In Defense of Adversity - Turning Your Toughest Challenges Into Your Greatest Success

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In Defense of Adversity—An Overview

In our high tech, fast-paced, rapidly changing world, adversity is hitting us at speeds significantly faster than ever—and at a younger age—leaving us little time to respond and arming us with far too few tools for controlling that response in a productive manner. It’s easy for a person to become averse to risk and to become frustrated and afraid of things when he or she lacks the tools to handle them.

In Defense of Adversity alleviates this problem, bridging the gap between what we’re naturally inclined to do and what works best in the modern environment. By educating readers that adversity, failure, change, and conflict can paradoxically be catalysts for positive things and help us evolve into who we were born to be, this book prepares the reader to succeed in today’s chaotic environment.

Adversity is in the eye of the beholder; how a person perceives it determines life’s journey. The purpose of this book is to act as a roadmap and to supply a foundation to help people thrive in adversity and not just survive it. Addressing adversity purposefully in this way requires a plan; how to formulate that plan using this integrated process and expert insights is the theme of this book

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A Communication Process for Initiating, Developing
& Leveraging Mutually Rewarding Relationships

by Steve Gavatorta

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About Steve Gavatorta

Owner of Steve Gavatorta Group, Inc., Steve has coached, trained, and developed thousands of high-performance individuals and teams. He works with many Fortune 500 companies in various industries, which include pharmaceutical/medical equipment, healthcare/hospitals, consumer packaged goods, finance, media/advertising, and small business/retail/franchise businesses.

A consultant, coach, and public speaker, Steve empowers his clients to identify, develop, and exceed their performance goals.

Steve is a Certified Professional Behavioral and Values Analyst (CPBA & CPVA), a certified Myers-Briggs practitioner, and is accredited to coach and train for Emotional Intelligence (EQ).

Steve is author of In Defense of Adversity – Turning Your Toughest Challenges into Your Greatest Success. He is also author of The Reach Out Approach – A Communication Process for Initiating, Developing & Leveraging Mutually Rewarding Relationships.

Steve an avid traveler, also enjoys martial arts and is a Muay Thai and yoga practitioner. He currently resides in Tampa, Florida.