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Dr. Robyne Hanley-Dafoe

Described as one of the most sought-after, engaging, thought-provoking, and truly transformative international speakers and scholars in her field, Dr. Robyne is a multi-award-winning education and psychology instructor and resiliency expert. What sets Dr. Robyne apart is how she learned resiliency from the ground up, as a person who has experienced significant obstacles yet forged her come back. She lives in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada with her husband, Jeff, and their three children: Hunter, Ava Lesley, and Jaxson. Robyne runs on coffee, hiking her pups – Apollo and Luna, historical fiction, and time with her family, oh and a clean kitchen in the morning!

Be sure to check out her new book: Calm Within The Storm: A Pathway to Everyday Resiliency

Official launch date: March 23, 2021 – AVAILABLE Everywhere

Hope-Forward: Steadying Our Steps After a Challenging Season

Our way of life has radically shifted. As the world prepares to awaken, people are left at varying degrees of readiness. Some are nervous while others eagerly await returning to the rhythms and routines of their lives. As humans we are hardwired for struggle. We have adapted and found innovative ways of showing up the best we can during this challenging season. We've persisted despite the hardships and changes. Yet for many, it came at a cost. Organizations and their teams are tired, depleted, and wobbly, yet it is time we move forward.

In this season of rising after challenging times, we are in a precious place of opportunity to co-create our future. As we plan our next moves, it is imperative that we acknowledge the past while also setting a steady course for re-entry that is research informed and practical for people at varying degrees of readiness. In this presentation, Dr. Robyne will explore her conceptual framework for re-entry readiness that is based on the principles of psychological safety, resiliency, wellness, and productivity with purpose.

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