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How to Master Resilience in Work Transitions from Corporate Leadership to Entrepreneur Featuring Dr. Marie-Helene Pelletier

Throughout her career in business management and psychology, Dr. Pelletier has spearheaded the dialogue on crucial issues of leadership resilience and work performance. Drawing on her extensive background in the corporate, insurance, governance, and public sectors, she brings an international perspective and unique expertise to leadership. She is a practicing leadership psychologist and executive coach with over 20 years of experience and holds a Ph.D. and an MBA from the University of British Columbia. 

Marie-Helene is a member of the Global Clinical Practice Network of the World Health Organization and a past director on the boards of the Canadian Psychological Association and the International Association of Applied Psychology. She has presented, authored, and co-authored numerous industry and academic publications and has won several academic and industry awards. In 2024, Dr. Pelletier published her award-winning book, “The Resilience Plan: A Strategic Approach to Optimizing Your Work Performance and Mental Health.”

In today’s episode of Smashing the Plateau, we explore the critical role of mental resilience when making the leap from corporate life to entrepreneurship.

Dr. Marie-Helene and I discuss:

  • What motivates career changes and transitions [00:21]
  • Strategies for successful career transitions [00:56]
  • The influence of mental health in shifting from corporate to business ownership [02:00]
  • Enhancing supply to meet increased demands during transitions [03:26]
  • The significance of relationships and community in building resilience [14:39]
  • How to strategically plan for resilience in business [20:12]

Learn more about Marie-Helene at www.theresilienceplan.com and receive the free worksheets: https://drmarie-helene.com/free-resources-sign-up/

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About the author, David Shriner-Cahn

David is the podcast host and community builder behind Smashing the Plateau, an online platform offering resources, accountability, and camaraderie to high-performing professionals who are making the leap from the corporate career track to entrepreneurial business ownership.

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