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Corporate & Personal Resilience

Corporate Resilience

In today’s fast-paced and ever-changing business environment, businesses must be resilient – able to confidently face challenges, embrace change, recover from setbacks, and bounce back from adversities. Increases in stress levels, absenteeism, and lack of engagement require organizations to rethink their approach to supporting and developing their leaders, managers, and staff. Currently, absenteeism alone cost Canada more than $17 billion a year and an average of 9.3 day per fulltime employee.

A resilient organization relies on a resilient workforce and leaders who play a vital role in fostering this essential trait within their teams. Corporations need to ensure that the workforce has the health, wellbeing, and resilience to achieve the business objectives. As a result, personal resilience became one of the critical business skills of the twenty-first century.

What is personal resilience?

 

Resilience is the ability to bounce back from difficult circumstances; thrive in the face of adversity; perform effectively under pressure; adapt to sudden change; manage overall health & wellbeing; cope with emotional upheaval, and achieve good outcomes in spite of serious threats to adaptation or development.

Resilience is built on accumulated skills, abilities, knowledge, and insight as we strive to surmount adversity and meet challenges. This ongoing process accumulates energy and develops skills to help us manage our own struggles.

Developing personal resilience enhances business resilience. It is important for individuals to reach their peak performance, prevent physical and mental illnesses, and create a balanced enjoyable life. However, resilience at the corporate level must consider not only individuals within it but also the processes and culture those individuals work with on a daily basis.

While individual resilience looks at the individual’s ability to bounce back from adversity, business resilience looks at how well the corporation can ‘weather the storm’ or adapt to challenges it faces.

Benefits of personal and corporate resilience coaching

A.    For employees

In today’s modern world, we feel overwhelmed by the pace of life and the demands to deliver results. Building Personal Resilience enables us to manage long working hours and conflicting priorities while striving to achieve a healthy work-life balance.

Personal resilience coaching is central to improving business performance as it improves us mentally, emotionally, physically, and socially. It integrates the key concepts of personal effectiveness, communication excellence, relationship Management, and building mental resilience.

The coaching program enables employees to:

  • develop unique, inborn abilities
  • Manage stress effectively;
  • improve ability to manage and respond positively to pressure and stress
  • Improve problem solving skills and work performance;
  • Improve health and wellbeing;
  • Increase self-worth and personal credibility;
  • Raise self-awareness leading to a change in attitude and mind set
  • Develop strong self-esteem, self-confidence, and a positive self-concept, leading to enhanced performance;
  • Develop advanced communication skills;
  • Face up to and manage Conflict–Creating bridges rather than barriers to a better future;
  • Develop a belief in abilities and skill to influence others assertively and effectively;
  • Become more flexible in order to build better relationships;
  • Become able to adapt to constantly changing circumstances;
  • Improve attitudes & beliefs;
  • Improve personal effectiveness – the ability to respond positively to pressure particularly when pushed to achieve more with less;
  • Develop a greater capacity to move through change, managing yourself, others and the business more effectively
  • Thrive from adversity;
  • Improve personal brand and increasing credibility
  • Increase productivity;
  • Decrease absenteeism and turnover;
  • Turn difficulties into opportunities;
  • Actively work to maintain emotional stability
  • bounce back from disruptive change stronger and more resilient
  • Become more optimistic, quick learner, creative, self-motivated, and synergistic.

B.    For the corporation

Personal resilience coaching enables corporations to:

  • Improve the bottom line
  • Reduce absenteeism;
  • Create a psychologically healthy workplace;
  • Meet Health & Safety requirements;
  • Improve productivity due to enhanced personal performance;
  • Reduce costs associated with ill-health and work injury;
  • Promote Work-life balance;
  • Decrease short and long term sick leave;
  • Improve employee involvement;
  • Improve morale & motivation;
  • Increase loyalty and reduced turnover of employees;
  • Enhance communication & influencing skills and abilities
  • Encourage a more flexible approach so that stronger working relationships can be developed
  • Build a healthier work-life balance and avoid ‘presenteeism’ and burn-out

Resilience Training Program

H.R. Mental Wellness Centre offers personal and team-coaching program designed to raise individual and team performance, strengthen team relationships, and help the team reach its potential. The Program offers hands-on experience to ensure that employees have skills to thrive in the face of adversity, maintain an optimistic attitude, and sustain their health and wellbeing to achieve business objectives.

Resilience is a critical skill to succeed and in the 21st century. Resilience coaching is the way for businesses to thrive. Personal resilience coaching is very important because organization’s resilience relies on a resilient workforce and leaders who play a vital role in fostering this essential trait within their teams.

The Mental Wellness Program integrates body, mind, and spirit and includes:

  • stress management strategies to help employees work effectively under pressure
  • Use of mindfulness to improve productivity and life-satisfaction.
  • Personal development – Increasing self-knowledge and self-awareness enable the team members understand their impact on others and begin to build strategies for change. Employees identify their unique talents and innate qualities to help them reach peak performance.
  • Use positive psychology to broaden personal mindset and become more resourceful and more connected.
  • How to:
    • Maintain emotional stability;
    • Improve creativity & problem solving skill;
    • Achieve authentic happiness and life satisfaction;
    • Improve productivity;
    • Create a healthy work environment;
    • Improve mental health, wellbeing, and creativity;
    • Promote collaboration and harmony;
    • Combat negativity by committing to savor positive experiences; and
    • Thrive under difficult circumstances.

Contacts

The program is offered both individually and in-group settings. If you are interested in this program for yourself or organization, please contact Dr. Rayes by email or phone at 604-630-6865.