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Nov 16, 2020

Lena Cohen-Hawkins is an international speaker, powerhouse business consultant, three-time author, and corporate trainer. As a master’s level clinician and executive coach, Lena counsels people on how to access, understand, and regulate emotions, in order to excel in the real world and find fulfillment in their careers and personal lives. She has worked with companies like CBS, Prudential Financial, United Way and The United States Army, and has shared her story on the TED Talks stage.

During this episode, Lena and I talk about her third book, “Brilliant Resilience,” which was published in July 2020, including:

  • How a surprise phone call from an old friend made her new book her passion project for 2020
  • How she turned a major disappointment in her career into a new start
  • How her self-awareness and faith allowed her to move forward in the face of trauma, loss and disappointment
  • How sometimes, support comes from the most unlikely places

To find out more about Lena and her work, you can find her on her official website, You can also buy her book, “Brilliant Resilience”, on Amazon, and connect with her on Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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