Community Resiliency Overview

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Managing Partner at The Resiliency Institute
Bonnie Canal, MBCP go to expert on resilience. She is a nationally recognized leader in resilience innovations and strategies, and is the founder and Managing Partner of The Resiliency Institute, LLC (TRI).With her strategic work session with organizations and government officials, she has developed and delivered energizing programs that deliver results. She helps busy professionals prevent burn out while building a more resilience lifestyle.

As both a sales professional and leader, Bonnie has had to learn how resilience must play an active role in any professional’s life. Thus, the need to develop her “Resilience as a Habit”, “Creating a Culture of Resilience” and “Thinking Without a Box” programs.

Bonnie is a proud native of New Orleans and has experienced what she calls, “The Katrina, Rita, Ike, Gustav, and BP Oil Spill” disasters first hand. She has had to learn how being resilience leaders to increased performance, achieve stronger relationships, and build mental toughness that we all need in today’s ever increasing busy world.
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Resilience, is often framed as the length of time it takes to “recover” from a shock to the structure (i.e. hazard/disaster). There is an over emphasis on the speed of recovery versus the quality of recovery. (Haas, Kates and Bowden 1977/Olshansky 2008). With that said, community resilience is the capability to anticipate risk, limit impact, and bounce back rapidly through survival, adaptability, evolution, … Read More

ACP Chair Remembers Katrina +10

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Managing Partner at The Resiliency Institute
Bonnie Canal, MBCP go to expert on resilience. She is a nationally recognized leader in resilience innovations and strategies, and is the founder and Managing Partner of The Resiliency Institute, LLC (TRI).With her strategic work session with organizations and government officials, she has developed and delivered energizing programs that deliver results. She helps busy professionals prevent burn out while building a more resilience lifestyle.

As both a sales professional and leader, Bonnie has had to learn how resilience must play an active role in any professional’s life. Thus, the need to develop her “Resilience as a Habit”, “Creating a Culture of Resilience” and “Thinking Without a Box” programs.

Bonnie is a proud native of New Orleans and has experienced what she calls, “The Katrina, Rita, Ike, Gustav, and BP Oil Spill” disasters first hand. She has had to learn how being resilience leaders to increased performance, achieve stronger relationships, and build mental toughness that we all need in today’s ever increasing busy world.
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Fellow ACP Members, As many of you know, I am a proud native New Orleanian and with the 10 year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina I was asked to write a quick submission to our newest ACP website addition “member spotlight”. I look forward to reading each of your reflections as we move onward with this project. Hurricane Katrina for New … Read More

Preparedness vs. Resilience, Are They the Same Thing?

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Managing Partner at The Resiliency Institute
Bonnie Canal, MBCP go to expert on resilience. She is a nationally recognized leader in resilience innovations and strategies, and is the founder and Managing Partner of The Resiliency Institute, LLC (TRI).With her strategic work session with organizations and government officials, she has developed and delivered energizing programs that deliver results. She helps busy professionals prevent burn out while building a more resilience lifestyle.

As both a sales professional and leader, Bonnie has had to learn how resilience must play an active role in any professional’s life. Thus, the need to develop her “Resilience as a Habit”, “Creating a Culture of Resilience” and “Thinking Without a Box” programs.

Bonnie is a proud native of New Orleans and has experienced what she calls, “The Katrina, Rita, Ike, Gustav, and BP Oil Spill” disasters first hand. She has had to learn how being resilience leaders to increased performance, achieve stronger relationships, and build mental toughness that we all need in today’s ever increasing busy world.
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So there is a new buzz word out there, resilience. Often this word is used interchangeably with preparedness. But are they the same? Let’s first explore the definitions and differences between these two words. So what is preparedness? Preparedness is defined as a state of readiness, this as something we do in order to reach our goal – being prepared. … Read More

Engagement, Changing the Dialogue

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Managing Partner at The Resiliency Institute
Bonnie Canal, MBCP go to expert on resilience. She is a nationally recognized leader in resilience innovations and strategies, and is the founder and Managing Partner of The Resiliency Institute, LLC (TRI).With her strategic work session with organizations and government officials, she has developed and delivered energizing programs that deliver results. She helps busy professionals prevent burn out while building a more resilience lifestyle.

As both a sales professional and leader, Bonnie has had to learn how resilience must play an active role in any professional’s life. Thus, the need to develop her “Resilience as a Habit”, “Creating a Culture of Resilience” and “Thinking Without a Box” programs.

Bonnie is a proud native of New Orleans and has experienced what she calls, “The Katrina, Rita, Ike, Gustav, and BP Oil Spill” disasters first hand. She has had to learn how being resilience leaders to increased performance, achieve stronger relationships, and build mental toughness that we all need in today’s ever increasing busy world.
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I had a very interesting conversation the other day about one of the major tenants of resilience, engagement.  For a community to be resilient each member must be engaged, they have to feel as if they have a voice and that their voice matters. Today we are more connected than ever, we have instant access to all types of information. But are we really engaged? … Read More

Business Resiliency

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Managing Partner at The Resiliency Institute
Bonnie Canal, MBCP go to expert on resilience. She is a nationally recognized leader in resilience innovations and strategies, and is the founder and Managing Partner of The Resiliency Institute, LLC (TRI).With her strategic work session with organizations and government officials, she has developed and delivered energizing programs that deliver results. She helps busy professionals prevent burn out while building a more resilience lifestyle.

As both a sales professional and leader, Bonnie has had to learn how resilience must play an active role in any professional’s life. Thus, the need to develop her “Resilience as a Habit”, “Creating a Culture of Resilience” and “Thinking Without a Box” programs.

Bonnie is a proud native of New Orleans and has experienced what she calls, “The Katrina, Rita, Ike, Gustav, and BP Oil Spill” disasters first hand. She has had to learn how being resilience leaders to increased performance, achieve stronger relationships, and build mental toughness that we all need in today’s ever increasing busy world.
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As a small business owner, I sometimes wonder what I have gotten myself into. Can you relate? I have been an entrepreneur for many years and I have struggled to keep myself positive and proactive even in the face of major adversity.  I thought nothing bad could happen to me, until it did. I had a successful business then on August 23, 2005, my … Read More

Creating the “Habit of Resiliency”

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Managing Partner at The Resiliency Institute
Bonnie Canal, MBCP go to expert on resilience. She is a nationally recognized leader in resilience innovations and strategies, and is the founder and Managing Partner of The Resiliency Institute, LLC (TRI).With her strategic work session with organizations and government officials, she has developed and delivered energizing programs that deliver results. She helps busy professionals prevent burn out while building a more resilience lifestyle.

As both a sales professional and leader, Bonnie has had to learn how resilience must play an active role in any professional’s life. Thus, the need to develop her “Resilience as a Habit”, “Creating a Culture of Resilience” and “Thinking Without a Box” programs.

Bonnie is a proud native of New Orleans and has experienced what she calls, “The Katrina, Rita, Ike, Gustav, and BP Oil Spill” disasters first hand. She has had to learn how being resilience leaders to increased performance, achieve stronger relationships, and build mental toughness that we all need in today’s ever increasing busy world.
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 Individual resilience includes nuances that readiness does not.Because I live in New Orleans, we tend to think of readiness as Hurricane Preparedness. It is during this time that we are constantly reminded of what we must do to be prepared if/when the next big one comes. So for 6 months out of the year we prepare ourselves by stocking our bottled water, canned foods and … Read More

History of the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program

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Managing Partner at The Resiliency Institute
Bonnie Canal, MBCP go to expert on resilience. She is a nationally recognized leader in resilience innovations and strategies, and is the founder and Managing Partner of The Resiliency Institute, LLC (TRI).With her strategic work session with organizations and government officials, she has developed and delivered energizing programs that deliver results. She helps busy professionals prevent burn out while building a more resilience lifestyle.

As both a sales professional and leader, Bonnie has had to learn how resilience must play an active role in any professional’s life. Thus, the need to develop her “Resilience as a Habit”, “Creating a Culture of Resilience” and “Thinking Without a Box” programs.

Bonnie is a proud native of New Orleans and has experienced what she calls, “The Katrina, Rita, Ike, Gustav, and BP Oil Spill” disasters first hand. She has had to learn how being resilience leaders to increased performance, achieve stronger relationships, and build mental toughness that we all need in today’s ever increasing busy world.
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The CERT program started in Los Angeles, California before making its journey across the United States and abroad. Officials from LA traveled to Japan in February of 1985 to study its disaster response plans. The team discovered that Japan had extensive training programs that were neighborhood-based, focusing on fire suppression, light search and rescue operations, first aid, or evacuation. The LA group traveled to Mexico … Read More