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THE RESILIENCE ROADMAPCongratulations on your silver book award!


If you are a purpose-driven difference-maker struggling to stay engaged when it seems like the odds are stacked against you, this book is for you. Based on a lifetime of thriving through tremendous adversity, Mark Black has created the instruction manual for how to thrive through adversity.

The world needs people like you more than ever, but you won’t be able to help the people you want to help if you burn out from stress and frustration. Every day you deal with increased demands and decreasing resources. You’re expected to do the same job without the tools you need to do it. Not only that, you are often told what to do and how to do it by people who have never spent a minute in your shoes. It’s tough.

So how will you respond? Will you give in to frustration and stress, and burnout? Will you check out mentally and emotionally and just dial it in – serving the people you care about with less than your best? Or will you find a way to channel adversity and change into growth and evolution that will make you even better?

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Author Bio

Mark Black is a heart and double-lung transplant recipient – turned four-time marathon runner. A resilience expert, coach, and author, Mark helps people thrive in challenging times. His programs provide the tools to transform your adversity into your advantage. Mark doesn’t just teach resilience, he embodies it. Born with a life-threatening heart defect, Mark underwent two open-heart surgeries before the age of one. He battled his condition and its limitations for twenty-two years until he was forced to deal with the biggest obstacle of his young life. His doctor informed him that his heart was failing, and without a rare and dangerous heart and double-lung transplant, he would not see his 25th birthday. In 2002, Mark was fortunate that a suitable donor was found. He not only survived the surgery, but less than 3 years later, Mark became the only man in history to run a marathon with someone else’s heart and lungs. Mark is now a Certified Speaking Professional, a designation held by less than 1000 speakers in the world. He has inspired more than 200,000 people in more than 700 presentations and has worked with global brands including Exxon Mobil and Mercedes Benz, as well as many national and regional associations. Mark lives in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada where he spends as much time as possible with the most important people in his life – his wife, Marise, and their three children.

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