Kathy Parry

Kathy Parry

Organization - Kathy Parry - Corporate Energy Expert, LLC
Business Credit


Rubber Band Resilience: How HR Professionals Can Stretch Without Snapping During Disruptive Events

Learning Objectives

1. Understand the different reactions to adversity and how to use them to develop a positive outcome;

2. Increase awareness of growth mindset to keep teams engaged and productive during transitional events; and,

3. Learn to escalate both personal and organizational energy levels to decrease absenteeism and increase retention and productivity.


With quotes like, "transform or die" and "disruption is king" it is pertinent that changes, especially those from technology, staffing and compliance, be embraced by human resource professionals. The ability to apply a disruption-friendly mindset to industry shifts will be necessary to serve organizations, grow revenue and retain personnel. Equipping Ohio SHRM members with the skill set to move through transitions while continuing to produce is imperative in the next decade.

Road blocks and unforeseen adversity, both personal and professional, stretch us every day. In this powerful keynote/session Kathy will share how devastating news led her on a journey to discovering the keys to thriving in the face of challenging circumstances.

While sharing her 3-R method for resilient behaviors (React, Reframe, Re-energize), Ms. Parry will engage the audience using questions and interactive exercises. First, while discussing "Reactions", the audience will be asked to demonstrate their own "stretching" point with rubber bands. Individuals will be encouraged to understand opposing reactions to change. Then while learning the best practices for "Reframing" individuals will discover how resistance prepares them for adverse situations. And finally, audience participants will learn to "Re-energize" while Kathy uses their responses in an improvisational exercise. Participants will leave the session with the toolkit needed to implement the R-3 method. Kathy will inspire and encourage your audience to stretch, not snap when faced with disruption. Learn the secrets, tips and tactics to becoming Rubber Band Resilient. Known for her candid stories and optimistic approach, Kathy is an expert in creating energetic teams and engaged professionals.


A recognized authority in personal energy, productivity, and resilience, Kathy Parry uses her passion to ignite positive changes for professional leaders. Prior to launching her own speaking and consulting business Kathy was a trainer for a super-regional bank on their merger and acquisition team. In this role, she helped others integrate new technology and transition through organizational transformation.

But it was personal and devastating news about her fourth child that led Ms. Parry to a career where she empowers others to become more resilient and energized. Kathy works with Fortune 500 corporate leaders, association leaders and talent development specialists to help professionals plan for resilience to positively move through disruptive circumstances. Attendees leave her sessions with an action list to power-up their lives and create positive mindsets towards change.

Kathy holds degrees in Business and Food Management from Miami University, a Certification in Plant Based Nutrition from T.Colin Campbell Program at eCornell University and a coaching certification from WellCoaches. She holds the designation of professional speaker from the National Speakers Association and speaks at events nationwide. Ms. Parry has authored three books and lives in Pittsburgh, PA. where she enjoys a mild dark chocolate addiction and cooking for hungry friends.