November 2018 Monthly Chapter Meeting

“Positively Resilient”

What is resilience? Is it just a fancy way to characterize a hopeful, upbeat personality or a positive spirit of never giving up? In Positively Resilient, Doug Hensch aims to take a different look at what turns out to be a much richer and deeper concept than just bouncing back from adversity.

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About the Speaker

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.

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