In this episode, Dr. Gene Coughlin, Founder/CEO of The Resilience-Building Leader Program (RBLP) discusses how to build and lead resilient teams. He also talks about what skills are needed to turn jobs into careers with guest cohost Mathew JacobsonFounder, Ducere Global Business School, and guest host Dr. Bill Pepicello, former President at the University of Phoenix and host of EdUp Insights.

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Dr. Gene Coughlin is the Founder of Resilience-Building Leader Program. As the Chief Executive Officer, he is responsible for establishing and promoting the vision, purpose, mission, and core values of the company.

He has dedicated himself to creating a worldwide community of practice committed to the idea of Building Resilient Teams. Before RBLP, Dr. Coughlin held program management positions at multiple Fortune 200 companies and a national nonprofit.

He is also a military veteran, having served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1987-2007. He is a member of the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE), the University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA), and the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE).

Dr. Coughlin holds a B.A. in History from American Military University, an M.A. is Military Studies from American Military University, an M.B.A. from National University, and an Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership from Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education.

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