Dr. Mollie Marti

Mollie Marti

Mollie Marti, PhD, JD, resilience researcher and expert in community crisis recovery and resilience building. When the loss of three teens to suicide sent her community reeling and looking for answers, she stepped away from her performance psychology consultancy to serve as a leader and activist for stronger youth and communities, As founder and CEO of the nonprofit Community Resilience Institute, she is a pioneer in community-based crisis response, prevention and intervention, mental health supports, and positive human development. An adjunct professor at the University of Iowa Department of Psychology, Mollie also educates through her Resiliency Matters cable TV show, lectures to schools and associations, and provides community consultations. She has written extensively in the areas of leadership development, success mindset, and decision making, including three books that have been translated into 8 languages. Her most recent book, Walking with Justice, shares the uncommon lessons of her life’s greatest mentor, an iconic federal judge who led community flood recovery efforts and taught that it is our service to others that defines the quality of our life.  Prior to her community resilience work, Mollie served as Associate Director of the Iowa Social Science Institute, held a federal judicial clerkship, practiced law, consulted in jury decision making, and directed a transformative mediation practice, Running through all of her life’s work is her passion for human potentiality and sharing evidence-based tools to help people thrive. Mollie lives on an apple orchard outside of Mount Vernon, Iowa with her husband, their three children, and a large family of pets.