Episode Description

This week I am privileged to have Sylvester Jenkins III join me on the podcast. Sylvester is a retired Army Veteran, having served in the military for 21 years.

In this episode, we will learn how he remains resilient amidst adversity. Sylvester is no stranger to this concept. He grew up as a son to a single mom and fell in with the wrong crowd until his circumstances presented him with an opportunity to enlist in the US military. During his time in hostile environments, Sylvester became a leader and learned how to take adversity and turn his stress into success. Sylvester has accomplished measurable results under extreme pressure while leading teams of people through dynamic, fast-paced, and even hostile environments. In our conversation today, we will dive into adversity, how to remain resilient amidst adversity, and actionable leadership and healing strategies that you can apply in your work and daily life!

Sylvester is an Adversity and Resilience Speaker-Educational Consultant-Author-Mental Health Advocate and Army Veteran. He dedicates his career and time to empower the next generation to become resilient leaders that succeed in life.

I enjoyed the conversation with Sylvester, and it was a pleasure to have him join me on the podcast.

Enjoy the episode, and a special thank you to my listeners for joining me on this journey. Stay tuned and keep listening.

About The Author

Marlene McConnell

Marlene McConnell is an author, podcast host, self-love teacher and trauma survivor. She believes that trauma recovery is accessible to everyone, and that it starts with the acknowledgement that something has happened to you combined with a willingness to heal. McConnell’s book was inspired by the realization that she touched many lives by sharing her story at a support group. Her message of hope not only resonated with the survivors, but also with the family members and friends who supported them at the group sessions. Marlene is also an attorney who holds B.Proc, LLB and LLM law degrees. She loves travel, Pilates, nature, learning new languages, and good food.