A 5-Pillar Model of Resilience for Unstoppable Well-Being

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The Pitch

Well-being at work is a topic more and more prominent in companies because of the cost associated with not taking care of the employees. It’s been instrumental in establishing new initiatives and ways of working, such as flexible hours and remote working policies, access to stress management training and the anecdotal ping pong tables.


And while it is well-intended and certainly a great start, it is not even remotely enough to really help individuals manage their own well-being. For that, the focus has to shift from the employee as one of many units of production to a human being as a complex system of biology and emotions – and with that, shifting from a one-size fits all approach to an individualized system. There is more to well-being than ‘take some rest and take care of yourself’’.


That’s the system I gradually built for myself as part of my burn-out recovery, as I was learning about and experimenting with the latest science of happiness and well-being. I have created a 5-pillar model of resilience for unstoppable well-being, a tried and true diagnostic method and action plan making system.


This system is both universal and customizable to your liking and lifestyle - so that next time you feel down, tired, confused, you know exactly what you long for and concretely what to do (and how to make it all fit in a crazy busy life).


And even better so, you are equipped to proactively feed all your needs in your unique way and become unstoppable whatever challenges come your way – like, say, an unexpected virus pandemic…

The Speaker

My name is Marie Dobenesque and I am a full-time Food R&D executive in a leading multinational company, which is quite an achievement considering my tendency for naïve honesty and unpopular truths.


I figured out how to hack the system (the hard and painful way, let's be clear...) and stay my true, straight-talking and sometimes inconvenient self in a way that serves me, my career, the company I work for and a little bit of the world when possible.

I truly believe that we will all be better off if we can be our authentic selves at the office. And if I was able to crack the code of how to be myself at work and find recognition, then so can you!


My wish is to share these insights with as many people as possible for them to find purpose and fulfillment at work, and hopefully feel better in their skin.


So in my spare time, I coach, I speak and I write about breaking free from the corporate rat race and unleashing the potential of humans in the workplace.


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