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April 19, 2018 @ 8:00 pm

Steve Gavatorta


April 19, 2018
8:00 pm


Books & Books in Coral Gables
265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134


In our high tech, fast-paced, rapidly changing world, adversity is hitting us at speeds significantly faster than ever—and at a younger age—leaving us little time to respond and arming us with far too few tools for controlling that response in a productive manner. It’s easy for a person to become averse to risk and to become frustrated and afraid of things when he or she lacks the tools to handle them. In this Amazon Best Selling book, author Steve Gavatorta will give you the resources to survive in this ever changing world.


Praise for “In Defense of Adversity”

“Highly successful people know how to ‘grind’ in the face of adversity – how to stay persistent and determined despite obstacles. In Defense of Adversity gives readers skills and strategies that lay the perfect foundation for grinding through obstacles on their way to reaching their goals.” – Barry Alvarez, Director of Athletics University of Wisconsin and former football coach

“Trials and tribulations are a part of everyone’s life – from daily annoyances to life-changing events. Our ability to successfully overcome adversity, in all its shapes and sizes, is the key to living the life we want to live. In Defense of Adversity provides an easy-to-follow program that shows you how to face life’s obstacles in a positive, productive manner. I highly recommend it.” – Rocky Bleier, four-time Super Bowl-winning Pittsburgh Steeler running back, Vietnam War veteran, and motivational speaker

“Adversity affects us all, but it doesn’t need to have a negative effect on your life! In Defense of Adversity lays out a method for seeing the positive aspect of adversities: as events we can leverage to empower ourselves and our lives. There’s no need to fear adversity, because you can leverage it for success!” – Chad Hymas, Hall of Fame Speaker, CSP, CPAE and author of “Doing What Must Be Done”

“What do you do when things don’t work out as expected, hoped or planned? In this intriguing, insightful book, author Steve Gavatorta shows how to be proactive, extract the lessons learned from adversity, and move forward, better for the experience. A must read for any entrepreneur, executive, project manager or team leader.” – Sam Horn, author of “Tongue Fu!” and “Got Your Attention”

“Sometimes life, business and even relationships can be tough and downright dreadful. If you want to be successful, you must not only accept the challenges that come your way, but welcome them with open arms. In Steve’s latest book, Defense of Adversity he shows you how to win with defeat and gain with loss, in simple, actionable ways. A useful resource and awesome read for any business leader or entrepreneur. I highly recommend the book.” – Karen Post, Entrepreneur, author of “Brain Tattoos” and :Brand Turnaround”

“Being on an intense reality TV show like Cake Boss, and competing in martial arts, I must say I know a thing or two about adversity. Steve’s book In Defense of Adversity provides the perfect remedy for guiding people through the pitfalls of challenging times.” -Anthony Bellifemine, Cousin Anthony on TLC’s Cake Boss, and Jiu-Jitsu Purple Belt

“Steve has done an absolutely phenomenal job. In today’s fast-paced, ever-evolving world, the ability to effectively deal with adversity is more important than ever. In Defense of Adversity provides an excellent roadmap to not only face adversity, but overcome it, or at the least…learn from it.” -Ford Saeks, President & CEO Prime Concepts Group and author of “Superpower”

About the Author:

Steve Gavatorta, owner of the Steve Gavatorta Group, specializes in empowering individuals and organizations in identifying, developing, and exceeding performance goals. Steve’s had the privilege of coaching and training thousands of high performers in industries including pharmaceuticals, medical equipment, healthcare, consumer packaged goods, finance, media, and advertising. From small businesses on the move to Fortune 500 companies, Steve collaborates with organizations to build foundations, set goals, and eclipse their highest potential.

Steve is author of The Reach Out Approach – A Communication Process for Initiating, Developing & Leveraging Mutually Rewarding Relationships. His highly anticipated In Defense of Adversity – Turning Your Toughest Challenges Into Your Greatest Success will be available late October 2017.

Steve is a Certified Professional Behavioral Analyst (CPBA) and Certified Professional Values Analyst (CPVA), a certified Myers-Briggs practitioner, and accredited to coach and train for Emotional Intelligence (EQ). He enjoys martial arts, practicing Muay Thai, Brazilian jiu-jitsu and yoga, and traveling to new places to recharge his batteries. Steve currently resides in Tampa, Florida.