Ordinary Resilience

Rethinking How Effective Leaders Adapt And Thrive.

By Luis Velasquez MBA, PhD.
Leadership Coach – Resilient Human

Available for Purchase – June 25th

Change, suffering, disappointment—these are inevitable life experiences. Your response to them, though, is a choice you make.

Thriving Through Life's
Challenges with Luis Velasquez

Resilience in the midst of hardship is not an extraordinary characteristic shared by a select few. In fact, it’s quite ordinary. We all have what it takes to not only survive adversity, but adapt and thrive—not despite setbacks, but because of them.

In Ordinary Resilience, Luis Velasquez shows how to unlock and strengthen innate resilience, preparing you to face whatever life throws your way. From growing up in poverty in the middle of a civil war in Guatemala to being diagnosed with a brain tumor, Luis understands what it means to navigate life’s obstacles. He’s helped hundreds of leaders thrive throughout change, and now he’s sharing his framework to help you do the same. With client accounts, personal anecdotes, and professional insight, Luis provides you with a source of lifelong inspiration and a roadmap you’ll return to in every challenge you face.

Biggest Takeaways

  • How to transform adversity into advantage by accepting and finding value in challenges
  • How to confront and leverage fear as a catalyst for growth.
  • Explore the critical role of relationships in resilience, learning how to cultivate and nurture support networks that enhance personal and professional life.
  • Understand your personal values and strengths, and use them to foster grit and perseverance
  • Align your actions with your purpose, ensuring that your path to success is also one of personal fulfillment and wellbeing. 

About the author

Luis Velasquez

Luis Velasquez is an executive coach in Silicon Valley and a facilitator for the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Once a university professor and research scientist, Luis helps mid-level managers to C-suite executives around the world learn, adapt, grow, and thrive by helping them learn how to reframe their challenges and take the most beneficial next step. Luis is a contributor to Harvard Business Review and Fast Company, and was featured in best-selling author Dorie Clark’s book, The Long Game. An avid endurance athlete, he runs marathons, ultra marathons, and ironman triathlons. 

Praise for
Ordinary Resilience

Ordinary Resilience offers a refreshing perspective on facing life's challenges. Luis' personal stories and professional insights offer a roadmap to help leaders harness their innate resilience, find the strength to thrive and play the long game.
Dorie Clark
Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Long Game and executive education faculty, Duke University Fuqua School of Business
In Ordinary Resilience, Luis Velasquez combines his amazing story of overcoming personal hardship with practical advice to help leaders unlock their innate resilience. This book is a must read for anyone seeking the confidence and inner strength needed to thrive in the face of life’s most difficult challenges.
Bryce Hoffman
Best-selling author of American Icon and Red Team Thinking

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