TEDxNorthwesternU, 2017


Personal Growth: The Limits of Intention


Selected by a faculty steering committee, Brendan was invited to be one of nine speakers at TEDxNorthwesternU 2017. With a theme of The Power of Intention, the event sought to explore what it means to act willfully and passionately, what people attribute meaning to and how intent can transform dreams into a tangible reality. Brendan challenged the audience to consider the limits of intention and how intentional unintentionality has been a guiding principal in his life.



Kellogg on Growth, 2016


How Uncomfortable Experiences Can Improve Our Ability to Lead Change


Voted by the Kellogg School of Management student body, Brendan was chosen to represent students as the keynote speaker at the 2016 Kellogg on Growth Forum, Kellogg's most prestigious annual conference. Brendan shared his personal growth journey from living in India and Africa with nearly 2000 attendees on November 16 at Cahn Auditorium in Evanston, IL.