1. Resilience Redefined: Finding Strength in Adversity with Jose Pereira Brigitte Cutshall 27:54

Jose Pereira, a former CEO of Citgo Petroleum, shares his
harrowing experience of being held hostage in Venezuela for 1,775 days (basically 5 years).

Despite the challenges, Jose and his five colleagues, known as the CITGO6, relied on Resilience, teamwork, faith, and connection to overcome the ordeal. Jose
now uses their story to inspire others to navigate adversity with the right mindset, support, and spiritual connection.

Here are three key takeaways:

  1. Resilience in Adversity: Jose emphasizes the importance of mindset and support in overcoming challenges. He and his fellow captives formed a strong bond, supporting each other mentally, emotionally, and physically throughout their ordeal.

  2. Spiritual Connection: Jose discovered the power of spirituality during his captivity, finding solace and strength through prayer, meditation, and connecting with God.

  3. Leadership and Communication: Through their shared experience, Jose and his fellow captives learned valuable lessons in leadership, empathy, and communication.

You can learn more about Jose Pereira and his Coaching program, “Life Pills for a Survival Guide,” on his website https://joseconnect.com and through his active presence on LinkedIn.

Jose’s upcoming book, “From Hero to Villain,” chronicles his journey and offers insights into Resilience, hope, and faith in the face of adversity.