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Episode 75: From Drug Addiction to Successful Tech CEO and Leadership Coach with Michael Brody-Waite Co-Founder of InQuicker

Released Wednesday, 11th March 2020
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Michael Brody-Waite is an award-winning CEO, tech-startup entrepreneur, and recovering drug addict. In 2009, Brody-Waite left a Fortune 50 company to co-found and lead InQuicker, a healthcare SaaS company that allows patients to self-schedule appointments. His leadership grew the organization from two employees to 50 employees and 20,000% revenue growth in less than six years. This exceptional growth landed InQuicker a spot on the Inc. 500 list of Fastest-Growing Private Companies. In 2015, InQuicker was sold to a publicly-traded company.

In the time since InQuicker went public, Brody-Waite has made a name for himself as an untraditional leadership coach. He credits his success to the tools he learned in the 12-step program, and now teaches others how to lead through rigorous authenticity, surrendering the outcome, and doing uncomfortable work. His unique views are captured in his TEDx Talk, “Great Leaders Do What Drug Addicts Do,” which has been viewed more than one million times. Brody-Waite’s first book, Great Leaders Like Drug Addicts will be available for purchase on May 5, 2020.