Transforming Healthcare, Destigmatizing Mental Health, & Eliminating Health Disparities | with Cindy Salas Murphy

Cindy Salas Murphy is the founder and CEO of WithHealth, a San Diego-based company that combines precision health with telemedicine to make access to specialty physicians affordable and immediate. Cindy has more than 20 years of experience leading transformation in healthcare for hospitals, medical groups, and as an entrepreneur with a successful exit. 

Her outcomes include the growth of a startup to more than one billion under management and improved patient safety, quality service, and growth, all while also reducing cost and optimizing productivity levels. 

What Brett asks:

  • [01:45] What was your early life like?
  • [04:00] When was your mother disabled?
  • [08:48] Tell me more about your early family life and the courage, and strength, and connection between your parents.
  • [11:17] What happened as you started growing up? What kind of person are you? What are you interested in? And how is kind of your family dynamic shaping that?
  • [23:35] Tell me a little bit more about the career that led you to your calling.
  • [32:48] What is WithHealth and how is that going during the pandemic?
  • [35:53] Tell me about the experience of writing the business plan on the plane.
  • [48:30] How about being in the telemedicine business when COVID hits?


Lessons for intentional living:

  • When you have a no-limits mindset, you’re more resilient when things are hard and more willing to take action because, by default, you believe that success is possible. “If you believe it, truly believe it, not in your head but in your heart, you can accomplish it.”
  • You can nurture this kind of mindset as an adult, but one of the most powerful things that can happen in life is being raised with no limits. When you can embody that and role model it for your kids, they get to start life with a huge advantage.
  • Culture matters. Just about every business leader agrees. But at the end of the day, you have to make sure that the culture is really aligned with who you are, because if it’s not who you are, it won’t transcend your organization. “The culture will not propagate if you don’t live it. So, it can’t be something that you put on a piece of paper.  It can’t be something you throw on your website. It has to actually be something that you truly live.”