Author Dr. John Shufeldt to Publish LeadershipYOU Book in Conjunction with Speaking at TEDxASU Event

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Author, Dr. John Shufeldt announces release of LeadershipYOU print and eBook in conjunction with TEDxASU event being held on Saturday, April 23rd, 2016 where he will speak.

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The purpose of TEDx events is to spread ideas. To innovate. To inspire. When I was asked to speak at TEDxASU, I knew that the book would be a perfect complement to my talk.

Author, Dr. John Shufeldt announces release of LeadershipYOU print and eBook in conjunction with the TEDxASU event, where he will be speaking on April 23, 2016. His talk, titled, “The Question We Need to Stop Asking Our Children,” will touch on the importance of encouraging young men and women to avoid single-focused career paths, and to broaden their horizons when dreaming up their futures. LeadershipYOU, Dr. Shufeldt’s sixth book, is a 10 chapter how-to guide on self-leadership.

“The premise of the LeadershipYOU book is that everyone has the ability to ‘flip the switch’ in their life and take control of their future,” says author Dr. Shufeldt. “It is a book intended to inspire readers to own their future by following a few guiding principles," says Dr. Shufeldt about the book release.

Dr. Shufeldt says,“The purpose of TEDx events is to spread ideas. To innovate. To inspire. When I was asked to speak at TEDxASU, I knew that the book would be a perfect complement to my talk.”

Shufeldt, who is a doctor, lawyer, entrepreneur, speaker, author, pilot, and more, is hoping to inspire young people through this TEDxASU talk. He believes that by asking young people questions like “What do you want to be when you grow up?”, children tend to think that they must only choose one career. Shufeldt’s background makes him the perfect person to start this conversation.

Amanda Best, Director of Operations at Outliers Publishing, has worked with Dr. Shufeldt on all six of his books in the Outlier Series. “As the years have passed, I have been inspired by watching John pursue the things he is passionate about, and continue on in success with each new endeavor. He often says he doesn’t feel like he’s working, so he packs a lot into one day. I believe his talk will explain how he has accomplished so much with the simple mindset that you aren’t limited to one career path. The upcoming book, LeadershipYOU distills his thoughts on career and self-leadership,” says Best.

TEDxASU is sold out, but live stream video will be available at Saturday, April 23rd, 2016, 9:45am-2pmPT.

For media inquiries about TEDxASU, contact Melody Serafino at TEDxPR(at)ted(dot)com.

For book information, or to purchase LeadershipYOU after April 23rd, visit For media inquiries, contact abest(at)ingredientsofoutliers(dot)com.

About LeadershipYOU
The goal of LeadershipYOU is to help individuals have an amazing life. The project uses multiple media platforms including a book, website, and MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) to guide, and inspire, individuals on their journey to living a life in which they will find satisfaction and success. The LeadershipYOU project was created by author, speaker, entrepreneur, doctor, pilot Dr. John Shufeldt, MD, JD, MBA, FACEP, who shares inspirational and instructional stories not only from his own life, but also of other self-leaders. Using a variety of communication platforms, Dr. Shufeldt breaks down the leadership qualities and skills necessary for attaining one’s most amazing future.

About TEDx, x = independently organized event
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)

About TED
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or fewer) delivered by today's leading thinkers and doers. Many of these talks are given at TED's annual conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, and made available, free, on TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.

TED's open and free initiatives for spreading ideas include, where new TED Talk videos are posted daily; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from thousands of volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed; the annual million-dollarTED Prize, which funds exceptional individuals with a "wish," or idea, to create change in the world; TEDx, which provides licenses to thousands of individuals and groups who host local, self-organized TED-style events around the world; and the TED Fellows program, which selects innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.
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