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Career Experts Virtual Session – Building Resilience Through Humour
9 December 2020 @ 12:30 - 13:30
Research has shown that resilience is not extraordinary. It is not a trait that people either have or do not have. It is a learned ability that you can build, like humour.
When you find yourself facing unwelcome change, having someone tell you to look for the humour in your situation may be the last thing you want to hear, but it may be just what you need to hear.
Don’t waste precious time in a self-pity party.
Learn how Humour gives you the ability to avoid feelings of negativity and helplessness so you’re better able to see what needs to be done to move forward.
There are practical ideas we can engage with to learn how to use humour to build resilience facing challenges.
What will I learn?
How to build resilience through humour teaches us:
• Why we need humour more than ever
• How resilience is built through humour
• Top strategies to start building resilience
• How to predict resiliency in people through their sense of humour
Dr Vanessa Marcié is the founder and CEO of Leading With Humour, an innovative consulting firm that helps executives to harness the power of humour in their change management strategies.
She is a forerunner and initiator of theories of driving changethrough humour and is sought and supported by many actors like Linkedin, Inmarsat, BPI France, Qwant.
As an international keynote speaker and researcher, she is regularly invited to present in large companies, international conferences, universities and start-ups in Europe and the US. She is a guest lecturer for some top business schools: Cambridge Judge Business School, HEC Paris, Toulouse Business School and Edhec Business School.
Her research work on Humour and Leadership has been published in the Financial Times and The European Business Review. She is a regular contributor to the French economic newspaper La Tribune and Harvard Business Review France.
Vanessa is a Cambridge Wo + Men’s Leadership Center Associate and in 2019, She was nominated as a Fellow by the Institute of Innovation and Knowledge
Exchange (IKE Institute) in recognition of her research in innovation with Leading With
Humour. She is also a finalist of the 2019 PWN Global Gender Balanced Leadership
Awards which recognize excellence in research for gender-balanced leadership.
She is also a seasoned professional with more than 20 years of experience in the areas of communication, marketing and business development, including as Vice President for London and Partners, the Mayor’s promotion agency in London.
Vanessa Marcié has been selected to be one of the TEDx ESADE 2021 and TEDx Cambridge University 2021 speakers.
She is a stand-up comedian who has created two comedy clubs, one in London and one in Cannes, scenes on which she regularly performs.