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January 25 @ 10:15 am - 11:45 am

Presented by: Suzanne Coonan, Executive & Career Coach, Aerial Leadership Inc.

Resilience is defined as the ability to bounce back quickly from difficulties. In today’s fast paced and challenging environment, we are asked to do more and more with less and less and people are feeling overwhelmed, burnt out and stressed out. We are faced with complex, ambiguous and rapidly changing events at both work and home that seem to be increasing in scope and frequency.  How do we deal with these challenges and stay grounded and centered while still being able to perform at work and be present for our families?  The key to navigating this new reality is to build resistance.  Once understood, resilience is something that can be developed and built to help cope with the many challenges we are faced with, both big and small.  In this session you will learn:

  • What resilience is and why it is so important in today’s complex and rapidly changing environment
  • The 3 characteristics of resilience
  • Strategies for managing and navigating change
  • How to build resilience in self and others

“More than education, more than experience, more than training, a person’s level of resilience will determine who succeeds and who fails.  That’s true in the cancer ward, it’s true in the Olympics, and it’s true in the boardroom.” – Dean Becker, CEO Adaptiv Learning


Suzanne is an accomplished Executive Coach, Leadership Development Consultant and Human Resources Leader with 20 years of success in partnering with all levels to lead strategic workplace initiatives and provide solutions that help organizations and individuals achieve results. Formerly a VP of HR at an MBA School, Suzanne is now an executive coach who partners with high-performing, high-achieving leaders to navigate challenging and complex environments, advance their careers, find more meaning and balance in work and life, and reach their highest leadership aspirations.

Suzanne is also a skilled speaker and facilitator on leadership and career development and has presented to hundreds of business leaders at major US and Fortune 500 companies. She has an MS in Positive Organization Development & Change from Case Western Reserve University, a Bachelor’s in Organizational Behavior from Northwestern University, and is a graduate of the advanced coaching program at Coach University.

Free for CRC Members/$20 fee for non-members          



January 25
10:15 am - 11:45 am
Career Resource Center, Grove Cultural Campus, 40 E. Old Mill Road, Lake Forest, IL 60045