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CBODN 'In the Know' Book Discussion CoP - "Positively Resilient" by Doug Hensch

  • 14 Mar 2018
  • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Evans Incorporated, 3110 Fairview Park Drive, Suite 1100, Falls Church, VA 22042


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'In The Know' OD Book Discussion

*(Please note that our March and April events are being hosted at Evans Incorporated in Falls Church, as opposed to our previous venue in Tysons Corner.  See details below.) 

Topic:  Positively Resilient by Doug Hensch

Description: What is resilience? Is it just a fancy way to characterize a hopeful, upbeat personality, or a positive spirit of never giving up? In Positively Resilient, Doug Hensch aims to take a different look at what turns out to be a much richer and deeper concept than just bouncing back from adversity.

Martin Seligman, considered the father of positive psychology, has likened resilience to clearing the weeds from a rose garden, which can reach its potential only if the weeds are kept in check. Human beings face "weeds" of their own: layoffs, health issues, stock-market crashes, threats of terrorism, and natural disasters are all too common. Americans are busier, more stressed, and more anxious and depressed than they were during the Great Depression.

Based on more than 40 years of research and 20 years of professional experience, Positively Resilient will help you discover:

  • How any efforts toward personal change can be enhanced using several simple steps
  • That being psychologically flexible is critical to thinking through the mountain of information we receive every day
  • How to incorporate mindfulness and curiosity into your life
  • How our emotions help us to navigate our environment
  • Why true support and connection are critical to being resilient

Facilitator:    Doug Hensch (author)        

Bio: Doug brings a wealth of experience and passion to the work he provides for his clients. His philosophy is simple: Set meaningful goals. Identify your strengths. Work in them regularly. Doug has touched the lives of business executives, managers, and individual contributors with innovative coaching, engaging workshops, and thought-provoking consulting. Dr. Martin Seligman, Fox Leadership Professor of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania and the ‘father of Positive Psychology,’ referred to Doug as one of his “most talented young colleagues.” 

Doug received his Bachelor’s in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania. He also earned a Master’s in Education and a Master’s in Organizational Management. Doug attended the International Coach Academy for his coaching credentials and is certified by the International Coaching Federation. Doug lives and works in Leesburg, VA, and spends his free time coaching his two boys in football, basketball and baseball. Doug recently took up Gracie Jiu-Jitsu to learn more about the value of failure, and his first book (Positively Resilient: 5 1/2 Secrets to Beat Stress, Overcome Obstacles, and Defeat Anxiety) was published in October, 2016.

Source: Amazon.com 

CoP Leader:

Laura Mendelow 



Event Venue: Evans Incorporated, 3110 Fairview Park Drive, Suite 1100, Falls Church, VA 22042

Parking: Free parking in the garage.  From the garage, follow the covered walkway into the building.  

Once inside: There is a JavaWorks on the main floor by the entrance, which is a great place to grab coffee or a snack.  The Evans Incorporated suite is on the 11th floor.  Bathrooms are located just outside the suite by the elevators and on the main floor.  

Please note that the Waze app may direct you to the north side of Fairview Park Drive that is north of Rt. 50, though Evans is just south of Rt. 50 (across from the Marriott).

Cancellation Policy: Event follows federal Office of Personnel Management policy and decisions.  If federal government is closed, event will be canceled. 

*Please register in advance to ensure sufficient seating. 

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