Resilience Coaching

With pressures ever-increasing in NHS organisations in particular and often, limited resources, it may, at times feel difficult to keep control of our emotions and possibly be overwhelmed by them. Resilience is more than just dealing with difficult events in our lives but rather, it can prepare us to remain flexible in thoughts, behaviours and actions when under pressure.


The word resilience stems from the latin derivative ‘resilire’ meaning to leap back, recoil. We all experience adversity, from everyday changes and challenges to serious losses but psychologists have long recognised the capabilities of humans to adapt and overcome risk and adversity.

In the workplace, certain stressors can be triggered from a single event such as redundancy, organisational change or over-exposure to ongoing demands over a period of time. Without the ability to manage setbacks with a flexible mindset, people can experience the following:

  • Inability to make good decisions
  • Lack of self-confidence
  • A negative outlook and feelings of despondency
  • Reduced ability to think creatively
  • Inability to manage emotions eg. easily upset, angry, irrational behaviour
  • Lack of a desire to interact with others

The above are indicators of signs and symptoms that a person may display that are ‘out-of-character’ for that individual. It cannot be presumed that these signs are representative of everyone but being able to recognise them in ourselves or others can help to identify when someone may not be coping.

Resilience coaching does not focus on those external issues we cannot change, but rather our approach to them which can help to build our own internal coping mechanisms.

One-to-one sessions in resilience coaching can help to:

  • Regain an optimistic approach and a sense of ‘hopefulness’
  • Identify strengths and inner resources
  • Gain a sense of rebalance and perspective
  • Seek meaning/purpose in work/personal life
  • Re-connect with others
  • Exercise self-care

Whilst psychometrics can help to identify aspects of ourselves which might be known/unbeknown to us and provides greater self-awareness – ultimately, resilience coaching helps us to reframe our thinking and creates a ‘new story’ or ‘way of being’ through a more positive set of beliefs.

I also offer workshops/small group training in Increasing Resilience. Please enquire for further information.

Both one-to-one and group sessions can be adapted more specifically for ‘Stress Management’ and this can be tailored to suit individual/group needs.

Testimonials

"Thanks Julia, loving the new eye-catching CV! Had three interview invites in under a week! ☺"
Sara, medical administrator
"Julia supported me in managing a team with complex issues and some difficult personalities. I found the roleplay exercises in communication skills to be excellent. Being able to think about the impact I was having has greatly helped my working relationships. I’ve also been able to coach some of my team members in communication skills when supporting their own teams."
Derek, Programme Manager
"Julia helped to give me clarity about whether to study for my Masters qualification; she made me feel completely comfortable and helped explore different possibilities. I now have greater focus and am relieved to be able to stop worrying about my decision."
Beth, Special Education Needs Co-ordinator
"I worked with Julia to find ways to manage my high stress levels, I’m now better able to cope under pressure and more in control of my emotions. I’d never taken the time to step back and reflect and coaching gave me a wonderful opportunity to do just that. I’m booking my yoga retreat soon!"
Jane, midwife
"Julia helped me to regain confidence in myself after a career setback, after a series of sessions I was able to reconnect with my strengths, believe in myself again and secure the post I wanted! Thank you"
Peter, Consultant in Emergency Medicine
"Julia, just to let you know, I did go the interview …. I felt like running away the entire time …. I tried really hard to use examples and be specific and I can’t really remember much of what I said because it was such a nervous haze … but the HR guy said to me I came across as very confident (ha!) … AND I got the job!!! Thanks SO much for the intensive practice and support!"
Kat, Consultant in Palliative Care
"Hi Julia, I think that was the best interview I have ever done in my life. Thank you so much for your help"
Amira, applicant for midwifery degree
"Hi Julia, I have been offered a GP partnership and have accepted the same. Wanted to thank you for the help provided with the interview preparation.”
Santhosh, GP Partner
"Julia gets results! I got the job I wanted as a result of Julia’s interview coaching. Her deep understanding of the interview process and her ability to deliver constructive criticism in a way that’s easy to accept made it possible for me to make the necessary adjustments to perform well in what was previously to me a mystifying and intimidating process. Though I hope I won’t need them any time soon, I’m going to keep her contact details close just in case! Thanks Julia"
James, Independent Contractor
"I’ve got good news – I’ve received offers from all of my choices! I’ve firmed Cardiff, it was still my first choice in the end. Just wanted to say a massive thank you for all your help and advice. I don’t think I would have done as well as I did without it – so thank you ☺"
Regine, medical school applicant
"I worked with Julia during a transition in my career and at a time of self-doubt. She helped me to develop confidence and self-belief in my own skills. I found her style to be non-judgemental and motivating. I went on to secure the job I was after and would recommend her in the future"
Sarah, Clinical Physiotherapy Specialist
"I would like to thank Julia for her excellent work and assistance during my redundancy notice as she worked constantly to build up my CV and assist with interview techniques, as after 28 years in the services, hadn’t needed one. It was so well-documented that within 1 week of submitting to recruitment companies, I was appointed by a private sector company so a job well done by Julia for help in making that happen."
Andreas, Semi-retired paramedic
"Julia provided me with excellent career coaching sessions. She gave constructive structured help and encouraged me to achieve my goals. I highly recommend her"
Joanne, Consultant Psychiatrist and Medical Lead
"I knew when I finished there was no way they could not appoint me, felt 99% sure as both presentation and most of my answers were so strong and confident and I didn’t shake after my clinical lead and clinical director tried to give me some hard time. Don’t worry you’ll get my best recommendations and will tell everyone I know to take you as a coach if they wanna get the job"
Damir, Consultant Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon

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