Turning Tragedy into Triumph: How Ordinary People Can Channel the Power of Resilience to Make an Extraordinary Impact

May 1, 2024
Ron Stefanski


Since time immemorial, stories of individuals turning tragedy into triumph have resonated deeply with society. Such narratives not only provide hope but also illuminate the profound impact of resilience. What does it take for ordinary individuals to channel personal loss into driving positive change in their communities?

In the latest episode of DisruptED, host Ron J Stefanski explores the answers to this question with Richard Plansky, a former assistant DA now turned Regional Managing Director for North America at Kroll. Plansky delves into how individuals turn tragedy into triumph to effect substantial community impacts. Plansky’s own journey from prosecuting challenging cases to reshaping corporate investigations illustrates the broader theme of the series.

The duo discuss…

  • Exploration of resilience and personal transformation in the face of adversity
  • Insights into the role of justice in healing and societal progress
  • Discussion on the impact of professional choices on personal life and community contributions

Richard Plansky brings a wealth of experience from his early career as an assistant DA in New York City, where he dealt with high-intensity criminal cases. His transition to a corporate role at Kroll as a regional managing director showcases his ability to adapt and influence across different spheres. Plansky is noted for his deep understanding of human nature, his calm demeanor in crisis situations, and his commitment to justice and community improvement.

Article written by MarketScale.

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