Resilience Pathways

In today’s dynamic and fast-changing world, resilience is more vital than ever. It’s what helps us to move past enormous obstacles and to move toward fully living our dreams. To become more resilient, one must develop supportive ways of being, seeing, and acting in the world. These Resilience Pathways can assist you to make it so. Learn more about our Resilience Coaching Programs and arrange for a complementary Resilience coaching session with Christina using our contact form.

Resilience Pathway #101: Are You Performing?

For many organizations and their employees, the months of January and February include a review of last year’s performance. This involves reflecting upon accomplishments and also where we could have done better. Can the practice of human performance technology (HPT) help improve your performance? Your organization may already be using HPT to analyze and manage […]

Resilience Pathway #102: Instructional Objectives

As a trainer or teacher, how do you know if your learners have achieved your instructional goals? Ensuring achievement begins with a sound instructional design approach. The purpose of an instructional objective is to create evidence that learning has occurred and also to describe how learning will be measured. This process begins by translating tasks […]

Resilience Pathway #103: Let’s Get Engaged!

Deeply engaging a learner requires that you attract and hold their attention and also that you involve them personally in the process of their learning. When was the last time that a training workshop you facilitated swept your learners off their feet? That mentally, physically, and emotionally they were so engaged in the learning as […]

Resilience Pathway #104: SDL, CBT, and SOJT

Are SDL, CBT, and SOJT familiar acronyms to you? If so, do you use them appropriately to facilitate human learning? This Pathway explains these acronyms and gives you a few pointers for their workplace applications.Self-Directed Learning (SDL) has been around since the 1950’s with the birth of teaching machines and programmed instruction. SDL traditionally happens […]

Resilience Pathway #105: Facilitated Self-Directed Learning

“What I hear, I forget; what I see, I remember; but what I do I understand.” • Confucius, 451 B.C.E. A few months ago, I was in a team meeting with a small group of adults where all but one of us sat and listened for nearly four hours with almost no opportunity to participate or […]

Resilience Pathway #106: Be Who You Are

The following self acknowledgement was the outcome of a productive coaching session for me with my coach:“You can be who you are and get what you want.“This acknowledgement was powerful because it grew out of my realization that I was carrying around a self-limiting, self-imposed life rule about how I have to “be” in order […]

Resilience Pathway #107: The Human Flower

Have you ever heard of such a thing as a human flower? How about a “Flaminguin?” Well my four year old daughter has. In fact, she can draw them. I’m often fascinated with her ability to put things together in her mind and on paper that in reality don’t belong together. A “Flaminguin,” if you haven’t […]

Resilience Pathway #108: The Last Day

My daughter celebrated her last day of first grade a few days ago. It was an interesting and emotional day as I watched how keenly aware most of the 6 year old children in her class were of the fact that, never again, would they all be in the same class together. Sure there was […]

Resilience Pathway #109: Wake Up To Thanks

Several months ago, a friend shared with me a special habit of his where each morning before he gets out of bed he takes a few minutes, as soon as he opens his eyes, to lie quietly and reflect on all that he is thankful for in his life. I then shared with my friend […]

Resilience Pathway #110: Smile

Consider how often you smile in a given day. Smiling is innate, a behavior using over 15 facial muscles that we are pre-programmed to do. Think for a moment how often babies smile and laugh. Smiling portrays a range of positive emotions including confidence, friendliness, and happiness.Smiling has many positive effects not only on the […]

Resilience Pathway #111: Lucid Dreaming

If the average person lives a life of about 75 years and sleeps an average of 7 hours a night, they’ll have spent about 22 years asleep. It is possible to get more out of the 1/3 of our lives we spend sleeping though the practice of lucid dreaming and dream control.Regardless of how well […]

Resilience Pathway #112: Get To Know Your Gremlin

Richard Carson, author of Taming Your Gremlin, is the creator of this Gremlin concept. You may not be delighted to learn that everyone has their very own personal, unique, and self-customized Gremlin. But the concept does have a lot teach us.The Gremlin reminds us to maintain the status quo in our lives. He, she, or it […]

Resilience Pathway #113: Picture Your Gremlin

A few weeks ago, I wrote about Richard Carson’s Gremlin concept. He is the author of Taming Your Gremlin. This week, I’ll continue to elaborate on how you can get to know your Gremlin a little better thereby enabling you to lessen the Gremlin’s grip on you.The Gremlin is our very own personal inner critic who […]

Resilience Pathway #114: Relaxation Response

What typically triggers your stress? For me, it is things like negative newscasts and technology problems (email or printer errors). Being aware of the things that trigger your personal stress can help you manage it and even reduce it. As you begin to feel stress it is common for your blood pressure to rise, your […]

Resilience Pathway #115: Quantum Thinking

The technique of quantum thinking is being used more widely by individuals who are facing a personal health crisis. As a coach, I instruct my clients to use techniques of quantum thinking to make quantum changes in their lives. So what is quantum thinking? One way to define quantum thinking is using your body and […]