GSP 028: The Mayor of Smile With Jean Paul Laurent
The very reason I started this podcast was to interview people like this episode’s guest. Not only is his story inspiring but his accomplishments so far and his mission for the future are to be applauded. I’m honored and thrilled to introduce Jean Paul Laurent, an award-winning social entrepreneur, published author, keynote speaker, devoted humanitarian, TEDx Lead Organizer, and one of the leading global oral health experts of his generation.
From being a trouble maker expelled from school in Haiti twice to moving to the US to further his education to being coined the Mayor of Smile which eventually ended up blessing the bags of Lays Potato Chips everywhere, Jean Paul’s story is nothing short of extraordinary! He is described as “a visionary leader and unshakable optimist”. He has devoted his entire professional life to leveraging capitalism and philanthropy.
He started an impactful non-profit organization in 2014 called Unspoken Smiles promoting both long-term oral health and economic security in the world’s most disadvantaged regions.
There is more…. Jean Paul has received the nation’s most prestigious award for volunteer service in 2016, the President’s Volunteer Service Award bestowed by the office of the presidency under President Barack Obama.
Without further ado, it’s time to get social!
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