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The Resilience Plan

A Strategic Approach to Optimizing Your Work Performance and Mental Health

by (author) Marie-Hélène Pelletier

Page Two Books, Inc.
Initial publish date
Feb 2024
Leadership, Mental Health, Personal Success
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Feb 2024
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Resilience is not a given. You need a strategy.
Leaders and business professionals handle grueling hours and exceed high expectations. They are undaunted by challenges and embrace opportunities for growth. They assume they are resilient.
But given enough demands, anyone can burn out. This makes logical sense, yet you likely still think it could never be you. You are fabulous and at risk of burning out.
Resilience is not an innate character trait. Whether you’re in a leadership role or working as part of a team, you need to implement strategies that build and nurture resilience. You need a resilience plan.
Award-winning mental health expert Marie-Hélène Pelletier draws on her clinical practice and extensive knowledge in therapeutics and business practices to explore how resilience is the best defense against burnout and how everyone can build it in themselves—not with a one-size-fits-all plan but with strategies to help you create a custom plan.
Pelletier uses relatable stories and activities to bring her concepts into context. By working through the exercises in this practical guide, you will have a goal-oriented, custom strategy with the knowledge to implement and sustain it, to protect your health and success into the future.

About the author

Contributor Notes

Marie-Hélène Pelletier is an award-winning workplace mental health expert and psychologist. She holds both a PhD and MBA from the University of British Columbia. She combines business and clinical expertise, translating research about health, performance, resilience, and overcoming challenges into strategies professionals, leaders, and their teams need to thrive. She has led workplace mental health strategy in senior leadership roles. She lives in Vancouver, Canada. Connect with her at

Editorial Reviews

"The Resilience Plan is highly valuable for a pair of reasons. First, it convincingly identifies resilience as a necessary trait for surviving and thriving in today’s frenetic world. Second, it not only shows the importance of having a strategic resilience plan, but also details the specific form the plan should take. It’s not to be missed."

<i>New York Times</i>–bestselling author of <i>Influence</i> and <i>Pre-Suasion</i>

"Will motivate readers to take action . . . This [book] is a valuable opportunity for professionals to find that elusive balance between demanding careers and life's challenges."

<i>Publishers Weekly</i>

"This gem of a book draws on best practices from both psychology and business. The Resilience Plan guides busy professionals and leaders step-by-step in the creation of a personal plan to reduce burnout and boost resilience. Unlike some books, it takes into account actual work/life demands and resources. Marie-Hélène Pelletier delivers on her promise to show you how to boost your resilience and mental health in just a few minutes a day. Use this book to enjoy a better year ahead!"

coauthor of <i>Mind Over Mood</i>

"Every CEO and leader knows that mental health is a growing challenge—and an opportunity—but how does one build resilience? In this regard, Marie-Hélène Pelletier’s The Resilience Plan couldn’t be more timely. She offers us a very human, empathetic, and pragmatic approach to resilience, one grounded in psychology and refined through her extensive real-world work experience. We can all see ourselves in this book, and that’s a good thing."

Corporate Director; retired President and CEO of Sun Life Financial

"A comprehensive plan for avoiding burnout and enhancing well-being . . . Pelletier’s consistent tone of pragmatic optimism very effectively seeds the ground to make the goals outlined in her Daily Resilience Planner seem entirely within reach."

<i>Kirkus Reviews</i>

"In today’s competitive marketplace, it’s not enough for leaders to simply do their job well. In The Resilience Plan, Marie-Hélène Pelletier expertly weaves science and story to help leaders build a custom resilience plan based on individual priorities and the context they live and work in."

<i>Wall Street Journal</i>–bestselling author of <i>The Long Game</i> and executive education faculty at Columbia Business School

"Marie-Hélène Pelletier provides a practical, inspiring, and engaging reflection on resilience. Pelletier anchors her perspectives in a deep understanding of psychological theory and research, and weaves engaging anecdotes from her personal and professional life that animate the core ideas. The Resilience Plan is a delight to read, a source of insight, and a valuable resource for addressing the challenges of work-life in the twenty-first century."

coauthor of <i>The Burnout Challenge</i>