Dr. Taryn Marie Stejksal
Nike's Former Leadership Development and Talent Strategy Head | Resilience Expert
Dr. Taryn Marie Stejskal is a leading global authority on resilience, well-being, and mental health. Previously the head of executive leadership development and talent strategy at Nike, she is now the founder and chief resilience officer of the Resilience Leadership Institute, where she is a trusted advisor for executives, athletes, and leaders across industries. She believes resiliency is the key to individual and organizational actualization and acceleration, and shows audiences how to harness it to fuel performance.
Leveraging more than 15 years of original research on resilience, Stejskal developed the empirically based framework “The Five Practices of Particularly Resilient People” to make resilience accessible to all. Her ground-breaking work has been showcased in publications such as Forbes, Ariana Huffington’s Thrive Global, Ladders, and LA Progressive, as well as television broadcasts and applications Happify, eMindful, and Powerful Universe. It also led her to becoming a Marshall Goldsmith Top 100 coach.
Stejskal is also the co-founder of Resilience Element 75, which is focused on making resiliency accessible internationally through film and wearable technology. She is the author of the forthcoming book Flourish or Fold: The Five Practices of Particularly Resilient People, and will be featured in season two of the acclaimed series, The Social Movement: Four Days to Save the World, as well as the documentary, Breaking Free.
With an undergraduate degree in psychology and a master’s in marriage and family therapy, Stejskal completed pre- and post-doctoral fellowships in neuropsychology at Virginia Commonwealth Medical University. She also serves as an ambassador for the African Community and Conservation Foundation.