The 5 Practices of Highly Resilient People

Why Some Flourish When Others Fold


By Dr. Taryn Marie Stejskal

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#1 international resilience expert Dr. Taryn Marie Stejskal provides practical tools to effectively address challenges, complexity, and change.

Resilience is categorically misunderstood. It’s not merely about bouncing back, and it’s so much more than returning to where you began. True resilient “doing” allows us to capitalize on the inescapable challenges of life and become better than we were before.

Dr. Taryn Marie Stejskal began working with brain injury patients and found that most popular beliefs about human resilience are incorrect. Since then, for the last 20 years, she has conducted qualitative research on the power of resilience, studying the science behind why some people succeed while others fail. Here, Dr. Taryn Marie outlines the five critical behaviors that define successful resilience: Vulnerability, Productive Perseverance, Connection, Gratiosity (Gratitude and Generosity), and Possibility. Resilient People bounce forward, take an active approach to facing challenges, and most importantly, they are made, not born.

Dr. Taryn Marie’s empirically proven framework shows us how to develop resilience practices in our own lives—as adults, as parents, and across organizations—in a manner that allows us to be enhanced by our experiences, not diminished. 


  • The Five Practices of Highly Resilient People shows that resilience isn’t simply a goal to reach but a way of living. Dr. Taryn Marie outlines how we can all nurture our resilience, wisdom, self-compassion, and empathy in times of constant change and disruption.”
    Arianna Huffington, founder & CEO, Thrive Global
  • "This wise and practical book shows that resilience isn’t a matter of luck. It’s a quality we can develop and deepen. Dr. Taryn Marie’s practices will teach you to forge meaningful connections, become productively perseverant, and put yourself on a path to a satisfying life.”
    Daniel H. Pink, #1 NYT bestselling author of The Power of Regret, Drive, and When
  • “Powerful and timely! Unlocking the keys to resilience, Dr. Taryn Marie has created the ultimate guide to turning adversity into opportunities for growth. Well researched and beautifully written, this is an exceptional look at harnessing the inevitable challenges we face in our lives.”
    Dr. Marshall Goldsmith, Thinkers50 #1 executive coach and NYT bestselling author of The Earned Life, Triggers, and What Got You Here Won’t Get You There
  • “The Five Practices have shown me that I was always resilient and allowed me to tap into my inherent strengths and talents that were hiding in plain sight. Dr. Taryn Marie is someone I would want on my team, every time, hands down. Her immense wisdom, kindness, and brilliance is encoded in this book.”
    Quinton Aaron, actor and star of the Academy Award-winning film The Blind Side
  • “Go on a journey to enhance your resilience, the underappreciated and missing difference-maker that will amplify your life and leadership, along with allowing you to flourish when you inevitably face challenge.”
    Keith Ferrazzi, #1 NYT bestselling author of Never Eat Alone and Competing in the World of Work
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  • "This is the kind of book you'll want to spend some serious time with, and you'll be glad you did. It's easy to read and surprisingly simple to employ. For anyone who wants a solid boost of confidence, one they can refer to again and again, The 5 Practices of Highly Resilient People is a good book to have around."
    Houston Style Magazine

On Sale
Apr 18, 2023
Page Count
272 pages
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Dr. Taryn Marie Stejskal

About the Author

TARYN MARIE STEJSKAL, PHD, is the founder of the Resilience Leadership Institute (RLI). She previously served as the Head of Executive Leadership Development & Talent Strategy at Nike, and Head of Global Leadership Development at Cigna. Dr. Taryn Marie earned her doctoral degree from the University of Maryland and completed pre- and postdoctoral fellowships in neuropsychology at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Medical Center. She is a Marshall Goldsmith Top 100 Coach Globally (MG100), and her TEDx talk entitled “How Resilience Breaks Us Out of Our Vulnerability Cage” has already surpassed 1 million views. Her sons Samson and Sawyer are always teaching her how to be more resilient.

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