Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.
— Leo Tolstoy

It all started when...

Having been founders of the Bounce Back Project, a collaborative of three health systems, we have been positioned for the last several years to dive into the deep personal development work for members of our communities across the United States.

Our work with the Bounce Back Project was born out of loss in our home community of Buffalo, Minnesota, when two of our highly respected and loved friends and physician colleagues passed away in 2014. These deaths caused us to pause and ask some important questions — not only about how fragile life is, but about the choices we make each day.

In the four years since the inception of the Bounce Back Project and Innovations in Resilience, thousands of people have heard our presentations or taken part in our personal development programs. Educators, students, business leaders, and healthcare providers are experiencing renewed purpose and meaning and are developing the courage to live a life founded on strong relationships and improved social connection.

We recognize these tools make a difference in our own lives. Just as important however is the research that shows the quality of relationships in your life is the one best predictor of how happy your are, how healthy you are. and how long you will live. Period. End of story.

If you are interested in our personal development programs or would like to host one in your community, please contact us so that we can put together a program to bring joy, meaning, and purpose to you and your. Also check out www.bouncebackproject.com for upcoming personal development programs facilitated by one of our founders.