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Dr. Taryn Marie Stejskal

Nike's Former Leadership Development and Talent Strategy Head | Resilience Expert

Dr. Taryn Marie Stejskal
Adversity Leadership and Resilience
Dr. Taryn Marie Stejskal
Adversity Leadership and Resilience

Dr. Taryn Marie Stejskal is a leading global authority on leadership, 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. Stejskal believes resiliency is the key to individual and organizational growth and acceleration, and shows audiences how to harness it to fuel performance.

Leveraging more than two decades 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 Forbes, TEDx, NBC, Bloomberg Business, Thrive Global, and Fox, as well as in applications such as Happify, eMindful, and Powerful Universe. LA Progressive magazine called her “the go-to person” and “a secret weapon” for people who want to find and maintain their edge as well as rise above the competition.

Stejskal is a Marshall Goldsmith Top 100 Executive Coach. She received the Continental Who’s Who award in recognition of her executive leadership coaching. She is also the author of The Five Practices of Highly Resilient People: Why Some Flourish When Others Fold and the host of the podcast, Flourish or Fold: Stories of Resilience.

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.

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Presentations listed below include in-person and virtual keynotes, as well as workshops, fireside chats, and other presentation formats.

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  • I have heard a lot of talks over the years and that [Taryn’s keynote] was one of the best; clear, concise, relevant, and inspiring. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

  • Taryn is an eloquent, effective communicator motivated by care and compassion. She approaches her life from a place of gratitude. She applies these traits in every relationship and interaction. Taryn’s partnership has been integral to helping me obtain a deeper level of introspection, self-awareness, embrace vulnerability and grow in my resilience.

  • Taryn has incredible empathy and intuition, so it’s no surprise that she is such a great coach! During the time that I worked with Taryn, I experienced firsthand her ability to quickly tune into what’s happening with others and ask critical questions to laser focus on what’s most important.

  • Taryn’s presentation was impactful and valuable to our organization. Not only was the topic of resilience extremely relevant, but the way she presented her methodology was clear and easy to understand. She taught us how to access & practice resilience both at work at home… her message was inspiring, genuine, and full of a-ha moments.

  • It was absolutely incredible. She was inspirational, exciting, and engaging. Our group loved her. We have already gotten great feedback.

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