Podcast 089: Alex Charfen on “Defending Brilliance”: Your Child’s Unique Learning Style and Conflicts with the Modern Educational System

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My guest on this episode of “Healthy Births, Happy Babies” is Alex Charfen, the developer of the Entrepreneurial Personality Type and host of the podcast by the same name. His upcoming book, "Defending Brilliance", applies this research children’s learning styles personality development and how they relate to the modern educational system.

In this episode, we will cover:

  1. how Alex's research into the personality types of ultra successful business people lead him to understand why so many kids are being incorrectly diagnosed as ADD, ADHD, Asperger's, etc. in school today
  2. what the 4 general types of people are and what the one qualifying question for each that determines which group your child belongs to
  3. how to support your child in the modern school system if they are displaying some of these unique characteristics so they can remain Brilliant rather than being forced to fit into a box

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About Alex Charfen:

Alex Charfen is the co-founder and CEO of CHARFEN.

He has spent his life seeking to understand how to make business grow, which evolved into the question, “How do you help people grow?”

Through his research and years as a top consultant to billionaires, Fortune 500 and Global 100 companies, this question led Alex to discover the long-misunderstood Entrepreneurial Personality Type (EPT).

Best-selling author Robin Sharma recently described Alex as “the most progressive entrepreneurial mind on the planet.”

A highly sought-after speaker on entrepreneurial awareness, Alex has spoken around the world for tens of thousands of entrepreneurs to help them identify and live in their strengths and grow their empires.

And now he applying this knowledge to children’s personality development, learning styles and how they relate to the modern educational system. All of this will be released in his upcoming book “Defending Brilliance”.

About the Author

Dr. Jay Warren has been a prenatal and pediatric chiropractor for 17 years. He is also the Wellness Care Coordinator at the CAP Wellness Center in San Diego, CA where 90% of his practice is pregnant or postpartum women and babies under one year old. Dr. Jay is a proud member of the ICPA and APPPAH (the Association or Pre and Perinatal Psychology and Health) and the host of the podcast “Healthy Births, Happy Babies” in iTunes. His online program, “Connecting with Baby” guides pregnant women through processes to strengthen maternal bonding for a happier pregnancy, gentler birth and easier post-partum experience. Dr. Jay is also the proud father of his 3 year old son, Niko who keeps him very busy (and happy) outside of the office.