#38 - Personal Branding Expert Series : Amy Oestreicher on Branding Your Adversity

Amy Oestreicher has a multifaceted career ranging from speaking, art, writing plays and acting, to writing for the Huffington Post, Speaking on the TEDX stage and writing her own book.

Shaped by the adversities she’s faced, Amy went from being unable to eat, drink or live a normal life, to writing a musical, starting her own business and providing awareness and support to the world.

This interview is part of  the “Personal Branding Expert Series“.

Episode Summary:

1. Amy Oestreicher talks about the mountain of adversity she had to face, and the good things that came as a result of her unexpected circumstances.

2. She talks about her show: Gutless and Grateful, how it helped her heal and how it grew.

3. Amy tells me how she manages everything she’s involved in

4. She discusses TEDX and what goes into securing that opportunity.

5. Amy talks about how much of one’s personal story should be shared.


“Creating was how I was proving to myself that I was alive”.

“It takes time to grow”.

“There are a lot of healthy ways to deal with feelings of adversity, but find these ways rather than say ‘I can’t, or I shouldn’t be doing this”.

“Negative things are real, but we don’t need o let them get bigger””.

“There is a power to spreading your business with the power of a personal story”.

“When all else fails, label a paper from A to Z and make yourself come up with one thing you’re grateful for for every letter.”.


To learn more about Amy Oestreicher visit her website. She can also be reached out via Twitter or Facebook.

Watch Amy’s TEDX Talk : Follow Your Road, Find Your Flower

Here’s a link to the article about Career Setback that I posted in December 2015.

Intro Music provided courtesy of Accelerated Ideas (www.accelerated-ideas.com). Soundtrack – Siren Kickback

Ending Music provided courtesy of Accelerated Ideas (www.accelerated-ideas.com). Soundtrack – No Need to Rush

Written By
Nissar Ahamed is the Founder & CEO of CareerMetis.com. He is also the host of The Career Insider Podcast and the co-host of The C.A.R.E. Podcast

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