Press Release for Thursday, October 2, 2014
From Matador to Priest: Maintaining a Authentic Leadership Style
Jessica Scott, Public Relations Specialist
Department of Public Relations
University of North Florida Taylor Leadership Institute continues its
Leadership Speakers Bureau series “Writing Your Success Story: The More
Resolute the Drafts, the Better the Story.” This installment of the series will
feature author Rev. J. Perry Smith at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8,
58W, Student Union, Auditorium, Room 2704.
2011 memoir, “The Unlikely Priest,”chronicles
his life of service as a matador, Trappist monk, United States Army
counter-intelligence agent, CIA operative, FBI agent and an Episcopal priest.
Smith uses the curiosity sparked by his dynamic professional ventures to share
his transformational journey.
a presentation moderated by The Florida Times-Union columnist, Charlie Patton,
Smith will discuss how he allowed his inner core to guide his leadership
morale. He will encourage leaders to reflect on the individual journey and
focus on personal reflection, emphasizing that effective leaders work to
cultivate consciousness and practice congruence.
the lecture, attendees are invited to enjoy a complimentary reception, catered
by TLI community partner, Jason’s
Deli. To register for this event, click
. For more information, contact Alison Kent, event
Leadership Speakers Bureau event is free and available to the public. Its
purpose is to offer attendees a unique face-to-face experience with
leadership-centric speakers with esteemed backgrounds, motivating stories and
illuminating question-and-answer sessions.
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students who are dedicated to enriching the lives of others the opportunity to
build their own futures through a well-rounded education.