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Resilience

Navigating Life, Loss, and the Road to Success
Written by: Lisa Lisson
Narrated by: Vanessa Johansson
Length: 5 hrs and 1 min
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Publisher's Summary

An inspiring book for listeners of Sheryl Sandberg and Arlene Dickinson

Lisa Lisson's life seemed perfect: she had married her high school sweetheart, applied her marketing degree to a position at FedEx Express Canada, and risen to become a vice president (and would ultimately become president) of the company. One night, after putting their four children to bed, her husband, Patrick, marvelled that their lives seemed perfectly happy.

Just a few hours later, everything changed.

One moment Lisa was sleeping beside Patrick, and the next, she was kneeling on the floor beside his unconscious body frantically administering CPR. Patrick had had a massive heart attack and was in a coma, and the doctors were blunt: there was no hope. But for the next two years, Lisa stood by his side and awaited a miracle, while continuing to balance life as a high-powered executive and mother of four.

Part leadership guide, part memoir of loss, and part personal empowerment primer on how to achieve your goals no matter what the universe throws at you, Resilience is an inspirational story about how to rise to the top in a man's world, triumph over adversity, lead a fulfilling life, and live each day with purpose and gratitude.

©2017 Lisa Lisson (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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lying in the CPU unit

first time I saw Patty lying there with all those tubes everything just sticking out of his body. I burst into tears and you told me these words lisa we don't want anybody crying or being negative in this room we want positive energy in this room and you're right Lisa. living with a very negative mother that's all I'm used to. I think the worst about everything . where is you think the best of everything. I wish I could change my ways and think the way you think I'm trying my hardest Lisa! It will be hard to live with everybody in my family that's so negative except for my sister lorrae and her husband Steve. Your book was awesome it taught me a lot. I miss Patty a lot, not a day goes by that he doesn't sneak into my head and I think about him. Grief is an expression that you loved well. being so young his jokes and just everything about him was like perfect you're such a lucky woman to have had a lot of time with him on this Earth anyway. Lisa great book!!! Love always your friend Lisa Jensen. if you're thinking who the heck is this? I'm Steve Lisson's sister-in-law.

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Moving and incredibly inspiring.

As a woman in buisness, and also someone who has experienced tremendous loss, Lisa's book spoke to me in so many ways.

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Not what I expected, but indightful

This book was not what I expected, but I enjoyed it nonetheless. I am drawn to stories of people recovering from tragedies, but a mom with kids dealing with the 'loss' of her husband isn't one that I relate to.

I suppose it was the parallel story of Lisa's role as a senior executive in Canada that intrigued me.

The third aspect of the book ~ Lisa's descriptions of her leadership style and business philosophy ~ was unexpected and, at times, seemed out of place.

Yet it makes sense, if she is writing a book about her journey, that they would be included. Looking back at the title, it does seem to fit. I suppose the chosen audio clip for the preview was so laser focused on the tragedy of her husband's heart attack, that I wasn't expecting the rest. But... still a good read.

I wasn't thrilled with the narration; at times the narrator spoke so fast I actually checked to make sure I hadn't inadvertently selected 2x speed.