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Mike Rustici

From Business Owner to Cancer Survivor: EO as a Catalyst for Decision-Making – Mike Rustici

Mike Rustici is the President of EO Nashville. He was the former President of Rustici Software, where he helped companies implement learning and development technologies. After selling the business, Mike founded Watershed, which leverages training and performance data to measure the impact of e-learning technologies.

Here's a Glimpse of What You'll Learn

  • How EO impacted Mike Rustici’s business
  • Mike’s decision to open up to his EO forum
  • Mike explains how having cancer facilitated pivotal business and personal decisions
  • How to elevate forum experiences
  • The importance of vulnerability in EO experience shares

In This Episode

EO can be a valuable tool for entrepreneurs to connect, share stories, and solve problems. Yet many business owners don’t recognize its benefits when they share the same superficial update during each forum session. Learn how the president of the largest EO chapter in the US gained clarity on his personal and professional life by being vulnerable.

For years, Mike Rustici’s forum update was consistent: he claimed to have a thriving business and a failing marriage. Since he never elaborated on his circumstances, Mike couldn’t adjust or improve them. But a cancer diagnosis transformed his perspective on life and business, prompting several vital decisions, including a company exit and a divorce. He recognized that EO is only as valuable as your contribution and that with vulnerability and authenticity, you can create a transformative forum experience to facilitate meaningful life changes.

Tune in to this episode of The Decision as EO Nashville’s President Mike Rustici returns to talk about his journey through EO. Mike shares how the organization impacted his business, how having cancer altered his personal and professional life, and how to elevate forum experiences through vulnerability.

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This episode is brought to you by EO Nashville.

The Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) is a high-quality support network of nearly 15,000 like-minded leaders from over 60 countries.

EO helps transform entrepreneurs’ lives through life-enhancing connections, shared experiences, and collaborative learning.

EO Nashville is the largest EO chapter in the US, third in the world, and has the most female members of any US chapter.

To learn more about how EO Nashville can benefit you, visit eonashville.com.

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