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Dr. Taryn Marie Stejskal

Dr. Taryn Marie Stejskal

Leadership & Resilience Expert


Dr. Taryn Marie is the #1 foremost international expert on leadership and resilience, leadership development, and executive coaching in the face of challenge, complexity, and change. Formerly, she has served as the Head of Executive Development and Talent Strategy at Nike as well as Head of Global Leadership Development at Cigna. She is the Founder and Chief Resilience Officer (CRO) at Resilience Leadership Institute (RLI). Read More >

As the first to develop an empirical model to promote resilience in leadership and in life, Dr. Stejskal and her research on leadership and resilience, along with her internationally recognized thought leadership have been featured on television broadcasts such as NBC, FOX, Bloomberg Business, and Kathy Ireland Worldwide. Dr. Stejskal is an internationally sought-after keynote speaker, having appeared on the TEDx stage, and serves as a Marshall Goldsmith Top 100 Global Executive Coach (MG100). She has also been published in Forbes, Thrive Global, LA Progressive, and O Magazine. Her book, Flourish or Fold: The Five Practices of Particularly Resilient People is expected to release in 2023. Read Less ^

Speaker Videos

TEDx: How Resilience Breaks Us Out of Our Vulnerability Cage

Sizzle Reel

5 Practices of Resilient Leadership

Resilience Leadership during Global Adversity

Speech Topics

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. Read More >

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. Read Less ^

The (Not- So- Surprising) Link Between Resilience, Innovation & 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.

From Burnout to Balance

We’re all feeling exhausted, overwhelmed, and navigating high levels of stress and uncertainty. The volume of challenge, change, and complexity has left so many people feeling charred and frayed at the seams. Fortunately, to beat back burnout and find more balance, there is hope. As the #1 international expert on resilience, Dr. Taryn Marie provides practical, actionable, and research-based solutions for individuals, teams, and organizations to find greater balance, peace, wellbeing and resilience through her characteristic inspiration, storytelling, and empirical work, drawing from her unique background heading global leadership development for Fortune 50 organizations. Read More >

Many of the strategies and skills we’ve used to create balance and maintain mental health from the past are no longer accessible in our hybrid and virtual environments. In our new world of work, what got us here is no longer relevant for the present, let alone for the future. This keynote provides a new roadmap for how to navigate balance for today and beyond. Read Less ^

How We Harness Resilience to Advance the Future of Work

Before we go rushing back to work, let’s look at what we’re rushing back for. While we don’t get to choose our experiences, we can choose the meaning we make of our circumstances as well as how we respond, rather than simply react. In order to continue to develop resilience, we get to focus on cultivating courage, curiosity, and creativity as the antidote to the immense challenge, change, and complexity that exists today. Rather than bouncing back, we get to enhance our resilience to bounce forward, drawing on the wisdom and growth of our recent experiences.

Resilience & 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.

The New Rules of Resilience: Thriving in an Uncertain & 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.

Women, Wellness & Worthiness

Since COVID-19 became a global health pandemic, the trying, tumultuous, and transformative elements have been nothing short of difficult for all of us, especially for the millions of women that have left the workforce in the last year. The detrimental impact of the pandemic on women is becoming more widely recognized, and even referred to as a “she cession.” Discover how resilience can be leveraged to create greater sustainability for women in the workforce.