I was invited to UCSB, my alma mater, to deliver the commencement speech to the graduates of the Art Studio Department. I was the first alumnus to deliver a comencement which was an honor. Bonus: my cousin was coincidentally graduating. She is in the image below.
Besides UCSB, I've been invited to speak at UCLA and Cal Poly SLO (below)
I am interested in how our goals and values intersect and how our habits drive us. I study the incredible new work being done in wellness, productivity and behavioral hacking by scientists, authors and behavioral coaches. Shawn Achor (author of "The Happiness Advantage"), Leo Babauta, Joseph Jaworski (author of "Synchronicity, The Inner Path of Leadership"), Austin Kleon who wrote about innovation vs. imitation, Anthony Robbins and Lex Sisney. Charles Duhigg's "The Power of Habit" and Dave Logan & John King's "Tribal Leadership" are incredibly valuable at any stage of life for understanding how habits develop and how our language drives outcome.