Motivational speaker Loren Michaels Harris discusses being raised in the foster system, building customer loyalty, helping youth find a voice, and more.
Loren Michaels Harris, a survivor of the foster care system and an adoptee, strives to share the combined learnings of his time within the foster care system and his life experiences with those seeking insight into how to accomplish the most out of their lives. Loren specializes in working with middle school through high school youth and correctional systems, but the depth and variety of his topics resonate with a much broader audience. He draws upon his upbringing, which includes 22 mothers in total, and his original music to motivate and inspire others in overcoming their obstacles to success and achieving the life they want. Loren has spoken across a broad spectrum of industries and organizations as well as multiple media channels. Engagements include schools, speaker associations, & large corporations such as Whirlpool.
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What are favorite professional accomplishments? [1:37]
What childhood experiences would you attribute your current success to? [2:14]
How many times did your customers ask you about your spice secrets before you realized you had a business idea? [4:32]
What relationships with your childhood customers were particularly meaningful? [5:34]
Tell me about your experience going in and out of foster homes. [8:31]
Tell me about the Power of WE Symposium that's coming up next month in Chicago. [10:44]
When, as a child, did you discover that one thing that you were good at that you could contribute to the market? [16:26]
How much of the thought behind the Power of WE Symposium stems from your experiences as a child? [20:15]
What advice do you have for parents and mentors? [22:57]
What is your favorite charitable cause? [26:24]