FREE Workshop

Flourishing in a Complex & Unstable World: Developing Mental Toughness

Are you, your managers and your employees coping right now?

Organisations constantly need to adapt to economic uncertainty, digital advancement and, for the last 18 months, the added challenges arising from COVID-19. So, how can you assess the ability of your team to cope, and once gaps are found, guide them to a point where they have the tools and strategies they need to survive and thrive in our volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) times?

In this free workshop, I’ll introduce you to the concept of Mental Toughness. Mental Toughness is a personality trait that describes mindset and explains why people and organisations behave the way they do. It’s about our mental responses to events that largely determine our behaviour and emotions and significantly influence performance, behaviour, wellbeing, agility, and aspirations.

Join me as we learn about Mental Toughness and how you can equip yourself and your team, not just to cope, but to thrive during times of adversity and high stress.

In this free workshop, you will learn:

  • What Mental Toughness is and why it’s important.
  • What Mental Toughness means for performance, behaviour, and wellbeing.
  • How to use Mental Toughness to develop staff and organisations.

Who’s it For?

Our workshops and coaching programs are ideal for leaders, managers, teams, and employees experiencing significant change or stress at work and/or want to improve their performance or wellbeing.

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Gabrielle McCorry - Coaching Psychologist

Your Presenter: Gabrielle McCorry

Gabrielle McCorry is a Coaching Psychologist with over 20 years’ of practice, across corporate, coaching and therapeutic settings. Her vast experience includes research, injury management, training, workplace health and wellbeing, and positive psychology.

Gabrielle uses a brief, solution-focused, evidence-based approach with clients, which is based on theory and strategies from coaching psychology, positive psychology, and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) to help them achieve their personal and professional goals.

Gabrielle’s passion is using positive psychology and mind-body techniques to build Mental Toughness, resilience and coping skills, enable behaviour change, and improve quality of life.

FAQs

Why Should I Attend the Workshop?
A Mentally Tough individual or organisation is vital, especially in times of great change. Leaders, managers, and people working in stressful, demanding, and unrelenting occupations or situations of uncertainty or significant change need to be Mentally Tough.

We live in a VUCA world (volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous), which has become even more apparent over the last 18 months with the challenges arising from COVID-19. Organisations are also continually facing substantial change through economic uncertainty and digital advancement, and they need to be able to respond rapidly, proactively, and decisively. The Mental Toughness of employees is fundamental to the survival and success of your business. Mental Toughness has various applications in organisations, including managing in a VUCA world, leadership and management development, employee development, managing change, transition, and retention.

Our workshops and coaching programs are ideal for leaders, managers, teams, and employees experiencing significant change or stress at work and/or want to improve their performance or wellbeing.

What Will I Learn?
  1. Understand What Mental Toughness Is and Why It Is Important.

    Gabrielle will provide workshop attendees with an introduction to the Mental Toughness framework, the 4Cs and 8 subscales. They will gain an understanding of their overall Mental Toughness level and where they sit on the scale from Mental Toughness to Mental Sensitivity for each of the 4Cs and their 8 subscales.

The 4 Cs refer to:

Control: the extent to which you believe you can control and shape what happens to you.
Commitment: the extent to which you make promises or set goals and stick to them.
Challenge: the extent to which you view challenges, change, and adversity as opportunities or threats.
Confidence: the extent to which you believe you have the ability to deal with what you will face in life or at work.

2. Understand How Mental Toughness is Assessed.

In this free workshop, participants will be introduced to the MTQPlus. The MTQPlus is a valid and robust assessment tool that measures an individual’s overall Mental Toughness level and against the 4C’s and each of their 8 subscales, providing them with their unique Mental Toughness profile.

Often someone’s profile might indicate that they are generally more Mentally Tough than the average. However, the 8 factors may indicate that they are mentally sensitive on one or two of the factors, and it is likely these are factors that create issues for them. Similarly, for someone whose overall profile indicates they are more mentally sensitive, they too might be mentally tough in terms of one or more factors. So, people tend to have a bit of both – mentally sensitive and mentally tough. The power of the 8-factor concept lies in its ability to differentiate between people to address their specific needs and issues.

3. What Mental Toughness means for performance, behaviour, and wellbeing, and how to use it to develop staff and teams.

Participants will also be equipped with strategies and practical activities to build their Mental Toughness. As everyone has a unique profile, there is also a specific set and combination of actions or interventions that can be employed to help them improve their Mental Toughness mindset. Hence, they are better able to deal with setbacks, challenges, and stressors.

However, Mental Toughness is learned but not easily taught, so most interventions are experiential. Coaching is the best approach as it helps people develop a Mentally Tough mindset through goal setting, feedback, and continuous reflection.

What is the Difference Between Resilience and Mental Toughness?
The terms resilience and Mental Toughness are often used interchangeably, and they are related, but they not the same . Most Mentally Tough individuals are resilient, but not all resilient individuals are Mentally Tough, and the difference is found in the positive component.

Without a positive mindset, overexposure to setbacks and adversity may wear the individual out. Resilience helps an individual survive during these times, but Mental Toughness helps them to thrive. A resilient person who lacks optimism and confidence may find it tough under extreme pressure and stress and be more likely to weaken if the demand is too frequent or sustained. This is especially pertinent at present, given the ongoing and relentless pressures created by COVID-19.

Why is Mental Toughness Important?
Mental Toughness is a personality trait that describes mindset and explains why people and organisations behave the way they do. Our mindset is a precursor to behaviour; how we think influences how we behave. So, Mental Toughness is about our mental responses to events that largely determine our behaviour and emotions and significantly influence performance, behaviour, wellbeing, agility, and aspirations.

Having a positive mindset enables us to deal effectively with challenges, stressors and pressure, regardless of the circumstances, view setbacks or problems as opportunities rather than a threat, and have the confidence to tackle them. Thus, being Mentally Tough helps buffer against the negative impacts of stress on health and well-being and leads to positive organisational outcomes such as improvements in performance, output, decision making, leadership, teamwork, and problem-solving.