2018 Speaker Series

Stronger in the Broken Places

Dr. Philip Mathew, OC Professor


Thursday, November 1, 2018



College Instruction Center

William D. Harvey Theatre

OC Bremerton Campus

Speaker Series - Philip Mathews

DISCOVERING YOUR CAPACITY FOR RESILIENCE. Viktor Frankl. Malala Yousafzai. Joni Eareckson Tada. Three people, three stories; yet all are connected by one thread. Suffering is a reality of life and touches all of us eventually. Some react with anger, bitterness, and self-pity. Others not only bounce back, but bounce forward. Resilience is the human capacity to transcend adversity and transform it into an opportunity for growth. Where does it come from? Why are some people more resilient than others? Can resiliency be learned? Discover the answers to these questions and learn how you can adapt and even thrive in the face of life’s challenges.

DR. PHILIP MATHEW serves as the lead faculty for Olympic College’s Bachelor of Applied Science in Organizational Leadership and Technical Management. He holds a Ph.D. in Leadership Studies from Gonzaga University and is a licensed mental health counselor. He has served as a lecturer in psychology at Whitworth University and as a therapist in public and private agencies. His dissertation on resilience and leadership in the life of Viktor Frankl is in the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. 

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