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Breast Cancer Survivor Discusses Leadership Principles in the Face of Trauma

Breast cancer and sepsis survivor, Natalie Zeleznikar, shares leadership principles for executives in the face of trauma. Author of The Scars You Can’t See.


I encourage all the healthcare providers to take care of themselves because you're the heart of caring. The buildings are a building and they're great, but without us, we can't give care. So we have to take care of ourselves too.

Natalie Zeleznikar

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Natalie Zeleznikar

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Josh Crisp

Owner & CEO Solinity

Josh Crisp is a senior living executive with more than 15 years of experience in development, construction, and management of senior living communities across the southeast.

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Lucas McCurdy

Owner & Founder The Bridge Group Construction

Lucas McCurdy is the founder of The Bridge Group Construction based in Dallas, Texas. Widely known as “The Senior Living Fan”.

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The reality is people want to care for you. It's hard to take that care because you've been the leader, and leaders need to be cared for too.

Quick Overview of the Podcast

Breast cancer and sepsis survivor, Natalie Zeleznikar, shares leadership principles for executives in the face of trauma. With over 30 years as a LNHA, entrepreneur for assisted living models and CEO for various sized settings, Natalie is now the Executive Advisor at Procare HR - a PEO for HR and workforce solutions to senior living and disability providers.

Author of The Scars You Can’t See.

October is breast cancer awareness and sepsis awareness month.

1. How to navigate your medical care when things go well, and things don’t go as planned.

2. Understanding the risks of any surgery. Sepsis nearly killed me and not stage 1 breast cancer. I was not prepared and knew nothing about sepsis, now I know it is the cause of 1 in 3 hospital deaths of all ages and a worldwide issue.

3. Understanding how to heal past physical scars and any trauma in life (loss of child, cancer, loss of loved ones, fires, bankruptcy, and divorce). Scars of emotional and mental healing take time.

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