Working Life

Working life is extremely fast paced and the negative consequences of stress are becoming prevalent. Even “healthy” employees and leaders feel the consequences. Research has shown that under chronic stress we are less able to be focused, be present and act in an emotionally intelligent manner. Modern working life in global value chains however, requires just that – a high degree of vitality, awareness and social competence, in order to develop collaboration, engagement and innovation.

Being resilient is easier said than done – many people struggle with the underlying mental and emotional skills that make up the backbone of resilience. This is the core of this training – understanding what drives resilience and learning how to cultivate crucial skills.

Heart Rate Variability Provides A Crucial Window

As a core aspect of this programme, we integrate the measurement of heart rate variability through Firstbeat. This helps us understand the bodily responses to stress and how this impacts our energy. How do we charge up our batteries? What nourishes us and what drains us? Within a vital body rests a mind with vitality.

As companies strive to become more agile, it is important not to forget resilience. Stress will not get less – demands will not decline, things will not get less complex. Each of us has to learn to cultivate resilience – it goes hand in hand with agility.

Key Takeaways

  • 4 to 6 Modules – each focused on a specific aspect of resilience.
  • Individual HRV assessment and coaching.
  • Significant improvement in emotional, mental and physical resilience.


Much talked about – but unfortunately less well understood – we help participants understand what concrete skills underly resilience – and how they can cultivate these skills.

Neurophysiology and Mindfulness

Understanding the neuroscience of resilience can be extremely helpful – helping us to take our wellbeing seriously and understanding how different factors impact our mental and emotional wellbeing. Mindfulness practices form a core of how we address mental and emotional processes which underly resilience.


Participants take part in a structured self-assessment of resilience dimensions to help them identify which dimensions are the ones they want to work with during the training period.

Heart Rate Variability

Individual assessment of heart rate variability and the window this provides on our stress responses and the impact on our energy. Learning how to shift the activation of the stress system and learning how to recharge.


Participants take part in pre and post surveys and receive individual reports. A group report based on perceived stress scale, mental health continuum, self efficacy scale and other scales is also generated.


Support for self-directed learning through the Awaris app and an extensive online library for self-study.


This program can be delivered in a variety of formats – either 4-6 modules, or in a combination of live sessions and video supported peer group sessions.