Six Steps to Life-Altering Change for Addicts and Convicts | Moe Egan & Tim Stay | TEDxBYU
Maurice (Moe) Egan grew up in East Oakland surrounded by drugs and crime. Even though he found success in sports and later working for Coretta Scott King at the Martin Luther King Jr. Center, his drug use and criminal behavior spiraled out of control. He found himself homeless and asleep standing up in the middle of a busy San Francisco intersection soon to be arrested for the seventh time. Moe and Tim Stay share six steps for transformational behavioral change that have helped Moe and the tens of thousands of others like him change their lives. Together, Moe and Tim share the philosophy taught at The Other Side Academy to help others who are lost obtain lives of sobriety, integrity, and fulfillment.
While in jail, Moe heard about a place called Delancey Street where he could change his life. He wrote to them and was accepted.
At Delancey Street, Moe held many jobs and eventually was given responsibility of the newcomers, charged with with guiding them through the most critical first months of their stay. Moe completed his two-year commitment and stayed on two more years because he loved what was happening to him and those around him.
He graduated from Delancey Street and was hired by a leading tour company in San Francisco, working his way up to managing the operation and was eventually transferred to oversee their Las Vegas operation. Last year, Moe joined the staff at The Other Side Academy in Salt Lake City and is now helping save lives of others who have hit rock bottom.Tim Stay was formerly the CEO, as well as a co-founder of Unitus Labs. Tim Stay started and ran Marketing Ally, which became one of the Top 50 Call Centers in the U.S.A and had over 1,110 employees. He started and later sold FreeServers.com to About.com. He was a co-founder of Bizcradle, a business incubator that launched such technology companies as SenForce, which sold to Novell. Tim was former CEO of Perfect Search Corporation, an innovative search engine and software development company.
Tim was voted as one of the vSpring 100 technology entrepreneurs in Utah and was recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award from BYU. He has served on the Utah Valley University Foundation Board and on the Advisory Board for the Center of Economic Self-Reliance and the National Advisory Council for Religious Education at BYU. Tim holds a civil engineering degree (B.S.) and also has an M.B.A. and an M.A. in International Studies, with a focus on economic development in developing countries, all from Brigham Young University.This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx