“Resilience is that ineffable quality that allows some people to be knocked down by life and come back stronger than ever. Rather than letting failure overcome them and drain their resolve, they find a way to rise from the ashes.”
Resilience is bounce-back ability i.e. the ability to overcome challenges or failures after they have occurred. It can often be confused with Mental Toughness, something we are likely to require before a challenge or the experience of failure.
While it is in part a personality trait like many aspects of personality it can be developed or eroded by our experiences in life.
Equally research shows us that there are ways to develop resilience cognitively through coaching and mind training.
Because the way we develop resilience during our life is very personal to circumstance and/or experience we can have very different perceptions of how it feels to ‘be’ resilient both as an individual and as an organisation.
Experience in developing resilience
Hilary chose resilience as the subject of her MSc Thesis and has a wealth of experience in its benefits and ways to develop it in a work setting by simple techniques, coaching and training.
We work with clients to
understand resilience by also understanding the difference to mental toughness