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Now, meet TODAY’S guest:
One of the greatest things about social media is the ability to get almost anything done in a very short period of time.
Yesterday, my scheduled guest cancelled (it happens all the time!), and I was busy much of the day, so it was later last night when I started inviting people I’d love to interview on the “How Did You Get Started Show with Felicia Slattery.” Of course they were all busy. So I posted on Facebook and within minutes I had many folks to choose from, and by this morning… well, let’s just say I won’t have to worry about finding a guest for a LONG time. I am once again reminded of the phrase “embarrassment of riches!”
However today’s guest has saved me in a pickle more than once. He came to my aid a couple years ago when the mortgage company we were working with pulled the rug out from under my husband and myself when we were on the verge of getting a loan for our soon-to-be new-to-us home. We suddenly needed tens of thousands of dollars they insisted until that moment we didn’t need, and didn’t have, causing us to almost lose our dream home we’d worked so hard for (long story). I posted that on Facebook, too, and Rory was one of the very FIRST who messaged me and said, “What can I do?”
That’s the kind of guy he is. Helpful. Resourceful. Willing to serve others. Able to adjust at a moment’s notice. Moves like lightening. And all over social media.
Dr. Rory F. Stern is a recognized international ADD / ADHD expert who specializes in working with children and families affected by the condition. He offers a practical, no nonsense approach that considers the child and family as a whole, rather than just a set of symptoms. Dr. Stern believes that we need to focus more on differences than deficits, and embrace our individual talents and skills as strengths rather than always focusing on what an individual is incapable of doing. (Don’t you love him, already?!)
Dr. Stern earned his doctorate in clinical psychology from the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology. It was during this training that Dr. Stern observed firsthand the injustice and poor treatment his clients were receiving at the hands of a medical system that focused more on symptoms and what isn’t working, than on what an individual was capable of. He also became frustrated with the individual being identified as the problem while almost flat out ignoring the impact and implications of society and their immediate surrounding environment.
Dr. Stern has published information and provides his readers the best resources, tools, strategies, supports, and products to help them achieve success on their terms. Although Dr. Stern has earned all the privileges and recognition with his degree, he is not and does not practice as a licensed psychologist.
He’s also a loving husband and an awesome Dad who stays home with his kids. And here’s the interesting thing… when he helped me years ago, I was so grateful, I gave him a glowing testimonial online, which led to MANY people contacting him and it launched his new business, doing advertising online for companies using what’s known in the industry as “paid traffic.” He’s amazing at it!
You can learn more about him and how he helps businesses grow at his website here.