Success in high pressure situations hinges not just on your skills and knowledge, but also on your ability to recover and remain energized: in other words, to be resilient. Rooted in our work with elite performers in sport and business, our programs help people learn and practice a practical tool-kit for resilience.


Our resilience tool-kit has been refined over 30 years of work in the intense R&D lab of elite sport. With over 100 medals won, the proof is on the podium.


Resilience can feel 'fuzzy' - our tool-kit is not. Immensely practical, it breaks resilience down into a learnable set of skills that can be mastered.

Taught by experts

Whether in-person or by video, we bring an unparalleled faculty of experts, Olympians, chefs, performers and business leaders into the learning experience.

Our resilience clients

  • Building Resilience was a huge success at our leadership summit. The combination of a practical resilience toolkit, a robust self-assessment, and a great mix of teaching and discussion created an atmosphere for everyone to reflect on their resilience challenges and opportunities, leaving with the skills needed to manage the pressure they face. It is a fantastic program.

    Travis K. Brewer, PhD

    Head of Talent Development Carlisle Companies

  • From helping our clients learn about resilience, the power of pressure and agility by playing sledge hockey in the Rocky Mountains to helping our leaders become world-class coaches, Third Factor's faculty and programs are a driving force in influencing our culture. When I think of high performance, I think of Third Factor.

    Ryan Garrah

    President, Canada Emerson

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Our experts

  • 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

  • Peter Jensen

    Peter is a veteran of 10 Olympic Games, author of 3 best-selling books, and a renowned innovator. 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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