke to executives, entrepreneurs and students alike. In each case, I found the same desire to create a life of meaning and explore what it means to truly live. That desire transcends culture and language.

The Japanese timepiece maker Casio and I announced a partnership and released a video about the first blind runner to cross the Grand Canyon rim to rim to rim nonstop. Check out the video here and don’t forget to enter the sweepstakes for a chance to win a trip to Big Sky, Montana.

On April 20, I served as a guide to my blind friend Dan Berlin in the Boston Marathon (the same guy who ran across the Grand Canyon). Three others joined as guides: Alison Qualter Berna, Brad Graff and Ellen Silva. It was a windy, wet and cold day, but we sure did have a lot of fun.

Finally, if you’re interested in seeing some fabulous photos of some iconic U.S. national parks and hearing my tips on which ones to visit, check out the series of videos I made for Here's one about the best national parks for children, and there are many more, including Mt. Rainier, Yellowstone, Zion, etc. Scroll through the list of videos at the bottom to see each one.

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