From Diagnosis to Advocacy: Deb Krier's Inspiring Cancer Narrative

From Diagnosis to Advocacy: Deb Krier's Inspiring Cancer Narrative

13 May, 2024

Key Questions

(01:15) How did you come to where you are today? Like, I know you've had a lot of bumps in the road. It sounds like.

(03:55) So this is like, your 33 surgeries later. This is your second cancer, but your chipper. Like, was it. Was it always that way or...?

(11:38) How do you get in front of those people?

(12:33) Do you post on social media?

(14:01) So what are a couple big goals that you have in the next year or two?

(16:58) And how would that affect your business?

(18:50) What's the best advice that you have ever received?

(20:41) You have these seven courageous stepsCan you tell us about them?

(30:32) Is there anything that you wanted to touch on that we haven't talked about yet.

(30:55)  I know you've given us your handles a few times, but where can we go to learn more about you and what you've done?.

Show Notes

Episode Title: Living Life with Purpose: Navigating Cancer with Deb Krier

Introduction: Welcome to Entrepreneur Conundrum with Virginia Purnell, where growing entrepreneurs share how they get visible online. In this episode, Virginia speaks with Deb Krier about her journey of empowerment and resilience in the face of a cancer diagnosis.

Episode Summary: Deb Krier, a coalition builder and warrior, shares her inspiring story of facing stage four triple positive breast cancer and thyroid cancer diagnoses. Despite the challenges, Deb is rewriting the playbook on living with cancer, advocating for empowerment and support for those navigating similar journeys.

Key Points:

  • Diagnosis and Complications: Deb's journey began with a routine mammogram in 2015, leading to a diagnosis of stage four breast cancer. Despite numerous complications and surgeries, including the removal of her thyroid gland, Deb remains resilient and positive.
  • Empowerment and Advocacy: Drawing from her background working with cancer patients and her entrepreneurial spirit, Deb is on a mission to empower individuals facing cancer. She emphasizes the importance of embracing one's inner warrior, building a supportive tribe, and amplifying voices.
  • Supporting Employees and Businesses: Deb assists businesses in navigating the challenges of supporting employees with cancer diagnoses. She addresses legal considerations, the importance of empathy, and strategies for fostering a supportive workplace culture.
  • Practical Support Tips: Deb offers practical advice for supporting someone with cancer, including being specific in offers of help, respecting boundaries, and staying connected through simple gestures like text messages or scheduled check-ins.

Personal Insights:

  • Attitude and Resilience: Deb highlights the significance of attitude in facing cancer, echoing advice from her oncologist that 99% of a cancer diagnosis is in one's head. She emphasizes the power of positivity and resilience in navigating the journey.
  • Building a Supportive Community: Through her "Trying Not to Die Live" initiative and digital platforms, Deb fosters a supportive community for individuals facing cancer, providing practical assistance and emotional support.
  • Learning from Experience: Deb shares personal anecdotes and insights gained from her own journey, including the importance of specific offers of help, the value of companionship during walks, and the need for respectful communication and empathy.

Conclusion: Deb Krier's journey exemplifies strength, resilience, and the power of community in facing life's challenges. By advocating for empowerment, empathy, and practical support, Deb inspires individuals and businesses to navigate the complexities of cancer with courage and compassion. Join us next time for more insights on navigating the entrepreneurial journey.

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Virginia Purnell

Virginia lives in Northern Alberta on a small farm with her husband and three children. Virginia is a master funnel builder having been certified as an FG Society Master Marketer, Funnelytics, and ClickFunnels Certified Partner. She uses that knowledge to help businesses with their online presence, visibility, and sales.