Resilience Coaching

Some people are naturally more resilient than others and appear to have the mental toughness to cope with pressure, adversity, and major setbacks and then to recover more quickly.  However, during crises even if you are normally very resilient, it is helpful to talk through issues and develop your skills in Resilience. Having learnt new tools and techniques you can better combat stress and anxiety, as well as deal with your inner critic, which all help you cope better with key challenges in general. 

The stages we tend to experience after a major set-back are denial, anger, disorientation, acceptance and renewal. In order to recover from these stages more quickly and cope better with key life events and change, it is important to acknowledge the reality of what’s happening, to identify and challenge your negative thoughts, channel your anger, create and implement a personal vision with goals, and seek out your support network.  

Resilience Coaching and Training can decrease sickness absence levels from between 33% - 60%; this holistic and preventative approach has been used effectively by the US military since 2009.  Resilience is a complex set of skills and behaviours, which are affected by beliefs and personality styles and which differ greatly from one person to another.  It is often referred to as the ability to bounce back from adversity.

One person, who knows a lot about dealing with crises, is Jill Maidment Founder and Director of Natural Talent.  Jill is an Executive Business Coach and Mentor to a wide range of leaders in some of the best-known global companies.  She has been providing Executive Coaching and Mentoring, Career and Transition Coaching and Resilience Coaching for 20 years.  During that time, Jill has been working confidentially in partnership with industry bosses, HR teams and individuals to assist them in better dealing with many diverse, challenging and critical incidents, as well as major organizational change. 

Jill has extensive experience, in the past, having worked for one of the world’s largest Counselling Consultancies, introducing Employee Assistance Programmes in order to address key issues, including managing stress, resolving work and relationship problems, managing change and uncertainty, assisting with bullying and harassment cases, drug/alcohol use, and ensuring clients improve their work/life balance.  Jill has worked closely with Counsellors, managers and staff dealing with the aftermath of a range of major disasters, including an air crash, rail crash and the London bombings. 

Resilience Coaching Sessions will help you to cope with major challenges, change, uncertainty and pressure by developing your Resilience and honing a variety of skills, such as:

During Resilience Coaching Sessions, you will:

  • Assess your levels of Resilience
  • Identify what Stress is and assess your Stress levels
  • Understand what effects Stress has on you, your life, and your family
  • Develop Resilience in order to travel along the Change Curve and ‘bounce-back’ more quickly from set-backs and key life events
  • Learn how to cope with the Fight, Flight, Freeze Response
  • Practise how to better Manage Change, uncertainty and pressure
  • Deploy Cognitive Behavioural Therapy techniques 
  • Create a SMART Action Plan with goals to keep you on track

If you or your staff are struggling to cope with change, uncertainty, pressure or key life events, then Natural Talent's Resilience Coaching and Mentoring can allow you to offload and receive support in order to regain a healthy and positive mindset.  You can discuss key issues and have an objective sounding board regarding any tough decisions or actions in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space, whilst learning practical coping techniques. 

1:1 Coaching Sessions are available for 1 - 2 hours.  Please contact Jill for a confidential initial chat or to book a Coaching session. 

You can read Jill's eBook on Resilience here and listen to her Expert Audio Talk on this Topic here:

‘You are so supportive and empathic, whilst still maintaining absolute confidentiality and professionalism.  I’ve found out that it certainly is lonely at the top.  I don’t want to burden my team or family with the hard-hitting issues we are facing, so I am really appreciating having a safe place to offload and check that I am making the right tough calls.  Your help is invaluable now, thank you.’  CEO

‘Thank you so much for your help and guidance.  I was in a dark place having to deal with so many major challenges, but you are supporting me through the most difficult time experienced in my long career.  I have the tools and techniques to cope with the deteriorating crisis, but am safe in the knowledge you are at the end of the phone to help get us all through this.’  HR Director


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