Marie Skelton is an Australian writer, speaker, and change and resiliency expert. She is also the co-host of the podcast: Happiness for Cynics. Marie started her career in journalism then public affairs, before specialising in organisational, workforce and cultural change for some of the world’s largest tech and financial services companies in Australia and the U.S. She was also an elite athlete, playing volleyball for Australia and on scholarship at George Mason University in the U.S. She also captained the NSW Women’s Volleyball team in the Australian Volleyball League.
Following a motorbike accident that nearly took her life, and leg, she began researching how people cope with major life changes to find out why some people are really good at dealing with whatever life throws at them, while others struggle. Since her accident, she has become passionate about mental health and writes about how to cope with change and maintain mental wellness, particularly in the face of change.
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- MARCUS AURELIUS