1. Skyler Maxey-Wert: You want Success? Unlock Your Greatness from Within. Patrick Huey 41:27

Skyler Maxey-Wert unlocks what greatness looks like through the lens of his life as a dancer at the SemperOper Ballet in Dresden, Germany. His recipe is quite concise: 

  1. Developing strong technique and technical acumen ingrained in your body through years of training.
  2. Understanding the specific vocabulary of dance.
  3. Sticking it out even when you doubt yourself or face the ridicule of other people.
  4. Having a strong network of support – no one who is successful does it alone. 

And then, he says something extraordinary. Inspired dancing, expressive dancing is more than a well-arched foot or the line of a person’s body. For Skyler, dance is the physical manifestation or representation of something that is happening on the inside. It is taking the vocabulary of dance and then doing something with it, because in the “doing something with it” is where the artistry lives. It is dedicating yourself to authenticity, because in dance you can’t fake it if you want to create something great. 

So why such intense focus on greatness? As Skyler succinctly states, “When you’re a professional, no one wants to see a very good student. They want to see someone who can make something out of their technique… You have to breathe into being an artist.”

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Patrick Huey Global Hospitality Executive, Creator & Host At the Podium Podcast

With over 20 years of experience in the global luxury hospitality and wellness industries, Patrick has built a dynamic career as an international leader within this elite field, running multimillion-dollar operations successfully by delivering the highest levels of performance and guest satisfaction.

Patrick has worked for such iconic brands as Four Seasons Hotels, Montage Resorts, Equinox and Sandals Resorts.Patrick serves as Chairman of the Board for the International Spa Association – the premier spa association with a presence in over 70 countries that fosters the development and professionalism of the global spa and wellness industries.

Patrick holds a Master of Fine Arts from Yale School of Drama in Acting and a Bachelor of Arts from Vanderbilt University in Creative/Nonfiction Writing, English Literature and Theatre.

He is also the Creator and Host of the podcast and video podcast “At the Podium with Patrick Huey” which has reached over 600,000 people since its inception in 2021. Available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and YouTube, the show and its weekly newsletter focus on sharing the stories of people from a diverse background of lives, careers and experiences who have stepped boldly into saying “yes” to the unexpected and transformational detours of their lives.