"I tell stories about EXTRAordinary people who are admired for their resilience."
Hi! My name is Janet Fanaki.
I am the creator of RESILIENT PEOPLE and host of the RESILIENT PEOPLE podcast.
This idea was born from my own story of resilience.
Back in 2016, our family was hit with devastating news when my husband Adam was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer.
He was only 47 years old at the time and unfortunately lost his battle in February 2020.
Over those three and a half years I spent a lot of time thinking about how others survive major challenges?
I began blogging conversations with people who were admired for their resilience. My following grew and now a couple of years later I've launched a podcast.
I'm not a resilience expert nor am I a coach. I call myself a Resilience Explorer.
My guests are people who you can relate to because they're like you and me. Their stories will give you inspiration and motivation to build your own resilience.
The goal with RESILIENT PEOPLE is to show that it IS possible to bounce back from challenges, and not only survive them but thrive in your new life.
Some of the resilient people you will meet are Terence Rodriguez, a transgender man who created a community group called Rex Pride to give LGBTQ+ youth a safe and friendly space to gather after he lived through his own isolation as a child. Jason Fiorotto, a man who created The Tory Day Fund to comfort cancer patients in the wake of his wife's passing; and Elly Gotz who speaks with thousands of students a year on the power of giving up hate after surviving the Dachau Concentration Camp.
I hope you love meeting these amazing people as much as I have loved talking with them.
Share your thoughts with me by sending me an email.