Joshua Spodek is an educator, scientist, inventor, entrepreneur, and leadership coach. He has been called the “Best and Brightest” by Esquire Magazine’s Genius Issue, “Astrophysicist turned new media whiz” (NBC), and “Rocket Scientist” (Forbes Magazine and ABC News). Josh is a currently a Professor at NYU and a leadership and executive coach for Columbia Business School’s Program on Social Intelligence. He holds five Ivy-League degrees, including a PhD in Astrophysics and an MBA from Columbia University. Josh helped build an X-ray observational satellite orbiting the Earth as part of a multi-billion, decade-plus mission led by the European Space Agency with NASA. Josh has also co-founded several education ventures, and has taught art at Parsons the New School for Design and NYU-Tisch’s Interactive Telecommunications Program. He leads seminars in Leadership, Creativity, Sales, Strategy, and Motivation at Columbia Business School, Harvard, NYU-Stern School of Business, INSEAD Singapore, the New York Academy of Science, and in private corporations.