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RBLP in the News


Dr. Gene Coughlin was recently a guest on the Mission First People Always podcast with Dr. Mike Patterson.

About the podcast: Better business results, stronger teams, more successful careers and happier lives often boil down to better relationships, so author and educator Dr. Mike Patterson uses curiosity and kindness to bust biases and break down the barriers that keep people apart. Through respectful and fun conversations with thought leaders, scholars, and real people in the trenches, Dr. Mike explores what it takes to build dynamic and respectful workplace cultures, while also achieving the loftiest of organizational goals. Each episode creates a clear path to achieving results with, through, and for people.

Episode: Building Resilient Teams with Dr. Gene Coughlin

Description: Resilience is the capacity to deal with difficulty, adapt, and come back stronger. It’s something today’s guest argues is critically important for teams–especially if there is going to be meaningful development and learning. But this requires an intentional approach that engages all of the key components of resilience. 

Welcome back to the Mission First People Always Podcast! In this episode, we have a conversation with a scholar who has not only studied building resiliency on teams as an academic discipline but who has quite literally, proven to be a fearless leader in the trenches. Dr. Gene Coughlin is a Marine Corps officer and combat veteran (We love our veterans on the Mission First People Always Podcast and we sincerely thank them for their service). He has also worked in a variety of for-profit and nonprofit organizations to witness the value of resilience firsthand. 

Dr. Coughlin is the founder and CEO of the Resilience-Building Leader Program (RBLP). Their mission–and yes, we love mission clarity around here –is to certify front-line supervisors, middle managers, and senior leaders that have successfully demonstrated competency in what it takes to Build Resilient Teams for organizational learning and change.

You see, we believe resilient teams are needed now more than ever. Hit play to learn how you can create a team that not only overcomes adversity but adapts and grows from it. 

In today’s episode you will learn:

  • Why resilience matters (because the important stuff is always hard)
  • What leaders do to promote resilience in their teams
  • How the Resilience Building Leader Program (RBLP) was developed
  • How supervisors, managers, and senior leaders can earn the RBLP Certification
  • Why resilience is tied to organizational learning and change
  • And Much More!

Dr. Gene Coughlin was recently a guest on the Management as a Liberal Art Podcast with Dr. Robert O. (Rob) Kirkland, Ph.D.

About the podcast: An ongoing exploration of Peter Drucker’s vision of a functioning society based on human dignity in life, work, and community. In these episodes, we will aim to expand the knowledge and practice of Drucker’s concepts through ongoing dialog with leading thought leaders.

Episode:  Interview with Gene Coughlin

Description: Interview with Gene Coughlin, Founder/CEO at the Resilience-Building Leader Program (RBLP). Gene talks about his background and his work with RBLP and how it relates to MLA. He also speaks on how RBLP partners with colleges, universities, leadership coaches, training companies, and career schools to build a worldwide community of practice committed to the idea of building resilient teams.