THRIVE TV 052 – Facing the Worst with David Downs

David Downs - THRIVE TV Show with Lauren Parsons (1)

IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL DISCOVER:

  1. Resilience.
  2. Optimism when things get back.
  3. Practices you can employ to keep spirits up.

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ABOUT DAVID:

David has had a successful career in the private and public sector, with senior roles at organisations such as Microsoft, and New Zealand Trade & Enterprise. David is a published author on New Zealand Innovation, with two highly successful books – No.8 Re-wired, and No.8 Recharged.

He’s an ex-comedian, TV and Radio actor, semi-finalist for New Zealander of the Year, and a genetically modified organism who documented his battle with cancer in his book A Mild Touch of the Cancer.

David co-founded sosbusiness.nz a not-for-profit initiative to help cafes and other small businesses during covid-19. It quickly became a huge hit and to date has sold over $2 million in vouchers for over 2500 small businesses.

David released a new book, Silver Linings in March 2021, and continues to act as a consultant for government and industry, as well as a director on a number of boards, including as chairman of The Icehouse, the Hi-Tech Trust and the Well Foundation.

David is now CEO of The New Zealand Story, an ambitious organisation marketing New Zealand to the world.

CONNECT WITH DAVID:

To connect with David and for more information, please visit his website www.mildtouch.nz and www.downwithcancer.nz

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