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On Improving Resilience: In Conversation with Carlos Davidovich

carlos_davidovichIf you’ve been listening to this podcast for awhile, you may know that I talk about three core characteristics required to do more great work. One of them is resilience, and that’s what we’re going to be talking about today with my guest, Dr. Carlos Davidovich, who is vice-president of executive coaching at Optimum Talent.

In this interview, Carlos and I discuss:

  • The relationship between resilience and neuromanagement
  • Key traits of resilient people
  • Why our beliefs as so essential to overcoming adversity
  • The dangers of “victim mode”
  • How to strengthen one’s resilience
  • Fixed mindset vs. growth mindset

(Scroll down for more in-depth podcast notes.)

Listen to my interview with Carlos Davidovich:

0:02:28: Carlos elaborates on his background in medicine and neuromanagement.

0:03:39: He and Michael discuss the role of resilience in neuromanagement. They explore the reasons that some people recover better from trauma than others.

0:07:53: Michael asks Carlos to describe the characteristics of people who are more resilient in the face of trauma, and whether it’s a question of nature or nurture.

0:11:54: The two discuss the dangers of “victim mode,” and how people can overcome it.

0:15:21: Michael asks Carlos to provide further examples of how people can strengthen their resilience. He also explains the difference between a fixed mindset and a growth mindset.

0:20:35: Carlos introduces the term “neuroplasticity” and touches on how to improve the odds of successfully creating a new pathway in the brain, or erasing an old one.

0:24:20: Michael asks Carlos for a final reflection on how people can increase their capacity for resilience; in response, Carlos outlines four key tools.

0:27:03: Carlos directs listeners to for more information on his work.

One Response to On Improving Resilience: In Conversation with Carlos Davidovich

  • Lea

    Really insightful and practical stuff to help change the way you see the world and deal with its, inevitable, challenges.

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