Dr. Taryn Marie Stejskal (pronounced Stay-skull) is the Founder and Chief Resilience Officer (CRO) of Resilience Leadership Institute (RLI), she is recognized #1 international expert on resilience, mental health, and wellbeing in both leadership and life. Her mission is to positively impact the lives of 1 billion people, by enhancing hope, healing, and health as well as increased consciousness and enhanced leadership through the practices of resilience. She also serves as the Chief Wellness Officer for Lifewrite, a platform leveraging the latest in AI technology dedicated to enhancing mental health and wellbeing through by harnessing the power of our human expression through writing. Global Gurus has recognized her as a Top 30 Thinker in Leadership, and she was a finalist for the Tony Hsieh Award focused on people who are leading progressive and innovative change in the area of human capital. 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! LA Progressive magazine calls her “the go-to person” and “a secret weapon” for CEOs and executive leadership teams who want to find their edge as well as rise above the competition.
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. 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, 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 5% acclaimed podcast Flourish or Fold: Stories of Resilience, where well-known people tell their lesser well-known story of facing challenge to remind us that adversity is a necessary ingredient in life. She is recognized as a Marshall Goldsmith Top 100 Coach Globally (MG100).
She is honored to serve as a sought-after trusted advisor and board member to amplify resilience, engagement, and talent strategy. Her two sons, Samson and Sawyer are always teaching her about resilience! Her book entitled The Five Practices of Highly Resilient People: Why some flourish when others fold will release on April 18th, 2023, and her online course, Flourish is available now
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