The session will look to establish what resilience means from both an academic and a practitioner perspective. How we see resilience loss showing up in clients, and how to identity when a client’s resilience has been impacted (even if they do not use the word).
The session will ask participants to reflect on their own resilience, and its loss.
The second half of the session will focus on ways in which a coach can work with resilience loss, drawing on a wide range of disciplines. Particular attention will be given to the role of the role of narrative, both written and spoken and how coaches can support clients in building new narratives that they can take forward.
Participants will leave with:
- Enhanced understanding of resilience – how it is formed and lost.
- An ability to recognize resilience loss through use of a diagnostic tool
- An increased awareness of their own means of managing their resilience.
- Tools to support the regaining of resilience.
Carole Pemberton’s career has encompassed career counseling, research, executive education and for the last 20 years running her own executive coaching practice. She holds postgraduate qualifications in career counseling, training and development and executive coaching and a doctorate for her work on resilience coaching.
Her interest in resilience grew out of her work with senior leaders who were unbalanced by particular events within the workplace that impacted on their thoughts, emotions, behavior, self care, perspective, confidence and their view of their future. This led her to look at the process of regaining resilience within a coaching relationships, her doctoral thesis and a subsequent book. Resilience: A Practical Guide for Coaches which was nominated as UK Coaching Book of the Year.
Her coaching work now has a strong focus on resilience and her client base encompasses: central government departments, global IT companies and NGO’s, major players in financial services, universities and schools, energy companies and publishing houses.
She has also designed an award winning Resilient Leader Programme for a major UK bank which has been delivered to many thousand of leaders at all levels of the organisation.
Outside of her coaching work she has used her skills in voluntary work with vulnerable crime witnesses and in working with the bereaved.