Western University of Health Sciences, Commencement Speaker Jacob Green - Colleges of Optometry & Graduate Nursing, held May 18, 2017 at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium. Jacob Green inspires recent graduates to build patient partnerships, embrace the nobility of the healthcare profession, and help change lives. For more information about Jacob Green, check out https://www.jacobgreen.com/.
After interrupting a robbery during his freshman year in college, Jacob Green sustained a traumatic brain injury and damage to his visual processing center. His visual impairment and associated light sensitivity requires him to wear sunglasses in fluorescent light environments. After years of insecurity, Jacob now wears his sunglasses at work comfortably and will reveal in his Ted talk what he has learned about himself, others, and public service; and what we all can learn about leveraging that which may be holding us back. More information is available at www.JacobGreen.com
Jacob Green, professional speaker, facilitator, and coach, speaks to healthcare professionals about changing the approach to patient care, especially in catastrophic injury. This keynote presentation explores the importance of discovering a patient’s motivations and interests, and leveraging those connections as the primary means of catapulting patient success during rehabilitation. Jacob will discuss the pivotal moments in his own brain injury rehabilitation process that enabled him to connect with his passions and ultimately become a high level executive helping run a $500 million dollar organization with 1200 employees. After hearing the keynote, healthcare professionals will: -see patients incorporate compensatory strategies faster and more effectively. -help patients develop tools for a smoother rehabilitation journey. -gain new compensatory strategies and skills to pass on to their patients. -reconnect with the purpose behind their role as healthcare provider and healer. This keynote can be delivered in a 45 minute ballroom format or expanded into a 2-4 hour workshop that will dive deeper into the myriad of tools and resources available to rehabilitation professionals to help them connect with patient success. More information is available at www.jacobgreen.com.
During this powerful keynote presentation, Jacob will take audience members through a journey from his initial catastrophic injury through the process of embracing his cognitive and visual injury as his core competency. Jacob’s sunglasses, worn as a result of photophobia after the injury, became his best leadership tool. Jacob used his sunglasses to create deeper and more meaningful client relationships, insert humor into business transactions, build better and more effective teams by assessing manager strengths and motivations, and standing out as a highly successful leader while embracing adversity and insecurity. This keynote will teach audience members, especially managers and leaders, how to face their own adversity or their organization's toughest challenges and use them for personal, professional, and organizational success. After hearing the keynote, managers will: -be more authentic, more focused, and more relatable. -will be able to focus on the task at hand and not distracted by their limitations. -will understand how to face and overcome personal and professional crisis and apply it to workplace success and competitive advantage. -work in an environment with more connected employees, less attrition, and a stronger and more empowering culture. This keynote can be delivered in a 45 minute ballroom format or expanded into a 2-4 hour workshop that will dive deeper into the myriad of tools and resources available to supervisors, managers, and leaders to help them leverage their own personal or professional challenges and use that deficiency for workplace success. More information at www.jacobgreen.com