In every adversity lie the seeds of an equal or greater benefit

Build your capacity to find or create those greater benefits!

Several years ago, I went through being laid off and having to find another job in the middle of an economic recession. My family was depending on me, and the pressure was crushing. If it had existed then, this course would have helped me in facing those challenges! I created Resilience Response to help you deal with your challenges, today, and in the future! It is my hope and intent that this course empowers you to create new opportunities that equal or surpass the adversities that you face! – Phil Donihe

What's your situation?

  • Job Loss?

    Become more resilient to accelerate your process of discovering “what’s next” for you!

  • Impacted by external events?

    Build your “Resilience Muscles” to be able to function in the face of immense changes in the world around you!

  • Sick and tired of being sick and tired?

    Build your Resilience Response to change and adversity!

Your Resilience Response determines how and when you emerge from adversity

Our approach will enable you to...

  • Maximize your Flexibility!

  • Strengthen your Focused Determination!

  • Develop and maintain a Positive Spirit!

  • Make a habit of integrating Flexibility, Focused Determination, and Positive Spirit into every day of your life!

Let's Get Started!

Begin to build your Resilience Response to life!

What participants have said

  • Help through life’s adversity

    I am just starting the health journey as a mother of an adult child with advanced cancer. Each of these steps I will be able to put into practice in a very real way. -SW

  • Practical and easy to apply

    Clear and easy navigation. Solid content – minimal fluff. Solid suggestions. Liked the workbook and self assignments. -RG

  • Logical and to the point

    Outstanding: this course was well written, succinct and to the point. It contained nuggets for thought in each sentence. It was logically written and laid out the main points in the beginning. Then, it took me through examples and details of each point. -SW

  • Personal touch

    The faculty's personal examples were a great way to connect to him (even though this was a virtual course!). -KA

Course curriculum

  • 1


  • 2

    What the #%&!?

    • Strengthening Your Resilience Muscles

    • Problems or Opportunities?

    • More About Resilience

    • Vital Elements to Build Resilience

    • Understanding Check; What the #%&!?

  • 3

    Self-Mastery; Flexibility

    • Flexibility!

    • Introducing Flexibility

    • Real-Life Times to Apply Flexibility

    • Flexibility: Being Effective

    • Flexibility: Need To Strengthen

    • Flexibility: Misuse

    • Understanding Check: Flexibility

  • 4

    Self-Mastery; Focused Determination

    • Focused Determination!

    • Introducing Focused Determination

    • Real-Life Times to Apply Focused Determination

    • Focused Determination: Being Effective

    • Focused Determination: Need To Strengthen

    • Focused Determination: Misuse

    • Understanding Check: Focused Determination

  • 5

    Self-Mastery; Positive Spirit

    • Positive Spirit!

    • Introducing Positive Spirit

    • Real-Life Times to Apply Positive Spirit

    • Positive Spirit: Being Effective

    • Positive Spirit: Need To Strengthen

    • Positive Spirit: Misuse

    • Understanding Check: Positive Spirit

  • 6

    Directing Your Increased Capacity

    • Bringing It All Together

    • A New Beginning

    • Before you go, please compete this survey!

  • 7

    Path Forward

    • Bonus Opportunity

    • Additional Learning Opportunities

    • References

Bonus material

Check out the bonus material that is available when you enroll in Resilience Response!

  • Resilience Response Workbook

    This 10-page workbook is provided to accompany you through the course. You will be prompted throughout the course, in “Assignments”, to write down your views, ideas, and actions that you can take to grow your Resilience Response to change and adversity. Use this workbook during and after the course to maximize your Resilience Response!

  • Character Development

    In addition to the Character Development that you'll experience in the Resilience Response course, Innovekt® also provides systematic ways to further develop Character. Please see: for more information including the Character Foundations Assessment™ (CFA™)

  • Bonus Opportunity

    Create or identify a project that will allow you to apply what you have learned in this course. Your instructor, Phil Donihe will then provide coaching and will accompany you with: -Reviewing and discussing your Resilience Response Workbook entries -Clarifying goals, milestones, and potential collaborators -Creating action plans to strengthen: *Flexibility *Focused Determination *Positive Spirit *Synergistic and concurrent application of all three above -Periodic Check-ins for progress, plan adjustment, and accountability -Quantifying the impact of your enhanced resilience. Please contact Phil at to set up your appointment. This coaching will be invoiced separately from the course.

Tremendous Value

Here's a summary of what you get with Resilience Response

  • Resilience Response Workbook to enable you to translate the ideas and recommendations of the course into your daily life - Download in both PDF and Microsoft Word Formats - Value $100

  • Powerful and practical steps to improve your Flexibility - Value: $250

  • Powerful and practical steps to improve your ability to maximize Focused Determination - Value: $250

  • Powerful and practical steps to improve your ability to maximize Positive Spirit - Value: $250

  • Ideas and action suggestions that will empower you to integrate Flexibility, Focused Determination, and Positive Spirit into your daily life - Value: $750

  • Four Understanding Checks at the end of the major sections so that you can make sure that you're getting the main ideas as you go - Value: $40

  • Four videos that introduce the main ideas - Value: $50

  • Total Value: $1,690

  • Get started now for only $89!

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Change and adversity continue in our world - begin to strengthen your Resilience Response now!



Philip Donihe

PHILIP L. DONIHE, PRESIDENT, INNOVEKT, INC. Philip L. (Phil) Donihe is a passionate leader, leadership coach, innovation expert, and systems specialist. He provides 30+ years of diverse business management experience along with client-configured Innovation Systems. Innovekt’s goal is growing capacity while creating extraordinary value and quantifiable gains toward sustainable prosperity for all clients. Phil’s passion for innovation has developed from over three decades of specialized experience with leading and facilitating business improvements and transformations while working in leadership positions in major US companies. Phil’s expertise in the strategic and integrated use of a wide range of innovation tools has led to multi-million-dollar improvements to the top and bottom lines of many companies. As President of Innovekt®, Phil has developed the leading-edge HumanInnergy® cloud-based platform, which helps clients engage and manage the Certinn®, Innterprise®, Inngineering™, and Innpeople™ systems. Innovekt’s consulting services and these systems focus organizations on accelerating and sustaining the development and commercialization of innovative products and services. The unique approaches develop and place leaders and team members, liberate creativity, and provide visibility of innovation efforts and successes. Innovekt® is a strategic partner of Idea Connection Systems® ( and Peirce Group ( These companies foster the creative, innovative spirit in companies and organizations and are committed to helping companies create a high level of integrity in their leaders and operations. Innovekt is certified in the proprietary approaches and tools of these entities that enable clients to develop leadership for innovation and character. Professional Experience Life changing for Phil was his learning of the art and science of Strategic Business Improvement and Total Quality Management through working with some of the world’s foremost innovation leaders and practitioners. Phil worked directly with Dr. W. Edwards Deming, becoming the lead facilitator for Deming seminars in the General Motors Corporation. He learned the power of advanced engineering and statistical methods from Dr. Genichi Taguchi and Shin Taguchi. Phil’s personal interactions with Professor Stuart Pugh enabled him to experience the power of focused creativity in a conceptual engineering framework that set a new standard for structured innovation. Phil has applied his learning in management positions to achieve significant improvements in profitability, quality, reliability, productivity, and success. Phil has excelled in management and director positions in engineering, manufacturing, quality, reliability, lean enterprise, and business operations. He has led and used the tools of Innovation, Project Management, and Strategic Business Improvement, including employee and high-performance team development and innovation, to enhance the profitability and operations of the following companies: Shaw Contract Flooring Services, Inc. (Berkshire Hathaway); Shaw Industries Group, Inc. (Berkshire Hathaway); the General Motors Corporation; TDS Automotive; Sea Ray Boats; and Outboard Marine Corporation. He received a Manufacturing Innovation Award and a Chairman's Award. In these positions, he managed teams ranging in size from 6 to 300 people. Phil has developed and led training courses throughout his career focused on innovation, lean enterprise, quality, design, and more. Please see for full details. Following graduation from the US Military Academy at West Point, New York, where he was on the Dean’s List, Phil served as a commissioned officer in the US Army 82nd Airborne Division and the US Army Airborne Board. He received the Commendation Medal and the Meritorious Service Medal and was honorably discharged.   Business Philosophy and Approach • Values: Integrity beyond question, service with excellence, and collaboration in creating “new” • Top priority: Making a real, practical contribution to the financial top and bottom lines of companies in ways that ensure their long-term viability and prosperity • Working with executive and management leaders and teams to develop capabilities, plan and execute new strategies, and systems for innovation and business transformation • Achieving sustainable innovation and profitability from acquisitions, new entities, or under-performing segments • Helping companies courageously engage in transforming their approach to business, form strategic alliances, and initiate new courses of action • Leading and facilitating new product and service creation and development initiatives that contribute to expansionary and revolutionary innovation • Leading and facilitating implementation of systems that enable leaders and associates to fully engage in evolutionary innovation as an ongoing business practice • Being of high-value service at every stage of an organization’s business cycle • Realizing the strategic and financial value of achieving high quality at minimal cost • Using a fact-based approach as well as structured and visual methods for problem-solving and decisions • Facilitating collaborative and ever-improving teamwork and leadership • Building organizational capacity through training, mentoring, collaboration, and accompaniment • Maximizing productivity, return on investment, and profitability • Encouraging others with a positive outlook, helping them to pursue their dreams for success Education and Training To develop excellence, Phil has committed to ongoing continuous improvement through specialized training built on top of his Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point (engineering focus) and post-graduate coursework at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Below is a partial list of specialized training (Please see for full details.) • Prosci® Change Management Certification • ISPI™ Certified Practitioner (Innovation Strengths Preference Indicator®) • Character Foundations Assessment™ Certified Practitioner • Design Thinking • Leadership Development Program (LDP®, Center for Creative Leadership®) • Lean Manufacturing and Lean Enterprise • Design for Six Sigma; Six Sigma Black Belt • Certified Reliability Engineer • Value Stream Mapping • Finance and Accounting • ISO 9000 Lead Assessor • Demand Flow Technology • Quality Function Deployment (Basic and Enhanced) • Design of Experiments & Quality Engineering (Taguchi Methods) • Professional Instructor and Pro Trainer Personal Side Phil has lived and worked throughout the Eastern, Midwest, and Southern regions of the US as well as Ontario, Canada. He and his wife Susanne, a relationship and marriage educator and author, enjoy living on beautiful Chickamauga Lake in Harrison, Tennessee, near Chattanooga. They love to host family and friends and share their boat. Phil has an adult son and daughter, son-in-law and granddaughter, and a stepdaughter and son-in-law who have two daughters. He is an avid mountain biker and works out regularly in the gym.

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