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Know to Grow: Leading with Resilience: Maximize the Power of Your Possibilities

Thursday, February 25, 2021, 12:00 PM until 1:00 PM
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Kandice Mollitiam
Know to Grow
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Know To Grow:

Leading with Resilience: Maximize the Power of Your Possibilities
Presented by Vivian Blade

Thursday, February 25, 2021
12 pm CT
(10 am Pacific, 11 am Mountain, 1 pm Eastern)


Change and the speed with which it keeps coming often brings an element of surprise. Companies are experiencing greater competitive pressure. Customer expectations are growing more demanding. Mergers and acquisitions are more frequent and unpredictable. Situations like these create uncertainty and anxiety across all levels of the organization. The result? Stress, reactive responses and rushed decisions that can be detrimental to business outcomes and employee wellbeing.

When executives react from pressure or fear, you risk alienating your leadership team, and inciting panic among your employees. A Korn Ferry study found that nearly two-thirds of professionals surveyed reported higher stress than five years prior. According to the American Institute of Stress, the impact of stress costs businesses as much as $300 billion each year. Employees under stress have higher absenteeism, higher health care costs, and higher turnover.

Failure to respond constructively and effectively in an environment of constant change and challenge increases business risk and potential negative long-term effects.

On the contrary, organizations that exhibit sound resilience demonstrate an ability to thrive through adversity and uncertainty. How can your organization achieve the same? This level of performance requires resilience at the individual, team and organizational levels.

During this hands-on, skill-building program, Vivian will guide you through applying the principles of resilience directly to your greatest challenges, empowering you to Maximize the Power of Your Possibilities.

We’ll dig into research on stress in the workplace, the resulting implications, and how the lack of resilience plays a role. We’ll explore the power of mindset and how a shift in perspective can alter the trajectory. We’ll examine the importance of resilience at an individual, team and organizational level, and the required resilience skills for each level. We’ll unpack the important role that leaders play in building a culture of courageous resilience and practice resilience strategies for engaging with your teams using the 5 Principles of Resilience: Perspective, Purpose, Perseverance, Partnership, Praise.

Join Vivian for this interactive workshop as she equips you to:
• Examine how the emotion and stress from adversity and uncertainty weigh on your personal and organizational well-being
• Shift your mindset to open your perspectives to the possibilities in your present and future, recharging your courage to move forward
• Engage your teams in the building Resilience skills with the 5 Principles of Resilience: Perspective, Purpose, Perseverance, Partnership, Praise
• Foster a culture of resilience in dealing with the greatest business and personal challenges, empowering your organization to Maximize the Power of Your Possibilities.


Vivian Blade works with organizations to grow the high-performance capacity of an inclusive workforce and leadership pipeline, reducing turnover of valuable talent. In her work as a talent and performance excellence strategist, author, empowerment speaker, and executive coach, her passion in Building Leaders and Developing Excellence empowers companies to fuel incredible leadership, and professionals to fuel incredible careers. Her approach to equipping professionals with the skills and self-confidence to be great leaders is realized in inspired teams and higher levels of business performance.

Vivian delivers engaging, energetic, power-packed programs for conferences, association meetings and corporations, empowering individuals in achieving dreams they never thought were possible.

For over 20 years, Vivian successfully led the development and execution of customer-centered, quality-based, growth business strategies for General Electric and Humana, both Fortune 100 companies. Her corporate experience as a leader and individual contributor spans product management, marketing, ecommerce, Lean Six Sigma and customer experience.

Following a successful 13-year career with GE, Vivian launched her current practice in 2009. She applies her extensive business, finance and leadership experience to coach and develop aspiring and established leaders in building high-performance, high-quality and high-service level organizations. Vivian works with the world's top companies from a variety of industries with regional to global operations, such as Norton Healthcare, Brown-Forman Corporation, Equinix, Inc., Proctor & Gamble, Johnson & Johnson, GE, Texas Roadhouse, and others. She also works in academia as an Adjunct Professor of Project Management for the University of Louisville College of Business, and formerly as an Adjunct Professor of Lean Six Sigma for Ivy Tech Community College’s Corporate College Division.

Vivian is a prolific writer whose articles, featured in a number of professional, industry, and business publications, and published books have helped thousands of professionals succeed. She is the author of the book, "FuelForward: Discover Proven Practices to Fuel Your Career Forward", which reveals the inside secrets of career success, and a contributor to two books published by the Association for Talent Development "Find Your Fit: A Practical Guide to Landing a Job You'll Love", and “Work the Problem: How Experts Tackle Workplace Challenges”.

Vivian’s expertise in her field is evident in the degrees and professional certifications she holds: MBA and B.S. in Business Administration, GE Certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt (LSSMBB), Black Belt (LSSBB) and Green Belt (LSSGB), Certified Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Net Promoter Associate, and ASTD Training and Consulting Skills Certificates.

Vivian is also passionate about making a difference in her community, leading and serving on the board of directors for a number of service and professional organizations.