High Kicks, Health Scares And The Power Of Audacious Optimism With Shanna Adamic

The Art of Badassery with Jenn Cassetta | Shanna Adamic | Audacious Optimism


Get ready to meet a real-life superhero! In this episode, your Chief Badassery Officer, Jennifer Cassetta, welcomes Shanna Adamic, an executive director at Oracle Health Foundation whose story is nothing short of extraordinary. From the high-energy world of NFL cheerleading for the Kansas City Chiefs to leading transformative initiatives in healthcare, Shanna’s journey exemplifies resilience and audacious optimism.

After a life-altering brain tumor diagnosis, Shanna embarked on a tireless journey through 109 doctor visits, never letting go of hope. Her relentless pursuit of answers and unwavering positivity not only saw her through this personal battle but also propelled her into advocacy for healthcare equity. Shanna’s story is a testament to how maintaining audacious optimism can transform challenges into catalysts for profound change.

In this powerful conversation, she reveals how she turned her struggle into a mission, leveraging her corporate role to inspire others to face their own battles with courage. Plus, as a heartwarming bonus, learn about the new furry addition to her life—a puppy named after a global superstar who brings daily joy and inspiration.

This episode is a compelling reminder of the power of grit, hope, and the badass spirit that binds us all. Don’t miss out on Shanna’s incredible story and the profound lessons she shares!

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High Kicks, Health Scares And The Power Of Audacious Optimism With Shanna Adamic

In this episode, I have a very special guest for you. Her name is Shanna Adamic. She is an Executive Director of Oracle Health Foundation, Director of Social Impact, and a correspondent for Oracle Health. With many years of experience in corporate leadership, philanthropy, and community impact, Shanna is known for her audacious optimism. Welcome to the show, Shanna. How are you?

I’m so great. It’s great to sit here with you because you are one of the most amazing people. I know that you know this but I saw you on LinkedIn, started following you, and then connected with you because I felt drawn to your message and also a fellow badass. I wanted to continue to hear more and learn from you. Thank you for having me.

You gave me chills. That is my favorite thing about social media, connecting with like-minded people on a mission. Black belts in badassery as I like to call them. Shanna reached out to me over LinkedIn, which is super cool. I’m always open to connecting with like-minded and awesome women, badasses, and people in general, not just women. Guys, you’re welcome too. I have some fun facts about you as well. Not only is she a badass in the corporate field but her background started as an NFL cheerleader. Can you tell us a little bit more about that before we dig into the other stuff?

Many people may not agree with me but I’m going to say it for what I think is the best team in the NFL. It’s the Kansas City Chiefs. I cheered for the Chiefs from 2003 to 2011. I was on the sideline for the Chiefs as an athlete. It was one of the most amazing experiences of my life, forming a bond with the women I was on the field with and having that experience. Our coach of the Kansas City Chiefs, Andy Reid, has a quote. He always says, “You come in as an individual and you leave as a family.” That’s exactly what it feels like.

I learned so much during that time. I had so much personal growth in the areas of resilience, perseverance, and hard work. I wear that crown with pride from being an NFL cheerleader. Whenever I see those men and women on the field who are dancing on the sidelines, I always point out that they are badass athletes because they are. They pour their heart and soul into that. They’re also incredible people behind the uniform.

I don’t think many people know this about me but I was a high school cheerleader for all four years. I loved it. You’re right. We had to do conditioning. We were working out and working hard. It’s not just about cheering other people, which is part of the role but it’s a sport of its own.

High Kicks

You become cheerleaders of each other and you are cheerleaders for the team but it is a sport within sports. That’s what’s so incredible about it. There’s not a moment that goes by that I don’t stop and watch a cheerleader of any sport when I’m there and appreciate what they’ve done to get there. I helped out with the Kansas City Chiefs cheerleader auditions. I’m in tears watching these candidates audition and think, “These are the best of the best that are coming to this audition and doing this.” I also had this thought. I was like, “Would I have made this team if I tried back then?” It’s so good. It makes me proud to be like, “Yes, I was an NFL cheerleader. I dance exactly like they do.”

Two other points. I don’t want to spend a lot of time on this first one but let’s do the second one real quick. You shared that you have a new member of your family.

She’s right here. She’s all wound up in my computer cords but this is my little sleepy puppy. Her name is Taylor Swift. My kids named her and it’s stuck. It’s Taytay, Swifty, or whatever you want to call her but she’s a little bundle of love.

I noticed on social media that one of the Kansas City Chiefs players gave a commencement speech at some college somewhere and was telling women in the audience that they shouldn’t strive for promotions, corporate jobs, and all of this, and that their happiness is only going to be found in being a wife and a mother. Do we know this person? What can we do about this?

I don’t know the person personally. I also know that anytime you’re in the uniform, whether this is a cheerleading uniform or full uniform, you’re representing an entire brand that is not representative of the brand, and how that feeling is not a feeling that is widely thought of and agreed upon. It’s unfortunate that he took that approach and there’s a party that wants to assume, “I hope somewhere you were misunderstood and that’s not what you meant.”

There’s hope in that realm but I hope that no woman in the audience walked away from that thinking that they feel less of themselves. That’s not something that I would ever hope for anyone who heard that. It was unfortunate. It’s funny. I had this conversation with some members of the team. We think about what comes out of your mouth when you’re representing an organization and yourself and truly how you’re representing inclusion in a diverse front, being able to bring people together. Things that we heard in that were unfortunate.

You’re way more poised than I am because the things that were coming out of my mouth when I was listening to it were not okay for my brand.

We’ll get on the phone afterward and I’ll tell you.

Oracle Health Foundation

Enough about that. It’s a perfect segue because you have such an amazing corporate career. Can you remind me and other folks what Oracle does?

I always tell people that I guarantee no matter what store you walk into, if you looked at whether it be handing your card over and you’re checking out or any system that there is, it’s probably going to have an Oracle logo on it. Oracle is everywhere and it’s behind software. They’re leading this future in the power of AI and several industries, including healthcare. That is the field where I have been.

I started with a company that was acquired by Oracle, the largest healthcare IT acquisition ever. I’m going into the future of healthcare. We already had. We digitized healthcare and the work that we were doing. The power of Oracle is being powered by this amazing software behind it in this power of AI. The future looks bright in healthcare. I’m so excited that we’re leading the path in that. Oracle does a lot and my focus is on healthcare primarily.

Anytime someone has something positive to say about the future, I’m all in because there are so many negative things being said and thought about but I want to hear the good stuff from you. You’re the Executive Director of the Oracle Health Foundation, which I want to hear about. This also brings me back to why I invite guests to this show.

As you all know, they’re black belts in badassery. What does that mean to me? It means that you have gone through challenges, most likely hard, difficult challenges, and you have used that grit, inner strength, grace, and all of it to help others and take a stand for others in whatever ways there are. That’s what everyone has to share. I want to learn your story of how you did that.

Health Scare

My story, if I go back all the way, there’s been a thread that I pulled through which I know that we’re going to touch in a couple of different ways but that’s optimism. Even when you talk about hope in the future, that’s how I speak. It’s all about being able to frame that, live that, choose that, and move forward in that optimistic way. That’s a thread through my life. It has been something that I have learned, created, refined, and pulled through. I have had to reclaim my health journey. I truly lived that out.

What’s interesting about my career is that I’ve done this serendipitous dance with healthcare for the last couple of decades of my life. I have learned to use my voice to advocate for others, raise funds, and make sure that we’re removing barriers to healthcare for children worldwide and supporting my team to help thousands of children around the world. I never ever thought that I would experience a healthcare journey as personally as I did working for a company. I learned early on that healthcare is too personal to stay the same. I found out that it is too personal to stay the same.

I ended my cheerleading career in 2011, which was interesting when I stopped being a cheerleader. I was 31. I got the fun nickname that tenured cheerleaders get, and that’s as a fossil. It’s a joke with us on the team. There was this moment where the girl next to me who was eighteen could kick to her face on cue and I was like, “I need 30 minutes to stretch out my whole body.” This is something about this.

I retired in 2011. As I retired, I started to notice that I was losing my hearing that last year I was cheering. It was my right side. When I went to the doctor and after running some tests, their response was, “You are losing a little bit of hearing and it’s probably due to cheering in the loudest stadium in the NFL.” That felt until the moment it didn’t. Over the next six years, from 2011 to 2017, I saw a primary care physician and a specialist. I went to the emergency room 109 times.

If you think about it, a woman who’s in her 30s on average in the US is going to go to the doctor four times a year. I was going a substantial amount and going back with growing symptoms. The symptoms started with hearing loss that went into headaches, sinus infections, reoccurring earaches, dizziness, sight problems, and then eventually problems with my speech.

Every single time that I went to the doctor, I was treated with different things. I was diagnosed with Meniere’s disease and benign positional vertigo. I was treated for the common cold. Anything they could throw a Z-Pak at, they would. I was treated for dehydration more times than I can count and also given lifestyle advice where it was pointed back to the fact that I was a woman, I had periods, and I was breastfeeding. I’ll never forget a physician telling me, “You’re probably just a tired overworked mom.” It was a constant search.

At this time, you’re having babies.

At this time, I’m having two kids. I started to have intense vertigo with the second one and still, it was like, “It was probably the epidural.” I was like, “No, something is wrong with my body. Somebody, listen to me.” Finally, after seeing a celebrity interview with Maria Menounos and Savannah Guthrie where she explained her brain tumor, I called my primary care physician again and asked him to get me into a specialist.

I walked into that specialist office for my 110th appointment. I said, “You’re going to think I’m crazy but I think I have a brain tumor.” I went through my whole health problem. He said, “I don’t think you’re crazy. I think you’re looking for answers and my job is to find them.” He sent me for an MRI and twenty minutes after my MRI, he called me, “Shanna, something’s there and it’s big.”

He told me that it was 4.5 centimeters brain tumor, which is the size of a golf ball, compressing my brainstem. He said that it’s rare and benign, which was great but it’s life-threatening because of the pressure. It was applied to my brainstem. He gave me one year to live without the needed surgery and the right care plan. That was a spiraling moment for me.

When you think about what happens when you have that changes before you knew and then all of a sudden there becomes an after that is different, it’s like fight, flight, or freeze. It’s that feeling of ultimate fear. The one thing I’ve always shared with people is that I learned so quickly that you can’t run away from disease or diagnosis. In that journey, that’s where I had to find and claim back my optimism and realize that it’s not a feeling but a choice. It’s made in the very darkest moment of your life.


You can’t run away from disease or diagnosis.


From that moment of finding out that I had that tumor, I got the care plan. I didn’t have a lot of hope. I knew I needed to exercise my right as a patient and get a second opinion. I took the social media and got that second opinion within hours. It’s virtually impossible for people to get second opinions on their own without that referral and help. I had a connection to a surgeon in Chicago. I got up there in four hours with all my medical history.

I sat in front of doctors and the doctor said, “This is going to be a big surgery with a big outcome.” I said, “Let’s go for it.” I’m going to leave my family behind. They knew I needed to get the care. That’s scary to leave everything you know and have to go away for weeks, especially knowing I’m going to have brain surgery. It’s a hefty story. The different pieces wrapped into it from getting that care to going through January 2018, a thirteen-hour translabyrinthine craniotomy, losing my hearing.

What does that mean technically?

What that means is they went in on two sides of my head. I have a scar that goes down my neck and the side of my head is covered with titanium. They went in that way to have the best chance at removing the entire tumor and they got it all.

We have one thing in common. We both have titanium in our bodies.

Where’s your titanium?

It’s in my hip. I got a new hip.

Somebody asked me, “Do the metal doesn’t go off?” I go, “No, it doesn’t.” Somebody else said it did on theirs. I was like, “It doesn’t though because titanium is a different property than metal.”

The first time I went through the TSA, I was like, “Excuse me, I have a metal hip.” They were like, “You have to go on that long line over there.” From that point on, I was like, “I’m never going to open my mouth again.” I started going through the metal detector every time and it never went off.

I’m like, “Maybe they see it.” I don’t know. I’ve always wanted to ask. I’m like, “Do you see that thing in my head,” and then they’re like, “I’m going to flag this person. She got to go to get checked again.”

It’s a hot tip out there for all of you who may need titanium in your body one day. Thank you for sharing that. I didn’t realize you were already working in healthcare at Oracle when this all happened.

When I went into surgery, I was about fifteen years into my career leading efforts in the foundation, which at that time was a charitable foundation and went to a different name as we moved. It was so interesting that for years, I was working with this company digitizing healthcare to improve the experience for the patient. I was also advocating for these kids through fundraising and the foundation to get them the help they needed and then having to experience that myself.

When I tell my story, I talk about it in a frame that when I got that diagnosis, one thing that I learned was my tumor had been slowly growing and it had been growing for eight years, which meant during those six years, which I visited the doctor 109 times, it could have been caught every single time that I went if I would have had the appropriate scan and that I did have a head scan.

The head scan that I had was about a year and a half prior to that. The person who read that scan didn’t see the severe misalignment of my brainstem. That was a human error. It’s complicated because there’s a lot of movement that we’re making to better healthcare and healthcare needs to be better on so many different levels. That’s where I feel so passionate about this work we’re doing and combining the efforts that I’ve been part of for so many years with the power of Oracle.

It’s so well-rounded and fixing it at all levels that I truly believe will change it for the patients and physicians in the future. That’s where I pour my heart and soul in because I do not want anyone else to experience years of unanswered questions. One thing I also say is that when I get to my story where I find that doctor in Chicago and I get to that doctor in four days, that’s a clear-cut story of health equity. I had resources. I was able to get on a plane, get a sitter, and have my kids taken care of. That’s the care everyone should have. I can’t imagine if I wouldn’t have had those resources at my fingertips.

It’s amazing how these experiences show us our privilege in a way and that in those prior years, your privilege didn’t even matter. It didn’t get you that diagnosis any sooner. I’ll quickly share my story back to my father’s death, which I haven’t shared details on the show yet. Essentially for years, he started having pain but in that last year of his life, the pain was getting so intense in his shoulder.

All he would get is the MRI and all the doctors would say, “You have a torn rotator cuff. You’re so fit. Stop doing pull-ups. Stop working out, punching, and doing martial arts.” That’s it but the pain got worse and worse and debilitating. He’ll have to take pain meds and he didn’t like them. It got to the point where finally, it was so bad that he went to the emergency room, was sent home once, and had to go back. Here’s the privilege of having one of your daughters a doctor, not me but my sister, call and say, “Give the man a CT scan.” That’s when they found a tumor growing up his entire spine and that was causing the shoulder pain.

That breaks my heart. There’s one side of this where physicians and office nurses have a lot on their hands. There’s a high demand and there are things seeking their attention from the patients to the technology. Their calendars are too full. Patients are desperate to be heard, seen, and valued. That is an incredible example. I’m sorry because that’s infuriating. It should have been caught sooner.


Patients are desperate to be heard, to be seen, and to be valued.


By the time it was, unfortunately, it was too late. From the time that he got that actual diagnosis, I believe it was only seven days until he died from the complications of the surgery. It’s another reminder for everyone reading. You almost saved your life because of Maria Menounos’ interview. Does she know about your story?

She does. I reached out to her publicist right afterward. I sent a message. Maria and her husband, Keven, ended up calling Jeff and me several times. They’re prepping us for what surgery was going to be like. Keven talks to Jeff and makes jokes like, “She’s going to have a problem pooping for the next two weeks after the surgery.” We wouldn’t know it otherwise, which I love about them. She gave me a heads-up on thoughts around acupuncture, reflexology, and things that I swear but it was incredible.

I told her that going into the surgery, I was told by doctors, “There’s not a lot that you can control here. We’re hoping for the best and we’re going to do our part. The recovery will be hard but you can help it by being in the best possible shape you can be in by the time you get to surgery,” which I thought was interesting. We transitioned our life at home. We ate so healthy. I ran every day. On my playlist was every single version of Fight Song by Rachel Platten. I told Maria that. On the day of my surgery, my care team crowded around me. We’re talking and laughing. I’m telling Jeff to whisper in my ear where I’m going to lose my hearing. He goes, “I have something to show you.” He pulled out his phone and Maria was with Rachel. Rachel sent me a message.


The recovery will be hard, but you can help it by being in the best possible shape you can be in by the time you get to surgery.


The singer?

Yes. She was filled with so much hope for what this was going to do. It was going to bring me healing and all of this. Maria didn’t have to do that but when you go through something like this, you know the feeling. Since then, I have felt that it’s a personal calling that whenever anyone reaches out to me, and I’ve had a ton from different areas say, “I’ve been diagnosed with this tumor. I saw your video. Your video brings so much hope. I am so scared,” I take time and connect with them, whether that’s on Instagram DM, LinkedIn, or some personal phone calls. It’s taking time to say, “There’s life on the other side of surgery. You’re going to go there.” That taught me that. Thank you, Maria.

Thank you, Maria. We love you. I love that story. That is part of being a black belt in badassery. I’d make sure I do it with everyone who reaches out for my hip surgery because I had so many angels along the way. It’s not as severe as what you were going through.

It still is.

Audaciously Optimistic

I’m always like, “Sure, I’ll take the call and answer your DM.” I want to support others to give back. That’s what this is all about, which brings us full circle. I have two things. I want to hear at the foundation how you’re taking a stand for other people in healthcare. You mentioned children. Can you leave us with some tips for how to be audaciously optimistic in the face of complete fear, challenge, and overwhelm?

Going back to the first part of the question, my path in healthcare feels so personal. I’ve experienced it as someone who’s lost people and personally. I’ve helped people along the way get it. As an advocate for getting access to healthcare and bettering our healthcare system, my platform is to share my personal story but then also to share the good that we are doing that we’re bringing through the technology that we are creating and what we have to bring and bridge in the future to create this better experience for our patients and physicians in a way that brings early diagnosis, treatment, research, and everything together.

It’s exciting. I get passionate about it because when you have experienced it at all levels, which I would say 10 out of 10 people probably have, if you haven’t been a patient, you will be and if you haven’t seen a patient, you will see one. When you can see it like that, this is something that affects everyone. What excites me too is that the conversation of AI can be terrifying but in healthcare, it’s optimistic. It’s going to put humans back in healthcare to help physicians connect more with the patients and let the power of AI help with early diagnosis, reading, and scans. They’re making sure that they’re getting the scans and all of that to help power that forward and help us to bring more intelligent care.


If you haven’t been a patient, you will be. And if you haven’t seen a patient, you will see one.


With this thread that’s been through my life, the way that I live and lead, and all of these things, I believe that audacious optimism is a choice, daily practice, and strategy. I intentionally say it’s a choice because a lot of people associate it with being happy or positive. Those are feelings. Jennifer, you know as well as I do, you and I can’t sit here and wait for optimism to hit us. We’re not just going to wait to feel optimistic. You have to make that choice to do it.

To do that, you have to be able to trust yourself, trust your gut, listen to your voice, embrace the unknown in times of fear, which can invoke fear and also excitement, and then be able to ignite the power of your “I will.” There were parts of my journey when I went into recovery after brain surgery. I looked in the mirror and didn’t recognize the girl I had seen. I saw a paralyzed face. I couldn’t talk or close my eyes.

I remember sinking to my lowest level. It took one decision to grab a pen and paper and write down my “I will.” I taped it in my mirror and said, “I will close my eyes completely. I will smile with all my teeth. I will chew with both sides of my mouth. I will be a better version of myself.” I didn’t believe it when I read it until I did. I kept speaking, “I will.” My doctors along the way said that my nerve rejuvenation was pretty miraculous. I have to believe that that power to speak intention and envision my future as something different than what that mirror was telling me was a powerful moment for me.

It doesn’t get any better than this. I’m such a huge believer in affirmations. They’re in my keynotes, workshops, group coaching, and one-to-one coaching. I practice them every single morning and write them down. After my meditation, where I also do visualization of a future version of myself, I sit with pen and paper and start to write. I write in an affirmative way. I write an entire page every single morning. Sometimes it’s affirmation like but sometimes it’s descriptive.

Sometimes it’s talking to myself. Sometimes it winds up flowing into something I might publish one day. First, it’s the voice in your head and the world, and then pen to paper. Those are three very powerful strategies in the healing process and keeping optimistic. I’m with you on this optimism train. What do you say to people out there that are like, “This is toxic positivity. Why can’t we feel our miserable feelings all the time?”

I love that because it’s exactly why I talk about it as a choice. Everyone has a nature and a natural way they’re going to be. Not everyone is going to get out of bed and see sunshine and a rainbow. Other people are going to get out of bed and see sunshine and a rainbow. Those of us who don’t always see those are going to be ignored by that. That’s what’s so great about optimism when you frame it as a choice. It’s because any single person can choose it. Optimism does not mean that you have to have a feeling of pep in your step and a smile on your face. It truly means bold hope for the future.

It resonates with me and I hope it resonates with lots of you out there. The thing that makes me the saddest is when I hear studies of young girls. The CDC came out with a study where it was about 3/5 of teenage girls feel extreme sadness and hopelessness often. Hopelessness at such a young age makes me so sad. The biggest takeaway I’m taking away from this is that optimism is a choice. When you choose, it’s still going to be tough. It’s not that you choose it and that’s it. You’re optimistic 100% of the time. Doubt and fear are still going to creep in.

Even when you’re optimistic, if you can tune into the fact that that’s a choice, you’re still going to have to worry. I felt like I had Imposter syndrome something I was a part of. Those things are going to come in but when you’re able to hone in on the ability to choose optimism, that starts to bring that tiny ember of light or whatever it is to the surface so that you can grab onto that and move forward. You’re going to have those. You can’t just go through life without those moments. No one can.

Keep that ember lit no matter what. Even when the clouds come, as long as there’s a little ember. You can do that by writing “I will” statements. I like “I am” statements. Speak to yourself in a positive way. Are there any other easy techniques or strategies that you use on a daily basis?

I have these little daily tactics that I use. It sounds cheesy. You know this as well as I do. When I talk about optimism being in practice, it is like going to the gym and eating healthy. You have to put it into practice on a daily basis to be able to tap into it in those darkest or hardest moments. On a daily basis, the things that I do that are set in my routine are from the early morning.

The first thing I do when I get up is an outward form of optimism. I tell people this all the time and a lot of it has to do with the smile has always been something that I’ve heard. I love that it’s taking form. I smile at myself in the mirror. I tell people, “Go smile at yourself.” I know it sounds cheesy. When you smile at someone else, your brain has to work not to smile back. When you’re smiling at yourself, you’re already releasing all of that great serotonin that you need in your body.

You’re feeling some joy and you’ll probably laugh. That is how I start every day. I feel so cheesy. I look like a hot mess waking up and looking in the mirror. I’m like, “This is going to be a good day.” Throughout the day, I use breathing techniques. I do block breathing sometimes where it’s the 4-count in, 4-count hold, 4-count out, 4-count hold, and do it again. When I do that, I also think of these things. It’s something I repeat to myself. I think of things like what’s bringing me fear or worry at that moment.

I’m breathing it in, holding it, pushing it out, and covering it with confidence. Those are little points that I do throughout the day to help bring that calmness to my body. I do write down my “I will” on a daily basis. I say those, whether it’s small like, “I will show up to that meeting on time. I will make that call.” There are bigger things and I write them down on Post-it notes like, “I will get my book published,” and I am. I’m about to strip this one off.

Congratulations on that. Notice that they’re not “I’ll try” but “I will.” With that said, share the title of your book and where we can find it, and then I’m going to jump into my rapid-fire questions.

I want to get rid of the words “I should, I could, I would” because when you say those, you probably won’t. You got to say, “I will.” The name of my book is Audacious Optimism. It goes on presale in June 2024 and then it’ll hit the bookshelves in December 2024. It’s perfect for the holidays but you can find that through connecting with me on LinkedIn or Instagram. I’m going to launch that site once it goes up for presale. I’m so excited.

Rapid Fire Questions

I can’t wait to get my copy. Here are the four rapid-fire questions. What was your favorite food from childhood?

I’m probably going to have to go with straight mayonnaise and white bread. That was my favorite food.

I try not to judge but it is written all over my face. If you could have a drink with anyone alive or dead, who would it be? What would be your drink?

If I could have a drink with anyone, I would have a drink with Maria Menounos. She and I have never met in person. Our drink would have to be my favorite, which is a slightly dirty martini.

I have a feeling that’s going to happen. Let’s put it on your “I wills.” What’s your favorite self-help or personal growth book?

I love Atomic Habits. It is one of my favorites but I also have One Bold Move a Day and the author is Shanna.

I know her.

She spells her name like I do. She is the one who said Shanna like Donna. I’m like, “I’m going to forever use that.”

I have that book. It’s right in my room. I know her from the networking group. Shout-out to the other Shanna like Donna. Last but not least, what’s your favorite hype song? I think you already told us.

I would say back then the Fight Song but now, I’m going to say I Can Do It With a Broken Heart. Let’s bring it back to Taylor Swift. That’s my favorite hype song.

Shanna, thank you so much for sharing your audacious optimism with me and everyone reading. Last but not least, I know you said where we can find the book but how do we connect with you on social?

LinkedIn, @ShannaAdamic, Instagram, @ShannaAdamic, and also on TikTok. When that book goes on presale, I’ll put out the link on all those channels. I would love to connect and engage. Thank you so much for you are a light in this world. Thank you for doing this and all that you bring.

You make me cry. Thanks everyone for reading. Make sure that you reach out to us over Instagram. I’m @JennCassetta. Let us know what you think of this episode and also if you have any questions or comments. Make sure you subscribe and leave a review for this show. It serves you. Thank you so much, everyone. Have a wonderful day.


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About Shanna Adamic

The Art of Badassery with Jenn Cassetta | Shanna Adamic | Audacious OptimismShanna Adamic is the Executive Director of Oracle Health Foundation, Director of Social Impact and a correspondent for Oracle Health. With over 20 years of experience in corporate leadership, philanthropy and community impact, Shanna is known for her inspiring optimism and ability to bring individuals together under a shared vision.

Her experiences as a rare brain tumor survivor and hard of hearing individual drive her to be a passionate about the future of healthcare. She is a seasoned speaker, regional Emmy winner, former NFL cheerleader for the Kansas City Chiefs, and a soon-to-be published author of Audacious Optimism.

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