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'Becoming Wildly Resilient': A Year in Review

Becoming Wildly Resilient
In this podcast series, UK HR explores a variety of well-being topics to help you thrive at work, home and beyond.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 22, 2021) — This month, Jakob Hester, host of the "Becoming Wildly Resilient" podcast, brought to you by University of Kentucky Human Resources Health and Wellness, looks back at the first year of conversations by recapping all 12 episodes. Whether you are new to the show or have been listening for the past year, this special episode offers an opportunity to catch up or reflect on what you have learned so far.

To help shape future episodes of this podcast, UK HR would love to hear from you. Take this short survey and give your feedback on what you want to hear in the ways you want to hear them. 

As celebration of one year of the show, 10 UK employees, retirees or spouses who fill out the survey will be chosen at random to win a copy of Adam Grant’s book “Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know.” Responses to the survey are anonymous, but you’ll have an option to submit your information for the drawing on a separate page not be linked with your feedback.

Responses must be submitted by Aug. 6, 2021. Winners will be contacted by email the following week.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact HR Health and Wellness at

You can follow new episodes of "Becoming Wildly Resilient" wherever you find your podcasts. For episodes mentioned in the episode "Highlights: A Year in Review," click here

The University of Kentucky is increasingly the first choice for students, faculty and staff to pursue their passions and their professional goals. In the last two years, Forbes has named UK among the best employers for diversity, and INSIGHT into Diversity recognized us as a Diversity Champion four years running. UK is ranked among the top 30 campuses in the nation for LGBTQ* inclusion and safety. UK has been judged a “Great College to Work for" three years in a row, and UK is among only 22 universities in the country on Forbes' list of "America's Best Employers."  We are ranked among the top 10 percent of public institutions for research expenditures — a tangible symbol of our breadth and depth as a university focused on discovery that changes lives and communities. And our patients know and appreciate the fact that UK HealthCare has been named the state’s top hospital for five straight years. Accolades and honors are great. But they are more important for what they represent: the idea that creating a community of belonging and commitment to excellence is how we honor our mission to be not simply the University of Kentucky, but the University for Kentucky.