It’s a hard knock life.


Let’s be honest; it’s tough out there – the working environment is high-pressure and recent global events have exacerbated this. Everyone is feeling it. 

In these situations we look to the resilient people to help get us through – but what if everyone was as resilient as they could be? What difference would that make to everyday in the office and to productivity.

There is growing evidence that shows that individual resilience is a good predictor of job performance, job satisfaction and psychological well-being. Resilient employees are also able to recover faster from failure, disappointment and disillusionment as they are more adaptive when faced with events like losing a job/major client, managing difficult relationships or failure to meet objectives.

We strongly believe that when the going gets tough we believe people should thrive not wither and it all stems from their understanding of their own resilience and the resources they have available to them to improve it.

What does the birdsoup resilience course involve?

We take a birds’ eye view of the individual and the unique factors that effect their resilience. Life events, company culture – even navigating a Tough Mudder-like school run everyday can weigh in.

Ideally the model is best covered over a period of time via a series of half-day or one-day workshops. The model is adaptable however if time is limited. We begin with some pre-work: a questionnaire that helps participants identify how and where they are more or less resilient. We then move on to cover the cornerstones of resilience from our model:



Using the pre-work and exercises in the group, each participant would get to understand their own resilience- their individual resources. They will look at their personality, strengths, self-esteem as well as their belief system and behaviours in relation to difficulty.

2. The world around you

We then move on to look at the context for each participant. What are their relationships like (at work/home etc)? Do they have a supportive network? Is it working well? Is there anything happening that has made them feel differently? Have past events shaped their resilience? Using a series of activities and exercises each person will have a clearer idea of the impact of their environment on their resilience over time.

3. You and your resilience

Having taken a close look at themselves and their environment, we look at various other predictors of high resilience: optimism, hope and mindset. We also explore the risk factors that some of the participants may be facing: job uncertainty, bereavement, and health challenges for example.


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