Resiliency & Adaptability

How do you develop resiliency to thrive in workplaces that are ever evolving and changing?


Hassel Aviles

Hassel Aviles is co-founder of Not 9 to 5 , a project addressing mental health issues in the hospitality industry. She is also a marketing & events professional and a mental health advocate.

Andy Forest

Andy is the co-founder and Executive Director of, developing kids’ identities as creators, coders, scientists and makers in the 21st century. Andy consults with science centers and educators around the world and has inspired thousands of social innovators.

Julie Jarvis

Julie Jarvis is the founder of REALthings, a company that produces support pillows for meditation. Real Things also provide services and resources to help people find the right cushion and posture to sit straight naturally when they meditate.

Renante Rondina

Renante Rondina recently completed his PhD in psychology at the University of Toronto where he studied the cognitive neuroscience of aging. He is a Mitacs postdoctoral fellow at Western University where he conducts behavioural science research at Carrot Insights Inc.

How do you develop resiliency to thrive in workplaces that are ever evolving and changing? Resiliency and adaptability are two of the skills named as the must-have skills for 2020. At People Lab we know that soft skills are essential powerful skills.

Join our panelists in discussion:

Hassel Aviles Co-Founder of Not 9 to 5

Andy Forest Co-Founder of SteamLabs

Julie Jarvis Founder of REALthings

Renante Rondina Mitacs Postdoctoral Fellow at Carrot Rewards

Hosted & Moderated by:

Andria Gillis, Executive Coach, Founder of People Lab

Our June 6th, 2019 panel will be exploring building a culture of resiliency and adaptability in high change workplaces.

By creating space to explore these essential power skills in the workplace we hope to raise the bar for authentic leadership, employee engagement, and personal development.

All proceeds from this panel will be donated to SKETCH. I have been a long time fan of the work that SKETCH does to create a safe, creative space for youth experiencing marginalization.

Thank you to our community partner We Work for hosting this People Lab Panel.