Brad Manard

Lessons of leadership, life and understanding

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In 2001, Brad Manard was living an ordinary life as an Iowa school superintendent. Then he read Jimmy Buffett’s book A Pirate Looks at 50 and realized Buffet was having a lot more fun than he was, so he decided to adopt his untamed spirit.

From there, he met Buffett’s friend, the legendary Captain Tony Tarracino. Immortalized in Buffett’s song Last Mango in Paris, the revered Captain Tony has lived a Caribbean life on the edge of free-wheeling spirit and adventure.

Together, Manard and Captain Tony co-wrote Tarracino’s memoirs entitled Life Lessons of a Legend focusing on his ability to build strong, positive relationships with people.

Img: Life Lessons of a LegendCaptain Tony’s life lessons have influenced Manard’s leadership style, understanding of compassion, appreciation for the unique qualities of each individual, and the impact of kindness. Through a dynamic motivational presentation highlighted with acoustic music and visual effects, Manard guides others in their understanding of Captain Tony’s lessons.

Visit Manard's website: www.bradmanard.com

This event is part of the 2012 Literary Festival.

Start Date: 10/18/2012 7:30 pm
End Date: 10/18/2012 9:30 pm
Location: McGlinn Conference Center
Price: Free
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  • Heritage: Founded by the Bernardine Sisters, a Catholic religious order, the university embraces the Franciscan core values of service, humility, collegiality, contemplation and peacemaking.
  • Motto: “To Learn, To Love, To Serve”
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