The Book

Resilience: Navigating Life, Loss and the Road to Success is the memoir and personal empowerment primer by Lisa Lisson, the first female and first Canadian president of FedEx Express Canada.

At the age of 41, the career-minded mom of four balanced a fulfilling work life with motherhood, as well as filling the role of committed wife to high school sweetheart, Patrick. But all that changed very quickly when tragedy struck her family.

Having overcome devastation and now seven years as president of one of the 20 most respected brands in Canada, Lisa shares her story to inspire others to find fulfillment, achieve goals, and navigate what curve balls life may throw. Her story proves that living each day with purpose and gratitude in the face of adversity is possible.


Lisa Lisson’s powerful memoir, Resilience, is proof positive that while we’re all subject to life’s hardships, the choices we make in response not only have the power to strengthen and renew us, but define who we are as human
beings. Resilience is an inspiration.

Arlene Dickinson

Lisa tells a courageous and powerful story of combining love, pragmatism, determination and passion to create a life in which, despite tragic adversity, she grows to become her best self — both at work and at home — and a role model for us all.

Kathleen Taylor, Former President and Chief Executive Officer, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts

Genuine, authentic and raw. Lisa’s story of resilience, triumph and intense love is a profound affirmation that life’s richness lies not in the type of events one inevitably faces in life but rather in how one decides to react and interpret those events. With Lisa, her glass isn’t always half full, it is always completely full and then some!

Jordan Banks, Facebook’s former Global Head of Vertical Strategy and Managing Director of Facebook and Instagram Canada

Lisson’s inspiring memoir shares her hard-won insights on surviving devastating personal loss as well as on how to succeed as a woman in the corporate world . . . Her story of breaking through the glass ceiling will inspire other women to aim higher, strategize more carefully and reach their full potential, too.

Publishers Weekly

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