Founder and Chief Resilience Officer of the Resilience Leadership Institute, Former Head of Executive Leadership Development and Talent Strategy at Nike, Former Head of Global Leadership Development at Cigna
Dr. Taryn Marie Stejskal is an international expert on resilience focused on positively impacting and empowering individuals, teams, and organizations to grow and accelerate by leveraging The Five Practices of Highly Resilient People framework, developed over two decades of research.
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As the #1 international expert on resilience and mental wellbeing, Dr. Taryn Marie has inspired audiences ranging from big stages of thousands to intimate gatherings of executives, sharing how we can all effectively face the inevitable moments of challenge, change, and complexity. LA Progressive magazine calls her “the go-to person” and “a secret weapon” for organizations and teams who want to find their edge and rise above the competition. She has received standing ovations from audiences on topics related to change, leadership, confidence, compassion & empathy, innovation, well-being, and, of course, resilience.
She is a #1 Wall Street Journal (WSJ) best-selling author of the book, The Five Practices of Highly Resilient People: Why Some Flourish When Others Fold, and the Founder and Chief Resilience Officer (CRO) of the Resilience Leadership Institute (RLI). By conducting two decades of original research on resilience, Dr. Taryn Marie developed the empirically based framework, The Five Practices of Highly Resilient People, and believes that resilience is the key to individual, teams, and organizational growth and acceleration across the globe. Her mission is to positively impact the lives of 1 billion people through the practices of resilience. 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.
Global Gurus has recognized Dr. Taryn Marie as a Top 30 Thinker in Leadership, she is a Marshall Goldsmith Top 100 Global Executive Coach (MG100), and she was a finalist for the Tony Hsieh Award, named for the former CEO of Zappos, awarded to those who are leading human capital innovation. Her work has been featured by Fox and NBC News, Bloomberg Business, Thrive Global, and Forbes. Her TEDx talk entitled “How Resilience Breaks Us Out of Our Vulnerability Cage” has been viewed over 1 million times!
Dr. Taryn Marie earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan, along with master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Maryland, College Park, and completed pre- and postdoctoral fellowships in neuropsychology at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center. She is the host of the top 1% acclaimed podcast Flourish or Fold: Stories of Resilience, where well-known people tell their less well-known stories of facing challenges to remind us that adversity is a necessary ingredient in life.
She is honored to be an ambassador for The African Community and Conservation Foundation (ACCF), along with serving as a sought-after trusted advisor and board member, to amplify resilience, engagement, and talent strategy. She also serves as Chief Product Officer (CPO) and Chief Happiness Officer (CHO) for Wicked Happy, a global aspirational apparel brand that promotes positivity and possibility through inspirational messages. Her two sons, Samson and Sawyer, are always teaching her about resilience!
“Uplifting. Thought-provoking. Unforgettable. Your life and view of the world will not be the same after hearing Dr. Taryn Marie speak!”
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Taryn Marie Stejskal, Ph.D.’s Speech Topics
The 5 Practices of Highly Resilient People: Why Some Flourish When Others Fold
What are the attributes that determine whether your leaders, teams, and organization will flourish or fold in times of change and transition? After conducting twenty years of research to understand how people effectively face challenges, resilience has emerged as the key differentiator that sustains people in moments of difficulty, ambiguity, and adversity.
In this signature keynote, Dr. Taryn Marie shares the myths that have clouded our understanding of resilience and invites audiences to look within themselves, rather than outside of themselves for resilience. She inspires audiences with the practical, tangible, and evidence-based framework, The 5 Practices of Highly Resilient People, based on her #1 WSJ Bestselling book, where attendees will identify and adopt practices that will enhance their well-being and sustain their resilience.
Learn the 5 practices of highly resilient people
Appreciate the importance of empathy & authenticity in leadership
Understand the pervasive myths that often block their ability to access resilience
Increase resilience and reduce stress, exhaustion, and burnout
Resilience is a Team Sport: A Model for Transformation, Team Engagement, and Retention
Resilience is not an individual pursuit – it’s a team sport. The commonality amongst the most effective leaders and teams is a commitment to developing a culture of resilience, along with empathy. By fostering resilience and developing the whole person, team members move from a mentality of “crossing the finish line first” to “how we cross the finish line together”.
The 5 Practices of Highly Resilient People is a proven method to help your team enhance resilience and transform their leadership while boosting productivity, engagement, and retention, along with deepening relationships.
Learn the 5 practices of highly resilient people
Build a culture of team resilience & have a renewed sense of trust & purpose in for work
Understand how to amplify positive team dynamics that enhance productivity & engagement
Reignite their commitment to team & organization
From Burnout to Balance: Practices to Restore & Optimize Engagement
The sheer volume of challenge and rate of change has left people feeling exhausted and overwhelmed. In this signature talk, Dr. Taryn Marie provides practical, actionable, and research-based solutions for individuals, teams, and organizations to find greater balance, peace, and well-being.
Drawing on her unique background heading global leadership development for organizations across the globe, and her empirical framework, The 5 Practices of Highly Resilient People, this keynote provides a roadmap for how we can flourish in our places of work.
Understand how to build team & organizational practices that enhance well-being
Recognize and combat burnout, exhaustion, and stress
The (Not-So-Surprising) Link Between Resilience, Innovation, & Creativity: Make the Impossible, Possible
How can organizations & leaders foster cultures that leverage innovation and creativity as fuel? While organizations have sought to understand the secret sauce that allows their people to effectively address challenges and pursue innovation, they often overlook a key ingredient that fosters innovation: resilience.
In this talk, Dr. Taryn Marie reveals how individuals, teams, and organization can harness and enhance resilience, through her proven framework, The 5 Practices of Highly Resilient People, that help eliminate fear of failure and take action toward amplifying innovation to make the seemingly impossible, becomes possible.
Understand how psychological safety is a key foundation for innovation & creative
Learn how the 5 practices framework makes the seemingly impossible, possible
Appreciate the meaningful relationships between resilience, creativity, & innovation
Harness Resilience to Advance the Future of Work: Effectively Navigating Uncertainty & Ambiguity
As the landscape continues to shift at lightning speeds with economic & digital advancements, including AI, leaders and teams have a golden opportunity to dig deep and uncover new ways to advance the future of work by harnessing courage, conviction, and candor.
In this insightful talk, Dr. Taryn Marie takes the audience through a proven framework to find grounding in times of high-stress and uncover opportunities that exist to propel the team & organization forward. Developing a culture of resilience is the antidote to the immense challenge, change and complexity we find ourselves in today.
Learn how the five practices of highly resilient people can support organizations & teams in times of high stress
Recognize how to find opportunity in times of uncertainty
Hear the key mindset hack leveraged by top leaders all over the world that optimizes performance
Understand why perceived failure hits women and girls harder and how to avoid paralysis
Women, Wellness, and Worthiness: How to Achieve the Seemingly Impossible
As a former executive at Cigna and Nike, Dr. Taryn Marie has a unique ability to support women with their ambition and desire to accomplish big goals without sacrificing personal life, well-being, or sanity. Her message of radical possibility, combined with The 5 Practices of Highly Resilient People, leaves audiences inspired and equipped with practical tools.
Dr. Taryn Marie gives audiences a candid look at ways well-meaning women sacrifice wellness, sabotage themselves and others, and feel unworthy. She provides insight to uplift not only themselves, but those around them, with the ability to find a flow in both work and family life, while believing more deeply in their inherent enough-ness!
Learn how the 5 practices framework allows them to accomplish big goals
Identify the #1 thing that holds them back from accomplishing their goals
Uncover how to live a life with less stress and more meaning
Appreciate proven methods to amplify confidence and banish feeling of unworthiness for good
Close the Confidence Gap: 3 Proven Secrets to Boost Confidence & Eliminate Procrastination
You’ve totally got this. If you don’t believe that you’ve got this, you may think that mastering confidence is something for other people. This inspirational and interactive talk will allow everyone to understand how to harness their confidence, once and for all!
Drawing from her work as Marshall Goldsmith’s Top 100 Coach and her empirical framework, The Five Practices of Highly Resilient People, Dr. Taryn Marie shows you how to apply key strategies high-level leaders and athletes use to amplify confidence. Because people aren’t born confident, confidence is developed through dedication and intentional practice!
Uncover the 3 hidden beliefs that diminish their power
Learn the secrets to bear procrastination, overcome perfectionism, and step into new level of productivity
Understand the power of regret & uncover how to effectively boost confidence personally & professionally
What other organizations say about Taryn Marie Stejskal, Ph.D.
Taryn is a thoughtful, insightful and driven individual whose loyalty and consideration for others is to be admired.
What other organizations say about Taryn Marie Stejskal, Ph.D.
An IV to the Soul. Dr. Taryn has been the key that has unlocked the cellar door that has allowed me to go deep within myself.