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Sep 12, 2023

Our special guest Shawn Lesser has a powerful story. You’ll hear Shawn's story, along with his crucial wisdom in this special 20-minute bonus episode. As you listen, I encourage you to think about someone who might also need to hear this message. Be ready to share this episode, as it could help to save someone’s life.

Shawn Lesser is a seasoned finance professional and social entrepreneur, known for his work in impact investing and sustainable finance. He was previously the co-founder and Managing Partner at Big Path Capital, having played an instrumental role in shaping the firm's mission to catalyze the flow of capital towards sustainable and socially responsible investments.

In this new chapter of his life, Shawn is a mental health advocate and founder of THE REAL Mental Health Foundation. The organization’s mission is to build a global community around mental health. He is especially focused on men’s health, because he sees a big need to come alongside and support men and their families.

Born and raised in Brooklyn, Shawn comes to us today from Atlanta where he resides with his family.

Now, settle in and get ready in this special 20-minute episode you will discover why Shawn Lesser is one of the wisest people I know.



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Episode Chapters

[0:04:40] - Shawn’s Story

Shawn shares his story of depression and how he hit a low point - a mental breakdown in December 2022. Shawn’s wife reached out to a friend from his past, Brent Herd, who was able to provide invaluable support. We discuss the importance of reaching out for help and how important it is to have a support system in place when dealing with mental health issues.

[0:12:23] - Learn about Shawn’s new organization THE REAL Mental Health Foundation

[0:15:40] - Special Message from Wonder & Grow

[0:17:00] - Shawn Reveals His Main-Thing Wisdom

[0:18:12] - Supporting Friends With Mental Health

We explore the warning signs of depression and mental health struggles. Shawn shares tips on how to support a friend who is struggling. Ultimately, we learn that it is important to check on our friends and loved ones, as it can be incredibly powerful, and it doesn’t have to be heavy or difficult.


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