Women And Resilience

Women And Resilience

With Dr Carole

You may shoot me with your words, you may cut me with your eyes, you may kill me with your hatefulness, but still, like air, I’ll rise”

– Maya Angelou

Resilience is a capacity present in all of us, regardless of gender. It is the ability to both recover from setback with learning, and to adapt oneself to changed circumstances. It is more than mental toughness, it is the flexibility to find new ways of thinking, feeling and behaving in order to achieve our goals.

It is a capacity that gets tested by the stresses of life and those stresses are gender blind. However, the evidence is that resilience is a key capacity for career success and that the barriers that women still face within work require them to have higher levels of resilience: to stay persistent, to deal with barriers and recover from setbacks.

We believe that since women have the right to a career that is satisfying, successful and does not drain their physical, emotional and mental energies, it is important that they can both recognise and utilise their resilience qualities and develop strategies to regain resilience when they lose balance.

Women And Resilience can be delivered as a byte size session or a longer workshop. A typical workshop includes:

  • Understanding the contributors to resilience
  • Gaining a profile of individual resilience strengths and resilience gaps
  • Recognising what changes under pressure
  • Strategies for developing resilience that encompass physical, mental and emotional dimensions
  • Combining research evidence with experiential learning
Why Carole, why this workshop?

This session utilises Carole’s work as an executive coach, where she helps develop individuals at every career stage and knows that resilience gets tested whether they are in a first role or the CEO. As a writer and researcher she has looked at how people regain resilience when it is lost and has used that learning in working with individuals and groups. She is Visiting Professor in Business Coaching at Ulster University and is the author of a number of career books as well as the award nominated Resilience: A Practical Guide for Coaches. She is the past President of a European wide women’s management development network, and has written for academic and popular publications on the issue of women’s careers.

Presenter Dr Carole

Dr Carole Pemberton believes everyone deserves to have a working life that is satisfying, allows for success and does not drain them of their physical, emotional and mental energies. These are not ‘soft’ aspirational words they are conditions which are key to both the engagement of staff, and their ability to perform in high demand environments. has spent her working life, researching, writing, consulting and working with individuals and organisations on the challenges of living out careers in organisations. That involvement with individuals at every age and career stage from graduate entrant to CEO has given her recognised expertise in career management, executive coaching and resilience. interest in resilience grew from working with leaders who had lost access to their own resilience because of the relentlessness of demands, or because of career setback. Alongside her work as a coach, she is also Visiting Professor in Business Coaching at the University of Ulster. This means that she brings a strong evidence base to her work, and her skill is in translating what academic research discovers into its practical meaning in the workplace. She is the author of a number of books including Coaching to Solutions: A Guide to Performance Coaching for line managers and most recently Resilience.

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What’s included

A Women & Resilience session of any required duration is available to organisations as part of our revolutionary business programmes. Please contact us at hello@thelifeadventure.co for pricing according to your requirements, and any more details you may require on this session.

Price Price on application

Presenter Dr Carole

Dr Carole Pemberton believes everyone deserves to have a working life that is satisfying, allows for success and does not drain them of their physical, emotional and mental energies. These are not ‘soft’ aspirational words they are conditions which are key to both the engagement of staff, and their ability to perform in high demand environments. has spent her working life, researching, writing, consulting and working with individuals and organisations on the challenges of living out careers in organisations. That involvement with individuals at every age and career stage from graduate entrant to CEO has given her recognised expertise in career management, executive coaching and resilience. interest in resilience grew from working with leaders who had lost access to their own resilience because of the relentlessness of demands, or because of career setback. Alongside her work as a coach, she is also Visiting Professor in Business Coaching at the University of Ulster. This means that she brings a strong evidence base to her work, and her skill is in translating what academic research discovers into its practical meaning in the workplace. She is the author of a number of books including Coaching to Solutions: A Guide to Performance Coaching for line managers and most recently Resilience.

MORE »

What’s included

A Women & Resilience session of any required duration is available to organisations as part of our revolutionary business programmes. Please contact us at hello@thelifeadventure.co for pricing according to your requirements, and any more details you may require on this session.

Price Price on application