Speaker, Author, Consultant, Cancer Survivor
Using his life-threatening and facially disfiguring cancer survival story as the platform that led him to a successful career in business, Terry captivates and educates audiences on how to take control of their lives, identify and overcome challenges, build trust and teams, embrace change, and learn the value of tolerance and acceptance. He views the lessons he learned in life as gifts, and believes his greatest reward is being able to teach others how to overcome adversity and celebrate life.
Terry is a cancer survivor who endured over thirty surgical procedures in an effort to reconstruct his face, which was disfigured by a fibrosarcoma when he was only a junior at UC Berkeley. Through a long and arduous process, Terry realized that the scars on the inside had become far more disfiguring than the scars on the outside ever were. Today, at the age of 49, twenty eight years after becoming disfigured, Terry is a professional speaker, author, businessman, member of the Leadership Council of The Cancer Support Community (SF-East Bay), and honorary board member of The Cancer League, Inc. Terry is President of Ridgeview Consulting, a firm that provides strategic marketing and sales program development consulting services for technology leaders, such as Cisco Systems, Inc. Prior to consulting, Terry Healey was a VP of Marketing for two high technology companies that both went public. His popular program is presented to companies and groups nationwide. He is the author of At Face Value, the second edition of which was released by Caveat Press in January 2006, and is a contributing author to three other anthologies, including Reading Lips, released in 2008. He has also been published in Psychology Today, The San Francisco Chronicle, Guideposts, Sales and Marketing Magazine, and CURE Today. Terry has appeared on dozens of national and local TV networks, and has been interviewed on more than 75 radio stations across the U.S. and Canada.
Speaking Topics and Workshops Include:
Navigating Life’s Road Blocks: Attitude, Focus, and Teamwork
- Taking Control
- Confronting Challenges
- Building Trust
- Taking Risks
- Dealing with Adversity
- Embracing Diversity