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Johnny Crowder Mental Health Advocate and Leader; Founder of Cope Notes; Entrepreneur

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  • Beyond Coping: A Candid Conversation about Resilience, Connection, and Happiness in the Workplace
  • Lessons From a Mental Health Entrepreneur: Unlocking the Key Mindsets Behind Success in Any Business
  • The Surprising Productivity of Self-Care: Using Mindfulness to Combat Burnout and Compassion Fatigue
  • Radical Vulnerability: An Unconventionally Candid Conversation about Improving Mental Health

Mental health CEO and entrepreneur, Johnny Crowder, tackles one of the most pressing strategic concerns in business today—employee wellbeing—and he reveals keys to creating a better workplace, headspace, and heartspace for all.

The founder and CEO of the globally-utlitized, positive psychology startup Cope Notes, Johnny Crowder gives audiences practical self-care tools and mental health strategies that people can start using now to improve their emotional health and wellbeing. With infectious positivity, humor and authenticity, this trauma survivor and Certified Recovery Peer Specialist shows audiences why talking about mental health topics is key to coping, and why the most resilient organizational cultures proudly prioritize and support mental health for all.

Whether he’s discussing ordinary, everyday struggles or challenges like anxiety, depression, addiction, burnout and compassion fatigue, Johnny Crowder confronts the myths that keep people stuck. As he explains in the TEDx talk that garnered over one million views and brought him to the public’s attention, good mental health is like physical health—quick fixes and miracle cures don’t work. Instead, Johnny gives audiences a toolkit of self-care and wellness practices they can start using immediately to re-wire the brain for greater equilibrium and positivity over time, together with a blueprint for prioritizing wellbeing in the workplace.

Johnny’s own personal experiences of poverty, childhood abuse and trauma, his deep knowledge of psychology, and his remarkable ability to explain complex topics in an easy-to-understand way make for presentations that are both powerful and practical. His refreshingly vulnerable and candid perspective has attracted praise from hundreds of outlets, including Upworthy, CNN, and Forbes. Even when commanding a virtual stage or touring with his metal band, Prison, his firsthand experiences with OCD and other diagnoses as well as his infectious positivity, humor and authenticity never fail to resonate and inspire.

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