EP 53: Being Comfortable with the Uncomfortable. With Estelle Giraud

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What We Talked About

  • What she is doing to help your manage your health data during pregnancy
  • The different cultural approaches to pregnancy
  • Her long journey into motherhood and how that has helped her be a better founder
  • Her business approach to parenting
  • Micro-moments of mindfulness for better mental health
  • The positive changes she predicts for women in science
  • How to help our children be good ancestors thru independence
  • The importance of advocating for yourself during pregnancy

Things to Remember

“There’s a lot of value in presenting the imperfect to our children.”

“Comfort is overrated and purpose underrated.”

“It’s your body, it’s your journey, advocate for yourself.”

Estelle Giraud

Additional Resources

JOIN the Keep Cool & Carry On Discipline Challenge HERE

Book I mentioned, it’s a fun read. Bringing Up Bébé: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting by Pamela Druckerman

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More About my Guest

Estelle Giraud is a Ph.D. scientist in population genetics turned commercial operator and leader in biotech and frontier medicine at Illumina and now turned founder. She is the Co-Founder and CEO of Trellis Health, creating access to equitable beginning of life care.

Also a mother and woman founder, Estelle has had to navigate the change and challenges that come with this journey. She is deeply excited and scared by the rise of (big) data in healthcare and wellness, and passionate about creating a better healthcare system from the ground up, especially for individuals.

Estelle believes people don’t neatly fit in single boxes, and some of the most interesting insights about people and the world come from unplanned intersections. She brings authenticity and openness to tough conversations about the hard problems we face and thrives in finding new understanding through conversation.

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