The Resilience Plan book cover by Marie-Helene Pelletier

The Resilience Plan

A Strategic Approach to Optimizing Your Work Performance and Mental Health

Marie-Hélène Pelletier, PhD, MBA

Resilience is not a given. You need a strategy.

Leaders and business professionals handle grueling hours and exceed high expectations. They are undaunted by challenges and embrace opportunities for growth. They assume they are resilient.

But given enough demands, anyone can burn out. This makes logical sense, yet you likely still think it could never be you. You are fabulous and at risk of burning out.

Resilience is not an innate character trait. Whether you’re in a leadership role or working as part of a team, you need to implement strategies that build and nurture resilience. You need a resilience plan.

Award-winning mental health expert Marie-Hélène Pelletier draws on her clinical practice and extensive knowledge in therapeutics and business practices to explore how resilience is the best defense against burnout and how everyone can build it in themselves—not with a one-size-fits-all plan but with strategies to help you create a custom plan.

Pelletier uses relatable stories and activities to bring her concepts into context. By working through the exercises in this practical guide, you will have a goal-oriented, custom strategy with the knowledge to implement and sustain it, to protect your health and success into the future.


The Resilience Plan is highly valuable for a pair of reasons. First, it convincingly identifies resilience as a necessary trait for surviving and thriving in today’s frenetic world. Second, it not only shows the importance of having a strategic resilience plan, but also details the specific form the plan should take. It’s not to be missed.”

“This gem of a book draws on best practices from both psychology and business. The Resilience Plan guides busy professionals and leaders step-by-step in the creation of a personal plan to reduce burnout and boost resilience. Unlike some books, it takes into account actual work-life demands and resources. Marie-Hélène Pelletier delivers on her promise to show you how to boost your resilience and mental health in just a few minutes a day. Use this book to enjoy a better year ahead!”

“In today’s competitive marketplace, it’s not enough for leaders to simply do their job well. In The Resilience Plan, Marie-Hélène Pelletier expertly weaves science and story to help leaders build a custom resilience plan based on individual priorities and the context they live and work in.”


“Marie-Hélène Pelletier provides a practical, inspiring, and engaging reflection on resilience. Pelletier anchors her perspectives in a deep understanding of psychological theory and research, and weaves engaging anecdotes from her personal and professional life that animate the core ideas. The Resilience Plan is a delight to read, a source of insight, and a valuable resource for addressing the challenges of work-life in the twenty-first century.”

“An inspiring and practical book that can aid leaders, managers, and participants in any organization and help them navigate and cope with their ever-changing work environment. Having spent many years focused on management education and research, particularly at UBC and INSEAD, I have witnessed first-hand the personal challenges managers and professionals face in a complex world that demands peak performance. The need for individuals to proactively address their own resilience and contribute to the resilience of others has never been more pronounced. The Resilience Plan provides a comprehensive framework for building individual and organizational resilience and should be at the top of your reading list.”


Dr. Marie-Hélène Pelletier is an award-winning workplace mental health expert and psychologist. She holds both a PhD and MBA from the University of British Columbia. She combines business and clinical expertise, translating research about health, performance, resilience, and overcoming challenges into strategies professionals, leaders, and their teams need to thrive. She has led workplace mental health strategy in senior leadership roles. She lives in Vancouver, Canada. Connect with her at

ISBN 978-1-77458-366-1
$24.95 CAD $19.95 USD
Published February 6, 2024
5.25 × 8 216 Pages
paperback, ebook, audiobook