Lead Like A Woman

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Tragic Death of an Employee with Cancer – 4 Life Altering Events That Have Tested Her Resiliency

Andrea Heuston is the CEO and Creative Principal of Artitudes Design, an award-winning creative agency. She has over 20 years of experience in the design industry and has won several awards such as the Puget Sound Business Journal’s 40 under 40, the Annual Enterprising Women of the Year Awards for Enterprising Women Magazine, Cambridge Who’s Who, and the Key4Women Achieve Award.

Andrea holds a degree in Communications and Design from the University of Washington. She is a speaker, author, and a volunteer who helps plan, purchase, prepare, and serve meals for the members of The Matt Talbot Center. Andrea is also the host of the Lead Like a Woman Show where she features top women leaders in order to share their inspirational stories on life and leadership.

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Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn: 

  • Andrea Heuston shares how losing her long-time employee and friend, Rian, to colon cancer affected her personally and business-wise
  • How Andrea dealt with the depression she didn’t know she had following Rian’s death
  • What Andrea did to turn things around for her company
  • The people Andrea turned to during times of difficulty and her advice to people going through a crisis
  • Andrea’s fondest memory of Rian

In this episode…

Losing a close friend or family member is painful in many different ways. But losing someone you’ve worked with for a long time can be just as devastating. This is what happened to Andrea Heuston when she lost her long time employee and dear friend, Rian, to colon cancer.

Andrea was affected by his passing in ways that she didn’t expect. In fact, she wasn’t just affected personally; her business was affected as well. But she managed to get through this life altering event with the help of family and friends. She was able to pull herself and her business back together while keeping close to her heart the huge impact that came with Rian’s passing.

In this week’s episode of Lead Like a Woman Show, Andrea Heuston gets interviewed by Dr. Jeremy Weisz, Co-founder of Rise25 Media, about losing her friend and long-time employee to colon cancer and how it affected different aspects of her life. Andrea also shares how she dealt with the depression she didn’t know she had, how her inner circle pulled her out of her dark place, and her advice to people going through difficult times in life Stay tuned.

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Sponsor for this episode…

This episode is brought to you by Artitudes Design by Andrea Heuston. Artitudes Design is an award-winning creative agency that has been creating visual communication for Fortune 500 companies for over 25 years. They have worked with notable companies such as Microsoft, Starbucks, Expedia, and have also served startups and nonprofit organizations.

They specialize in connecting speakers with audiences by creating visual value with presentations and through the creation of motion graphics, video, and content.

To learn more about Artitudes Design, visit their website today. Checkout their portfolio to see their previous projects, and contact them today to find out how they can help you bring your business a cut above the rest.