Ep 21: Authentic Leadership: Befriending your Insecurity with BJ Miller

Season #3

How do we face our own insecurities? When you are navigating your career and living with a disability/ chronic health condition it can feel like people either expect too little of you, or too much. And there is an awkwardness around you and your condition. In this vulnerable and powerful episode BJ Miller shares his deeply personal experience of navigating medical school, and learning how to use his inner strength to curate his career pathway. Plus the turning points in his career, and how he learned to befriend his own insecurity and find his way through the Unknown.

About BJ

Dr. BJ Miller is a longtime hospice and palliative medicine physician and educator. 

BJ co-founded Mettle Health which provides personalized, holistic consultations for any patient or caregiver who needs help navigating the practical, emotional and existential issues that come with serious illness and disability.

Led by his own experiences as a patient, BJ advocates for the roles of our senses, community and presence in designing a better ending. His TED Talk has been viewed over 15 Million times and he speaks internationally on themes of illness, death and loss.

About Michelle Irving

A pioneer in the Chronic Illness space, Michelle Irving is the founder of Career and Chronic Illness InternationalMichelle has over 15 years experience in Mentoring and Executive Coaching for people navigating their career while living with chronic illness. Career and Chronic Illness programs include extensive, specialised content for authentic conversations about your experience and needs, developing excellent professional boundaries, managing your emotional, mental and physical capacities as well as progressing in your career of choice. Michelle's mentoring and training programs are suitable for people currently working and those returning to work after extended leave.

You can have a career chat Michelle by booking at  at

Connect with BJ

LinkedIN: BJ Miller

Instagram: @mettle_health

Ted Talk: What Really Matters at the End of Life

Website: Mettle Health

Connect with Michelle

LinkedIN: Michelle Irving


Instagram: @michelleirvingofficial

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 Music by Avy Summerlind