Cheryl Hunter, bestselling author, speaker and resilience expert, joins Kathy to share her moving and powerful story of surviving — and finding brave — after experiencing a traumatic crisis as a teenager. Cheryl offers effective, inspiring strategies for overcoming and moving beyond deep crisis and challenge and transforming it – to bring out the best, most impactful and authentic version of ourselves, so we can live the life we’re destined for.

Highlights from this Episode:

  • The life-changing experience that started Cheryl on the path to Finding Brave, and why it really isn’t hard for her to share it with others [4:55]
  • Why what happened to her is so relevant in the world we live in today – and not just for people in Hollywood [10:12]
  • The turning point when she stopped allowing others and the past to take away from her present and future [13:25]
  • How studying what other survivors before her had done gave Cheryl perspective, which helped on her own journey [15:10]
  • Her steps to Finding Brave, and what Cheryl means by “Resilience 2.0” [17:30]
  • The practical exercise that she uses to fill her own tank while helping others, and how it can be implemented in your own life [25:00]
  • An eye-opening answer to the question “In the end, are you grateful for this traumatic experience?” [28:35]

Links mentioned in this show:

For more information, visit:

Cheryl’s book:
How to Get Unstuck

Cheryl’s TEDx talk:
Wabi Sabi: The Magnificence of Imperfection

Connect with Cheryl:
FB: /cherylhunter
Twitter: @HunterCheryl
LinkedIn: /CherylHunter
Instagram: /huntercheryl

Kathy’s Forbes Articles:

How to Successfully Reach Out To A Stranger and Make A Connection

Millionaire Brendon Burchard Shares The One Most Important Trait “Experts” Need To Succeed

Don’t Become a Survivor: 8 Resilience Behaviors That Help You Recover and Thrive After Trauma and Suffering


“As crazy as it sounds, I feel like I was gifted with this experience so that I could connect with people.” [5:27]

“Finally it hit me, that I had become somebody I didn’t like.” [14:05]

“In shifting our perspective, it shifts our experience of being alive.” [23:29]

“Because it occurred, I now love who I get to be and I’m proud of myself for the life I get to live. I don’t know that I would have ever gotten there before.” [29:39]

Photo Credit: Lesley Bohm