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Date(s) - 10/29/2021
3:05 pm - 4:05 pm


From PhD to Prosperity – Three Keys to Earning Your Dream Income Doing What You Love

Tony Awojoodo, PhD
Founder and CEO, Tone’s Professional Advisory Solutions & Services, LLC

Date: Friday, October 29, 2021
Time: 3:05 p.m.
Location: SCOB 228



Towards the end of my PhD, I looked in the mirror and wasn’t happy with the person he saw. My long days in the lab combined with distance from loved ones and the multiple hoops I had to learn to jump through to successfully defend my thesis and make an honest living left me feeling lost, stuck, confused, and frustrated with life. I had lost passion for research – the thing I had committed the better part of 5 years to – and despite knowing that I had valuable skills, I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do with them and if I ever would be able to perfectly combine my skills and passions with a career that compensated me well. It was during this period that I made three discoveries that changed my life forever and put me on a course to becoming “Purposefully Paid”. During this talk I will share the “3 Keys” I learned and how we call can incorporate these into our personal, professional, and financial lives to live lives of purpose, meaning, impact, and prosperity.

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I am a high performance coach and healthcare strategist who has helped hundreds of professionals and business leaders unlock their full potential so that they can reach their professional, personal, financial, and growth goals.

As founder and CEO of Tone’s Professional Advisory Solutions and services I help high potential and impact-oriented professionals earn their dream income and build generational wealth through my signature framework, the Peak Performance 3 (PP3) framework.

In my day job, I lead strategy for the Northeast region of DaVita, the world’s largest dialysis provider. My key responsibilities are to increase access to DaVita’s life-saving services for patients in the northeast U.S. by developing growth opportunities and enhancing value-based care partnerships with payors and providers to support integrated kidney care.

I was previously an Engagement Manager with McKinsey & Company where I worked with large, national health systems across the areas of strategy, M&A, operations, and organizational excellence and led the Firm’s recruiting and professional development efforts for underrepresented advanced degree candidates.

I have a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology / Emory University where I studied lipid metabolism in Sickle Cell Disease and an M.S. and B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from The University of Virginia and the University of Maryland, respectively.

I am the proud husband of Shay, a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, and father to my princess, Amari, and dogter, Coco. We love traveling the world, enjoying new cuisines, and competitive board and card games.