Cameron Zick | Perseverer, Storyteller, Volunteer Mentor, Aspiring Paratriathlete, Keynote Speaker | Global Marketer @ Uber (Trust & Safety)
A storyteller and eternal optimist with 6+ years of experience crafting integrated brand marketing strategies to launch revolutionary technology with Samsung and Uber. I joined Uber Chicago in 2014-2015 and helped build and scale our early rider growth strategy to expand across six cities in Michigan and Iowa. But in May 2015, I experienced a spinal cord injury from a hiking accident in Colorado. Thankfully with the support of my family, friends, and Uber, I passionately committed to 20-30 hours of rehab-a-week for 18+ months. I'm grateful that I'm able to prepare to conquer my ultimate goals: to complete a paratriathlon and summit the mountain I was injured on by 2018-2019. I'm grateful my recovery exceeded the expectations of a grim prognosis. Throughout my journey, it's been a constant mission of mine to share my story and learnings––through published writing, keynote speeches to raise over $600k in donations, and volunteer mentorship within the disability community––to spread positive awareness and impact the lives of others. While recovering from a spinal cord injury, I felt more limited in my mobility than ever before. I also learned deeply about the challenges of inclusion. In 2017, I was motivated to return to Uber to make a difference on our Global Safety team. I'm also humbled to lead our mission-driven UberABLE employee resource group – which aims to support strong employees with physical, mental, and emotional disabilities. I'm committed to helping enable others to move safely and live independently.
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9 Positive Reframing Strategies That Helped Me Persevere With Paralysis

by Cameron Zick

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