Author & Speaker
"I am fortunate to have my professional career combine my passion for, and reside at, the intersections of medicine, law, business and aviation. In 2013 I started Outlier Publishing to highlight the traits and accomplishments of remarkable individuals I have met along my journey. Through my writing, speaking and coaching, I want to help you fulfill your dreams and accomplish everything within your reach and beyond."
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Speaker John Shufeldt at Pat Tillman Leadership Summit
"I am passionate about igniting an indefatigable desire in my clients to exceed expectations, achieve goals and realize dreams.
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What People Are Saying
“Most enjoyed speaker. Knowledge and candidness made for a most beneficial experience.”
“Great talk, excellent content. This is the stuff we need to learn about!!! I would
love for him to have more time on floor.”
“WONDERFUL session! One of the most helpful sessions I attended. Very interactive and helpful information.”
When I was entering university, John recognized my interest in caring for others. As a result, he invited me to attend a day of classes at the Chicago Medical School. Later, he was involved in another turning point in my life. ...Without his help and insights, my life would be very different today.
...Despite his busy schedule as a Emergency Department Physician, he even managed to give me some words of wisdom about attending medical school and taking the Medical College Admission Test...Now, after 17 years of working as a Family Medicine Physician, I have looked back from time to time and wondered how different my life would have been if not for his caring and kindness. I’m certain that my life was greatly enhanced by his guidance into a profession of service to others.
Kevin Hetherington, DO, Family Medicine
John Shufeldt is the ultimate (self-made) outlier and his book, Ingredients of Outliers, is a treasure trove of gold nuggets. His pithy, honest, and incredibly wise advice is essential reading for anyone from any background who wants to re-script their own destiny to ensure their brightest possible future.
Carrie Withey, JD, Judge, Municipal
Ingredients of Outliers is a witty and charming guide to success and happiness told by a living example. John’s humor and warmth make this book so fun that you forget you’re learning invaluable life lessons. John’s enthusiasm and positive attitude leave you feeling that anything is possible! When you’re done reading, give a copy to your kids. What a gift!
Beverly Kidd, TV News Anchor
In Ingredients of Outliers, John Shufeldt provides real-life stories about those superstar performers we all aspire to become. Whether you want to improve your career, or just get some inspiration to step up your game in any aspect of life, Ingredients of Outliers can provide the motivation and vision to help you get to where you want to be.
Dan Cassidy, CEO/Founder of Inspiyr.com (Lifestyle Magazine)
I was adopted early in life by two hard-working, loving parents. My older sister and I were raised “old school” – with a spare the rod, spoil the child mentality woven into traditional Catholic upbringing and solid Midwestern values.
Despite these narrow boundaries, I managed to graduate near the bottom of my class in both grade and high school. I played and was, despite my baby Huey-like size, about average at every sport I tried – baseball, boxing, track and field, basketball, football and karate. At the end of the day, during these formative years, I was a well-mannered, warm-hearted, persevering failure. The two traits I had which ultimately “saved the day” were a “don’t take yourself too seriously” (how could I?) sense of humor and a never give up mentality.