It happens to the best of us. It's been a part of each one of my startups, and my guess is that it happens to us all in various degrees. The goal here is to be cathartic, to help us realize that its real, that it happens to each of us, and how we can cope well until we swing out of the roughest parts.
I'll be sharing a great deal from my personal experiences with depression, startups, tech, highs/lows, and some insights from the journey. This isn't a talk from someone on the other side (if that exists) but someone who is very much changing the world from where I am. I believe you can do the same.
My hope for this talk is that we can understand we're not alone, find encouragement, and get a few tools to help along the way.
I earned a business/psychology degree (called service management), and my masters was in divinity (with a course load in counseling/psychology/systems). I've also worked with many people over the years in various stages of life (parents, students, hospice, homeless). I'm not a psychologist (I run a software company) and would gladly recommend people if needed.
Founder and CEO of Fresh Vine which we started in 2009 and launched in spring 2011. We were a part of Rise of the Rest, and the MESA Group making strong inroads/growth in our market.
I'm passionate about technology, how it integrates into our lives, the MN startup space, as well as travel, restoration, freestyle skiing, and good books. Previously ran Midwest Skier from 1999-2006.
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