With the current political state in the USA, now could not be a more relevant time to have spoken with Drew Contreras! Drew served as Director of the White House Wellness Centre and physical therapist to President Barack Obama. We discuss how he got this role and his first meeting with the 44th POTUS. Drew also tells how he started in physiotherapy and why he chose to serve in the military. Hearing what it was like moving from working on the front line in war zones, with young soldiers in peak physical fitness, to becoming Director of Rehabilitation and Wellness at the Pentagon is a fascinating account.
Drew is another example of good people getting opportunities by doing a great job rather than having to position themselves or even apply for roles. This has been a recurring theme with the people I have interviewed.