Guest 1: Lisa Tener is a writing coach and an advocate for the power of the written word to transform careers, businesses and people. She serves on the faculty of the Harvard Medical School continuing education course on writing. She also teaches an eight-week class on book writing and workshops on “Writing in the Zone,” her five-step system for inspiration and success for writers and a sure-fire way to eliminate writer’s block.
Guest 2: Mark McLaughlin, MD is a neurosurgeon on a mission to use the lessons he’s learned in his career to help others courageously engage and wrestle with stress.
Not everyone can relate to neurosurgeons – but Dr. McLaughlin believes everyone can take the core principles behind brain surgery and apply them to any of life’s problems. In his upcoming book Dr. McLaughlin discusses the lessons he learned in the operating room and how they can be utilized in everyday life to think and act move effectively.
He is a board certified neurosurgeon, currently practicing neurological surgery with a focus on spine disorders and trigeminal and occipital neuralgia and chiari malformation surgery at Princeton Brain and Spine Care. He has published over 100 articles on neurosurgery and spoken internationally about his field.
A former NCAA Division I wrestler, Dr. McLaughlin was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2016. He remains active in the wrestling world, coaching with the Princeton Wrestling Club. He also brought his nationally recognized coaching techniques to the inner city of Trenton, N.J., and cofounded Trenton Youth Wrestling, a program dedicated to serving boys and girls from first to eight grade. Through sharing his reflections on personal and professional life experiences, he aims to help others better understand themselves.