Stories That Inspire Us welcomed to today’s podcast, Wednesday, March 22, 2023, Becca Pearce. Becca is a survivor in more ways than one. A young professional CEO in her 30’s, at the top of her career, Becca was announced as the first CEO of a state-based health exchange in the country, tasked with implementing Obamacare by October 1, 2013.
By 2013, The Baltimore Sun announced her resignation amidst controversy. On April 14, 2015, she was diagnosed with a golf-ball-sized brain tumor, changing her life forever. From the time Becca was diagnosed with the brain tumor until her surgery was 5 weeks which was the scariest time of not only her life, but that of her husband and daughter.
Fast forward and thankfully the tumor was benign and operable however, she had to learn to walk again and many other things as a result of the tumor. She recalled that initially she was having hearing issues on one side which gradually changed over a 2-year period when her friend advised her to obtain a hearing test.
Becca shared her perspective on her appreciation (yes, appreciation!) for what she has been through. What she believed to be most important swiftly changed and morphed into a set of leadership lessons for CEOs, high-performing executives and women leaders.
Although no amount of show notes can fully describe Becca’s journey, she fully believes she found her true calling; she found the value of humility and so many other amazing qualities! She learned what really was important to her and basically fell in love with her husband again!
Too many times, we are searching, yet resisting with fear, what we are meant to do through our passion and our purpose. We question, we put them on the back burner, it’s something for the future and continually also question our own happiness: “I’ll be happy when . . .”
What if being “happy” was finding that appreciation for what you and your family have been through to morph into something to inspire others?
Becca’s story is living each day with purpose and passion and continues to evolve!
To connect with Becca further, please check out her website and various social media platforms:
Are you or someone that you know going through a similar story? How will you evolve and have appreciation for your purpose and passion?
Let me know what you thought of today’s episode. Also, do you have a story you want to share? Your story will inspire others as Becca’s has! If you are interested in sharing your story, please go to my website and “register as a guest”.
Thank you Becca - “Truly” these are the Stories That Inspire Us!!--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/janis-melillo7/message