Consultant, speaker, author Steve Gavatorta takes on this highly relevant topic in his book, In Defense of Adversity: Turning Your Toughest Challenges into Your Greatest Success. In this high tech, fast-paced rapidly changing times, adversity is hitting people faster than ever leaving little time to respond in a productive manner.
In Defense of Adversity alleviates this problem, bridging the gap between what one is naturally inclined to do and what works best in the modern environment. By educating readers that adversity, failure, change, and conflict can paradoxically be catalysts for positive things and help people evolve into who they were born to be, this prepares the reader to succeed in today’s chaotic environment.
In Defense of Adversity was released October 25, 2017 by Richter Publishing and has received much praise.
Former college football coach Barry Alvarez, current director of athletics at the University of Wisconsin, praises the book: “Highly successful people know how to ‘grind’ in the face of adversity – how to stay persistent and determined despite obstacles. In Defense of Adversity gives readers skills and strategies that lay the perfect foundation for grinding through obstacles on their way to reaching their goals.”
Rocky Bleier, four-time Super Bowl-winning Pittsburgh Steeler running back, Vietnam War veteran, and motivational speaker, also recommends In Defense of Adversity. “Trials and tribulations are a part of everyone’s life – from daily annoyances to life-changing events. Our ability to successfully overcome adversity, in all its shapes and sizes, is the key to living the life we want to live. In Defense of Adversity provides an easy-to-follow program that shows you how to face life’s obstacles in a positive, productive manner. I highly recommend it.”
About Steve Gavatorta
Steve Gavatorta, owner of the Steve Gavatorta Group, specializes in empowering individuals and organizations in identifying, developing, and exceeding performance goals. Steve’s had the privilege of coaching and training thousands of high performers in industries including pharmaceuticals, medical equipment, healthcare, consumer packaged goods, finance, media, and advertising. From small businesses on the move to Fortune 500 companies, Steve collaborates with organizations to build foundations, set goals, and eclipse their highest potential.
Steve is a Certified Professional Behavioral Analyst (CPBA) and Certified Professional Values Analyst (CPVA), a certified Myers-Briggs practitioner, and accredited to coach and train for Emotional Intelligence (EQ). He enjoys martial arts, practicing Muay Thai, Brazilian jiu-jitsu and yoga, and traveling to new places to recharge his batteries. Steve currently resides in Tampa, Florida.