Positively Resilient

CareerCast - Life-long Career Development

Doug HenschWhy do some people hit obstacles and derail while others create advantage and leverage from the challenges? While there are many factors, Doug Hensch, executive coach, organizational consultant, and author of Positively Resilient: 5 1/2 Secrets to Beat Stress, Overcome Obstacles, and Defeat Anxiety, would say that resilience is at the top of the list. In this CareerCast, Doug shares his insights, perspective, and how resilience is way more than just an ability to bounce back.

Aired October 21, 2016

Doug Hensch 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. This philosophy guided him at Nextel Communications where he led the company’s eCare efforts that resulted in yearly savings that exceeded $10 million. Working in his strengths with purpose helped him launch a leading self-improvement web site that helped over 100,000 people increase their well-being and resilience. Doug has touched the lives of business executives, managers, and individual contributors with innovative coaching, engaging workshops, and thought-provoking consulting. His expertise is in coaching, facilitation, instructional design, and consulting. He has created workshops that focus on resilience, strengths, well-being and goals. In addition, Doug has been called upon to lead courses designed by his clients in the areas of consulting skills, presentations, conversations, and networking for clients such as Verizon, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), and Baker Tilly 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. In addition, 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.

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