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Building Your Resiliency Muscle with David Baum, PhD, DMin & Silken Laumann, Olympic Athlete

David Baum has facilitated big conversations that create big change for over 30 years. With two doctorates—the first finding horizontal connections as a social psychologist and the second looking for vertical ones in divinity—he seeks the overlap. His why is always the same: to create connection without dots. David has worked on conflict mediation in Northern Ireland, designed walking peace meetings in the Middle East and large-scale change projects for Shell Oil, Barclays, GE and Fidelity Investments. His clients have won the Nobel Peace Prize, the Conrad Hilton Humanitarian Prize, the World Children’s Prize, the Malcolm Baldrige Award and the Clinton Global Citizen Award. He's also worked in a circus. No one has ever accused him of being boring. Contact Information: Website: David's books- Lightning in a Bottle and The Randori Principles are available for purchase here.

Silken Laumann, four-time olympian, is one of Canada’s most inspirational leaders, a best-selling author, and a child and mental health advocate. Silken’s Olympic story is legendary and inspirational. As reigning world champion, Silken fought back from a devastating rowing accident, to win a bronze medal in the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona. In her best-selling memoir, Unsinkable, Silken shines a spotlight on all the obstacles she has encountered and overcome. Silken speaks candidly about her athletic success and triumph over physical adversity, but also the intense personal challenges of her past and the fierce determination she applies to living a bold and successful life today. Most recently, Silken launched a not-for-profit organization, aptly called Unsinkable that connects humans and life stories together to spark new insights around achieving whole health. Contact Information: Website: FB: @weareunsinable Instagram: @unsinkablestories Silken's book Unsinkable is available for purchase here.

At the Salon: David and Silken shared some best practices that we can take to our homes, our family and our friends to better guide us toward creating and fostering more resiliency in our lives. 

Click here to view the salon video.

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