No one knows what the future holds, but we can all hope for the best. For Andy Storch, that meant surviving cancer. Here’s his story.

Andy Storch on fighting cancer and staying positive

Andy Storch was diagnosed with cancer in 2020. He had surgery to remove the tumor, followed by months of chemotherapy and radiation. Throughout his treatment, Andy remained positive and hopeful. 

And fight he did. Andy is now declared cancer-free and in remission. Since then, he’s been busy speaking about his experience and sharing his message of hope with others. 

Andy’s Story Is Inspirational—But What Does It Teach Us?

“Stop waiting for other people to tell you what to do.” – Andy Storch

BtR 322 Instagram Quote Andy Storch

Andy’s story is inspirational, but it also teaches us a lot about the power of positivity. When we’re faced with adversity, it can be difficult to stay positive. But as Andy shows us, it’s important to maintain a positive attitude—no matter what life throws our way.

Positivity plays a role in our physical health, too. Studies have shown that people who maintain a positive outlook are more likely to bounce back from illness or injury—and they’re also more likely to live longer and healthier lives overall. So, if you’re facing a difficult situation, remember Andy’s story and try to stay positive—it might just make all the difference. 

Andy Storch is living proof that positivity can make all the difference in overcoming adversity. If you’re facing a tough situation, take a page from his book and try to remain positive—you never know what amazing things might happen as a result.

In This Episode

  • Andy Storch – Talent Management Development
  • Getting the diagnosis of cancer and facing the fear
  • Publishing a book at the same time fighting testicular cancer
  • The battle with cancer
  • The need for men to accept help from others – we don’t have to go through life alone
  • Letting people help you is a way of helping others – don’t rob givers of the joy to help
  • Change and the future of work
  • 3 Tips on how to prepare yourself for a career change – networking and relationships

Andy Storch

Andy Storch is an author, consultant, coach, speaker, and facilitator on a mission to get the most out of life and inspire others to do the same.

He is the author of the book, Own Your Career Own Your Life, which is designed to help professionals stop drifting and take control of their futures.

Andy is also the host of three podcasts, including The Talent Development Hot Seat; Own Your Career; and My NFT Journey. He is the co-founder and host of The Talent Development Think Tank Conference and Community as well as the host of the Talent Development Virtual Summit.

Andy has consulted and taught strategy, sales, leadership, finance, and innovation to business leaders all over the world including companies like, Oracle, Google, Toyota,, State Farm, Red Bull, Deloitte, EY, KPMG, HP, Sony, Cisco, Tiffany & Co and others.

Andy holds an MBA from the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business where he served as President of the MBA program and a BS from the University of Florida (Go Gators!)

His purpose is to love and support his family and to impact the world by inspiring people to stop drifting, take control and live life with Intention. He is a husband and father of two kids and lives in Orlando, Florida, USA.

Resources and Links

Download Andy’s Cancer Guide which shares his insights on fighting cancer and keeping a positive mindset.

Buy a copy of Andy’s book, Own Your Career Own Your Life [affiliate link disclosure]

Related Past Episodes of Beyond the Rut

How to Create a Positive Mindset as a Christian Man – BtR 265

Insights from Randy Pausch’s The Last Lecture – BtR 111

Listen to my appearances on The Talent Development Hot Seat with Andy Storch sharing my insights on my career in talent development for over fifteen years.

Using Needs Analysis with Jerry Dugan

Bonus Q&A with Jerry Dugan

Episode Credits

Host, Editing, and Production: Jerry Dugan


Andy Storch’s Moving Story of Fighting Cancer and Staying Positive – BtR 322