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John Torrens

Professor of Entrepreneurial Practice

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Dr. Torrens is an award-winning Professor of Entrepreneurial practice and three-time Inc. 5000 entrepreneur. He is healthcare and education entrepreneur with 25 years leading high growth companies with experience in developing high-performing teams, raising capital, and both buy/sell side M&A. Dr. Torrens is a faculty member of the Syracuse University Whitman School of Management’s Department of Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises and President of Sprout Therapy Group. He is also an early- stage investor in companies spanning cannabis to health tech AI. He is a frequent guest speaker and executive education instructor in the areas of entrepreneurship, strategy, and corporate innovation. Dr. Torrens is a TEDx speaker (ADHD as an Entrepreneur’s Superpower), and author of the book Lightning in a Bottle: How Entrepreneurs Can Harness Their ADHD to Win. He is an active member of Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and served in multiple volunteer leadership positions including a term on the International Board of Directors (2013-2015).

John is Always Ready To Answer these questions

As a successful entrepreneur, what was your relationship like with wellness and mental health while you were in the thick of building your companies?

How did you get so interested in holistic wellbeing?

What are you seeing among college student entrepreneurs these days that is concerning and encouraging?

What are some of the habits or practices you employ to maintain a healthy balance? Longevity and maximizing healthspan over lifespan to enjoy the fruits of entrepreneurship later into life; Spirituality and how we are all connected; Ways young people can start adopting holistic wellbeing habits.

What made you decide to start teaching entrepreneurship?

What unique challenges and opportunities have you encountered in leading high-growth companies within the healthcare sector?

How did you realize the need to prioritize your mental, physical, and spiritual wellbeing and what changes did you implement? What are some of the habits or practices you employ to maintain a healthy balance?

What key advice do you give your students (or entrepreneurs) to help them avoid burnout and maintain a healthy mind?

You mentioned an interest in longevity and maximizing healthspan over lifespan to enjoy the fruits of entrepreneurship later into life, can you speak more to this?

How to deal with or push through difficult periods of uncertainty, change; and or doubt?

How do you satisfy the entrepreneur itch to create without literally building a business?

Keywords

#Entrepreneurship
#happiness
#longevity
#spirituality
#ADHD

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