“ROAR is a must-read for any organization looking to build competitive advantage through its people.”
Les Rechan, CEO, Halogen Software

“By utilizing the concepts in ROAR, one can successfully lead in the ever-changing business climate that the world demands today.”
Kevin Friar, EVP NALCO Champion-Ecolab

“Sandy Asch and Tim Mulligan collaborate masterfully in illustrating how the key elements of a resilient culture are attainable to any organization.”
Denise Hujing, Senior VP, BB&T

There’s no place quite like the world-famous San Diego Zoo. It welcomes five million guests annually. It’s also an innovator in expansive exhibits and habitats, a global research organization, and a world leader at connecting people to wildlife and conservation, with more than 100 field projects in 35 countries have saved many species from extinction. Indeed, the Zoo’s has brought an innovative and multidisciplinary approach to some of the most daunting conservation challenges of our time, and with stunning success.

How does the San Diego Zoo do it? When you are able to rally people around a cause they care about deeply, extraordinary things are possible, so the Zoo has learned how to win the hearts and minds of its team to evoke a ROAR of purpose and passion. That’s why the Zoo is not only known as a sanctuary for animals, but also a sanctuary for employees who love their jobs and accomplish extraordinary things. That’s resilience.

Roar: How to Build a Resilient Organization the World-Famous San Diego Zoo Way shows leaders at any level how to unleash the full potential of their teams to create lasting organizational resiliency rivaling that of the world-famous San Diego Zoo. It will show how the Zoo’s operating organization, San Diego Zoo Global, has utilized a set of innovative programs to create its team of exceptional leaders and engaged employees who have engendered its amazing accomplishments.

Featuring real-world stories, best practices, and specific strategies based on 100 years of exceptional leadership, this unique and valuable resource will help organizations of any size and focus to master winds of change, overcome stress and adversity, thrive in times of chaos, and constant in pursuit of their vision, and accomplish extraordinary things.

Critical Acclaim for ROAR!

ROAR is a must-read for any organization looking to build competitive advantage through its people. The iconic, world-class San Diego Zoo shares a compelling lesson in cultural transformation, alignment, and engagement to build a rich legacy of resilience. We’re honored to have played a part through our decade-long partnership, and applaud Sandy and Tim for sharing this wonderful journey.”

Les Rechan

CEO, Halogen Software

In ROAR authors Sandy Asch and Tim Milligan have flung the gates open to the world-famous San Diego Zoo organization and culture. They artfully integrate organizational and individual employee resilience to tell an energetic story with concepts that are freshly redrawn

Judith Enns, Ph.D

EVP Human Resources, Eastridge Workforce Solutions

ROAR is a fun, enjoyable and worthwhile read, with compelling examples and useful takeaways that emerging companies can integrate into their human capital function to build a resilient culture.

Sallie Larsen

30+-year HR executive

Sandy Asch has collaborated with Tim Mulligan to capture the essence of what it takes to build a winning culture. By utilizing the concepts in ROAR, one can successfully lead in the ever-changing business climate that the world demands today. A refreshing approach from an inspirational leader in her own right!

Kevin Friar

EVP, NALCO Champion-Ecolab

Sandy Asch and Tim Mulligan collaborate masterfully in illustrating how the key elements of a resilient culture are attainable to any organization choosing to embrace this transformative mindset.

Denise Hujing

Senior Vice President, BB&T-John Burnham Insurance Services

Being overwhelmed is contagious and often falsely energizing! When life experiences reinforce reacting and even celebrating overcoming overwhelm. ROAR gives real world, organizational and personal examples that drive a mindset shift to adapt, to rebalance, renew and align versus react. A wonderful read that makes you think and choose!

Melissa Master-Holder

Fortune 500 Financial Executive

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