The Your Shift Matters Podcast
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The Ultimate Podcast that’s loaded with powerful strategies, inspiration and motivation about making huge shifts in your life so you can live your life all in and full out because, at the end of the day, Your Shift Matters!
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YSM 066: Gene LaPierre | Finding Your True Passion in Helping Others - The Your Shift Matters Podcast
In this episode, Gene LaPierre talks about how his journey towards becoming a competitive ballroom dancer, opening his own dance studio and ultimately starting an amazing non-profit to help others! Gene is dedicated to helping people with special needs, which is ironic because he talks about how we was afraid of kids with special needs when he was a little boy. Now, he is committed to helping them enjoy life.
He has seen how ballroom dancing can enhance lives of children and adults. Gene’s ability to ‘connect’ allows others, regardless of demographics, challenges, health issues, or special needs to feel joy; have a voice that wasn’t previously heard; and be valued as an equal as we should all be. He gives them opportunities to enjoy life through dance, touch and competitions. He even talks about helping kids in wheel chairs learning how to do ballroom dancing.
He even talks about a study that was published in the New England Journal of Medicine that revealed evidence that ballroom dancing can help patients with Alzheimer's.
Tune in to hear how he went from being afraid of people with disabilities to being fully committed to helping them live their best lives! If you're having trouble finding your groove, this is an episode you don't want to miss!
How to Make a Big Shift in Your Life
Start off small! Don't let yourself get overwhelmed by trying to do too much, too soon! Join local organizations like Chamber of Commerce and get involved in your community. Think about how you can help, even in a small way, and just do it! Say 'yes' to life. It will always lead to an opportunity you would not have had if you said 'no'.
How to Connect with Gene LaPierre
Website (Donations appreciated!) | Facebook | Twitter | Email
Who's Gene LaPierre?
Gene, a Professional Ballroom Dancer/Competitor; Studio Owner; Head of a University Ballroom Program; and Founder of a Non-profit, called Ballroom Dancing For A Better U, has seen how ballroom dancing can enhance lives of children and adults. Gene’s ability to ‘connect’ allows others, regardless of demographics, challenges, health issues, or special needs to feel joy; have a voice that wasn’t previously heard; and be valued as an equal as we should all be. For example, Gene’s palpable compassion instills trust resulting in improvements in cognitive, physical and social skills among those in geriatric communities or with varying special needs.
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