How changing our thinking can make us more resilient

Our understanding of resilience taps into more than 30 years of research on the way our thinking influences our emotions and our behaviour. Our worlds are complex and becoming more so every day. The amount of information we need to process simply overwhelms our ability to absorb it all.

Research shows that, from childhood, we develop habits of thought about ourselves, our worlds and our futures. We call them ‘thinking styles’. These thinking styles can be adaptive, helping us sift through mountains of information and chart a course. But like any habit they can lead us astray by misinforming us about what’s really going on, especially when we’re facing high levels of ambiguity and uncertainty. 


The "public" sackings of high performing managers will regularly hit the headlines. It is often such a shock that someone who at one time has reached the top of their profession can now be considered not worthy of the role. But should we be so surprised, is it not just an inevitable part of the psychological make up of such an individual?

Need to identify the possibility of derailment by either yourself or a member of your team?

Imagine the possibilities of superior performance and focused development, start the ball our data sheet and contact us today to get feedback.


Mix it up...

Conventional approaches are sometimes called for, but a little more broader thinking can give us exponential results!

A one or two day workshop can be used to identify the resilience profile. After completing a simple online questionnaire candidates will receive a resilience profile which can then be used as the basis for a personal action plan and integration into work and personal life.

This workshop can help individuals develop skills that will help boost resilience immediately. Whether individuals are managers, graduates, chief executives, or a front-line member of the team – in public services, the private sector or a family run business – this is for you.

This workshop can be used to:

get a solid introduction to resilience

prepare for coaching or for a
  development program

think about what resilience
  means to you and what you’re
  learning about yourself.

It will take you through the seven factors that make up resilience, with tips on how to boost them. It offers exercises, ideas and new ways of thinking – everything you need to face the challenges of everyday life, deal with change and bounce back.


Studies show that there are several factors which develop and are sustained in a person's resilience:

1. The ability to make realistic plans and being capable of taking the steps necessary to follow through with them.

2. A positive self-concept and confidence in one’s strengths and abilities.

3. Communication and problem-solving skills.

4. The ability to manage strong impulses and feelings.

These factors are not necessarily inherited; they can be developed in any individual and they promote resilience.

This coaching programme provides additional depth to emotional intelligence by exploring how our thinking influences our emotions and our behaviour.

Did you know?

Resilience is the quality that helps us personally manage change. Everyone has choices, and one of them can be to become better at boosting our resilience and maintaining our reserves.

Our resilience coaching programmes will help to develop individual skills that will boost resilience immediately.  Whether participants are project managers, team leaders , students, a chief executive, or a front-line worker – in public services, the private sector or a family run business – understanding resilience is necessary for personal success.

Develop mindfulness

Develop mindfulness

The ultimate value of life depends upon awareness and the power of contemplation rather than upon mere survival - Aristotle

Understand risk

Understand risk

We shouldn't be afraid to embrace whimsy, that nagging idea that life could be magical; it could be special if we were only willing to take a few risks - Donald Miller

Build vision

Build vision

Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change the world - Joel A. Barker


Noun. A means of solving a problem or dealing with a difficult situation..
"I think we have found the solution to our personal development needs. We must contact Edison."