The mission of The Center for Resilient Leadership is to teach people about the brain in order to help them to make more mindfully resilient choices.

At the Center for Resilient Leadership, we have three basic beliefs:

  • Resilience is our response to any challenge
  • Resilience is a choice
  • Being mindful can help us make more resilient choices

Through the Resilient Mindset ModelTM, we teach how to approach, respond to, and reflect on challenge in a more productive way.

The Resilient Mindset ModelTM

Everyone faces challenges.  Our resilience is how we respond.

The Resilient Mindset ModelTM serves as a framework for understanding the brain in order to help people make mindfully resilient choices.  Mindfulness is the focusing of attention and awareness.  The idea behind the model is that by becoming consciously aware of what is happening in the brain, we are empowered to make more mindful, intentional choices.

Created by an educator, Donna Volpitta, Ed.D., a neuroscientist, Princy Quadros Mennella, Ph.D. and a designer, Dian Wessels, this model uses four characters to illustrate different brain areas and functions.

Pathways to EmpowerTM

Pathways to EmpowerTM was developed by Donna Volpitta, Ed.D. as a framework for teaching the Resilient Mindset ModelTM. Her goal was to create a program that was easy to implement and applicable to any age group. Drawing on her experience both in the classroom and in administrative positions, her goal was to create a program that was easy to implement effectively.

The beauty of Pathways to EmpowerTM is its simplicity and flexibility. The model is easy enough for a six-year old to understand, yet it can be applied to any challenging situation, from the playground to the home to the board room. Because it is so generalizable, any environment provides plenty of opportunities for reinforcement of the concepts. The lessons are designed as guidelines for instruction, but the instructor is given the freedom to choose how those lessons are implemented. The entire framework may be presented in one instructional period or it may be taught in much smaller chunks, depending on the needs of the instructor.

Certification for Pathways to EmpowerTM will be available in the fall of 2016.

URBrand TM

Personal branding is a very effective way to consciously develop brain pathways that lead to better, more resilient long-term decisions.  UR BrandTM is a series of tools, facilitated through interactive digital format, that coach people through the process of discovering and defining their personal brand.

URBrandTM will be available in 2017.

Workshops, Keynote Speeches & Consulting Services

The Center for Resilient Leadership offers workshops and keynote speeches for a range of different audiences, including students, parents, military, and corporate leaders. We are happy to work with you to develop a program that will work within your time-frame and that will address your specific needs.

Please contact us for more information.