Lead Impact: Providing Life-Changing Facial Reconstructive Surgery with Dr. Peter Adamson


PODCAST August 27, 2020


Show Summary:

Jessica Arakgi, Nicola Wealth Financial Advisor, speaks with Dr. Peter Adamson. Dr. Adamson is a Head and Neck Plastic Surgeon. He is recognized both nationally and internationally for his surgical techniques, teaching, and leadership.

In 1996, he founded the Face the Future Foundation and has since been leading medical missions to treat advanced medical cases in the developing world. For nearly 25 years, Face the Future has been providing life-changing facial reconstructive surgery to disadvantaged youth around the world.

In today’s conversation with Jessica, Dr. Adamson discusses how and why he founded Face the Future, what the medical missions he goes on are like, and why he does (and continues to do) the work that he does. Dr. Adamson also offers some invaluable wisdom for those looking to make a big impact in the world and shares some of the biggest lessons he has learned through leading his foundation.

Key Takeaways:

[:16] About today’s episode.

[:59] Jessica welcomes Dr. Peter A. Adamson to the podcast.

[1:01] Dr. Adamson shares the genesis of his foundation, Face the Future, and the early missions that they served.

[6:05] Dr. Adamson speaks about some of the early challenges as Director of the foundation and lessons he has learned as the foundation grew and missions became larger.

[10:18] Dr. Adamson shares his vision of the future for Face the Future Foundation.

[16:23] What Dr. Adamson speaks about what leaving behind a legacy means to him, as well as what he would like his own legacy to be.

[22:15] Dr. Adamson shares one of his favorite memories from a mission with Face the Future.

[24:20] What Dr. Adamson would tell his younger self today. What are some of the major lessons he would want to share?

[27:44] How did Dr. Adamson get his daughters involved in giving back to their communities? What does he recommend other families do to get their families involved as well?

[29:40] The mantra Dr. Adamson lives by.

[31:16] Dr. Adamson shares his goals for the foundation for the rest of 2020.

[34:18] Dr. Adamson shares some parting words of wisdom for listeners on how to make the most of their lives.


Mentioned in this Episode:

Face the Future Foundation

Guest Bio

Peter A. Adamson

Peter is the Founder and President of Face the Future Foundation which was established as a registered Canadian charity in 1996. He is Professor and Head of the Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Toronto. He has served as past President of the Canadian and American Academies of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, as well as the American Board of Facial Plastic Surgery. Currently, he is President of the International Board for Certification in Facial Plastic Surgery.

For his full bio, visit: LinkedIn.com/in/Dr-Peter-A-Adamson-25441135


About Your Host 

Jessica Arakgi

As a member of Nicola Wealth’s Planning Team in Toronto, Jessica leads business owners, high net worth individuals, and affluent families through an integrated wealth planning process. She helps her clients to understand the complexities of their current situation in order to effectively uncover opportunities and potential challenges ahead.

For her full bio, visit: NicolaWealth.com/Our-Team/Jessica-Sheehan



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