January 10, 2020 by Speakers' Spotlight
2020 Trending Topics: Resiliency
Wellness and self-care are still top of mind in 2020, and learning how to build and use our natural pool of resiliency is an in-demand topic as we start our new decade.
An innate quality that exists within us all, resiliency is behind our ability to navigate change, manage stress, and persevere no matter what challenges we may face. The key is learning how to foster it in ourselves and others so we can tap into it when we need it most.
Meet some of our most popular speakers on the topic, who draw on both global research and personal experience, to provide audiences with practical strategies that will enhance our ability to bounce back from adversity, meet the demands of today’s fast-paced world, and thrive, both at home and work.
A multi-award-winning psychology instructor, Dr. Robyne Hanley-Dafoe has dedicated her career to workplace wellness, optimizing stress, and resiliency. She walks audiences through the five shared traits of resilient people, based on global research, and provides practical strategies to help audiences foster resiliency in themselves and those around them.
Robyne’s keynotes have been described as transformational, engaging, and thought-provoking. Audiences leave armed with the courage to venture outside their comfort zone and truly learn what they’re capable of achieving.
With the release of his new book, You Are Awesome, bestselling author Neil Pasricha is helping audiences learn how to better navigate change, wrestle with failure, and live an intentional life through building resilience.
Neil is one of the most popular TED speakers in the world — called a “pied piper of happiness” — who dazzles audiences every time he’s on stage with his infectious enthusiasm and heartfelt authenticity. Drawing on case studies and the latest research in happiness, Neil helps audiences re-frame how they view failure in order to live a more satisfied and happy life.
Abducted by a group of masked men along a dusty road in Somalia, Amanda Lindhout was held hostage for 460 days, and survived on her strategy, fortitude, and hope in the face of unimaginable adversity. Her tale of survival builds suspense and momentum to reveal life changing insights into courage, resilience, and grace.
Amanda is the bestselling author of the multiple award-winning memoir, A House in the Sky, which goes into detail of her 15 months of captivity. It is now being adapted into film, starring two-time Oscar-nominated actress Rooney Mara.
Filled with emotional and powerful storytelling, Amanda’s keynotes re-frame stories of pain into power and have made her a sought-after, internationally renowned speaker who is trusted by big brands to deliver a life-changing, transformational experience.
Dr. Greg Wells is a scientist and physiologist who breaks down the science of human limits to make it understandable and actionable for his audiences.
Greg’s work is fueled by the questions: What would it take for each one of us to really thrive? Optimize learning? Amplify our creativity? Transform our lives? Drawing on the latest research on brain and body function, interviews with leading health experts, as well as his own experience working with elite athletes, Greg has developed a framework that enables us all to improve our mental health and optimize performance to truly break through limitations.
A singer-songwriter, with five albums under his best, Peter Katz is a gifted storyteller who, through songs and stories, shows audiences how to forge their own path and overcome obstacles to find the success they desire.
Peter uses his experience of surviving and thriving in the highly competitive and sometimes hostile music business, to help audiences learn how to foster the strength and courage needed to “stay in it” and continue pushing forward in spite of the setbacks they may experience.
A four-time TEDx fellow, Peter gives permission to his audiences to bravely take on their own challenges and, in doing so, discover the important lessons and hidden joys that they contain.
Margaret Trudeau is a Canadian icon. She tirelessly shares her personal stories — from becoming a prime minister’s wife at a young age, losing both her son and former husband, and living with bipolar disorder — to remind others of the importance of nurturing the body, mind, and spirit, and how she found the strength to rebuild her life time and time again.
A bestselling author, Margaret is the author of four books, including Changing My Mind, which charts her life’s ups and downs, and her latest title, The Time of Your Life, which offers women an inspirational and practical approach to creating a healthy, happy, secure, and satisfying future.
Margaret brings her formidable life story to the stage in her quest to help others, share her message of resilience, and to erase the stigma surrounding mental health issues.
During more than 30 years of wilderness expeditions, Bruce Kirkby has guided teams through unthinkable challenges: high-altitude storms, debilitating injuries, helicopter crashes, and hostage takings. In environments where tapping out is impossible, he has witnessed unlikely individuals — elderly clients, middle-aged parents, and young children — rise to perform astonishing acts of bravery, endurance, and strength.
Bringing these lessons to the workplace, Bruce shares simple habits and routines for building any team’s resourcefulness, resiliency, and grit. Peppered with stories of high adventure, Bruce’s entertaining and visually stunning keynote is a reminder of the natural resilience that lies within us all.
Professor Timothy Caulfield is famously known for debunking myths and assumption about innovation in the health and wellness sector — from research on stem cells to diets to alternative medicine. Now, he’s turning his sharp eye to stress in order to help us all live a healthier and happier life in the age of anxiety.
By walking through a typical day, Timothy explores all the things we stress about, from when we get out of bed to how much coffee we drink to how our kids get to school to how we handle our email to how we can be more productive to whether we should sit on that dirty toilet seat.
We make, and worry about, a thousand big and little decisions during our waking hours. Too often these decisions are dictated by concerns or beliefs about our world that simply aren’t true. Timothy illuminates the science-informed, and less stressful, way forward, so we call start to relax a bit more.
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