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Bright Spots: Learning From Examples of Post-Traumatic Growth

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Overnight the work world shifted. Remote work. Essential employees. Social distancing. What has enabled some individuals and businesses to not just survive but even thrive through this crisis—and what can we learn from them? In this fireside chat, Pam Dibbs will interview futurist Jen Gresham about how organizations large and small are tipping the odds towards post-traumatic growth and “herd resiliency,” helping them become better, stronger, and more adaptive than they were before. We will explore the mindsets, skill sets, processes, and organizational structures that help leaders and their teams perform their best, even through disruption and global transformation.

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Jen Gresham has helped hundreds of people around the world find greater fulfillment and financial success as a high performance coach and business strategist. She founded Work for Humanity to extend that work to those most likely to be impacted by AI and automation. Prior to her coaching, she spent 16 years in the U.S. Air Force as a scientist and an officer. She is the former Assistant Chief Scientist of the Human Performance Wing for the Air Force Research Laboratory, where she helped lead a $100M research portfolio spanning the fields of biology, psychology, and technology. She is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy and received her Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of Maryland. She was awarded the Air Force Research and Development Scientist of the Year in 2008 and is the author of several publications on human performance augmentation.

Pam Dibbs is an entrepreneur, keynote speaker, humorist, leadership and team coach. She coaches senior executives and teams at organizations including Microsoft, Costco Wholesale, Boeing, Alaska Airlines, Avanade, and Redfin. As a speaker, she uses stand-up comedy to reveal wry insights about how leaders and teams get in their own way and what they can do to accelerate their impact. One of her specialties is supporting leaders and teams to drive dramatic performance improvements by enhancing emotional resiliency and leveraging humor. She has her Psychology degree from Leicester University, UK, her post-graduate diploma in Training Management.

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