North West Network: Managing Resilience and Overcoming Adversity

A two-hour online session facilitated by Shirley Ficken and introducing Richard Dixon, author of Dying for Sucess.

Just when he thought nothing more could go wrong, Richard died at the age of 34, to be revived and left with a permanent disability. Over 20 years on, he’s ready to tell the story of the extreme highs and lows of his personal and professional journey, and how he continues to bounce back time and again despite ongoing physical and mental health challenges.

At a time when many of our colleagues and clients are finding themselves struggling with the relentless impact of the pandemic, this is an opportunity to explore the subject of resilience and wellbeing through the lens of a lived experience. It will be facilitated to invite some self-reflection followed by a discussion on how we work with our clients at an emotional and practical level, rather than being theoretically or academically driven.

Session objectives

To learn about Richard’s story and his personal strategies for managing resilience and overcoming adversity
To inspire and provoke discussion around how we support ourselves and our clients in relation to resilience and wellbeing

About Shirley Ficken

Shirley spent 25 years in the Learning & Development field in Financial Services. Since becoming an independent Executive Coach and Development Consultant 8 years ago, she works with leaders and teams across all sectors to help them get the best for themselves and the organisations they work for. She has a post graduate certificate in Business & Executive Coaching, a Post Graduate Diploma in Coaching Psychology, is a member of the EMCC and Chartered Fellow of the CIPD. Shirley’s passion for developing others is matched by her own desire to continually grow and learn both personally and professionally.

How do I join the webinar?

Information explaining how to join the webinar using the Zoom platform will be sent to registrants via email a day before the event.

Who can attend this event?

This CPD event is open to all coaches and mentors with an interest in professional development.

How much does it cost?

Members of EMCC: £10.00 (incl. VAT). Non-members: £15.00 (incl. VAT).


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Recording and slides

This Zoom event will NOT be recorded. Slides will be available for registrants only.

Do you have questions about this event?

Contact EMCC NW Network

12/3/2020 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
GMT Standard Time
ZOOM - on line webinar

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