Real Leaders, a global business publication associated with YPO, recently published its annual list of “The World’s Top 50 Keynote Speakers.”
The list is topped by heavy hitters like Brené Brown and Tony Robbins. The magazine also named 50 “Ones to Watch,” which includes Goodroot CEO Mike Waterbury. Mike appears second on the list in the Summer 2023 issue of the magazine.
The magazine feature is billed as “voices for change,” and that surely describes Mike Waterbury. As an entrepreneur who has launched nine successful healthcare companies since 2015, and a former VP of the largest health insurer in the country, Mike has a uniquely well-rounded view of healthcare access and affordability.
Mike has spoken about medical debt, the cost of care, reinventing the pharmacy supply chain and pricing system, and more at healthcare industry and entrepreneurship events, as well as on TV, radio and podcasts. He is also a contributor to Fierce Healthcare, STAT News and Entrepreneur.
“I have taken on the responsibility for creating a future with affordable healthcare for generations to come,” Mike says. “At Goodroot, we have amassed many of the leading experts in the U.S. on the business of healthcare and the cost of care. Together, we are reinventing systems that no longer serve the patient. There is such a tremendous opportunity to innovate and make a difference in healthcare right now. When we are able to lower costs and increase access for patients, it is so rewarding.
“Public speaking is one tool I use to inspire people from all corners of the healthcare industry and beyond to realize their ideas and fuel solutions. It’s so important for healthcare professionals and entrepreneurs to recognize the potential they all have and that in a $4 trillion-dollar system, even small changes have real impact on real people.”
Real Leaders also named Goodroot a Top Impact Company in 2022 and 2023.