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HDC Digital Launch Announcement
January 31, 2018

I’m starting off this year in an amazing place!

Today I’m announcing the launch of HDC Digital, a digital and demand marketing agency revolutionizing the way companies think about and approach growth.

After years of working both agency-side and brand-side with awesome people and brands, I’ve decided to open my own firm!

The impetus for this change comes out of a period of self-renewal…

You see, I was born with an incredible drive to achieve. It’s core to who I am and is just part of my construction. Over the years of climbing the corporate ladder, that drive morphed into something unhealthy – my job had become my identity and I was literally working myself to death.

I was diagnosed with both lichen sclerosus, a rare autoimmune skin condition and rare cancer in August of 2017. You can read about my journey in detail if you’d like, but that’s a separate ball of worms.

I am proud to be cancer-free (no evidence of disease on my latest scans). As part of my journey back to health I had to re-learn how to manage work and stress. I left my last full-time gig with Virtuous in mid-November to focus on healing.

That hurt. I love the Virtuous team and everything the company stands for. But I had to finally make a deliberate choice to take care of myself and undo the damage that I had done to my body, and as it turns out my mind and soul, through years of only focusing on work.

Since then I’ve been focused on healing my mind, body, and soul. Changing nearly every aspect of my life, and working to get HDC Digital built up from a long-standing side hustle into a real marketing agency.

I’m so excited for the future, there are some really awesome things to come and we’re officially open for business!


About author


Heather is a cancer survivor, entrepreneur, and health & wellness educator. Advocating for ownership over your own health and medical treatment, Heather speaks and writes on nutrition and lifestyle interventions for healing chronic illness, managing stress, recovering from burnout, and living life on your terms.

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