Dr. Bill Dorfman & Paula Abdul to Host Workshop at Global Finals

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Celebrated dental entrepreneur and renowned choreographer and performer team up to conduct the Win Against All Odds workshop at the culmination of Destination Imagination’s season

Dr. Bill Dorfman and Paula Abdul to host entrepreneurial workshop at Destination Imagination Global Finals.

Paula Abdul and Dr. Bill Dorfman’s passion for instilling an entrepreneurial spirit in children is contagious.

Destination Imagination (DI), a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering students' curiosity, courage and creativity through open-ended STEM, fine arts and service learning challenges, just announced Paula Abdul will join Dr. Bill Dorfman in hosting the workshop Win Against All Odds on Friday, May 22 in Knoxville, Tennessee.

The complimentary workshop, held within the Innovation Expo at DI’s Global Finals, will give attendees insight into building strategies for achieving success in all aspects of life.

“Paula Abdul and Dr. Bill Dorfman’s passion for instilling an entrepreneurial spirit in children is contagious,” said Dr. Chuck Cadle, CEO of Destination Imagination, Inc. “They share our mission of combining creativity and artistic exploration with academics, and through this workshop, this year’s participants will have the opportunity to see how those skills translate into a career.”

The workshop is open to Global Finals attendees of all ages and will take place at 2 p.m. in Thompson-Boling Arena. During the workshop, both Abdul and Dorfman will share personal stories, tips and strategies for students on how to achieve success in all aspects of life.

“This is a fantastic opportunity to show how the scientific and artistic disciplines can work together to create opportunities for professional development and success,” said Dr. Dorfman. “Her work as a ground-breaking choreographer, dancer, songwriter, performer and all-around business woman is proof that, with hard work and the right strategy, anyone can achieve their dreams.”

Dorfman has worked for years as a motivational leader for young adults and authored the book “Billion Dollar Smile.” He is responsible for creating the LEAP and Discus Dental foundations, stemming from his 20 plus years practicing dentistry. In addition to hosting the Win Against All Odds workshop, Dorfman will conduct two additional workshops for students and adults during Global Finals.

“My creative passions have not only given me a lucrative career, but have also afforded me a platform to make a positive impact philanthropically,” said Abdul. “Pursuing your dreams has its challenges, but with determination and passion anything is possible.”

A two-time Emmy award winner, Grammy award winner, American Music Award winner, and multi-platinum recording artist, Abdul is a ground-breaking choreographer, dancer, songwriter, performer, designer, actor and business woman. She has been entertaining her fans for over 25 years, and has served as a judge and producer on several national reality-competition series. More recently, Abdul has become one of the top public speakers in the industry, touring the country to bring her own passion, drive and work experiences to the lives of those walking the halls of companies throughout America including Pepsico Women CEO’s , Cigna Health, Jewish Federation for Women, Empower 180 and Genius Network. She will be on a panel alongside Nigel Lythgoe and Jason Derulo on the U.S. version of the hit dance competition show “So You Think You Can Dance” in June 2015.

To register for Paula Abdul and Dr. Bill Dorfman’s workshop, visit https://resources.destinationimagination.org/shop.php/products/product_details/1508.

For more information about Global Finals or for the full agenda, visit http://globalfinals.org.

About Destination Imagination
Destination Imagination, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) volunteer-led non-profit organization whose purpose is to inspire and equip students to become the next generation of innovators and leaders. The most popular education offering is the Challenge Program, where student teams solve open-ended STEM, arts and service learning Challenges and present their solutions to trained appraisers. Founded in 1982, Destination Imagination has impacted more than 1.5 million students. To learn more, please visit http://destinationimagination.org.

About Paula Abdul
Paula Abdul is a ground breaking choreographer, dancer, songwriter, performer, designer, actor and business woman. She is a two time Emmy award winner, Grammy award winner, American Music Award winner, and multi-platinum recording artist who has been entertaining her fans for over 25 years. After saying goodbye to “American Idol” in 2010 and serving as executive producer and creative partner for the CBS reality-competition series “Live To Dance,” Abdul returned to network television in September 2011 with FOX’s highly anticipated “X-Factor.” She was a reoccurring guest star on the Lifetime hit series “Drop Dead Diva,” a lead judge in 2014 on "So You Think You Can Dance Australia" and will next be seen on the panel alongside Nigel Lythgoe and Jason Derulo on the U.S. version of this hit dance competition show in June 2015.

More recently, Abdul has become one of the top public speakers in the industry, touring the country to bring her own passion, drive and work experiences to the lives of those walking the halls of companies throughout America including Pepsico Women CEO’s , Cigna Health, Jewish Federation for Women, Empower 180 and Genius Network.

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Heather Ripley
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hripley (at) ripleypr (dot) com
865-977-1973

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