Beach, E. Douglas
Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging
Education: Kenyon College, bachelor’s degree; The Ohio State University, master’s degree; North Carolina State University, doctorate
How I Motivate Others: I believe in knowing your people and motivating through experience. I best motivate by first establishing a connection, finding a common place and giving an anecdote.
Most Inspiring Person: I had the opportunity to be on a panel that interviewed Jesse Owens. Although he was a bit removed from his athletic career, you could tell he was taking care of himself. His intellect was overwhelming. That was one experience I have carried through my whole life.
What I’d Tell 16-Year-Old Me: Study less and meet more people. Do not get me wrong, my education is important. But, it’s really the people you experience things with who shape moments in your life.
Fun Fact: My great-aunt’s father was the gentleman who founded 4-H.