Resilience is something that Dr. Tommy Watson had to acquire early on; as his parents were arrested 121 times by the time he arrived to the University of Minnesota to play football in 1992. Those same resilient habits have helped him have a very successful career following graduation. No matter how much planning goes into our career aspirations, unanticipated situations prompt unforeseen changes. That is why it is important to build resilience into your career. In this webinar you will learn how to build your capacity for career resilience and adjust to inevitable changes that will or have come your way.
Considered a leading expert on turning transitions into success, Dr. Tommy Watson inspires millions with the unique and charismatic way he articulates his rags-to-success story. His life of resilience, hard work, and perseverance will inspire any audience. Dr. Watson’s hardships include (1) living with parents who were heroin addicts and shoplifters (2) his mother being arrested 11 times during his first year of birth, (3) living in 30 different locations by the time he finished high school, and (4) being homeless when he was recruited as one of the top football players in the nation. This astonishing journey provides the foundation for the powerful principles Dr. Watson teaches today to individuals and organizations. Dr. Watson attributes his success to the power of resilience. Despite the hardships and a learning disability, his amazing resilience, has led him towards academic and professional excellence. He has obtained four college degrees - including a Doctor of Education in Leadership with an emphasis on organizational change. And, equally impressive is his winning McDonald’s Corporation’s prestigious leadership award bestowed on top leaders in management.
His latest book, The Resilience of Champions: Secret Habits of Highly Resilient Individuals and Organizations, chronicles the personal experiences that shaped him to be the resilient champion that he is today. The award-winning book reveals the secrets of success contained in the journeys of peak performers such as Oprah Winfrey, Bill Gates, McDonald’s and Mary Kay Cosmetics. The Resilience of Champions describes how readers can use key habits of resilience to make their individual and organizational dreams come true.
He is also the author of the award-winning book, A Face of Courage- The Tommy Watson story, which chronicles Dr. Watson’s life growing up in Denver, CO. Dr. Watson resides in Charlotte, NC.