Life University has been a leader in education and social change for decades. Today’s Conversations on Leadership is a series of interviews with leaders in a variety of fields from business to military, education to health – people who know the way, go the way and are willing to show the way. These interviews will be presented via video and podcast formats with the goal of inspiring emerging and current leaders at all levels to greater success and greater heights of servant leadership. Be on the lookout for new episodes every two weeks, beginning with the debut of this exciting new content on August 19, 2020.

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Dr. Dane Donohue, Co-Developer and Co-Founder of 8 Weeks to Wellness®

May 8, 2021

Changing the focus of health care from “sickness care” to one of “wellness care” inspired Dr. Dane Donohue to develop the 8 Weeks to Wellness® program, which is now practiced in the U.S., Canada and Europe. For “Today’s Conversations on Leadership,” Dr. Donohue explains to Life University Vice President of University Advancement and Enrollment Dr. Gilles LaMarche why he thinks “leadership touches every dimension of your life.”

Charlie Dubois – President and CEO, Standard Processing

April 21, 2021

For this episode of “Today’s Conversations on Leadership,” Life University Vice President of University Advancement and Enrollment Dr. Gilles LaMarche speaks with Standard Process President and CEO Charlie DuBois, who focuses on “leadership from the heart” for his employees as their company creates nutritional supplements to help people live healthier lives.

Dr. Joe Dispenza – Chiropractic Researcher, Best-selling Author and Lecturer

April 7, 2021

A world-renowned expert in neurology, neuroscience and neuroplasticity, Dr. Joe Dispenza earned his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Life University. In this conversation with Life University Vice President of University Advancement and Enrollment Dr. Gilles LaMarche, Dr. Dispenza explains how when individuals take on leadership roles, their brains become stronger and more agile.

Dr. Patrick Porter – Founder of Brain Tap Technologies

March 3, 2021

In order to be a leader, according to Porter, “You have to be willing to fail.” Porter is the developer of the BrainTap system, which aims to help people “relax, reboot and revitalize” by balancing their brainwaves. Porter is also an award-winning psychologist, author, entrepreneur and speaker.

Nadia Theodore, Consul General of Canada in Atlanta, Georgia.

February 17, 2021

Life University Vice President of University Advancement Dr. Gilles LaMarche hosts another Today’s Conversations on Leadership session with Nadia Theodore, Consul General of Canada in Atlanta, Georgia.

Dr. Robert Silverman – Practicing DC

February 3, 2021

“That’s what leadership is all about – setting the example and walking the walk,” Silverman says. He’s a chiropractor and clinical nutritionist practicing in White Plains, NY, author of the book Inside-Out Health: A Revolutionary Approach to Your Body and was named Sports Chiropractor of the Year in 2015 by the ACA Sports Council.

Sharon Mason, President & CEO of the Cobb Chamber of Commerce

January 20, 2021

Life University Vice President of University Advancement Dr. Gilles LaMarche hosts another Today’s Conversations on Leadership session with Sharon Mason, President & CEO of the Cobb Chamber of Commerce in Marietta, Georgia.

Dr. Jason Deitch- Social Media Strategist

January 6, 2021

“The world would be a better place if we could all think from, ‘How do we help as many people as we can?'” A Life University alumnus, Deitch is the founder of AmpLIFEied, a resource center designed to help chiropractors grow their social media networks and improve their marketing efforts. A chiropractor himself, Deitch is the author of the bestselling book Discover Wellness: How Staying Healthy Can Make You Rich.

Dr. Stuart Bernsen – President and CEO of Chiro One Wellness Centers

December 9, 2020

Leadership is a calling, according to Bernsen: “You don’t choose it, it choose you.” Since founding Chiro One Wellness Centers in 1992, Bernsen has grown the company to more than 50 locations which treat about half a million patients each year. Bernsen has been named International Chiropractor of the Year by the International Chiropractor’s Association and has been a two-time finalist for Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year.

Dr. Grant Rivera – Superintendent of Marietta City Schools

November 25, 2020

A career educator, Rivera currently serves as the 13th Superintendent of Marietta City Schools, overseeing 11 schools, approximately 8,900 students and 1,200 employees. Rivera has also worked as a principal, special education teacher and coach. Rivera explains that his passion for equitable, quality public education dates back to watching his older brother struggle with severe learning disabilities and not receive school support.

Dr. Jack Wolfson – The Paleo Cardiologist

November 10, 2020

A Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine and cardiologist, Wolfson is a natural health advocate who teaches that a healthy lifestyle and an organic diet are key to optimal wellness. Wolfson says the first step to becoming a leader is to “embrace change.”

John Loud – Cobb Chamber Chairman

October 28, 2020

In addition to serving as the 2020 Chairman of the Cobb Chamber Board of Directors, Loud is President of LOUD Security Systems, a company he founded more than two decades ago. Loud explains why he thinks entrepreneurs are those whose “determination outpaces fear.”

Dr. Michael Karlin – Co-Developer of Compassion Integrity Training (CIT)

October 14, 2020

Karlin is Assistant Professor of Psychology at Life University in the Positive Human Development and Social Change Department and the Associate Director of the Life University Center for Compassion, Integrity and Secular Ethics. He was key in the development of Compassionate Integrity Training, a resiliency-informed program that helps cultivate human values as skills, so we can thrive as individuals and a society. Karlin talks about how contemplative practices can help leaders improve the work that they do

Mark Victor Hansen, the co-creator and co-author of the “Chicken Soup for the Soul” series.

September 30, 2020

Hansen is probably best known as the co-author for the “Chicken Soup for the Soul” book series and brand, a worldwide success with over 500 millions books sold. Hansen is also a motivational speaker who calls himself “America’s Ambassador of Possibility.” He says, “There’s more need for leadership today than ever before.”

Rev. Natosha Reid Rice, Associate General Counsel for Real Estate and Finance at Habitat for Humanity International, Inc.

September 16, 2020

Life University Vice President of University Advancement Dr. Gilles Lamarche hosts another Today’s Conversations on Leadership session with Rev. Natosha Reid Rice, Associate General Counsel for Real Estate and Finance at Habitat for Humanity International, Inc.

Jack Canfield, the co-creator and co-author of the “Chicken Soup for the Soul” series.

September 2, 2020

Life University Vice President of University Advancement Dr. Gilles LaMarche hosts the inaugural Today’s Conversations on Leadership session with Dr. Rob Scott, President of Life University.

Rob Scott, Ph.D., D.C. President of Life University

August 19, 2020

Life University Vice President of University Advancement Dr. Gilles LaMarche hosts the inaugural Today’s Conversations on Leadership session with Dr. Rob Scott, President of Life University.