7 Keys to Navigating a Crisis

A Practical Guide to Emotionally Dealing with Pandemics & Other Disasters (2020)

7 Keys to Navigating a Crisis: A Practical Guide to Emotionally Dealing with Pandemics & Other Disasters is a must-read for anyone seeking to thrive during these turbulent times. In our interconnected world, we are all vulnerable and impacted (directly or indirectly) by global events.

In this easy-to-read book, Dr. Elia Gourgouris and Konstantinos Apostolopoulos provide 7 Keys to Navigating a Crisis. These powerful yet practical insights, help minimize the negative impact of pandemics, natural disasters, financial meltdowns, or any other major disruptions on our lives.

Drawing from a wealth of personal and professional experiences, the authors share simple truths that have helped many of their clients thrive in the face of adversity.

This practical guide is full of “Points to Ponder”, “Questions to Consider”, and “Action Items” that can help readers apply the information directly to their lives.

Whether the crisis is global or personal, this book can help the reader navigate and rise above these challenges.

A Perfect Book For Imperfect Times

In a “hyper-VUCA” time like this (with VUCA standing for volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous), we can all use a little help. “The 7 Keys to Navigating a Crisis” by Elia Gourgouris, Ph.D. and Konstantinos Apostolopoulos, ith its foundation in positive psychology, is like having a therapist-and-coach-in-a-book to help us see the current situation more clearly and, ultimately, cope with and confront the related challenges more efficiently and effectively.

Honest, practical, applicable, and timely

This is an engaging look in the mirror for those willing to have open eyes. The principles apply to the current pandemic situation and extend well beyond. The reader will come away inspired, empowered, and better equipped to handle any pocket of adversity.

Practical and Realistic!

Practical and realistic is what this book is about! This is perfect timing and the authors are on point during this easy to read, yet digestible book.

What a wonderful book for very difficult times

I have begun to use this book as I coach my clients and expand the scope of our leadership academies. Leaders have few skills to help them navigate during a crisis. They also don’t have a lot of time to study how to do this or to practice different styles of leadership during crisis times. That is why I was so thrilled to read “7 Keys to Navigating a Crisis.” It is built on the firm foundation of how to manage change and build your well-being.


7 Paths to Lasting Happiness

Happiness the Ultimate Success in Life (2015)

In his #1 Amazon best-selling book 7 Paths to Lasting Happiness, Dr. Elia Gourgouris provides you with powerful insights and simple effective exercises that can help you create and sustain a more fulfilling and joyful life.

As you read and apply these principles, you will gain a new perspective that can transform both how you see yourself and those around you.

“Rare to find such wise and profound truths interwoven with the humor and down to earth ways every reader can use to better their lives and be a happier person.”

“Dr Gourgouris offers an easy read that is both thoughtful and realistic. If happiness is one’s goal, these “7 paths” offer a roadmap to a simpler mindset by clearing out the clutter.”

“This is a book that once you start reading you can’t put down.”

“It provides you with insightful advice, you begin to start seeing your life in a more positive and mindful way….reading this book has helped my 10 year old son practice gratitude.”

“I think we can all apply Dr. Gourgouris’ principles and quickly find our path to everlasting happiness. It’s a remarkable book for everyone.”

“Loved this book! I highlighted the heck out of this one.”


Dr. Elia’s keynote at the KPMG 25 HR Symposium (2022):

Dr. Elia podcast at Stay Grounded – Host Raj Jana:
#181 Choosing A Life Of Happiness, Gratitude, & Self-Love

Dr. Elia interview at The Injoy Success Podcast – Host Jeff Baietto: #106 Dr. Elia Gourgouris | The Happiness Doctor

Helping Organizations Thrive – Host Julian Roberts: #9 Elia Gourgouris | Bend like a palm tree

Dr. Elia as seen on the Do Good Work podcast – Raul Hernandez Ochoa – How Successful Leaders Navigate Change With Dr. Elia Gourgouris & Kon Apostolopoulos

Dr. Elia as seen on the Get Up Nation Podcast with Ben Biddick- Episode 135: Dr. Elia Gourgouris and Kon Apostolopoulos, Authors.

Dr. Elia as hear on The Katherine Zox Show – Episode 1278 Navigating Crises – 8/12/20

Dr. Elia as seen 7/29/20 on Medford News 10 – Off Script Podcast – Episode 106 : “Be a palm tree, fear is not our friend, and choose happiness”

Dr. Elia as seen on 7/20/20 on 20 Minute Leaders Episode 78 with the amazing Michael Matias – Forbes `30 Under 30` and Forbes `18 Under 18` honoree, and TED X speaker!

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