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. Her first book, The Five Practices of Highly Resilient People: Why Some Flourish When Others Fold is set to be released in March 2023. Stejskal is also 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.