Philadelphia, PA – Dr. Taryn Marie Stejskal is a thought leader with a prolific blog and a budding podcast, Grow Forward, focused on cultivating her listeners’ resilience and full potential. She is the author of the copyrighted “Flourish or Fold: The Five Practices of Particularly Resilient People”, which is expected to release as a book in 2020.

In the face of challenge, change, and complexity, why do some people flourish, while others fold? The essential condition required to live a flourishing life is not found in the absence of adversity, but rather in our response to difficulty. In particular, our willingness to engage in five behaviors, or practices, that lead to greater resilience in the face of challenge. These behaviors create a scaffolding that supports us when we inevitably face the challenge and serve as a buffer against stress and overwhelm.

“The myth of resilience is that we bounce back. The truth of resilience is that we bounce forward,” stated Stejskal.

Contrary to popular belief, resilience is not bouncing forward, and it is not passive, in the sense that time heals all wounds. Rather, resilience is an active process that allows us to integrate our challenges in order to bounce forward were people that are fundamentally and forever changed, with greater wisdom, compassion, and appreciation for our trials.

Flourish or fold enlightens us to the human capacity to be present in the face of challenge and to leverage the lessons inherent in the challenge, change, and complexity for deeper personal growth and development.

Dr. Taryn is a sought-after international inspirational speaker who regularly serves as the keynote for conferences as well as corporations, who will be speaking across the USA and internationally throughout 2019. “Leadership is not a title, it’s not leading a team, it’s a mindset.”

In addition to leading her company, Resilience Leadership, Dr. Taryn serves as the head of executive leadership development for Nike and has advised leaders in both non-profit foundations and Fortune 100 corporations to which she brings forth her mission to help people appreciate their strengths and harness their resilience in order to reach their full potential in leadership and life.  Dr. Taryn is an internationally recognized influencer and expert in the areas of resilience, innovation, women in leadership, authentic leadership, leadership development, trauma and PTSD, engagement, productivity, communication, wellness, and psychological safety as well as overwhelm, change fatigue, and burnout in the workplace, mental health, well-being, and self-care.

Dr. Taryn Stejskal’s audience members and listeners describe her as an, ‘IV for the soul’. Her natural empathy, authentic and radiant presence and her intellectual agility shine through her message. Dr. Taryn is known for her ability to gently speak truth to power with a level of passion and sincerity that are characteristic of her savvy communication style. She is both nourishing and deeply inspirational.

About Dr. Taryn Stejskal

Dr. Taryn Stejskal holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Michigan, obtained a Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT), and earned a doctorate degree from the University of Maryland, College Park, and completed pre- and post-doctoral fellowships funded by the prestigious National Institute of Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) in Neuropsychology from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Medical Center in Richmond, VA. Taryn is an invited member of Summit as well as an active contributor to several distinguished organizations inclusive of the Human Capital Institute (HCI), The Conference Board’s (TBC) Leadership Development Council, and the International Coaching Federation (ICF) along with being voted one of the top three most inspirational talks for DisruptHR NYC in 2017. Her forthcoming track on developing resilience amidst organizational change will be available on the Happify app.

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