Dr Catherine Begovic is a leading female plastic surgeon; she has appeared in tv shows and boasts one of the most sought after clinics in Beverly Hills, California, with a wait list that can sometimes span 6 months.
Catherine’s life has always been about defying the odds: at Harvard people used to send her hate mail and remark snidely that she would never become a doctor. Due to a series of severe health complications and psychological trauma induced by witnessing the graphic aftermath of her best friend's suicide- she failed a few classes and her GPA plummeted down to an all time low.
She felt defeated. “How am I ever going to be a doctor? Maybe everyone is right.. maybe I’m not good enough”. Despite the initial cloud of self doubt, she rose up and accelerated, determined to chase her medical dreams. “I retook all my classes, got my GPA up, I undertook more research and published in leading scientific journals, I mentored and tutored, I did every possible extra curricular, I worked so hard. I think because of those difficult times, it actually pushed me to do extra and to be overly ambitious.”
Catherine proves that failure can ignite your determination and that a slight blip on the radar won't matter, it’s never the end, there is always more than one pathway.