With Achieve Your Potential, you'll have the opportunity to sit at the table with a group of resilient and inspirational individuals who, through perseverance, have uncovered the secrets to becoming their best selves. Now you, too, can gain from their wisdom as they share everything they know about inventing and reinventing one's dream life. Perhaps the biggest realization is that achieving your potential will ultimately be more about appreciating the journey than reaching that big goal. All you have to do is show up every day.
Wondrium Insights: Achieve Your Potential
Crystal Dilworth is a neuroscientist and science communicator. She earned her PhD in Chemistry from the California Institute of Technology. Known for hosting Voice of America’s VOA TEK and appearing as Dr. Brain on CBS’s Mission Unstoppable, she is passionate about highlighting the human aspects of science and technology. She has been named an AAAS IF/THEN Ambassador for women in STEM. Throughout her career, she has interviewed scientific explorers, from high school students to Nobel laureates, sharing their processes of discovery and illustrating the diversity of people who contribute to advancing scientific understanding.
01: Ivy McGregor: Be an Answer
How can you turn negatives in your life into positives? Executive director/mentor Ivy McGregor discusses how to change others’ lives and, in the process, impact your own as well. Pulling from her life experiences and using the visual of a simple sign, McGregor explains that nurturing an authentic connection to others is the key to a fulfilling life. You will never look at the "greater than" sign the same way again.
02: Kevin Jorgeson: Scale New Heights
In 2015, Kevin Jorgeson climbed the Dawn Wall on El Capitan in 19 days—at the time considered to be the hardest successful rock climb in history. But it was in the years of training leading up to the big climb that he learned the importance of making decisions that create future memories you want. Learn as Kevin explains the two types of fun and how they can intersect pleasure and pain to transform you.
03: Shiza Shahid: Find Your Seat at the Table
In Shiza Shahid's opinion, the most essential part of achievement is to use your privilege to make the world a little better—and this entrepreneur, social activist, and educator lives out her own advice every day. Shiza talks about her journey, starting with her parents working their hardest to give her the best education available. Hear Shiza's wisdom and learn how to plant trees under the shade of which you will never sit.
04: Ryan Shazier: Come Back from Catastrophe
What would you do if you were told that there was a 20% chance you could ever walk again? Listen to Ryan Shazier, former NFL Pro Bowl Linebacker, as he shares exactly how he dealt with that scenario at the peak of his athletic career and came out stronger on the other side. Ryan stresses the importance of positivity, having a solid support team, and living strong through the ebbs and flows of progress.
05: Diana Nyad: Never Give Up
Join Diana Nyad—author, motivational speaker, and long-distance swimmer—as she recounts her attempts and finally success at the age of 64 in achieving her lifelong dream of becoming the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida. A natural storyteller, Nyad not only shares harrowing anecdotes from her experience but also unlocks the secrets she learned along the way to harness the determination and discipline it takes to accomplish something of this magnitude.