Building resilience through everyday challenges-Guest Donna Volpitta, Ed.D.,

July 2, 2013
Hosted by Dr. Stem

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Episode Description

Everyone faces challenges. Our resilience is how we respond to those challenges, which is guided by our understanding of four Ss: self, situation, supports, & strategies. Unfortunately, our neurological reaction to challenge is often counterproductive to framing those four Ss in a way that is resilient. I would like to talk a bit about how the brain works and why we have that reaction, how to stop the reaction, and how to use the Four Ss framework to use challenges as opportunities to build resilience.

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Given enough information people will be more aware of how to better parent their teens, and manage their lives better. Promoting positive self-images, success tips and inner strength for teens will allow them to gain personal respect, and success in school, work and the community. Everyone wants to be heard and understood. Understanding and embracing our differences makes us unique and united. Guest Experts from all walks of life are essential to connect with and learn from. Our show will have a commitment to adding value to lives through continuous improvement that ensures adequate inspiration, motivation and empowerment. By focusing on teen-parent –teacher empowerment we will allow you to have readily available resources and interviews to ease the challenges faced by teens.

Dr. Stem

My name is Dr. Sithembile Stem Mahlatini, a compassionate and result oriented personal and organizational development Professional Speaker with a vision since 2007. I am a messenger and champion of Hope, better known as the Voice of Hope. I am the President and Founder of Global Counseling & Coaching Services, Inc. and Founder of Women and Youth Empowerment Seminars. I hold a B.A. degree in Liberal Arts, a Master of Social Work, MSW degree and Ed. D degree in Organizational Leadership.

I am originally from Harare Zimbabwe in Africa. I have been a resident of the USA for 26 years. After obtaining my degrees, I was licensed as a Psychotherapist and became certified as a professional speaker, author, career and life coach. My work is primarily with adolescents and families. I have conducted extensive adolescents work with the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice, and in my private practice. My work has also included extensive grief work, crisis stabilization and employee assistance (EAP).

I am certified as a speaker, trainer, and coach through both the John C. Maxwell Team and the Susan Jeffers “Feel the Fear and Do it anyway” team. My goal is to empower, educate, and engage others so that they believe and achieve more in life than they ever thought possible. I have authored four books, including my memoir “Beyond the Tears-A story of Hope and Encouragement, and co-authored seven books with the Professional Woman Network.

Episode Directory

August 2013

July 2013

  • 7/30/2013: The Things that Teens wish their Parents knew by DrStem Mahlatini Listen Now
  • 7/23/2013: Newly released book (September 2012) “Passing Through Waters, Walking Through Fires” Author Lucinda Treadway Listen Now
  • 7/16/2013: There are miracles and joys surrounding us in every moment. Have you found yours? Listen Now
  • 7/9/2013: Tips on Pursuing Your Dreams Listen Now
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