Virtual / In-person Delivery

Building resilience.

A personal resilience program that helps participants master the mental fitness toolkit used by elite performers in sport and business to excel under pressure and recover from setbacks.


Building resilience can be delivered in formats ranging from a series of virtual instructor-led modules, to a half-day in-person session to a 4 month blended learning journey.

Learning that sticks

Rooted in the science of behaviour change, Building Resilience fosters self-awareness and strong habits through assessments, deliberate practice and spaced repetition.

World-class faculty

Learn about performance under pressure from experts at the front of the room and guests like Hayley Wickenheiser and Johann Koss brought in by video.

Perform, recover, grow

As organizations seek to move quicker, adapt faster and initiate disruption rather than respond to it pressure and set-backs are inevitable.


Building Resilience is aimed at giving participants a toolkit of inner skills to navigate their high pressure realities. They learn skills for maintaining an optimistic and healthy perspective through difficult times, methods for managing and sustaining energy for optimal performance, how to access and use mental imagery to enhance resilience and a strategy to remain engaged during challenges. These inner skills transform the stress and pressure inherent in moving forward into a growth experience.

Participants have the opportunity to:

  • Discover the sources of pressure in their lives and the strengths they have to draw on through the Resiliency Map self-assessment.
  • Become more mindful and aware of the choices they have under pressure.
  • Learn to carry more energy through the week by reducing wasted energy and improving their ability to recover
  • Appropriately focus their priorities to establish a sense of control and reduce ‘noise’.

Meet the facilitators

  • Karyn Garossino

    Karyn is an Olympic figure skater with a Master's Degree in psychology and adult education - and boundless enthusiasm. Learn more

  • Garry Watanabe

    Garry Watanabe is an expert on coaching and performance psychology with a wealth of experience working under the peak of pressure in both business and sport. Learn more

  • Kara Stelfox

    Kara is a biofeedback practitioner who is an expert on the mental and physical aspects of human performance. Learn more

  • Jacques Charuest

    Jacques Charuest has thirty years of Human Resources experience, working with, and for, organizations of all shapes and sizes. Learn more

  • Dane Jensen

    Dane is the CEO of Third Factor, an acclaimed speaker, instructor at the University of North Carolina, and a regular contributor to Harvard Business Review. Learn more

  • Building Resilience was a huge success at our leadership summit. The combination of a practical resilience toolkit, a robust self-assessment, and a great mix of teaching and discussion created an atmosphere for everyone to reflect on their resilience challenges and opportunities, leaving with the skills needed to manage the pressure they face. It is a fantastic program.

    Travis K. Brewer, PhD

    Head of Talent Development Carlisle Companies

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