5 Secrets to Resilience

5 Secrets to Resilience


Doug Hensch, MAOM, M.Ed.

Executive Coach

PMIWDC Non-Member Rate

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What is the difference between people who fail and those that succeed? The research from the last 30 years suggests that it’s not education, training, or experience. Resilience (the ability to bounce back and forward) helps people cope with adversity and thrive with uncertainty and change. And, the good news is that all of us can learn to be more resilient.

Doug Hensch is an executive coach, group facilitator and consultant with over 20 years of experience. Doug had the pleasure of working with some of the best-known psychologists in the world while running a web-based startup that touched the lives of hundreds of thousands of people and was featured in Time magazine, CNN and other major media outlet. He lives in Leesburg, VA, has a wide range of clients and spends his free time coaching his two sons and learning Gracie Jiu-Jitsu.

Event Location

REI Systems
45335 Vintage Park Plaza
Sterling, VA, 20166

Agenda and Cost:

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm: Presentation

PDUs Available: 
1.00 PDUs for Certified PMs

About the Speakers

Doug Hensch, MAOM, M.Ed.

Executive Coach

Doug Hensch, brings a wealth of experience and passion to the work he provides for his clients. His philosophy is simple: Set meaningful goals. Identify your strengths. Work in them regularly.

This philosophy guided him at Nextel Communications where he led the company’s eCare efforts that resulted in yearly savings that exceeded $10 million. Working in his strengths with purpose helped him launch a leading self-improvement web site that helped over 100,000 people increase their well-being and resilience.

Doug has touched the lives of business executives, managers, and individual contributors with innovative coaching, engaging workshops, and thought-provoking consulting. Dr. Martin Seligman, Fox Leadership Professor of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania and the ‘father of Positive Psychology,’ referred to Doug as one of his “most talented young colleagues.”

His expertise is in coaching, facilitation, instructional design, and consulting. He has created workshops that focus on resilience, strengths, well-being and goals. In addition, Doug has been called upon to lead courses designed by his clients in the areas of consulting skills, presentations, conversations, and networking.

As an executive coach, Doug relies on his curiosity, experience and in-depth knowledge of human potential to help individuals set and exceed their goals. He typically uses a 360 review and several assessments (including the MBTI and Realise2 Strengths Survey) to lay the groundwork for transformation.

His clients include the following:

  • National Extended Warranty (NEW)
  • Freddie Mac
  • Baker Tilly
  • Paychex
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)
  • National Cancer Registrars Association
  • United States Geological Survey (USGS)
  • Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
  • Farm Credit Administration (FCA)
  • George Mason University

Doug received his Bachelor’s in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania. He also earned a Master’s in Education and a Master’s in Organizational Management.

Doug lives and works in Leesburg, VA, and spends his free time coaching his two boys’ sports teams and volunteering with various organizations in the community.

About the Loudoun Community

PMIWDC is pleased to announce a new Community in Loudoun County: PMIWDC - LC! PMIWDC’s Loudoun luncheons are a series of free brown bag luncheons hosted at the REI Systems Headquarters, 45335 Vintage Park Plaza, Sterling, VA 20166, conveniently located near the intersection of Route 28 and Route 606, north of the Dulles Airport. The Loudoun Community Luncheons are held every second Monday of the month, unless posted otherwise. In the event of a holiday, the luncheon will be on the third Monday. (Pre-registration is recommended). PMIWDC – Loudoun Community’s goal is to provide members with a convenient forum for learning, discussion and knowledge exchange. The Luncheons will feature presentations by guest speakers who are PMI-recognized thought leaders, educators and Subject Matter Experts. This series is made possible by the generous support of REI Systems, a recognized leader in federal grants management systems, full-life cycle software development, and open government and transparency solutions.

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