Michael Brody-Waite, a recovering addict, 3x CEO, TEDx Speaker, Inc. 500 Founder, and leadership coach is on a mission to revolutionize the rules of leadership. Michael's background in overcoming addiction is the foundation for his Mask-Free Leadership System, which is built upon 3 principles that saved him from death and set him apart as a leader.
With no college degree, Michael entered Corporate America and received 8 promotions in 7 years. In 2009, Michael left his job to co-found and lead InQuicker, a company that revolutionized healthcare appointment scheduling. InQuicker landed on the Inc. 500 list, was named "Best Place to Work" 4 times, and recognized as Healthcare Company of the Year.
Most recently, Michael served as the CEO of the Nashville Entrepreneur Center, a 501c3 dedicated to connecting 2,000+ entrepreneurs with the resources they need to create, launch or grow a business.
Let's talk about the intersection between addiction and leadership. That's our show with Michael Brody-Waite today! In the last 17 years Michael has gone from a homeless drug addict on the verge of death to the founder of an Inc 500 company, 3X CEO, author and recently gave a TEDx Talk that has over 1,600,000 views.
Michael and I dive into an honest, authentic conversation about what leadership really means, all the ways you DO NOT do leadership, how to harness your true self and take tried and true principals to turn your world around!
Listen and watch as Michael shares his story of addiction and what happens next...it's truly an brave story of inspiration and resilience!