Episode 13 - Resilience with Anne Grady
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In this episode of Leading with Gratitude, Chester Elton talks with Best-selling Author, Entrepreneur, and two-time TEDx speaker Anne Grady.

Anne has spent the last two decades working with Fortune 500 companies, associations, non-profits, government agencies, and school districts, to teach resilience as a skill that can be learned, practiced, and honed.

Anne began studying the brain and neurodevelopment to find answers while searching for treatment options for her son, Evan, after he was diagnosed with severe mental illness and Autism. Then, after being diagnosed with an avocado-sized tumor in her salivary gland in 2014, she had to lean on the tools she learned with her son to help her through this difficult time.

Now, she wants to help others cultivate the habits and skills to build strength through struggle with the science behind resilience.

With a master’s degree in organizational communication, Anne shows people how to harness the power of resilience to break out of reactivity so they can communicate, lead, and live on purpose. Not only is Anne recognized as a leading expert in the fields of leadership, communication, and resilience by Harvard Business Review, Entrepreneur, Inc., Fast Company, FOX Business, CNN, and more, she is also a living testimonial.

Described as “authentic, hilarious, inspirational, and a ‘dropper of truth bombs!’”, she quickly connects with audiences, sharing inspiring personal stories, cutting edge, research-based content, and implementation tools to transfer learning into real life.

Anne will challenge you to get out of your comfort zone, inspire you to break through barriers keeping you stuck, and help you build an arsenal full of actionable strategies that you can use immediately to build unstoppable resilience.

She is the author of 52 Strategies for Life, Love & Work: Transforming Your Life One Week at a Time and its best-selling follow-up book, Strong Enough. In her newest book, Mind Over Moment: Harness the Power of Resilience and the companion journal, Anne delivers a collection of actionable, practical, and timely takeaways for the challenging world we find ourselves in today.

Anne is a passionate mental health advocate and a portion of all her book proceeds go to the National Alliance on Mental Illness Central Texas (NAMI).

 LifeGuides is a peer-to-peer community that helps people navigate through their day-to-day stressors by providing a place of empathy, listening, wisdom and support with a Guide who has walked in your shoes, experiencing the same challenge or life experience as you. 

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