Cultivate Resilience At Work

To overcome the inevitable changes, stresses and setbacks of the professional world, individuals and organisations need resilience. What we call 'resilience' is, simply put, the ability to withstand or recover from difficult situations. Knowing we won't be destroyed by periods of stress and struggle allows us to be more comfortable with risk and uncertainty. This, in turn, means we're likely to be more effective – and more energetic – regardless of what setbacks we encounter in our private and professional lives.

The good news is that resilience is a skill that we can learn and develop. In this workshop, we consider where our ideas about resilience come from, and explore ways of re-framing our attitudes to failure. We explore the complexity of emotions, and how we can work with them. Ultimately, we learn to reshape our personal and professional narratives – so that every encounter with adversity can become a story of resilience and triumph.

In this business workshop, we:

- Consider why experiencing change can be so difficult and where resilience comes from;
- Understand the resources you already have and how they can help;
- Develop a set of practical techniques for building resilience;
- Gain confidence in our ability to bounce back from difficult situations;
- Learn how to help others cultivate their personal resilience skills. 


9.00     Tea, coffee and pastries
9.30     Workshop commences
11.15    Break (times vary) 
13.00   Workshop concludes  



'Anything worth achieving will always have obstacles in the way.'
– Chuck Norris


Dr Melissa Marot is an organisational psychologist and is also clinically trained, with a professional interest in neuropsychology, the science of mindfulness, ACT and positive psychology. Melissa has a specialist interest in wellbeing and performance at work. She has many years experience working with people and organisations, including individual coaching and workshop facilitation. She has experience working with a range of psychological needs - career transitions, meaning and purpose, stress and burnout, workplace issues, anxiety, depression, bullying and interpersonal difficulties. Melissa enjoys connections and collaborations with a diverse range of people, approaches and cultures - which extends from her professional life through to travelling adventures.


Bringing together the expertise of entrepreneurs, psychologists, thought leaders and CEOs, and drawing upon The School of Life’s unique expertise in cultivating emotional intelligence, our Business School workshops will equip you with the tools and strategies needed to thrive in the modern workplace.


At The School of Life, we believe that emotional maturity is the key to better employee performance and engagement. Alongside technical skills, employees need to master a range of sophisticated ‘soft’ emotional skills to be able to better thrive, manage themselves and succeed at their tasks.

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Cultivate Resilience At Work


Professional Workshop



Full price: $250.00
Concession: $200.00 (please contact us if you would like to purchase a concession ticket)
(+ $2 booking fee and 1.5% CC fee)

Valid concession cards include a Health Care Card, Seniors Card, Pensioner Concession Card and current student cards.

Please note that we are unable to offer refunds or transfers with less than 7 days cancellation notice before the original class date.

For ticketing and box office enquiries please call 0434 492 669 or email

Our Business Workshops are limited to 5 participants per organisation. Please contact us to discuss the learning needs of your company should you wish to engage us for larger groups.