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Courtney Clark

Resilience and change-management expert, cancer survivor and CEO

Courtney Clark helps teams adapt to change, embrace resilience and achieve more.

In her twenties, Courtney Clark was “the luckiest unlucky person in the world.” She survived both cancer and a brain aneurysm and then went on to build two successful businesses and to write two books—The Giving Prescription and The Successful Struggle: Powerful Techniques to Achieve Accelerated Resilience. Her work has appeared in multiple publications, including Forbes, Psychology Today, USA Today, and the Chicago Tribune.

As a resilience and change management expert, Courtney works with organizations to help teams succeed in the face of stress and change without burning out, lashing out or giving up. Her trademarked approach to “accelerated resilience” gives audiences quick, proven methods—informed by research and her own lived experience—to adapt faster and achieve more. Using her own approach to content-based motivation, Courtney blends stories, research, humor, and dynamic audience interactions to motivate teams, and her resilience work has been called “practical,” “powerful” and “empowering” by industry leaders at organizations such as P&G, Google, Dell, Humana, Cisco and Cardinal Health.

Courtney was the founder and director of the organization Austin Involved and she is currently CEO of Courtney Clark and Associates. She serves on the board of trustees for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and is a past president of the Austin chapter of the National Speakers Association. She holds degrees from NYU and St. Mary’s University of Minnesota.

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