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Experience exciting and educational events at The Lodge at Woodloch, featuring inspirational and motivational guest speakers, available to elevate your consciousness and personal awareness. Diverse opportunities are offered to discover a greater understanding of life, love, self, spirituality, health, music, healing, the environment, and our world. 

Alfred Atanda Jr., M.D.
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Alfred Atanda Jr., M.D.

Sports Medicine Surgeon, Healthcare Well-Being Expert, Motivational Speaker, and Digital Health Entrepreneur

Alfred Atanda Jr. M.D.

From Thursday, August 4, 2022 to Saturday, August 6, 2022 August 4, 2022 August 6, 2022 The Lodge at Woodloch

Alfred Atanda Jr., M.D., Sports Medicine Surgeon, Healthcare Well-Being Expert, Motivational Speaker, and Digital Health Entrepreneur
August 4th - 6th
Alfred Atanda Jr., MD is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon with a focus on the care of youth athletes. As the chief of the sports medicine service, he specializes in minimally invasive surgery of the knee, shoulder, elbow, and ankle. In addition to his robust clinical practice, he serves as the Chief of Clinician Experience for his hospital and oversees maintaining a culture that promotes well-being and prioritizes professional/personal growth and development for all physicians. He leverages various digital, social, and multimedia platforms to connect with professionals in a vulnerable way to motivate and inspire them to attain their fullest personal and professional potential. He is also an author, podcaster, and motivational speaker for healthcare professionals, youth athletes, and families. 
Thursday, August 4th
Motivation vs Inspiration  
For many of us, professional growth and development may lead to job satisfaction, happiness, and feeling fulfilled. Unfortunately, many of us chose our professions without really knowing what truly motivates and inspires us. Moreover, many of us fixate on aspects of our professions (i.e. salary, work environment, job security, promotion opportunities) that don't necessarily correlate with job satisfaction. In this class, the participants will learn a simple exercise where each participant will be able to sketch out and organize the different aspects of who they are in efforts to find their purpose or "calling" in their professional/personal lives and really get to the core of their true motivation.

Friday, August 5th
Surviving the World of Youth Sports: How To Maintain Physical, Mental, and Emotional Well-Being For You and Your Child
Being a parent of a youth athlete can be very challenging emotionally, mentally, physically, and financially. Whether you are an athlete yourself, an avid sports fan, or just want your child to be active and healthy, there are likely many questions and concerns that you have: When is it too early to specialize in one sport? Am I hurting my child if I let them play through pain? How do I advocate for my child without being a “helicopter” parent? When my child loses or faces disappointment, how do I best support them? In this class, we will discuss these topics and provide valuable, evidence-based practical strategies to support your child during their journey as an athlete, while maintaining the well-being of you and your child at the same time.