Our guests today are Abizer Gaslightwala an Executive with Jazz Pharmaceuticals and Montessa, an SCLC survivor and advocate for other patients living with SCLC they will be discussing small cell lung cancer (SCLC). Abizer Gaslightwala is a biotechnology/pharmaceutical executive leader of marketing, strategy, and sales teams that are focused on providing support, education, and awareness of new therapies and treatments to help patients and families treat and manage their diseases. He currently leads a team at Jazz Pharmaceuticals that have the privilege and honor of helping to educate health care providers, patients, and caregivers about several types of cancer and potential treatments, and is excited to share more about Jazz’s efforts for this in lung cancer.
Montessa was diagnosed with small cell lung cancer (SCLC) when she was 28 years old and began treatment. More than 14 years later, she shows no evidence of disease and works closely with her survivorship team, getting follow-up scans twice a year. In addition to her work as a special education teacher, Montessa is a strong advocate for other patients living with SCLC. Once she learned how to use her voice to shape the direction of her care, she committed to empowering others to do the same. She advises other patients to stay informed and connect with people who will understand what they’re going through, saying, “Find the people who want to support you and your growth.”
Marian Salzman heads global communications at Philip Morris International (PMI). Today’s topic is eliminating antisocial behavior. She has been named one of the world’s top five trendspotters and is among the most-awarded communications executives, including having been listed in PRWeek’s Global Power Book and as a PR News Top Woman in PR. Throughout her career, she has been at the leading edge of the rapid revolution in technology and social change. She co-founded the first online market research company a quarter-century ago and remains a go-to source on trends emerging in the digital space. She joined PMI in 2018 after a decade as CEO of Havas PR North America and the Havas PR Global Collective (30+ markets).
Our last guest today is Kenny G. Down is a bestselling author, speaker, and awakened spiritual seeker. Kenny G. Down addresses these questions and more in his profound and beautiful new book, The Mirror, the Window, and the Wall: The Life-Changing Power of Finding Your True Self.
Who am I? What is my purpose? How do I find and pursue my heart’s desire? Find the answers to these questions within the pages of this easy-to-read and simple book The Mirror, the Window, and the Wall: The Life-Changing Power of Finding Your True Self. If I lose the roles I play that stand in the way of finding my true self, what will become of me? What if I could see myself the way God sees me and allow others to see that authentic self? Kenny G.’s identity has been hard-won, coming out of many years of addiction to drugs and alcohol and subsequent recovery. The insights and spiritual principles in his writings are ones he has practiced over the course of thirty years of recovery and helping many others on their journeys of spiritual awakening and self-discovery.
His other works include Darko: The Sacred Heart of One Johanee Darko, Awakened Giant, Sleeping Spirit, and The Care and Keeping of a Shan. Darko and Awakened Giant, Sleeping Spirit both won the Firebird Book Award for 2021 and 2020, respectively. In all of these works, he shares his own experiences and encourages others to rid themselves of harmful thinking and create the lives they were meant to live. For more information about the book or Kenny G go to https://newthoughtlife.org The videos on the book can be found at: https://newthoughtlife.org/