Vic Strecher is an educator, author, TED speaker, and Professor/Director for Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. As a teacher and researcher, Vic has spent much of his time studying the science and psychology of healthy personal change for both individuals and large populations. In 1999, Vic founded Health Media, Inc., a groundbreaking health and wellness company that, for the first time, allowed large health plans and employers to cost effectively encourage and support healthy behavior change for the thousands of their members and employees. In 2010, Vic suffered the terrible loss of his nineteen year-old daughter Julia, to a rare heart condition. This tragedy set Vic on a new course of discovery that continues to this day. His book, On Purpose traces Vic’s path toward fully reengaging with life while documenting for himself—and anyone who reads this book—the transformative power of purpose.
A video of an interview with Vic Strecher:
Blog 1: Paul Korn, M.D., blogs about Vic Strecher’s presentation
Blog 2: Read Sheryl Cohen, Ph.D.’s, blog post, “Inspiration Without Ideology”
Blog 3: Roberta Veleta blogs about Vic Strecher’s presentation
Blog 4: Fran Gafvert blogs about Vic Strecher’s presentation
Podcast 1: Rabbi Robert Barr speaks on Purpose – It is our Choice (mp3)
Podcast 2: Rabbi Robert Barr speaks on On Purpose (mp3)
To learn more about Dr. Vic Strecher, his work, the app, or to purchase his book, please go to www.dungbeetle.org.