In the podcast I did on how nine Years of homelessness expanded my personal consciousness I touched on resilience perhaps not explicitly but implicitly. At the World Economic Forum, the CEO of HSBC confirmed the instinct we all have. That bouncing forward is by far the best way to gain from adverse conditions.
Here’s his talk.

I’ll be doing more programs on this both from my own experience and how you can use the adversity you’ve experienced to thrive in a world undergoing massive change as traditionally born institutions (political, educational) collapse under the weight of complexity. That’s at a high level. More down to earth, ecological changes bring on more natural disasters, food and energy security issues each of which will challenge individuals to respond with courage over fear knowing that human ingenuity is key to working with the unexpected.

Contact me for speaking and workshops on leadership and corporate resilience custom designed to fit your circumstances.

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The global and business issues we face today require full employee engagement and a different thinking. Dawna loves to work collaboratively to evolve and transform workplaces to be more ‘fit’, agile and inspiring. By shifting perspective to expose the invisible elements creating routine results, clients gain the strength and clarity needed to remove barriers to growth. Intelligent and intuitive insights strengthen leadership capacity to use complexity fluently and grow beyond the limitations of profit to achieve greater prosperity and value. To activate a quantum leap in leadership, Dawna started the Evolutionary Provocateur podcast in 2008. Author of Decision Making for Dummies, a speaker and a tad nomadic, Dawna is currently working on using Virtual and Augmented Reality to accelerate business culture change and human potential. An original thinker, she brings personal experience with resilience and transformation to her leadership.


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