Summer, Summer, Summertime… Is Great for Strengthening Employee Resilience

Summer, Summer, Summertime… Is Great for Strengthening Employee Resilience

I remember as a kid, feeling excited as I packed my backpack the night before the first day of school. I had butterflies in my stomach and I would jump out of bed early the next morning with a level of energy that would have shocked “summer” me.  Of course, a few months into the school year and I was already dreaming of the lazy summer days that I had left behind. So why is [...]
Leadership Guide for Creating a Trauma-Informed Workplace

Leadership Guide for Creating a Trauma-Informed Workplace

What comes to mind when you hear “safe spaces”? For me, it’s a feeling of comfort, security and knowing I can truly be myself. A sense of being home. For many of us, especially lately, work is home and home is work. We spend so much time working that our coworkers become family and our offices an extension of our living space. We multitask at work with personal chores and pepper our dinner conversations with [...]
How to Build Resilience and Become a Leader that Inspires People to Follow

How to Build Resilience and Become a Leader that Inspires People to Follow

Leaders are often selected because their CV is loaded with accomplishments, experience and degrees. After all, you want the person in charge to know what they’re doing, right?  So why aren’t the most important skills noted on paper? “Soft” skills such as resilience, empathy, courage and authenticity are necessary leadership traits that don’t appear until put to the test. It’s one thing to lead during easy times, but it takes transformational leadership to get your [...]
When You See Work Stress Coming…Duck!

When You See Work Stress Coming…Duck!

Have you ever noticed that no matter how choppy the water is, ducks are always able to glide along the surface calmly and peacefully? What we don’t see, however, is that beneath the surface their little webbed feet are paddling like crazy to stay afloat and keep them headed in the right direction and their waterproof feathers are keeping the spray from soaking in and drowning them. If we can learn how to channel our [...]
Splash Through the Puddles To Find Your Rainbow

Splash Through the Puddles To Find Your Rainbow

We all know people who are always positive and happy, floating on a cloud through their sunshine-filled lives. We wonder why they have it so easy, but what we often don’t see is that their positivity doesn’t come from a trouble-free life, but rather from their resilient mindset. These seemingly carefree people have actually learned ways to build resilience and cultivated how to love life. The happiest and most resilient people don’t cry about rain [...]