Andrew Newman, author and entrepreneur, will be this year’s speaker for the University of Southern Indiana Romain College of Business Entrepreneur’s Perspective Speaker Series. His presentation, “Why the last 20 minutes of the day matter,” will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 11, in Carter Hall. The event is free and open to the public.
Newman was born into a fourth-generation family jewelry business in South Africa. However, when this life-long stability fell away overnight, he turned to spiritual inquiry and dove into the deep end of healing, psychology and personal development. His unplanned adventures turned into 12 years of professional training with thought leaders including Dr. Barbara Brennan, author of Hands of Light, and Jason Shulman, founder of A Society of Souls.
Today Newman balances the worlds of entrepreneur and teacher, creating a healthy, mission-aligned business that serves the world on a personal, local, and global scale. He is the founder of the Conscious Bedtime Story Club and is the author of numerous children’s’ books including The Boy Who Searched for Silence, The Hug Who Got Stuck, and The Elephant Who Tried To Tiptoe.
Newman’s presentation is brought to USI by Hug Alliance, Inc., a startup, not-for-profit organization that originated with Jeanette Maier-Lytle, instructor in accounting, and Romain College of Business students Josh Beiriger, Kyle Hoeing, and Ryan Loehrlein. Hug came into existence as the result of the observation of a high level of anxiety and stress in the young adult population and the desire to support this community of people.
The Entrepreneur’s Perspective Speakers Series highlights speakers who provide insights on entrepreneurship and the connection between education and entrepreneurial outcomes.