Dr. Taryn Marie Stejskal
Dr. Taryn Marie is the #1 international expert on resilience, mental health, and wellbeing in leadership after conducting original research with hundreds of people over the course of two decades, giving rise to the resilience roadmap, The 5 Practices of Highly Resilient People, now a #1 WSJ bestselling book.
- Author of the book The Five Practices of Highly Resilient People – Why some flourish When Others Fold. (A Wall Street Journal #1 Best Seller in 2023!)
- Lead, Nike’s Global Executive Leadership Development Strategy
- Former Head, Cigna’s Leadership Development & Executive Programs
- Doctorate degree, University of Maryland, College Park
- Neuropsychology Fellow with the National Institute of Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center
Dr. Taryn Stejskal is one of the leading authorities on Resilience Leadership. Nike named her the head of their global leadership training and her work is resonating throughout the Fortune 500. As she describes it, “We are a world in which our human experience is defined by facing challenge, change, and complexity on an order of magnitude to which prior generations have not been exposed. The concept of resilience is built on the very ideology that we have the capacity to face hard things: trauma, loss, misfortune, and the like, and come out on the other side; not diminished, but instead, enhanced.”
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, wellbeing, and, of course, resilience. Audience members say her keynotes are:
“Uplifting. Thought provoking. Unforgettable. Your life and view of the world will not be the same after hearing Dr. Taryn Marie speak!”
She is a #1 Wall Street Journal (WSJ) Bestselling 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 lesser well-known story of facing challenge 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!
Flourish or Fold: The Five Practices of Highly Resilient People
What are the attributes that determine whether a leader, team, or organization will flourish or fold? After conducting 20 years 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. 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. 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 wellbeing and sustain their resilience. Attendees will:
▹ 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
The (Not-So-Surprising) Link Between Resilience, Innovation, and Creativity
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 challenge 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. Attendees will:
▹ UNDERSTAND HOW PSYCHOLOGICAL SAFETY IS A KEY FOUNDATION FOR INNOVATION & CREATIVITY
▹ LEARN HOW THE 5 PRACTICES FRAMEWORK MAKES THE SEEMINGLY IMPOSSIBLE, POSSIBLE
▹ APPRECIATE THE MEANINGFUL RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN RESILIENCE, CREATIVITY, & INNOVATION
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 we flourish in our places of work. Attendees will:
▹ RECEIVE PRACTICAL, TIME-TESTED STRATEGIES TO INCREASE RESILIENCE, REDUCE STRESS, & ENHANCE ENGAGEMENT
▹ FEEL EQUIPPED TO MANAGE THE UPS AND DOWNS OF LIFE
▹ UNDERSTAND HOW TO BUILD TEAM & ORGANIZATIONAL PRACTICES THAT ENHANCE WELL-BEING
▹ RECOGNIZE AND COMBAT BURNOUT, EXHAUSTION, AND STRESS
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. Attendees will:
▹ 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! Attendees will:
▹ 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 FEELINGS OF UNWORTHINESS FOR GOOD