This episode we’re sitting down with resiliency specialist and multi-award winning psychology and education instructor Dr. Robyne Hanley-Dafoe!

Robyne specializes in resiliency, navigating stress and change, leadership, and personal wellness in the workplace. Described as transformational, engaging, and thought-provoking, Robyne’s keynotes provide practical strategies grounded in global research and case studies that help foster resiliency within others and ourselves. Robyne is available for consultation, training and professional development opportunities ranging from one-to-one to company-wide initiatives.

With nearly two decades of researching and teaching all things resiliency, Robyne is here to remind you that your survival rate of doing difficult things is 100%. You are well equipped to navigate uncertain times and difficult tasks, both personally and professionally.

In our conversation we cover:

  • What is resiliency and what does it look like?
  • Robyne’s 5 core competencies
  • Why do we get so stressed?
  • Cognitive nimbleness and malleable thinking for being adaptable
  • How to approach the times when you fall off on your goals
  • Ways to deal with in the moment stress
  • Autopilot mode and losing awareness “the better we are at our job, the more on autopilot we are; the more we may be unaware of our state”
    • Resiliency as a skill to be learned
    • Numerous wellness and resiliency practices to implement today
    • The Impact Round

Additional resources from Robyne:

Robyne’s TedX talk: Prediction And Resiliency – Finding the Shared Experience

Papers: Everyday Resiliency and Resilience in Uncertain Times:

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– Jonathan Leicht, DVM and Michael Bugg, DVM