Dr. Guy F. Riekeman discusses the Eight Core Proficiencies that embody the values of Life University and provide the foundation for The Octagon. He sets forth the vision of The Octagon and its future role as a global think tank for discussing critical issues in healthcare philosophy and policy.

Why you should watch

To gain insight on the purpose for The Octagon and its potential to revolutionize healthcare and society as a whole.


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Guy F. Riekeman, D.C., is the fourth president of Life University in Marietta, Georgia. He brings to this critical leadership position in both higher education and the chiropractic profession an uplifting vision, focused energy and a wealth of practical experience. In a dynamically changing world, glutted with information and roiling with uncertainty, Dr. Riekeman daily demonstrates a unique ability to articulate meaning and inspiring  discipline for institutional, professional and personal success.

The Octagon

The Octagon at Life University was created to foster dialogue and exchange on important social, political and conceptual issues based on Life University’s Eight Core Proficiencies. The Octagon creates an environment where questions and issues from every avenue of life can be embraced, discussed, debated and acted upon. As with most things in life it is not constrained by a lack of desire or need but only by limited human and financial resources. It is the intention of the University’s president, Dr. Guy Riekeman, for the Octagon to tackle important and controversial matters that will have long range impact and the potential for application in other fields. The Octagon does not seek to be reckless in its work but it does seek to be fearless in its charge, prepared to confront matters that frustrate society in a meaningful way. The Octagon can best be described as a think tank to promote world changing discussion related to healthcare and the human condition.