Nathan Mellor: What You Must Leave Behind to Move Forward


Dr. Nathan Mellor drops The 411 on life’s lessons. This is a good one and we’re proud to present it. Ciao from


Are you looking for the inspiration to reclaim control of your life? If yes, this highly personal and motivational presentation is for you. Considered one of America’s leading storytellers, Dr. Nathan Mellor explains how mental models not fixed and how we can change our minds through a growth mindset. Drawing upon a unique blend of personal examples and academic research, he provides a clear and compelling path forward. His core concept is that mental models can be changed, but only if someone is willing to reclaim control of their lives first. Dr. Nathan Mellor is a storyteller and leadership guide. He is the CEO of C3Brands and President of Strata Leadership. He holds a Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership degree from Pepperdine University. He earned the Master of Dispute Resolution degree from the Pepperdine School of Law. Nathan has recently released a new book, “Sleeping Giants” and is the cofounder of the Institute for Emerging Leaders and the Presidential Leadership Institute. Nathan cares deeply about people and ideas and has taught undergraduate and graduate courses for over twenty years. In pursuit of educational, humanitarian and religious interests, he has studied or taught in Australia, Belize, China, Guyana, England, Israel, Jordan, Mexico, and Russia. An avid hiker, he founded the Executive Summit Series, which provides executive development experiences for leaders hosted in the striking beauty of the National Parks. He and his wife Christie live in Edmond, Oklahoma with their two teenage daughters. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at


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