Resilience for Changing Times Workshop Programme

Resilience event with Paul Williamson


  • Tuesday 6th October 2020, 2-4pm (BST)

In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, global lockdown, threats to job security and fundamental changes to the way we work and live our lives, building and maintaining personal resilience has never been more important.

Join Paul Williamson, Executive Coach and Facilitator for the first in a series of online workshops which define resilience and give participants the tools and framework to develop a highly effective personal model of resilience that will support them through difficult times.

From these interactive workshops, you will;

  • Learn what resilience is, it’s roots, and what contributes to the creation of a resilience mind-set
  • Learn how to recognise when your resilience is low and what you can do to restore it
  • Recognise the character strengths you possess that help you through difficult times
  • Learn how a resilient mind-set can help you to navigate your way through times of change and uncertainty, minimise stress and prevent diminishing you impact and performance at work
  • Discover the five key elements necessary to achieve psychological resilience and the practical, scientifically proven steps you can take to elevate your score in each area and perform at your best
  • Learn a variety of techniques that enable you to manage unhelpful thoughts and emotions that might adversely impact on your performance
  • Identify which aspects of your life and work give you energy and which drain energy, and how the choices you make impact on your resilience
  • Learn from fellow participants and create a community of global resilience

£50 + vat


Why you should attend

The simple techniques and strategies covered in this programme will enable you to develop a reliable model of resilience to return to time and time again. 

About Paul Williamson

Paul Williamson

Paul heads up learning and development at a global live entertainment business. He has worked in the theatre industry for over 20 years, enjoying leadership roles in sales and ticketing prior to moving into Human Resources. Paul has developed a number of in-house development programmes, including a residential leadership development programme for senior leaders, and a two-year development programme for emerging leaders. He is also an executive coach. Paul is a chartered member of the CIPD, an AoEC qualified executive coach and a Hogan personality assessor. 

Paul Williamson explains why resilience is important right now

Speaking ahead of his online Resilience Workshop for Think Global People, Paul Williamson explains, “I think people’s resilience is being tested now to a greater degree than ever before. The Covid-19 pandemic has impacted everyone’s lives in countless ways and created an unprecedented amount of change. For some people, adapting to working from home has stretched them in terms of work-life balance. Other people have had to contend with home schooling, too. For some, adjusting to being furloughed has been a big adjustment. Others have lost their jobs through redundancy.

“Add to that the social implications of the pandemic with regards to isolation, social distancing and restriction of movement during lockdown, and we can see that many people are really feeling the impact of these changes.

“Given all these changes and the fact so many of them are completely beyond our control, it is easy to allow our emotions to get the better of us, or to get overwhelmed by the degree of change.

“All change requires energy and lots of it"

With most change comes the requirement to learn a new way of doing things. This exposes individuals, teams and organisations to the unknown. The unknown can be frightening, sometimes exciting – frequently both.”

Research from McKinsey and Company shows that 70% of all organisational change initiatives fail. That’s an astonishing statistic and indicates traditional approaches to managing change are serving us poorly.

“One of the issues I frequently see comes from a fundamental misunderstanding of what resilience actually is”, he says.

“Many people define resilience as a kind of toughening-up process. Putting on armour so you can battle through. A state where you remain rigid and fundamentally unwilling to change, where you push through adversity and then bounce back to what you were before.

“Resilience is actually all about flexibility – it’s the complete opposite of rigidity. When we’re resilient we are free to move around, to stretch and take the strain. We have access to our resourcefulness and creativity, and invest our energy wisely in the right activities to get the best results. We accept change and work with it, not against it. We are agile and adapt to new circumstances and challenges, keeping perspective.

“The good news is that we are all naturally resilient and by investing some time and reflection into recognising this and growing our capacity in this area serves us, and those around us, extremely well.”


Paul spoke at The Festival of Global People in 2019 and delivered the webinar ‘Knowing the Score’ for us in August 2020 - watch the Knowing the Score webinar replay. Paul was also a member of the 2020 Relocate & Think Global People judging panel.

Book a place on the online workshop on Eventbrite. For further details please email or call the Relocate Global and Think Global People team on +44 (0)1892 891334.

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