Dr. Taryn Marie is uniquely focused on enhancing resilience in leadership and in life, to allow people to bring out the best of themselves each day. She is the author of “Flourish or Fold: The Five Practices of Particularly Resilient People”, which is expected to be released as a book in 2020. She is the former Head of Executive Leadership Development at Nike, Global Leadership Development at Cigna, and founded her own company, Resilience Leadership, where she serves as the Chief Resilience Officer (CRO), where the empirically-based framework, The Five Practices of Particularly Resilient People serves as the foundation for executive coaching, top team effectiveness, high potential leadership program and workshops, and inspirational keynote addresses.

She is also a co-founder of Resilience Element 75 (RE75), focused on making resilience accessible to the world through film and wearable technology as well as a co-founder and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Elevated Science, a newly founded AI communication platform focused on bringing hope and healing to the planet through sharing information and empirical research on widely-used plant-based and alternative medicines that have been less well known, if not misunderstood.

Her research and thought leadership have been showcased in publications such as Thrive Global, Women’s Daily Magazine, Elucid, Medium, on television broadcasts, such as NBC, as well as platforms inclusive of Happify, eMindful, and Powerful Universe. Dr. Taryn will be featured in the upcoming documentary, Breaking Free, focused on living a resilient life, also scheduled for release in 2020, and is a sought-after agent-represented international inspirational keynote speaker.

Dr. Stejskal received an undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Michigan along with a master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) and a doctorate degree from the University of Maryland, College Park. She completed pre- and post-doctoral fellowships at Virginia Commonwealth Medical University focused on the assessment and treatment of neurological injury, funded by the prestigious grant from the National Institute of Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) for investigation of the systemic impact of brain and spinal cord injury on both the patient and his or her significant family members and relationships.

What Scares Us is Sacred

2020-06-11T09:00:00-04:00 2020-06-17T08:00:00-04:00 Thursday, June 11th 9:00 EDT Length: 45 minutes

Taryn Marie Stejskal

  • Former Head of Executive Leadership Development at Nike
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Leadership Resilience is encompassed by The Five Practices of Particularly Resilient People, the evidence-based framework that provides guidance for the most resilient behaviors we can demonstrate, leadership and life, when we inevitably face challenge, change, and complexity. One of The Five Practices, Possibility, is the ability to face the sustained possibility of fear and failure over time, and increase our Adversity Quotient (AQ), which, given our current global landscape and the VUCA environment, is a key factor to success, perhaps even more so that IQ or EQ. 

In order to engage in the Resilient Practice of Possibility, we have the opportunity to face our greatest fears and realize that WHAT SCARES US IS SACRED. We live in a culture that has told us we need to be fearless, but instead, we have the opportunity to fear less. We have the opportunity to recognize what scares us is our most sacred learning experience, our greatest teacher, and the opportunity for growth. 

Rather than seeing fear as being bad, wrong, or weakness, we can come to see fear, and teach our coaching clients to see fear, as an opportunity for growth and development.

  1. Understand how fear impacts performance, decision making, leadership, and engagement
  2. How to intervene as a coach and support yourself and your coaching client in fearing less, instead of being paralyzed by fear of believing that success is associated with fearlessness
  3. Appreciate how engaging fear promotes leadership resilience and The Resilient Practice of Possibility

The New Rules for Resilience: Thriving in an Uncertain and Virtual World

2020-12-10T09:00:00-05:00 2020-12-02T07:32:57-05:00 Thursday, December 10th 9:00 EDT Length: 90 minutes

Taryn Marie Stejskal

  • Former Head of Executive Leadership Development at Nike

For the last decade, we have been discussing the hallmarks of the VUCA environment characterized by Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity. Data and research demonstrate that building transformational and resilient leaders is key for every organization; even more so when we talk about future-readiness in light of an ever-changing global landscape. Resilient leaders have the ability to sustain their energy level when faced with disruptive challenges, to protect the energy of their teams, and to quickly adapt and thrive. In order to harness and enhance resilience, attendees will learn about the empirically validated model, The Five Practices of Particularly Resilient People, that promotes resilience when facing a challenge, change, and complexity in leadership and in life.

Attendees will learn about how to harness their own resilience through The Five Practices as well as how to apply this model to their coaching clients and organizations as a means of thriving in an ever-changing and dynamic world.

1. The Myths and Truths of Resilience.

2. The Five Practices of Particularly Resilient People.

3. The application of The Five Practices to coaching as a means of thriving in a dynamic global economy.

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