How David introduced me: Because he endured four life traumas in a 9-month span without seeking support, Drew Deraney now knows asking for help is a strength. He is dedicated to helping build a stronger man who is prepared to face adversity healthier and come through stronger, in more empowering ways. After 30 years serving in the hospital/healthcare industry and as a franchise owner, he gave it all up to address men’s empowerment as the Men’s Real Catalyst Speaker, a new author, and a podcaster – From Caving In To Crushing It. In today’s episode of Smashing the Plateau, you will learn how to turn unexpected professional and personal adversity into success on your own terms.
Drew and I discuss:
Drew’s career [02:11]
Faith-shaking events [05:14]
Moving forward from that [09:58]
Showing up with a new definition of success [15:57]
Connection to community [22:29]
Drew Deraney now travels the world both to Live and Virtual Events showing mostly men the steps needed to strengthen self-identity and self-worth, to overcome self-limiting beliefs, and to build confidence while being authentic, maintaining boundaries and to transcend people pleasing skills to become the person they are destined to be. Drew challenges them to reach deep inside and make a lasting impact.
In a 9-month span, Drew experienced a grueling divorce, job loss, his son’s suicidal ideations, and his father’s death which devastated Drew emotionally, mentally, physically, and spiritually. It is a commonality for men to consider any challenge as a weakness as well as to show emotion and ask for help. While writing his book, Drew realized he was not the only man suffering in silence. With more clarity of purpose than ever, he began asking for help. Drew Deraney’s mission is to help especially men, release their inner greatness by showing vulnerability, keeping in integrity of their power, and making a great impact on the people in their lives both personally and professionally.
Drew Deraney was born in Brooklyn, NY and raised in Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ where he still lives to this day caring for his elderly mom and his 3 adult children Matthew, Nicholas, and Emma. Drew earned his B.A. in Psychology, M.A. in Applied Psychology, and two psychology research publications while at Fairfield University; a scholarship from the Healthcare Financial Management Association; and his M.B.A. in Health Care Administration from Baruch College / Mount Sinai School of Medicine in NY. His hospital career spanned 24 years where he was co-chair of the Leadership Institute, spoke at JD Power, was one of three leaders interviewed by The Commonwealth Fund, received his Communicating with Empathy Trainer certification and is a Certified Patient Experience Professional. Four years ago, Drew founded Profit Compassion LLC, an entity to coach and empower mostly men to create resiliency and authenticity as Chief Resilience Officer. Drew is the podcast host of ‘From Caving in to Crushing It’ and recently became a best-selling author with his #1 International Best Selling book ‘I’ll Have What She’s Having’ - Memoir of a reformed People Pleaser.
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