First of all, yes, ‘bouncebackability’ is a real word and, secondly, we think it’s a modern day superpower.
It won’t have escaped your attention that the world is going through one of its mad phases. And by ‘mad’ we don’t mean ‘a little bit squiffy’, it’s ‘full-on bonkers’. Change has always happened, but recently it’s got a whole lot faster and when life is rattling along at this speed, we need to be more psychologically resilient and adaptive than ever.
Whilst a lucky few seem hardwired to bounce back and grow in the face of full-on change, adversity and setbacks, it doesn’t come automatically to most of us. The brilliant news is that ‘bouncebackability’ is a learned behaviour. We can all cultivate personal skills and resources which help us not just cope better with stress and adversity, but embrace change and use challenges as opportunities to grow.
At ‘Art of Brilliance’ we talk about the minority of people (‘2%ers’) who have passion, energy, enthusiasm and zest. They’re great to have on board because their positivity impacts on those around them. They also happen to possess what we call ‘ordinary magic’, an ability to bounce back when things get heavy. This workshop drills down into their resilience. What skills do they possess? What do they actively do to help themselves cope and deal with change and challenge? What support systems do they have? By understanding their recipe for success, we can do the same and build our own reserves of resilience.
And the fantastic thing about bouncebackability is that it increases over time, so the more we put the tools and techniques into practice the more we build strong and resilient teams.
As always, our approach is one of simplicity. ‘Bouncebackability’ uses the latest thinking in areas of positive psychology, post-traumatic growth, CBT, growth mindsets, learned optimism and explanatory styles. The good news is that we’re careful to disguise these concepts and deliver a session that is thought-provoking and great fun.
‘Bouncebackability’ can be tailored to your needs and can be run as a keynote, half or full day.