COURTNEY CLARK, CSP
Author, Speaker & Accelerated Resilience Expert
KEYNOTE VIDEOS
KEYNOTE FEE:

$5,001 - $7,500

Keynote fee falls within this range. For exact fee, please contact us.
TRAVELS FROM:

Texas
VIRTUAL VIDEOS

"By far Courtney was the best, most relevant speaker we've ever had. She had us laughing and crying and totally engrossed in her story. Courtney was truly inspirational. If I could, I'd have her back every year."

"I have been an association executive and meeting planner for nearly 20 years and have hired more than a hundred keynote speakers for various conferences. It is very difficult to find a speaker who can connect to all of the various groups represented at a meeting, but Courtney is that speaker. She took the time to get to know our group and many of the attendees have told us that she is the 'very best speaker' we have ever had."

"The healthcare industry is undergoing a lot of transformation and, as such, requires its leaders to embody resilience to meet the challenges and constant change. If you're looking for a great presentation on leaning on your own resilience during times of uncertainty or change that’s presented by an authentic, enthusiastic and inspiring leader, reach out to Courtney. Your expectations will be exceeded."

"Courtney delivers by doing the homework needed to understand who her audience will be. Her pre-work included thorough background consults with our internal team related to our specific volunteer needs. The result, a traditionally 'tough' crowd was completely charmed and enthralled as she delivered her session. Evaluations have been pouring in - all positive!"

ABOUT COURTNEY CLARK

With two successful businesses and three rounds of cancer (so far!) under her belt, Courtney Clark is the luckiest unlucky person in the world.

Diagnosed with cancer for the first time at age 26, Courtney went to work for several cancer nonprofits. At age 29, Courtney founded the nonprofit Austin Involved, creating programs to engage young professionals in philanthropy in simple, affordable ways. In the first year of operating Austin Involved, Courtney was diagnosed with a brain aneurysm and underwent three brain surgeries.

Today, Courtney is an in-demand Keynote Speaker who presents internationally to organizations on how to adapt faster and achieve more by developing Accelerated Resilience ™. Organizations hire Courtney to speak at their conferences and events because of her unique blend of what she calls “content-based motivation.” Her presentations balance left brain strategies with right brain storytelling, so every single member of the audience walks away feeling primed for success, no matter their personality or learning style. She works with teams who need to succeed during stress and change without burning out, lashing out, or giving up.

Courtney’s resilience work has been featured in Forbes, Psychology Today, USA Today, and The Chicago Tribune. Her two books on resilience, The Giving Prescription and The Successful Struggle, have been called “practical,” “powerful,” and “empowering” by industry leaders.

In her free time, Courtney serves on the board of directors of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and the Junior League of Austin. With the Junior League, Courtney has chaired the annual Coats for Kids event, and is currently piloting a new program called Kids in Cool Shoes (KICS), where children in need will receive a pair of free athletic sneakers.

Courtney’s work on behalf of others has earned her several honors. She has been recognized with the Leadership Austin Ascendant Award, as well as her high school’s Distinguished Alumnae Award.  In 2013, Courtney was a candidate for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Woman of the Year.  She has been recognized by Austin Monthly magazine as one of “20 in their 30s,” and by GivingCity magazine as one of 2012’s “New Philanthropists.” She has her Masters Degree in Philanthropy from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, where her graduate research focused on the role of philanthropy in helping people heal from traumatic life events. Her research, which became the basis of her first book, was honored with the University’s Outstanding Graduate Research award.

Courtney’s experience in the community has also helped her grow her family.  Soon after launching Austin Involved, Courtney and her husband, Jamie, were at an Austin Involved volunteer day when they met a young high school student with dreams of college and success as a musician.  Today, Courtney and Jamie have welcomed Anthony into their family, and Courtney can often be seen proudly wearing her “UNT Mom” t-shirt around town.  Courtney and her family live in Austin, TX with so many rescue animals that they have lost count.

COURTNEY CLARK PROGRAMS & TOPICS

Detour: Winning When Life Doesn't Go According to Plan

Hard work usually pays off. But sometimes, no matter how hard you work, your plans just… DON’T work. Resilience researcher Courtney Clark helps teams adapt to change and crisis when the stakes are high, and she has proven techniques to help you deal with life’s detours with humor, resilience, and tenacity. In this inspiring and interactive presentation, you’ll learn a multi-step framework for creating optimal outcomes in uncontrollable situations.

 At the end of this session, participants will be able to…

  • Discover how to let go of “the plan”
  • Identify ways to maintain personal power during transition and upheaval
  • Develop measures to increase perspective and adaptability

ReVisionary Thinking™: Change the Way You Solve Problems, Face Challenges, and Get Stuff Done

Why do some people adapt quickly in the face of change, while others struggle? ReVisionary Thinkers (like Richard Branson, J.K. Rowling, and Steven Spielberg) know how to navigate uncertainty with less confusion, less frustration, and more success. Courtney Clark will give your team evidence-based tools to adapt and survive challenges with more than just a positive attitude. Courtney’s research, strategies, case studies, humor, and stories help build employee agility and resilience, and create ReVisionary Thinking at every level of your organization (and in their home lives!)

At the end of this session, participants will be able to…

  • Make better decisions in the face of change
  • Solve problems in creative ways (even if you aren’t a creative person!)
  • Improve mental flexibility as individuals and teams
  • Understand the common mistakes that keep people frustrated with change
  • Generate more (and more innovative!) solutions to challenges 

The Art of Accelerated Resilience™:Adapt Faster and Achieve More

In today’s competitive world, there’s no time to recover from our setbacks slowly. The research-based strategies from Courtney’s new book, The Successful Struggle, will have your team managing change, chaos, conflict, and life’s other challenges in the fastest, most productive way possible. Building resilience means developing new behavior patterns in tough times, and Courtney will show you the research behind the quickest ways to get back on track and be successful, no matter the challenges you face in life and work.

At the end of this session, participants will be able to…

  • Recognize the benefits of connecting with the purpose of change
  • Develop new strategies to maintain personal power and a sense of control during times of change and chaos
  • Apply the “Stop, Drop, and Roll” technique for chaos management

Be On Fire, Not Burned Out!: Strategies for Engagement and Enjoyment in Challenging Times

Resilient employees know how to handle stress without burning out. Courtney’s Accelerated ResilienceTM strategies lead to greater employee engagement, reduced turnover, and less stress at the office. If you need more innovation, more profit, less frustration, and less burnout, then you need a team that’s On Fire!

At the end of this session, participants will be able to…

  • Identify how change and chaos contribute to employee burnout
  • Discover why staying engaged in change is important, and the best tactics to keep you engaged
  • Construct new strategies for managing stress without the threat of burnout

Request Availability for Courtney Clark

COURTNEY CLARK BOOKS
COURTNEY CLARK, CSP
Author, Speaker & Accelerated Resilience Expert
TRAVELS FROM:

Texas
KEYNOTE FEE:

$5,001 - $7,500

Keynote fee falls within this range. For exact fee, please contact us.
KEYNOTE VIDEOS
VIRTUAL VIDEOS
"By far Courtney was the best, most relevant speaker we've ever had. She had us laughing and crying and totally engrossed in her story. Courtney was truly inspirational. If I could, I'd have her back every year."

Synopsys

"I have been an association executive and meeting planner for nearly 20 years and have hired more than a hundred keynote speakers for various conferences. It is very difficult to find a speaker who can connect to all of the various groups represented at a meeting, but Courtney is that speaker. She took the time to get to know our group and many of the attendees have told us that she is the 'very best speaker' we have ever had."

Georgia Apartment Association

"The healthcare industry is undergoing a lot of transformation and, as such, requires its leaders to embody resilience to meet the challenges and constant change. If you're looking for a great presentation on leaning on your own resilience during times of uncertainty or change that’s presented by an authentic, enthusiastic and inspiring leader, reach out to Courtney. Your expectations will be exceeded."

Cardinal Health

"Courtney delivers by doing the homework needed to understand who her audience will be. Her pre-work included thorough background consults with our internal team related to our specific volunteer needs. The result, a traditionally 'tough' crowd was completely charmed and enthralled as she delivered her session. Evaluations have been pouring in - all positive!"

Association for Supply Chain Management

ABOUT COURTNEY CLARK

With two successful businesses and three rounds of cancer (so far!) under her belt, Courtney Clark is the luckiest unlucky person in the world.

Diagnosed with cancer for the first time at age 26, Courtney went to work for several cancer nonprofits. At age 29, Courtney founded the nonprofit Austin Involved, creating programs to engage young professionals in philanthropy in simple, affordable ways. In the first year of operating Austin Involved, Courtney was diagnosed with a brain aneurysm and underwent three brain surgeries.

Today, Courtney is an in-demand Keynote Speaker who presents internationally to organizations on how to adapt faster and achieve more by developing Accelerated Resilience ™. Organizations hire Courtney to speak at their conferences and events because of her unique blend of what she calls “content-based motivation.” Her presentations balance left brain strategies with right brain storytelling, so every single member of the audience walks away feeling primed for success, no matter their personality or learning style. She works with teams who need to succeed during stress and change without burning out, lashing out, or giving up.

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Courtney’s resilience work has been featured in Forbes, Psychology Today, USA Today, and The Chicago Tribune. Her two books on resilience, The Giving Prescription and The Successful Struggle, have been called “practical,” “powerful,” and “empowering” by industry leaders.

In her free time, Courtney serves on the board of directors of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and the Junior League of Austin. With the Junior League, Courtney has chaired the annual Coats for Kids event, and is currently piloting a new program called Kids in Cool Shoes (KICS), where children in need will receive a pair of free athletic sneakers.

Courtney’s work on behalf of others has earned her several honors. She has been recognized with the Leadership Austin Ascendant Award, as well as her high school’s Distinguished Alumnae Award.  In 2013, Courtney was a candidate for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Woman of the Year.  She has been recognized by Austin Monthly magazine as one of “20 in their 30s,” and by GivingCity magazine as one of 2012’s “New Philanthropists.” She has her Masters Degree in Philanthropy from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, where her graduate research focused on the role of philanthropy in helping people heal from traumatic life events. Her research, which became the basis of her first book, was honored with the University’s Outstanding Graduate Research award.

Courtney’s experience in the community has also helped her grow her family.  Soon after launching Austin Involved, Courtney and her husband, Jamie, were at an Austin Involved volunteer day when they met a young high school student with dreams of college and success as a musician.  Today, Courtney and Jamie have welcomed Anthony into their family, and Courtney can often be seen proudly wearing her “UNT Mom” t-shirt around town.  Courtney and her family live in Austin, TX with so many rescue animals that they have lost count.

COURTNEY CLARK PROGRAMS & TOPICS
Detour: Winning When Life Doesn't Go According to Plan
Hard work usually pays off. But sometimes, no matter how hard you work, your plans just… DON'T work. Resilience researcher Courtney Clark helps teams adapt to change and crisis when the stakes are high, and she has proven techniques to help you deal with life's detours with humor, resilience, and tenacity. In this inspiring and interactive presentation, you'll learn a multi-step framework for creating optimal outcomes in uncontrollable situations.
ReVisionary Thinking™: Change the Way You Solve Problems, Face Challenges, and Get Stuff Done
Why do some people adapt quickly in the face of change, while others struggle? ReVisionary Thinkers (like Richard Branson, J.K. Rowling, and Steven Spielberg) know how to navigate uncertainty with less confusion, less frustration, and more success. Courtney Clark will give your team evidence-based tools to adapt and survive challenges with more than just a positive attitude. Courtney's research, strategies, case studies, humor, and stories help build employee agility and resilience, and create ReVisionary Thinking at every level of your organization (and in their home lives!)
The Art of Accelerated Resilience™:Adapt Faster and Achieve More
In today's competitive world, there's no time to recover from our setbacks slowly. The research-based strategies from Courtney's new book, The Successful Struggle, will have your team managing change, chaos, conflict, and life's other challenges in the fastest, most productive way possible. Building resilience means developing new behavior patterns in tough times, and Courtney will show you the research behind the quickest ways to get back on track and be successful, no matter the challenges you face in life and work.
Be On Fire, Not Burned Out!: Strategies for Engagement and Enjoyment in Challenging Times
Resilient employees know how to handle stress without burning out. Courtney's Accelerated Resilience™ strategies lead to greater employee engagement, reduced turnover, and less stress at the office. If you need more innovation, more profit, less frustration, and less burnout, then you need a team that's On Fire!

Request Availability for Courtney Clark

COURTNEY CLARK BOOKS