Episode 254

Published on:

21st Sep 2020

#254 Stacey Copas - How To Be Resilient

Dubbed “A Badass” by the world’s toughest man David Goggins, and the “Queen of Resilience” by 7 times world surfing champion Layne Beachley, Stacey has not let a devastating accident that left her a quadriplegic and needing a wheelchair for life at 12 years old slow her down. Instead she has used her life experience and personal philosophies to help leaders shift the way they perceive and respond to uncertainty, change and adversity. Stacey is the author of “How To Be Resilient”, has been featured by Financial Review, ABC radio and The Australian for her insights on resilience in the workplace and soon she will be starting her Resilience Rocks podcast. 

In this riveting episode, Stacey shares her incredible life story with Lance. She takes the concept of resilience to the next level. She is a true inspiration.  This is one episode you will not want to miss! 


  • [00:04:07] How Have The Last 6 Months Been For Stacey?
  • [00:25:07] Stacey’s Journey
  • [00:33:32] How Did People Treat Stacey After Her Accident?
  • [00:43:05] What Resilience Means To Stacey
  • [00:50:37] Stacey’s Rituals


Stacey answers with, “Adversity is a gift. It’s the most amazing opportunity. We can’t experience growth without it.”

Connect with Stacey Copas:

1. Follow Stacey on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn

2. Find Stacey on her website

3. Get your FREE copy of How To Be Resilient - The Blueprint For Getting Results When Things Don't Go To Plan”

4. COMING SOON…..Resilience Rocks podcast!!

Connect with Lance: 

● 📱 Connect with Lance on Facebook, Instagram, or LinkedIn

● 📺 Subscribe to the University of Adversity YouTube Channel 

● 📧 Email Lance at lanceessihos@gmail.com

About University of Adversity Podcast

Learn how to shift your perspective on adversity by understanding that although adversity may feel like your worst enemy, it is actually your greatest ally. My mission is to connect with unique and inspiring individuals and showcase their journey and what they have gone through in order to become successful in their lives. Tune in three times a week with Lance Essihos for your gold-filled lesson of inspiration, resilience, and bravery. Don’t forget to subscribe!

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About the Podcast

University of Adversity
How to go from living in the backseat of your life as a victim, into the driver seat of empowerment.

The goal of the show is to ignite personal growth and transformation by sharing stories of overcoming adversity and highlighting different areas/topics in our Iives where adversity shows up. We will provide you with educational tools, tips, resources and hacks to help you get through whatever you are struggling with right now-And most importantly help you speed up the process.

From New York Times Best Selling Authors, Pro Athletes, Celebrities, Scientists, Spiritual Masters, to The Common Hero’s Among Us.

About your host

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Lance W Essihos

As an experienced veteran with adversity, Lance has faced some of life's most difficult challenges. Grinding his way through the hockey ranks to traveling the world as a bartender. Through his personal battle with drugs and alcohol for well over a decade, the tragic loss of his brother to suicide followed by the great loss of his father to cancer only a year later, Lance realized he had hit rock bottom. In the darkest of days, he made a promise to himself that he would create a new life, one that would make an impact and inspire the masses, leaving the world in a better place than he found it. Lance has made it his mission to facilitate the message of positive change through adversity and encourage people to see the light through the darkness of life's worst moments.