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Powerful conversations with incredible Entrepreneurs and Creatives all around the world will empower you to dispel the emotions of fear, worry, or self-doubt and know that, whatever your goals, you’ve got this! Why? Because Dreams ARE Real.

Dan McPherson, International Speaker and Founder of Leaders Must Lead is on a mission to help you overcome the momentum of zero and own your story on the way to building your ideal life.

Dec 24, 2020

Since being shot in the neck 23 years ago and suffering a spinal cord injury that paralyzed him from the neck down, entrepreneur and advocate Eric Patrick Thomas (a.k.a. Mr Inspire) has defied the odds and naysayers alike while creating success through an incredible attitude and sheer force of will.
Eric shares about childhood, recovery, his relationship with FUBU founder and Shark Tank member Daymond John, how he raised $80K+ for an accessible van, appearing before the House and Senate to support others, and more.


About the Guest:

Eric Patrick Thomas (a.k.a. Mr. inspire) is a Flint, MI, native and entrepreneur who is passionate about changing the way people view disabilities. This passion came after a fateful night in 1997, in which Eric suffered a spinal cord injury that paralyzed him from the neck down. Throughout this journey Eric uses his experience to empower resilience and inspire change for people with barriers.

In addition to serving the community as a public speaker-both motivationally and at House and Senate hearings-Eric sits on several state boards as a voice for people with barriers, is an advocate for Self-Determination living, hip-hop artist, D-MAN ambassador and is the founder of inspire® brand clothing.  Eric is also the proud owner of EZ Awareness By Design, a business specializing in graphic design for custom apparel, signs, and banners which offers on-the-job experience to people of all abilities.  

Personal Links:


inspire brand: #inspire #inspireFriday #alctw

EZ Awareness by Design: #withoutawarenessyourinvisible

Resource Links:

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Rise and Grind: 

Power Shift:

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About the Host:

Dan McPherson, International Speaker, Business and Personal Development Coach, and CEO of Leaders Must Lead, is on a mission to help Creatives and Entrepreneurs create and grow profit and understand that Dreams ARE Real. With more than 25 years’ experience in corporate roles leading teams of up to 2000 and responsible for more than $150M in revenue, Dan is a recognized expert in leadership, sales, and business strategy.

Through his Leaders Must Learn Mastermind, Dreams ARE Real Podcast, Foundations of Success Training, and powerful 1-1 coaching, Dan helps hundreds of entrepreneurs around the world from musicians and artists to chiropractors, coaches, retailers, and beyond experience success and accomplish their goals.

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