Building resilience.

Based on Third Factor’s wealth of experience with elite Olympic athletes and senior corporate executives, this presentation introduces practical techniques to stay resilient under pressure and recover quickly from setbacks.

Harness the power of pressure

When you are performing under pressure, there is an additional layer of skills required to be effective. Over the long term, success in high pressure situations hinges not just on your skills and knowledge, but also on your ability to recover, remain focused, stay energized, and show up motivated every day; in other words, your ability to be resilient.


High performance is not possible without pressure. The Building Resilience keynote introduces a personal resilience toolkit used by elite athletes to develop a relationship with stress and pressure that puts them in the driver’s seat.

Participants will begin to understand how to:

  • Become more mindful and aware of the choices they have under pressure.
  • Carry more energy through the week by reducing wasted energy and improving the ability to recover.
  • Pay attention to the right things under pressure and reduce missed information that can lead to ‘choking’.

Meet the presenters

  • Dane Jensen

    Dane is the CEO of Third Factor, an acclaimed speaker, instructor at the University of North Carolina, and a regular contributor to Harvard Business Review. Learn more

  • Kara Stelfox

    Kara is a biofeedback practitioner who is an expert on the mental and physical aspects of human performance. Learn more

  • Garry Watanabe

    Garry Watanabe is an expert on coaching and performance psychology with a wealth of experience working under the peak of pressure in both business and sport. Learn more

  • Karyn Garossino

    Karyn is an Olympic figure skater with a Master's Degree in psychology and adult education - and boundless enthusiasm. Learn more

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