How do we become resilient?
Why is it that people who have endured generations of hardship, famine, and war (in places like Kenya, Nairobi, and Rwanda) are more psychologically resilient than many individuals living in the developed world?
Join me as we uncover the secrets of resilience during this special conversation with Dr. Jacqueline McAdam.
Dr. McAdam is the founder of Resilient Generations, a social enterprise based in Canada with a specific focus on Africa which seeks to help unemployed youth in Africa, increase the diversification of the employment market for youth, and increase trade from Africa.
Dr. McAdam is a professor, coach, speaker in the area of developing resilience.
In this conversation, you’ll learn the three keys to resilient people as well as simple ways to build your resilience and that of your students.
You can find more information about Dr. McAdam and her work at Resilient Generations.
We also discuss:
– The difference between hope and despair
– Luck vs preparation
– How to foster psychological safety for our students
– The surprising nature of choice
– Resilience in the context of protective factors vs. risk factors
– The three P’s of resilience (Martin Seligman)
– Roots of Empathy
– The power of gratitude
Prepare to come away inspired!