Doc Hendley will give a motivational and inspiring presentation at IMEX America on Wednesday, Oct. 10 (8:15 - 9:45 a.m./08.15 - 09.45), that retells the story of his journey from bartender and musician to accidental humanitarian.
We recently contacted him to learn more about his presentation and why you should attend the session.
One+: Why are you so passionate about the clean water movement?
Doc Hendley: There are probably too many reasons to list here, but one, because water borne diseases kill more children in our world than anything else. And two, because responding to the water crisis is actually not that difficult. Digging a well, building a water filter, or installing rainwater harvesting systems, are all simple fixes that save countless lives.
One+: How can everyday professionals step out of their comfort zones to make a difference?
DH: In my mind this isn't just about my passion, which is water, it is about all of us pulling together to help those around us that can't help themselves. There are plenty of needs right here in our own backyards. I believe that all of us, no matter if you're a business person, a stay-at-home mom, or a student, have the unique ability to change the world. And we don't have to quit our jobs and go join the Peace Corps to do it. We can use the resources and gifts we have at our fingertips to make a lasting impression on the world. It may start with inviting a homeless person to lunch, or serving at the local soup kitchen, or even being a big brother or big sister to a child in your community. Whatever it is, we will never know our true potential unless we are willing to take that first step.
One+: What are the key takeaways for attendees of your presentation?
DH: It doesn't matter who you are, where you're from, or what you've accomplished or haven't accomplished in your life. Everyone has a unique ability to change the world around them.
Want to know more, read our profile of him in the September issue of One+.
Doc Hendley's general session with breakfast is sponsored by Visit Myrtle Beach.