Resilience is the process of managing and adapting positively to significant sources of stress; it is bouncing back from adversity and growing as a person, even after difficult or traumatic experiences. Fortunately, resilience is not a fixed characteristic (like personality), it’s something you can learn and strengthen over time.
Kirros Consulting offers a comprehensive resilience training programme including the Resilience Quotient Inventory™ (RQi™), one-to-one coaching, workshops, e-learning and physiological stress testing. Find out more below.
“The course was excellent. The facilitator clearly had a passion for the subject that was infectious”. UK Border Agency
“The course was amazing. Very positive people and great energy in the room."Kasia Gorska, Cranswick foods plc.
“Really motivating and enjoyable course. Best course with the BMJ in 8 years! Lots of further reading to do and things to plan and look forward to.” British Medical Journal
“Excellent facilitator. Professional, great knowledge, great sense of humour and able to connect on a number of levels and certainly made everyone feel completely comfortable and at ease. One of the best courses I have attended.”Thames Valley Housing
Our Resilience Programmes
Our resilience programmes are structured around the Six Elements of Resilienceand supported by our psychometric profile, the Resilience Quotient Inventory (RQi)™.
Based on over 4 years of research, the RQi™ provides a rapid and accurate measure of resilience for individuals and teams. It measures beliefs, behaviours, and environmental factors that enable people to cope well under stress and bounce back from adversity.
The RQi™ is used alongside skills-based workshops, one-to-one coaching (with qualified Practitioners), team resilience programmes and on-line learning.
Physiological stress testing
We also offer physiological stress monitoring (e.g. 72 hr heart rate variability and cortisol profiling) as part of a comprehensive programme for executives. We believe this is the most robust and objective support package available anywhere in the world.
We offer several personal development courses that support resilience
Building Personal Resilience
1. Explain what resilience means and the benefits it can bring personally and professionally 2. Identify your own stress indicators and use relaxation techniques to minimise its impact 3. Solve problems creatively, even when under pressure, using the 7-Step Problem Solving Technique (or PRACTICE approach) 4. Explain the link between events, thoughts and emotions 5. Manage stressful thoughts and emotions by practising Positive Reframing and Positive Self-Talk 6. Describe the beliefs of resilient people, including Optimism, Self-Confidence and Personal Control 7. Apply techniques for improving your mood by changing your physiology
Celebrate Your Strengths
1. Describe the evidence and principles that underpin a strengths-based approach to personal development 2. Use different approaches to identify your core strengths, including the values in Action (VIA) survey 3. Describe the benefits of applying your strengths for you, your team and your organisation 4. Explain how building on strengths can significantly boost performance, self-confidence and resilience 5. Recognise your strengths in overdrive and how to work around your weaker areas 6. Identify new ways and situations to apply your strengths inside and outside of work
Building Resilient Teams
1. Describe what resilience means and the benefits it brings both personally and professionally 2. Explain the concept of employee engagement and how engagement links to wellbeing and performance 3. Apply the Health and Safety (HSE) Management Standards to own team 4. Complete a gap-analysis with the HSE Management Standards 5. Identify opportunities for building greater resilience 6. Use the TGROW model and goal-setting techniques to build greater resilience in teams
1. Explain what mindfulness is and how it can be applied at work 2. Identify Flow moments – when we are most productive at work 3. Minimise and manage interruptions to stay in Flow for longer 3. Apply simple effective techniques for goal setting, planning and prioritising tasks