How a Benign Brain Tumor and Infertility Transformed Identity, Community, & Leadership for Natalie Franke
Creative Rising Episode 308
She felt desperately alone and knew that others must feel the same way, too.
Since then, the Rising Tide Society has become a cornerstone for the creative community, but Natalie’s journey transformed when she required surgery to remove a benign brain tumor and subsequently walked through a journey of infertility to have her son, Huey.
In this intimate interview, Natalie shares how facing these struggles deeply transformed her identity in surprising ways, and how she came face to face with the true meaning of community in a way she never thought possible.
Hearing Natalie’s story will change the way you view competition, legacy, and community in powerful and transformative ways.
About Natalie Franke
Natalie Franke Hayes is an entrepreneur, mobilization marketer, community builder, and neuroscience nerd.
As one of the Founders of the Rising Tide Society and the Head of Community at HoneyBook, she leads tens of thousands of creatives and small business owners while fostering a spirit of community over competition around the world.
- (02:17) Natalie’s Story of Co-Founding the Rising Tide Society
- (12:16) Is Competition Bad?
- (19:15) How a Brain Tumor Transformed Natalie’s Identity
- (28:28) Natalie’s Journey of Infertility
- (34:21) Creative Leadership & Being Seen
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