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This week, we at CGH wanted to share some serious inspiration with you. After CGH contributor Beck Tench spoke at one of our favorite conferences earlier this year, we were floored – and, luckily, Beck recorded her speech while she practiced it. Even in not-quite-yet-presenting mode, Beck makes us smile, think harder, and believe in ourselves more. Here, she takes on failure and doubt, relating her own stories in a way that will definitely leave you inspired. Here you go: Swimming with Sharks. Enjoy!   

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can find the video and the slides on Beck’s site, too. Please share stories of failure and growth in the comments below!

Beck Tench was formally trained as a designer and journalist at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication and has spent her career since helping people in organizations of all types to embrace risk-taking, creativity, and change. Her work has been featured in the New York Times, National Public Radio, Scientific American, Quantified Self, Independent Weekly and several books and blogs. She is the creator of Experimonth, a change-making platform that encourages participants to try something new and be honest with each other about what happens. Beck believes that small things add up to big things over time and travels the world sharing that message to universities, corporations, conferences, and non-profits in keynote addresses, workshops and facilitated discussions. She also serves a limited number of clients as a creative coach and occasionally joins organizations for time-limited residencies. Beck is also a member of her local library board.

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