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Terry J Healey's Biography

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Jan 2008

Terry Healey 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 the University of California at 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 43, twenty years after becoming disfigured, Terry is a professional speaker, author, businessman, member of the Leadership Council of The Wellness Community (SF-East Bay), and honorary board member of The Cancer League, Inc. He is the author of At Face Value: My Triumph Over a Disfiguring Cancer. Terry is also President of Ridgeview Consulting, a firm that provides strategic marketing and sales program development consulting services for high technology companies, including Cisco Systems, Inc. Prior to consulting, Terry was the VP of Marketing for two high technology companies that both went public. His popular presentation, Navigating Life’s Road Blocks: Attitude, Focus, and Teamwork, is presented to companies and groups nationwide. He is the author of At Face Value: My Triumph Over A Disfiguring Cancer, released by Caveat Press in January 2006, and is a contributing author to two anthologies - Make Your Own Miracle: Surviving Cancer, released in November 2004 and Open My Eyes, Open My Soul released in December, 2003. He has also been published in Psychology Today, The San Francisco Chronicle, Guideposts, and Coping Magazine. Terry has appeared on dozens of national and local TV networks, and has been interviewed on more than 50 radio stations across the U.S. and Canada. 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.

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Caveat Press, McGraw-Hill