Dyan DeNapoli wanted to be a marine biologist since she was a child. Working with dolphins and penguins called to her, from the inside. At the age of 30, as she was working as a silversmith making jewelry, her parents gifted her a month long EarthWatch Expedition working with Dolphins in Hawaii.
As she stood at the airport in Hawaii, waiting for her flight home, Dyan made an important decision: She didn’t know how and she didn’t know when but she WAS going to dedicate herself to working with marine animals. And boy has she! From getting a second bachelors degree, to finally getting hired at the New England Aquarium (after years of volunteering), to running the world largest animal rescue mission in history, Dyan’s commitment to animal conservation has been nothing short of extraordinary.
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About the Guest:
Dyan DeNapoli is a penguin expert, TED speaker, and award-winning author. Her first book, The Great Penguin Rescue, chronicles her experiences helping to manage the rescue of 40,000 penguins from an oil spill in South Africa. Dyan teaches audiences of all ages about penguin conservation, and about pursuing their wildest dreams. Her favorite gig is as a guest lecturer on National Geographic's ships bringing adventure travelers to Antarctica!
On social media (FB, LinkedIn, and Twitter) as @ThePenguinLady
Dyan’s Two Books:
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About the Host:
Dr. Amanda Crowell is a cognitive psychologist, speaker, author and coach changing our perspective on the world of work. It IS possible to do Great Work-- launch a successful business, make a scientific discovery, raise a tight-knit family, or manage a global remote team-- without sacrificing your health, happiness and relationships.
Amanda is the Author of the forthcoming book, Great Work: Do What Matter Most Without Sacrificing Everything Else, and the creator of the Great Work Journals. Amanda's TEDx talk has received more than a million views and has been featured on TED's Ideas blog and Ted Shorts.
Her ideas have also been featured on NPR, Al Jazeera, The Wall Street Journal, Quartz, and Thrive Global.
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