Dr. Michael Maddaus
Hire An Unforgettable Keynote Speaker
Dr. Michael Maddaus:
Keynote Speaker & Podcast Host
We feel all screwed up and think “Something is wrong with me.”
But what is really wrong is that our unique wiring – a person’s “personal operating system” – has been polluted with so many apps installed by the outside world that the brain just starts acting up and short-circuiting.
I help clean out all the unuseful apps, downloads, and external wiring, and tune up the ones people want and need to bring the “personal operating system” to more of its original state.
The pursuit of something relentlessly leads to imbalance.
As a high performer, successful academic cardiothoracic surgeon, and lifelong rebel, Michael knew this as well as anyone. In the professional realm, the rules of balance are ignored. “Optimizing” becomes endless. People end up treating themselves like machines.
Michael helps people navigate the boundary between the two. With proven habits and techniques to reconnect with one’s “personal operating system” and get back to living on their own terms — as their UNIQUE self.
Veteran. Physician. High Performer.
“It would not be an exaggeration to say that Dr. Michael Maddaus’ conversation “Yes! But Why?” at the Women in Thoracic Surgery’s Virtual Breakfast Meeting was a huge success. Outstanding! It touched people where they were, really connected with this group of 100 strong. I received so many messages afterward expressing how much they loved his time with us and how it really spoke to them. I feel lucky to have had the opportunity to get to know Dr. Maddaus.”
Lauren Kane, MD
President Women in Thoracic Surgery
“Dr. Maddaus is a dynamic, authentic, and inspiring speaker, both for professional and youth audiences. I have been privileged to have him speak many times in my university classes on resilience in human development.
Regents Professor, Irving B. Harris Professor of Child Development,
Distinguished McKnight University Professor, University of Minnesota
“Dr. Maddaus was the keynote speaker at our first Wellness Retreat for The Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Maddaus was the cornerstone of the entire 2-day event! His vivid and engaging summary of his own life’s journey was so insightful and “real” for our group of residents and attendings that afterward they were following him around like the Pied Piper. Cardiothoracic surgeons are tough nuts to crack, but Dr. Maddaus’s talk took our group from initial skepticism to bringing out emotions from our “thick-skinned” surgeons that I personally have not seen before. We are already planning our next retreat and Maddaus Part II.”
James Luketich, MD
Professor and Chair, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Pittsburg
When planning an event such as this, it is imperative to gain the participation of experts in the field. Special thank you to you for a truly excellent talk. As we discussed afterwards, this was better than a Ted level talk. I have received numerous emails and text messages regarding the excellent quality of your presentation. Your willingness to share your personal stories was certainly revolutionary for myself as well as for those who were able to attend this outstanding keynote address.
Rakesh C. Arora
President Canadian Society of Cardiac Surgeons
Mike, yours was perhaps the best talk I’ve ever witnessed…and magnificently delivered. Your multiple insights are clearly hard-earned. Congratulations!
John Handy, MD
Thoracic Surgeon, Providence Thoracic Oncology Group
Dr. Maddaus is a treasure! He is absolutely one of the most compelling speakers I’ve observed. He had our audiences rapt. His compassion, personal experience, and intimate knowledge of evidence-based research on topics so timely and practical for healthcare professionals left the audience engaged but also equipped to actually put their learnings immediately into practice for positive change and impact.
Laurie Baedke, MHA, FACHE, FACMPE
Director of Healthcare Leadership Programs at Creighton University
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A personable mental health and well-being expert that helps people find the clarity they need to live more fulfilled.
Dr. Maddaus not only educates and inspires his audience, but also provides invaluable resources throughout his talks.
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