Episode 273

Published on:

20th Nov 2020

Beyond Survival: Self Love & Compassionate Parenting w/Cassandra Ferrara EP 273

Cassandra Ferrara is a Silicon Valley Tech Executive and Intuitive Life Coach. With a background from small startups to large companies like Google, Cassandra brings a unique perspective to the businesses and people she works with. As a survivor of trauma and assault, she makes it her mission to help other people succeed where they want to most while they live a fulfilling and balanced life.  Listen as Cassandra opens up to Lance about her childhood, the loss she and her family have faced in the past year, and the importance of letting kids feel comfortable with voicing how they’re feeling without scolding them.


  • [00:13:33] Cassandra’s Journey
  • [00:26:26] Did Cassandra Face Racial Challenges?
  • [00:38:02] How Has 2020 Impacted Cassandra?
  • [00:58:10] Biggest Challenge As A Parent
  • [01:02:25] Has Telling A New Story Been Challenging?


Cassandra answers with, “Being able to recognize your emotions will allow you to shift from negative too positive.”

Connect with Cassandra Ferrara

1. Follow Cassandra on Instagram, Twitter & LinkedIn

2. Want to work with Cassandra?  Check out her services here

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● 📱 Connect with Lance on Facebook, Instagram, or LinkedIn

● 📺 Subscribe to the University of Adversity Youtube Channel 

● 📧 Email Lance at lanceessihos@gmail.com

About University of Adversity Podcast

Learn how to shift your perspective on adversity by understanding that although adversity may feel like your worst enemy, it is actually your greatest ally. My mission is to connect with unique and inspiring individuals and showcase their journey and what they have gone through in order to become successful in their lives. Tune in three times a week with Lance Essihos for your gold-filled lesson of inspiration, resilience, and bravery. Don’t forget to subscribe!

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University of Adversity
Welcome to University of Adversity, a podcast where we explore the human experience of overcoming obstacles and achieving personal growth through real-life stories of accomplished individuals. From professional athletes to NY Times bestselling authors, celebrities, spiritual leaders, doctors, scientists, and billionaires, we bring you a diverse range of perspectives on the challenges and triumphs of adversity. Each episode is designed to provide listeners with inspiration, motivation, and practical tools to help them navigate through difficult times. We cover a wide range of topics related to mental health, personal development, self-improvement and resilience building, offering expert insights and actionable advice. Join us as we discover how to overcome adversity, cope with stress, and achieve your goals on this journey of self-discovery and personal growth, highlighting the stories of the everyday heroes among us.

About your host

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Lance Essihos

As an experienced veteran with adversity, Lance has faced some of life's most difficult challenges. Grinding his way through the hockey ranks to traveling the world as a bartender. Through his personal battle with drugs and alcohol for well over a decade, the tragic loss of his brother to suicide followed by the great loss of his father to cancer only a year later, Lance realized he had hit rock bottom. In the darkest of days, he made a promise to himself that he would create a new life, one that would make an impact and inspire the masses, leaving the world in a better place than he found it. Lance has made it his mission to facilitate the message of positive change through adversity and encourage people to see the light through the darkness of life's worst moments.