What do you get when you cross an academic with Chief Executive Adventurer? You get Dr Erika Jacobson from Edgewalkers. Erika walks miles and miles with fellow hiking and walking enthusiasts across beautiful landscapes within Western Australia and beyond. But we don’t just traverse landscapes in this interview. We cover the terrain of autoimmune conditions and specifically Orofacial Granulomatosis. Discover how Erika had to navigate teaching and presenting with this lip disfigurement for many years until it miraculously disappeared.
Approx: 29 min
We talk about:
· The issue of big lips without botox – Orofacial Granulomatosis
· What it’s like living with an auto-immune condition
· How Erika navigated her way teaching, lecturing and being in the public domain while
managing her lip disfigurement
· Mindset and vanity
· Business resilience and COVID-19
· The hallway of fear
· Erika’s definition of courage
Contact Dr Erika Jacobson
LinkedIn: Erika Jacobson
Interview: Sana Turnock
Produced and edited by: Sana Turnock and Jamie Woods (Woods Media Lab)
Auto mastering: Woods Media Lab
Copyright free music credits:
Intro Apolllo - Patrick Patrikios
Outro Liquid Time - Aakash Gandhi
If you’re inspired by these episodes, please leave a five-star rating review on Apple
Podcasts Stitcher or Spotify. Make sure to hit ‘Subscribe’ so you never miss out on inspiring
stories of courage.
Find value in what I’m doing?
Creating a podcast, where I get to share stories of strength, courage and resilience is a real
privilege. It takes many hours and my own funds to produce the Courage Unravelled
podcast that’s free and available to everyone. And it will continue to be that way.
If you’ve enjoyed the podcast and would like to support me on my mission to build a Courage Unravelled community, you can receive exclusive benefits by becoming a Patreon supporter - https://www.patreon.com/courageunravelled?fan_landing=trueSupport the show