Organizational Resilience Training & Development

Building a better boat when already at sea...

-- Andrew Zolli


Resilience thinking is galvanizing scientists, governments, and social innovators -- it asks how to support people and create systems that know how to recover, persist and even to thrive in the face of change.   I teach what feeds your resilience and your people.

Resilience training is a tool and a lens to equip you to face any crisis, trauma or change with more serenity and more strength.

There is no doubt that the "normative" breakdowns in employees' mental health adversely affect such things as productivity, motivation, judgment, and job satisfaction. In fact, we believe that employees' mental health is the most valuable asset of any organization. -- Rick Suarez, PhD.


  • The Tarn Praxis Training -- an innovative tool for resilience mapping and stress injury resistance
  • Targeted administration and team trainings
  • Personal and group retreats
  • Administration and staff coaching


It feeds well-being.  I help those who care for others to know their own resilience challenges in order to build deeper wells of energy and stay more whole through time.  My clients and students are happier, more peaceful, more efficient and creative, and more generous in their work.

It's leveraged.  Resilience will feed everyday operations and be the basis for how you will handle times of intensity and times of crisis.  It will determine how well you integrate what you learn and how quickly you recover.

It solves problems that haven't arrived yet.  The results of working with resilience appear in more alive employees -- less stress, more aligned with purpose, with more integrated professional, physical, spiritual and emotional lives.  You also see in them greater creativity and humor in the face of the challenges inherent in your mission.   They make fewer mistakes, miss less work, innovate more and last longer.  These are the kind of people you want to show up to work with, and the kind of person you want to be in the world.  

Call Lorca at 406.581.1522.

Lorca Smetana is a human resilience expert, helping leaders, teams and agencies have present capacity and be future-ready.  She provides training in resilience mapping, future design, emotional intelligence and personal leadership development so that people and their organizations can be robust and agile in the face of change.

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As an Executive Director, I have hired Lorca to work with me during the past three years with two non-profit educational organizations.  Each time she worked professionally with teachers to create an environment to balance professional and personal goals. She is remarkable in her ability to work with educators to create a dynamic where they feel safe working with each other and within themselves. Because teachers can often give themselves to the point where they leave their profession, she trained our staffs in understanding how caring for themselves is caring for their careers.

On  personal note, I have the utmost respect for Lorca and her journey in this world.  She is open and kind and intelligent.  She listens, and is able to carefully craft the perfect workshop around specific criteria. She isn't stuck to repeating the same workshop over and over. She is constantly developing and evolving, and her work is exceptional.

Gennifre Hartman, Executive Director, Great Beginnings and Founder, The Traveling School