In this podcast episode, the comeback story of Geralyn Ritter who was critically hurt in a 2015 Amtrak train accident that killed 8 people and injured more than one hundred others. At the time, the mother of three was a senior VP at the pharmaceutical company Merck & Company—an A-type essentially— used to moving fast and getting things done. Here she shares with Linda her journey of recovery over the past 7 years, including how she has kept her chin up through more than 30 surgeries. Also, how tapping her “spiritual side” helped her cope with pain and despair. Plus, the life lessons she’s learned and how they have inspired her to change her life—everything from how she now deals with her relationships with girlfriends and kids—to why she accepted a position at a new company.
Geralyn is the executive VP at Organon & Co., a Fortune 500 healthcare company aimed at women and the author of the new book Bone by Bone: A Memoir of Trauma and Healing.