Increasing personal resilience is an essential ability leaders need in a fast changing world, so they can thrive in uncertainty.
Given the challenges of leading in a post pandemic world, hybrid working and increasing pace of transformation, leaders need to reset their personal and professional resilience. This is now an essential ability to help leaders lead their teams and organisations through complex change with energy and confidence and manage their own personal challenges.
Leaders are wanting to know how to deal with events outside their own control, which may affect their lives deeply, without hunkering down, and switching off, and being able to feel they can still make choices.
What leaders will gain from working on resilience
- Reframe your situation and learn to recharge and resource yourself
- More clearly see the ‘system’ you are in and how you can be more resilient
- Identify the patterns in how you typically ‘react’ to help you manage how you respond
- Connect your thinking to physical, emotional and visceral experience
- Embed your learning over time so it has a positive impact on both your work and your personal life
What we know works
We work at depth with leaders using coaching and group coaching so individuals have a real shift in their perspectives and practices. We use a clear framework for Resilience – 5 Rs model
From our recent experience, working with leaders, we know it’s important to focus on
- Learning from and with others
- Understanding your own response patterns
- Getting a wider sense of reality
- Recognising what resources you can draw on
- Learning how to recharge your energy and set boundaries
- Reframe your assumptions
We design and adapt to the needs of the organisation whether inhouse, face to face or online.
Our open programmes have included different formats, such as our very successful Resilience Reset series (5 online sessions bi weekly over 10 weeks) focusing on each aspect of Resilience, as well as half day or 1 day online workshops.
We also run in depth 2 day programmes face to face, ideally set in nature to allow time outdoors.
NHS Resilience Reset
We have designed and run Resilience Reset as 2 x 0.5 day programmes for the NHS, with a mix of health professionals, including doctors, nurses, pharmacists, physios and occupational therapists, which 100% of the participants would recommend to colleagues. Participants worked in small groups and pairs to support each other using practical tools.
To learn more, check out this short video Resilience Re-set in the NHS with Lisa Saunders, Fiona Ellis and Rubi Gubara-Sannie, formerly of Richmond Health Trust. Join us on January 26th for a taster event 12-1.30 pm
“This programme has helped me to re-focus on my current stresses and the impact they have on me and helped me learn how to manage them in a better way.”
“Gave me research, framework, evidence to become resilient. Group exercises helped to feel part of the team and part of others who are also going through similar things.”
“I was sceptical about attending the course initially as I wasn’t sure what I would gain from it but I have taken away so much in terms of knowledge, but also practical ideas of how I can reframe and recover/recharge. I am keen to be able to start using some of the tips and guidance that I have picked up to be able to support other members of my team.”
“Given me a lot to think about how I do things, my patterns of how I take on everyone’s worries and burdens, but don’t give myself enough time.”
“It has been refreshing to be allowed the time out to focus on ourselves and how we respond to situations. I will certainly use some of the strategies eg Reframing.”
“The timing of this programme was perfect for me – I really wanted to recharge and give some energy to how I might notice and break patterns I’d got stuck in, and I really value being in a diverse network of others who are keen to learn and support each other. The programme team were open participants & excellent guides – & most I really appreciate their soft coaching along the way.” – Jayne Hawkins, The National Lottery Community Fund.