Author of “Ingredients of Outliers” John Shufeldt Inspires Adolescents to Break Out of Their Comfort Zones and Join the Ranks of the “Outliers”

Author, entrepreneur and emergency physician John Shufeldt will speak to 7th, 8th and 9th graders at EDUPRIZE School in Gilbert, AZ. on May 16, 2014. Shufeldt will join speakers from a variety of career fields to share their expertise with students during the school’s weekly Career Day.

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Everyone needs a mentor, whether virtual or otherwise in order to spur each other on to achieve their goals.

Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) May 16, 2014

As a young adult, Shufeldt said he lacked a mentor, which is his “only regret in life”. By writing Ingredients of Young Outliers: Achieving Your Most Amazing Future, he hopes to serve as a surrogate mentor to young people in accomplishing what they previously thought was not possible. During Career Day at EDUPRIZE, Shufeldt will present leadership traits good for any career found in chapters from his recent book. The students will also have time for questions where they can ask career advice.

Shufeldt originally spoke at an EDUPRIZE Career Day in 2013, after publishing his first book, Ingredients of Outliers a Recipe for Personal Achievement. He published the second book in the Outlier Series, Ingredients of Young Outliers: Achieving Your Most Amazing Future, in March 2014 after being inspired by students at EDUPRIZE and another local school to write a students leadership book. In the book, author John Shufeldt explores the traits of extraordinary individuals identified over nearly three decades of his professional career. Featured among these traits are: the importance of humility, good communication, learning, failure and kindness.

"Everyone needs a mentor, whether virtual or otherwise in order to spur each other on to achieve their goals," says Shufeldt.

EDUPRIZE is a publicly funded school that is free for kindergarten through 8th grade students.

About John Shufeldt:

John Shufeldt is a serial student, an indefatigable change agent and a multidisciplinary entrepreneur. After earning his BA from Drake University in 1982 and his MD from the University of Health Sciences and the Chicago Medical School in 1986, John completed his emergency medicine residency at Christ Hospital and Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Ill. in 1989. He spent his final year at the hospital as Chief Resident before returning to school to earn his MBA in 1995 from Arizona State University. In order to expand his knowledge, John studied and earned his Juris Doctorate in 2005 from ASU. Currently, John is the CEO of MeMD, an online urgent care, and the owner of Shufeldt Consulting, which provides consulting services for urgent cares and medical office practices. He has founded many other health and non-health care businesses and continues to practice emergency medicine and law. John is also an adjunct professor at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law where he teaches a clinic on Health Law Entrepreneurism.

About Ingredients of Young Outliers:
Ingredients of Young Outliers: Achieving Your Most Amazing Future is a 165-page life guide geared toward young adults who want to alter their own start and explore life’s many opportunities. With nearly instant access to information and opportunities seemingly everywhere, finding one’s passion, and determining the best future is becoming increasingly difficult. The question looms in every young adult’s mind- “what major do I choose” or “which career should I pursue.” In Ingredients of Young Outliers: Achieving Your Most Amazing Future, author John Shufeldt explores the traits of extraordinary individuals identified over nearly three decades of his professional career. While guiding young readers through these characteristics, he inspires them to step outside of their comfort zones and join the ranks of the outliers. His approachable and humorous style applied to very personal and inspirational stories, are geared toward helping young adults navigate their future opportunities and goals.


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