AYA 015 Mike Veny – Mental Health Speaker and Drummer

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My guest this week is mental health speaker and high-energy drum circle facilitator Mike Veny (@MikeVeny).

Mike and I spend a lot of time speaking on this episode about how he runs his business, (hint: he thinks like McDonald’s) as well as the importance of good mental health, and how he overcame his own challenges and turned them into a business. Even if you are struggling with depression or anxiety, there are many takeaways and recommendations in this episode that can benefit your life.

BIO:
Mike Veny is America’s leading mental health speaker and a high-energy drum circle facilitator. He delivers educational, engaging, and entertaining presentations to meetings and conferences throughout the world. He is fiercely committed to wellness, suicide prevention, and helping people work together more smoothly. If you are looking for a proven speaker who can address the stigma surrounding mental health and deliver a corporate drumming event, then you have come to the right place. His perspectives have been featured on ABC, NBC, and CBS news. He’s a regular guest on The Fresh Outlook TV news show, a writer for Corporate Wellness Magazine and HealthCentral.com. Mental Illness is An Asset, his compelling TEDx talk, has been used in college classrooms and gotten sensational reviews.

BOOKS:

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People
-Stephen R. Covey

Seth Godin

The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It
-Michael E. Gerber

PEOPLE:

Seth Godin – Blog

CONTACT:

http://www.transformingstigma.com

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QUESTION(S) OF THE DAY:
What was your favorite quote or lesson from this episode? Please let me know in the comments.

About the author, Yuri

Yuri Cataldo is a classically trained set/costume designer, an award-winning entrepreneur and a graduate of Yale, Juilliard, and Indiana University.

He is a mentor and Judge at MassChallenge, has lectured at Yale, Princeton, Stanford, Tufts, Notre Dame, Tufts, Emerson College, Indiana University, Ohio State, and at numerous conferences about the intersections of art & entrepreneurship, innovation, and how to move past failure.

As the principle of Art Tech Media Group, he helps companies and creatives launch projects, products, and get a ton of press.

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