What is resilience?

“Resilience is often thought of as bouncing back. But if you look at the root words of resilience, you discover that the roots really mean to jump back. Now, you may think that jumping back is the same as bouncing back, but I see it differently. To me, bouncing back is like being on a trampoline that provides you with most of the push. To jump back means that you have to take the initiative, provide all the push yourself, and even decide on the direction. I found ‘jump back’ to be a much more exciting, richer, actionable meaning. With this new understanding, I saw a real potential for helping people become more resilient.” (From page 18 of Unlocked: Discover how to embrace the unexpected.) My book goes into much more, but this short definition should give you a strong start.

How does resilience advising differ from coaching?

I really value the coaches I have had in my career. They gave me time and a structure in which I could explore my life, make some future decisions about goals, and take whatever time was needed. A resilience advisor is more focused. In this role, I stay laser focused on the issue at hand, offering advice and structure for action. Resilience advice is efficient, to the point, taking only the time needed -- as little or as much needed.

Are there prerequisites for the Master Classes

The most important prerequisite is to decide that unlocking and/or building your resilience is a priority for you. It is helpful (and encouraged) to have begun practicing the Phenomenal Four plus One beforehand in order to have stories to draw from and experience to build on.

Attendance in Section 1 is a prerequisite for attending Section 2.