What is resilience?
Resilience is the capacity to manage change as well as bounce back from losses, adversity and stress. In an increasingly challenging world, resilience skills are becoming more and more essential.
Why resilience? Stresses are a part of life, including change, challenges and adversities. Often our workplaces involve inherent stresses that ‘come with the job’ such as increasing workload, dealing with difficult people, dealing with organisational change and managing emotionally difficult situations. Learning to be resilient can assist us in two major ways: it can increase our ability to tolerate stresses in our life making us more efficient and effective. It can also increase our stress hardiness, thereby inoculating us to some of the more stressful situations that we face in our life and work. What’s more, resilient people tend to be happier, have more social and emotional intelligence, be more effective and experience greater wellbeing.
About Ingrid Poulson
Ingrid Poulson, has inspired many through her own compelling journey of resilience. Since 2006, Ingrid has been speaking and training about resilience and positive living to a diverse and expansive audience, ranging from janitorial staff to jurors, hospitality staff to hospitals, auditors to authors, emergency workers, schools, universities and call centres. Ingrid has completed degrees in Arts, Education and Cognitive Science and her book, RISE was released in 2008, quickly becoming the number one selling non-fiction book. Ingrid is a highly experienced facilitator and trainer and now combines her academic background with her uniquely qualified life experience to build resilience in others.
Ingrid here. Steadfast training is taking a break. I will be updating my blog and may return when the kiddies are a little older and I'm ready for the world of outside work. Til then, stay Steadfast!