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The term posttraumatic growth (PTG) was first coined by psychologists Lawrence Calhoun and Richard Tedeschi in the 1990s to describe the phenomena whereby people emerge stronger in the aftermath of trauma. Considered to be both a process and an outcome, PTG is not the opposite of post traumatic stress but can be experienced alongside it. To quote a common coaching maxim, breakdowns precede breakthroughs. The larger the breakdown, the more transformative the potential breakthrough.
In the realm of posttraumatic growth, the benefits of potential breakthroughs include a whole new experience of life. Not just getting ‘back to normal’ but bouncing forward to an enhanced level of wellbeing surpassing any previous ‘normal.’
This includes stronger self-esteem, more authentic relationships, a greater appreciation of ‘the little things’ and of life itself. It also includes expanded confidence for rising above future challenges…. “If I handled that, I can handle anything.” As my freshman college son, who graduated high school in our living room in June recently said to me, “It takes a lot more to stress me out now.”
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Bestselling author and lauded speaker Margie Warrell draws on her background in Fortune 500 business coaching and psychology to equip people with the mindset and strategies to lead themselves and others to achieve stronger outcomes. Her insights have also been shaped by her work and interviews with leaders and luminaries such as Sir Richard Branson, former Australian Prime Minister John Howard and hotelier Bill Marriott.
Margie’s diverse client list includes NASA, Accenture, Deloitte, British Telecom, Johnson & Johnson, Australian Institute of Sport, Facebook, Mars, Shell Oil, Microsoft, Oracle, and the United Nations Foundation.
Aside from being a business coach and keynote speaker, Margie Warrell is also a guest lecturer at Columbia and Georgetown Universities, and a sought after commentator with leading media including the Wall Street Journal, Sky News, CNN, Fox News, Today Show, Al Jazeera. Her Forbes ‘Courage Works’ column has been read by millions.
Margie Warrell’s bestselling books include “Find Your Courage”, “Stop Playing Safe”, “Brave”, and “Make Your Mark”. Most recently, Margie’s book “Make Your Mark: A Guidebook for the Bravehearted” garnered praise from TV personality and known adventurer Bear Grylls who called it “A book for the brave!”
Some of Margie’s awards include being named as one of The Top 100 Women To Watch in the USA (2010), Australia’s first Ambassador for Women in Global Business (2015) and an honouree at Women’s Economic Forum (2015).
Margie’s speaking topics are entitled:
- Brave Leadership
- Thrive Through Change
- Speak with Power
- Make Your Mark
- Women Rising
- Next Gen Leaders