“Resilience Ready is something we all need to be in these challenging times. Vivian Blade has written a book that will enable you to achieve that. She offers stories, counsel and techniques that will encourage and equip you.”Mark Sanborn, President, Sanborn & Associates, Inc.


“I had the good fortune of being connected to Vivian through a colleague at my former employer who attended a presentation she was facilitating on work/life balance.   We subsequently hired her as a consultant to assist us with our leader development program, coming alongside us to partner at a time when our leaders needed resilience skills more than ever.  It wasn’t just that she taught the topic of resilience in our curriculum so that the concept was understood, she modeled the skill and continually fostered it in others through her interactions with our leaders. She is an amazing partner, coach, and facilitator!” – Vicky Stevens, Talent & Organizational Development Leader


In Resilience Ready, Vivian Blade distills a lifetime of crisis leadership experience into a coherent plan of action for novices. Blade uses real-world examples to show us how to lead through catastrophe with our sanity and our teams intact. Her framework provides step-by-step guidance. This book makes crisis management accessible, urgent, and attainable. I hope leaders everywhere will use it to prepare — in advance — for unforeseen disruptions. By doing so, they will no doubt rise to the occasion and set themselves apart as capable, compassionate servant leaders.

Amy C. Waninger, CEO of Lead at Any Level and Author of Network Beyond Bias: Making Diversity a Competitive Advantage for Your Career