Like nobody's business
Hosted by Emily Cassel
In this episode, Emily is joined by Charlene Wheeless, a renowned communications expert, author and speaker with more than three decades of experience in corporate communications. Her journey in overcoming breast cancer and going through treatment inspired her to start her blog, Just Between Us Girrls, where she started to tell the messy, raw, & uncomfortable truth of what life is like after cancer. Tune in to hear the two discuss Charlene’s history as an NFL cheerleader + C-suite executive, journey toward post-traumatic growth (instead of stress), experience teaching a workshop to support women of color to advance in the workplace (Lessons From Being Invisible), and her transformational wake-up call that came after spending $100k over 3 days!
Charlene Wheeless is a renowned communications expert, author and speaker with more than three decades of experience in corporate communications. After serving 15 years in C-suite positions, her life took an unexpected turn when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Today, Wheeless combines her extensive knowledge of leadership and communications with her skill managing adversity to help others learn to retain authenticity, in life and in business and find strength in weakness.
Her debut book, slated for publication later this year, details her experience as a black, female executive in traditionally white and male industries, her courageous fight with cancer, the changes she encountered in her life and career as a result, and the lessons she learned throughout her journey, from dealing with depression to finding strength and inspiration even at her weakest moments. The book will cover topics documented on her popular website, Just Between Us Girls – and Guys Too, where Wheeless candidly discussed the harsh realities of fighting cancer, as well as highlights from her talk “Lessons from Being Invisible.” Through sharing her own story of overcoming adversity, she discovered a new passion for imparting the insights she gained with other women and cancer-fighters.
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