The Resilient Entrepreneur with Michelle Mercier

EP 28 | Julia Becker Collins - Balancing a Business, Covid & Cancer

Episode Summary

Imagine this - you're the picture of health, running a company where you are leading employees through the uncertainty of COVID-19 when a Cancer diagnosis comes out of the blue and turns your world upside down. It sounds like something out of a movie but it's actually real life for this high performing COO. During today's episode, I have the privilege of welcoming my friend, Julia Becker Collins, to the show. Julia is the COO of Vision Advertising, an endurance athlete and thyroid Cancer warrior. She walks us through the past months of her life and how she managed the adversity that was thrust in her path. You'll learn the key ways that Julia has set boundaries, stayed true to herself and persevered through unthinkable situations. She truly embodies "resilience" and you won't want to miss this conversation!

Episode Notes

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Julia is the Chief Operating Officer of Vision Advertising, a 100% women-owned, full-service marketing agency. She is also the Co-Founder of the MetroWest Women’s Network and was the President for the first two years of the company. Julia was awarded the Worcester Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 Award in 2019.

Julia is also an endurance athlete that has completed 3 x 50k (32 miles) races, two of which were obstacle races – with one of those 15,000+ feet of elevation & 70+ obstacles. Prior to cancer treatment, she could deadlift more than her own body weight, ran three times a week, and did CrossFit. She doesn't come from an athletic family, she didn’t do sports growing up – she made a decision to pursue all of this when I started running about 5 years ago. She's now working to rebuild all of this while mid-treatment for Thyroid Cancer.

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