My 2nd Act Archive

My 2nd Act Archive

6 Seasons

The archive of the 2015-2016 "My 2nd Act" live performances.

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My 2nd Act Archive
  • Beth Williams

    Episode 1

    Beth created “Your Flourishing Life Coaching” to help cancer survivors navigate what’s next, to live fearlessly, with purpose, passion and presence. She focuses on what nourishes her clients’ mind, body and spirit so they can experience more joy, health and inner peace. She and her husband live i...

  • Cindy Giles

    Episode 2

    Cindy Giles calls Naperville home. She was diagnosed with Stage 3 Breast Cancer in 2006. Starting a business was the last thing she thought she would do with her life. Combining her experience as a breast cancer survivor and knowledge and skills as a coach, Cindy helps women cancer survivors get ...

  • Debra Rosenberg

    Episode 3

    A psychotherapist and writer, Debra is thrilled to be sharing a bit of her cancer experience in My 2nd Act. Having not been on stage since her early 20s, she is enjoying dipping her toe back into theatrical waters, and is grateful for her supportive and loving husband, family and friends. Debra l...

  • Julia Stepenske

    Episode 4

    Elmhurst resident Julia was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma cancer at age 15. Because of great advances in pediatric cancer, Julia survived her cancer and went on to work with children and adolescents with cancer and blood disorders. Julia believes that her cancer journey gave her life direct...

  • Kawana Williams

    Episode 5

    Kawana Williams was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in her senior year of college. She finished her degree after completing chemotherapy, and then went on to earn a Masters in Community Counseling after her own personal bout with depression. She is now a participant in lecture series held by both G...

  • Tammi C. Walker

    Episode 6

    Tammi C. Walker is a certi ed life coach and owner of Dreams Are A Reality. She holds a Bachelors of Arts degree in Business/Organizational Management from Concordia University. Tammi’s cancers gave rise to her extreme passions of volunteering and helping others reach their goals and live the liv...

  • Emily Calvo

    Episode 7

    Writer. Artist. Poet. Two-time cancer survivor. Emily Thornton Calvo’s diagnoses took her beyond 20+ years in advertising to focus on her own creative work. With a grant from the city of Chicago, last year she published her rst collection of poems and paintings titled, Lending Color to the Other...

  • Melinda Pollack-Harris

    Episode 8

    Melinda Pollack-Harris, Glenview resident and 10-year breast cancer survivor, is the Founder and Executive Director of the Sing to Live® Community Chorus which was created in 2005 to provide a unique musical outlet that celebrates hope and survival for singers whose lives have been touched by bre...

  • Kayla Redig

    Episode 9

    Kayla Redig is a Professional Cancer Survivor and patient advocate with Reimagine. She is a former elementary school teacher and elite level swimmer. Kayla is from Evanston, currently living in Orange County, California, where she spends her free time with friends, sur ng, enjoying the sunshine, ...