Described as one of the most sought-after, engaging, thought-provoking, and truly transformative international speakers and scholars in her field, Dr. Robyne Hanley-Dafoe is a multi-award-winning education and psychology scholar, author, and resiliency expert.

She specializes in resiliency, navigating stress and change, personal wellness in the workplace, and optimal performance – both personal and organizational.

With over 18 years of university teaching and research experience, and as a multi-time TEDx Talk speaker, Dr. Robyne continues to create accessible and relatable materials while offering practical strategies that are realistic and sustainable.

Dr. Robyne recently joined a group of highly esteemed authors from around the globe as a 2022 Nautilus Award recipient with her debut book ‘Calm Within The Storm: A Pathway to Everyday Resiliency.’ Dr. Robyne has recently released her second book, Stress Wisely: How To Be Well In An Unwell World in June 2023.

In our conversation with Dr. Hanley-Dafoe, we cover:

  • Is the world actually unwell?
  • Social media – comparison masked as connection, and understanding the dual truth contained within
  • What does it mean to ‘stress wisely’
  • Our biology is built on a stress system
  • The concept of an emotional home
  • “Do you want comfort or solutions?”
  • Eye-to-eye vs. ear-to-ear communications
  • Tips for communication in the digital world
  • Understanding your personal threshold tolerance and how it shifts
  • How to ‘raise your thermostat’ through embracing a new identity
  • How to take steps in the right direction to relieve anxiety
  • The 8 realms of wellness
  • Your success leaves clues…pay attention to what worked in the past for you

Thank you to Dr. Robyne Hanley-Dafoe for joining us once again on the show!

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