Dr. Taryn Marie Stejskal (pronounced Stay-skull) is the #1 international expert on resilience, in both leadership and life, whose mission is to positively impact the lives of 1 billion people, by enhancing hope, healing, and health through the concepts of resilience. She is recognized as a leading global authority on resilience, wellbeing, and mental health, and her work has been featured on news outlets and in publications such as Fox and NBC News, Worldwide Business and Modern Living with Kathy Ireland, Bloomberg Business, Thrive Global, and Forbes. LA Progressive calls her “the go-to person” and “a secret weapon” for people who want to find and maintain their edge as well as rise above the competition.
Dr. Taryn Marie is the Founder and Chief Resilience Officer (CRO) of Resilience Leadership Institute (RLI); By leveraging over a decade and a half of original research on resilience, she developed the empirically based framework, The Five Practices of Particularly Resilient People and believes that resilience is the key to individual, teams, and organizational growth and acceleration across the globe. Prior to founding RLI, she served as the Head of Executive Leadership Development & Talent Strategy at Nike, as well as Head of Global Leadership Development at Cigna. Dr. Taryn Marie earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Maryland and completed pre- and postdoctoral fellowships in neuropsychology at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center. She is recognized as a Marshall Goldsmith Top 100 Coach Globally (MG100).
She is honored to serve as a sought-after trusted advisor for executives, public figures, and individuals from all industries who are looking for an edge by way of understanding and harnessing their inherent resilience. She is married to the love to her life, and together, they have a family of five children, two biological and three bonus children, who are always teaching her about resilience.
The (Not-So-Surprising) Link Between Resilience, Innovation, and Creativity
How do we foster cultures that support innovation and creativity? While organizations have sought to understand the secret sauce that allows their people to effectively address challenge and pursue innovation, they have often overlooked a key ingredient that fosters innovation: resilience. It’s no longer IQ or EQ that will set you, your people, or your organization apart. It’s AQ – the adversity quotient, your ability to, through resilience, build the muscle necessary to face fear and failure and be truly innovative. Dr. Taryn Marie shared the foundational elements of resilience that accelerate innovation: The Five Practices of Particularly Resilient People along with tackling The Myths of Resilience that often derail innovation and creativity, in order to channel greater resilience in service of developing more innovative practices, people, teams, and organizations.
Resilience and Mental Health
Can we flourish in the workplace and effectively address mental health? How can individuals and teams, as well as organizational cultures, promote mental health for all employees? Dr. Taryn Marie reveals the answers to these questions by exploring the advances in behavioral health, social psychology, and the dynamics associated with the most effective teams. Based on her decade-long research on resilience, she discusses how The Five Practices of Particularly Resilient People both enhance mental health along with highlighting recent research that demonstrates that the most effective teams have the same qualities that are present in environments that promote positive mental health. Through story-telling and sound research, Dr. Taryn Marie appeals to audiences hearts and minds to support attendees in pursuing the best versions of themselves, as well as sustaining supportive environments that forge impactful relationships and build more meaningful lives.
The New Rules of Resilience: Thriving in an Uncertain and Virtual World
Transformational and resilient leaders are critical for every organization, now more than ever, in our ever-changing global landscape. Yet, what does it mean to be a truly transformational and resilient leader? Dr. Taryn Marie reveals how to harness and enhance resilience, through the research-based model, The Five Practices of Particularly Resilient People, that promotes leadership resilience for individuals, teams, and organizations when facing challenge, change, and complexity. She leverages story-telling, life lessons, and well-times humor, along with her own characteristic candor and vulnerability to connect with audiences deeply, and inspire them to pursue their own resilience in service of achieving greater success and sustainability, and leading more meaningful lives, in order to not simply survive, but thrive in our global landscape.
Flourish or Fold: The Five Practices of Particularly Resilient People
What are the attributes that determine whether a leader, team, or organization will flourish or fold? After conducting over a decade of research to understand how people harness resilience in leadership and life, resilience is emerging as the key differentiator that sustains people in moments of difficulty, ambiguity, and adversity. Put simply, our ability to be resilient is the active ingredient that determines whether we flourish or fold. At a time when business is facing challenge, change, and complexity, enhancing resilience has never been more important. World renowned resilience expert and former head of executive development at Nike, Dr. Taryn Marie Stejskal, shares with audiences The Five Practices of Particularly Resilient People; the five behaviors we can all access to increase our resilience. Resilience, is fundamentally at the core of what it means to be human and to be a leader, and has been the element of leadership development that has been both overlooked and largely misunderstood. Dr. Taryn Marie inspires and engages audiences with a practical, tangible, and relevant approaches to enhancing resilience.
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