Terry Tucker - Cancer Warrior, Motivational Speaker, Author and International Podcast Guest
In this week’s episode, we are absolutely awestruck by the story of the incredible Terry Tucker – a Cancer Warrior, Motivational Speaker, Author and International Podcast guest. We can't get over how absolutely inspiring Terry's story is and his past and continued efforts to motivate and help others. In this episode we learn about how he continues to lead "an uncommon and extraordinary life," his time at The Citadel in Laura and Todd’s hometown of Charleston, SC, his stint at Wendy’s as a marketing exec and his time in law enforcement as an undercover narcotics officer and SWAT hostage negotiator (including the craziest experiences on the job). We learn all about the lesson’s Terry learned from taking care of his dad and grandmother while they were dying of cancer, how losing a limb made him realize he was so much more than the sum of his parts, his own ongoing battle with a rare form of melanoma and the 4 truths that he follows to help him through his treatment. In this episode he also shares his advice for those who have received a diagnosis (including advice for their loved ones), what inspired him to become a motivational speaker and author, tapping in to our own resilience, and how to stop living in fear and start living with love. We are still reeling about what a truly amazing person Terry is and how lucky we were to speak with him. Episode 38 with Terry Tucker, Author of Sustainable Excellence: Ten Principles To Leading Your Uncommon And Extraordinary Life is certainly not one to miss!
BIO: Terry Tucker is a motivational speaker, author, and international podcast guest on the topics of motivation, mindset, and self-development. He has a business administration degree from The Citadel (where he played NCAA Division I college basketball) and a master’s degree from Boston University. In his professional career, Terry has been a marketing executive, a hospital administrator, a SWAT Team Hostage Negotiator, a high school basketball coach, a business owner, a motivational speaker, and for the past eleven years, a cancer warrior (which has resulted in the amputation of his foot in 2018 and his leg in 2020). He is the author of the book, Sustainable Excellence, Ten Principles To Leading Your Uncommon and Extraordinary Life. Terry has also been featured in Authority, Thrive Global, and Human Capital Leadership magazines.
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