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Eric Greitens to be Key Note Speaker at NAHAD 30th Annual Convention

Annual Convention

On Sunday, April 27, Eric Greitens will address NAHAD attendees with a stirring presentation based upon his New York Times bestselling memoir, Why it Takes the The Heart & The Fist.

Eric GreitensHe will share the fundamental philosophy of his life’s work: to be effective in solving the world’s problems or even just to live a meaningful life, one must live with both courage and compassion. Eric will show how to apply that lesson to our own frontlines to create purpose in our lives. Through his masterful storytelling, he’ll take NAHAD members on an adventure around the world, introducing them to the many teachers who have influenced him: the nuns of Mother Teresa’s home for the destitute and dying, his boxing coach in inner-city Durham, his Navy SEAL instructors, and refugees from Bosnia and Rwanda. Along the way, he includes lessons on humility, vision, courage, hope, and friendship. With striking images from his travels abroad, engaging stories, and a fresh look at today’s challenges, Eric will inspire each of us to become stronger, more compassionate, more courageous individuals.

The Mission Continues
Eric Greitens’ bio is incredible: a Rhodes and a Truman Scholar; humanitarian volunteer, documentary photographer, and researcher in Rwanda, Cambodia, Albania, Mexico, India, Bosnia, and Bolivia; a United States Navy SEAL officer and deployed four times during the Global War on Terrorism to Afghanistan, Southeast Asia, the Horn of Africa, and Iraq; winner of two Oxford Boxing Blues and the Gold Medal at the BUSA National Boxing Championships; appointed by the President to serve as a White House Fellow; recipient of the Navy Achievement Medal, the Joint Service Achievement Medal, the Navy Commendation Medal, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Combat Action Ribbon, the Purple Heart, and the Bronze Star; author of two best-selling books and named to TIME magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world for 2013.


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