Howard Brown is a fighter for harmony and everything that word means on all levels. He is a Silicon Valley entrepreneur, a speaker, a podcaster, and a healthcare consultant at Shining Brightly. Howard is also a community leader, a fundraiser, and a volunteer, and he has a new book entitled Shining Brightly. It is a memoir of his journey through two diagnoses of stage four cancer.
Shining Brightly is a story shared by countless men and women and may wind up changing your life as well. With each true story he tells in the pages, Howard invites readers to picture how they might join him in shining more light in our world.
In today’s episode, you will listen to how he survived against all odds and how the second wind is happening all of the time to him. I am so honored to have him on the podcast today and share his story.
[02:03] Howard’s first cancer diagnosis at 23 and the “ knock, sock, and chemo” of his experience.
[11:14] How the diagnosis and treatment impacted Howard and his family.
[14:43] One piece of good news for Howard.
[18:35] Howard’s mother, Nancy Brown, is a “force of nature.”
[22:44] Howard becomes an entrepreneur.
[26:37] Howard’s second cancer diagnosis at 50.
[32:26] How was Howard able to just keep life normal during the most frustrating times?
[37:40] The mother of all surgeries.
[39:48] The most amazing news for Howard.
[41:27] How Howard came to write his book, Shining Brightly.
[46:25] How did the concept of this book come into place?
[51:23] “The world needs to share hope. Because hope is that fuel. It's the fuel that allowed me to keep going.” - Howard
[52:15] Did Howard ever doubt his faith?
[54:25] What have been some of the biggest lessons Howard has learned?
[57:35] How Howard is putting his life together by dreaming big.
[01:00:11] Howard’s morning cancer mantra and supportive habits.
[01:02:22] Howard’s plans with podcasting and book writing.
Howard Brown is a Silicon Valley pioneer and entrepreneurial technology sales leader with 20+ years of success. He built and launched two successful software start-up companies, including the world’s first interactive online. He also generated $100m+ in new revenue growth and independently raised millions in equity and working capital investments.
Cancer survivor and interfaith peacemaker, Howard shares keys to resilience for successful entrepreneurs, patient advocates, and community leaders. He shows us how to reach out through our families, our communities, and around the world to form truly supportive connections and friendships.
He is also the author of Amazon's #1 New Seller for Colorectal and Lymphatic Cancer, Shining Brightly: A memoir of resilience and hope by a two-time cancer survivor, Silicon Valley entrepreneur, and interfaith peacemaker. It is available in Hardcover, Paperback, and Kindle eBooks.
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