Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) March 17, 2009
Co-Hosts Elane V. Scott and Rick Stephens welcome Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor, Harvard-trained brain scientist, author, and one of Time Magazine's reigning "100 Most Influential People in the World," to Birth2Work Radio, anchoring the company's wide-reaching series on health. The program will air live Tuesday, March 24th at 2 p.m. (PDT) / 5 p.m. (EDT) and will be available thereafter for streaming and download on Voice America's Business network (http://www.modavox.com/VoiceAmericaBusiness/).
Given a research "opportunity" few brain scientists would ever wish for, Dr. Taylor actually studied her own stroke - as it happened - one morning in 1996. It took eight years for Dr. Taylor to successfully rebuild her brain from the inside out. She did so with the support and care of her mother who essentially took her little girl back home, taught her, nurtured her and cared for her as if she were an infant all over again. Dr. Taylor's successful return to a fully functioning human being, just as initial growth happens for children, was dependent, as she described it, on everyone around her offering continuous feedback consisting of gentle, positive reinforcement.
Today, through Dr. Taylor's intimate, bestselling memoir, "My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist's Personal Journey" (published in 2008 by Viking Penguin), and the internet and YouTube video sensation of her 2008 TED Conference presentation, Dr. Taylor has become a powerful international voice for brain recovery.
Airing weekly, Scott and Birth2Work Radio co-host Rick Stephens, engage both the leaders and foot soldiers from the business, government, media, health, education, and community sectors to discuss the development of capable people for the future workforce. Workforce development is of national concern and on the forefront of leaders' minds throughout. However, despite a multitude of initiatives and countless programs put in place in an attempt to stem the tide of foreseeable workforce uncertainty, the consensus among leaders is that not enough progress has been made to meet the needs and expectations of our country as a whole. In a complex, global society driven by change, no one group can be held solely accountable to build an entire country's future. Every citizen has a share of the responsibility.
Through publications such as Birth2Work's "The System: Igniting the Soul of Commerce", the Birth2Work white paper, "Ensuring the Development of the Workforce of the Future," Birth2Work Radio, national speaking events for Scott and Stephens, and a wide-reaching website (http://www.birth2work.org) which includes educational media, information sharing, and links to relevant sites and conferences, Birth2Work explores the challenges of and opportunities in developing the pipelines that supply the workforce for our nation's future. Young people are being poorly prepared for success in tomorrow's workforce. Thousands of programs, policies, and initiatives have failed to generate a scalable and sustainable way forward. Birth2Work facilitates stakeholder leaders to integrate their actions to develop capable people who are creative, critical thinkers committed to responsible citizenship.
Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor is a Harvard-trained and published neuroanatomist who experienced a severe hemorrhage in the left hemisphere of her brain in 1996. On the afternoon of this rare form of stroke (AVM), she could not walk, talk, read, write, or recall any of her life. It took eight years for Dr. Jill to completely recover all of her functions and thinking ability. She is the author of the New York Times bestselling memoir My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist's Personal Journey (published in 2008 by Viking Penguin) and was chosen as one of TIME Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World for 2008. In addition, Dr. Jill was the premiere guest on Oprah's Soul Series webcast and her interview with Oprah and Dr. Oz on the Oprah Winfrey Show was aired on Tuesday, October 21, 2008. Dr. Jill is the National Spokesperson for the Harvard Brain Tissue Resource Center (Harvard Brain Bank) and travels the country as the Singin' Scientist (listen to the Brain Bank Jingle). In addition, she is the Consulting Neuroanatomist for the Midwest Proton Radiotherapy Institute (MPRI), which uses protons (rather than photons) to battle cancer. Since 1993, she has been an active member of NAMI (the National Alliance on Mental Illness) and is currently the president of the NAMI Greater Bloomington Area affiliate in Bloomington, Indiana.
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