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The Rejuvenating Power Of Time Out | John Ahern | TEDxUQ
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Internationally published, John Ahern is a writer, business advisor, and an advocate for ‘the rejuvenating power of time out'. Author of the award-winning travel memoir “On The Road With Kids”, John Ahern is a self-professed serial ‘escapist,’ having taken multiple career sabbaticals to independently travel through over 85 countries. With many hilarious and inspiring experiences, John blends entertaining anecdotes from his family’s camper-van romp across countries with science-based illustrations of how individuals and corporations can deploy ‘time out’ as the key strategy to achieving creativity, innovation, happiness and extraordinary personal success. While conventional wisdom suggests extended time off equates to career suicide, instead John rose to be a successful executive; one of six in the global leadership team of a 15,000-employee public-listed company.

John Ahern is the award-winning author of On The Road…With Kids, the hilarious and inspiring story of his family’s one-year journey through 30 countries in an old campervan. A self-professed serial ‘escapist,’ John has taken multiple career sabbaticals, independently travelling through over 85 countries. In the process, he has been shot at, poisoned, locked up in an African jail, been a stow-away in a Columbian cargo plane and a passenger in two train derailments. While conventional wisdom suggests extended time off equates to career suicide, instead John rose to be a successful executive; one of six in the global leadership team of a 15,000-employee public-listed company. Internationally published, John is now a writer, business advisor, and an advocate for ‘the rejuvenating power of time out.’

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