Personal Resilience for Resilience Professionals

  • 20 Mar 2020

Over the last few weeks and months Business Continuity and Resilience professionals have been caught in the eye of the storm dealing with the Coronavirus Pandemic.

Early mornings, late nights and all the stresses making sure plans are in place and up-to-date, supply chains are robust and functioning, and staff & technologies are in place to allow the business to continue & function.

With the Pandemic showing little sign of slowing yet, Resilience professionals are in for the long haul in a crisis very few have seen before, certainly not in peacetime. So, it is important that Resilience professionals take a ‘time out’ to help themselves better help their organisation.      

Dr Aarti Anhal is a resilience coach and consultant, who helps clients across sectors thrive during the good times and periods of uncertainty, change and crisis. She runs before nine, a consultancy on a mission to help future-proof organisations by combining the wellbeing, resilience and agility of their workforce with organisational performance.

Dr Aarti Anhal will be delivering two webinars for the BCI in the coming weeks to aid the business continuity and resilience community in these unprecedented times:

How can you support your own self-care and wellbeing, whilst supporting the business?

The initial pandemic response phase has brought unprecedented challenge, intensity and adrenaline for Business Continuity professionals. With everyone working long hours over a prolonged period to coordinate their organisation’s efforts, exhaustion has ensued with some professionals reporting burn out. Our response to this pandemic will be a marathon, not a sprint. So, as we prepare ourselves for the next stage of the response, it is crucial for BC professionals and leaders to prioritise their own self-care and wellbeing. Join Dr Aarti Anhal from before nine as she provides strategies, tools and techniques to enable BC Managers to look after themselves whilst they simultaneously manage the pandemic’s impact on their own personal lives and meet the unique professional demands they face.

Wednesday 1st April – 12.30pm – 1.30pm -  Register 

 

A resilient mindset – how can we overcome the unique challenges presented by the ongoing pandemic and sustain our optimal performance?

Business Continuity professionals have been catapulted on to the centre stage in their organisations like never before. Their words, actions and interactions are being closely watched by staff, managers and leaders alike. Some feel that they lack the confidence or experience to handle this exposure. Others are finding themselves the scapegoat for departments’ or leaders’ prior failure to take their business continuity planning responsibilities seriously. All of this only serves to place additional pressure on professionals at an already challenging time. It also threatens to undermine their performance. So, how can BC Managers develop a mindset that enables them to stand strong, adapt and transform over the coming weeks and months? Join Dr Aarti Anhal from before nine as she shares science backed tools for cultivating a resilient mindset and setting yourself up for optimal levels of performance.

Tuesday 7th April – 12.30pm – 1.30pm – Register 

 

Dr Aarti Anhal Biography

Dr Aarti Anhal is a resilience coach and consultant, who helps clients across sectors thrive during the good times and periods of uncertainty, change and crisis. She runs before nine, a consultancy on a mission to help future-proof organisations by combining the wellbeing, resilience and agility of their workforce with organisational performance. This work sees her blend traditional business disciplines (e.g. risk management, change management, crisis management) with evidence-based psychology interventions and behavioural techniques to deliver optimal human performance. Her twenty-year career has seen her hold senior roles at Olive Group, Crisis Solutions and 4C Strategies, delivering advisory support to FTSE companies on operational risk and resilience. Having completed her PhD at the University of Cambridge over ten years ago, she has recently acquired specialist knowledge of Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology through an MSc at UEL.

 

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