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174. Andreea Dutescu Vanacker, Ph.D. - Accelerating Growth and Positivity within Businesses
Episode 17413th March 2020 • University of Adversity • Lance W Essihos
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UofA listeners tune in as we meet CEO of SPARKX5, entrepreneur, author, keynote speaker, and Forbes Council Member, Andreea Dutescu Vanacker, Ph.D. Lance and Andreea dive into her backstory with her family coming from Romania and her journey with the Canadian education system. Listen as Andreea shares with young listeners how time is evolving and why it’s wise to explore your options as a student. Andreea shares what her company SparkX5 is and opens up about her book, “Vitality: Life and Leadership,” and how she was given a huge opportunity to become a keynote speaker.


Andreea answers with, “It's about learning to embrace those moments of pain and becoming resilient, and looking at adversity as a gift.”


  • [00:03:43] Andrea's Background
  • [00:09:41] Educational Journey
  • [00:14:27] Exploring Your Options As A Student
  • [00:29:56] SPARKX5
  • [00:43:04] Vitality: Life and Leadership Book

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2. Visit SPARKX5 Website

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Learn how to shift your perspective on adversity by understanding that although adversity may feel like your worst enemy, it is actually your greatest ally. My mission is to connect with unique and inspiring individuals and showcase their journey and what they have gone through in order to become successful in their lives. Tune in three times a week with Lance Essihos for your gold-filled lesson of inspiration, resilience, and bravery. Don’t forget to subscribe!