Building Resilience

Louisa Jewell is a speaker, author and positive psychology expert who has inspired thousands of people from around the world to flourish with confidence both at work and in their personal lives. Louisa founded the Canadian Positive Psychology Association and is a graduate of the Master of Applied Positive Psychology program at the University of Pennsylvania. Her work has been featured in Forbes, The Globe and Mail, Huffington Post, Live Happy Magazine, Chatelaine, Psychology Today, CHCH TV and many more. Her latest book, Wire Your Brain for Confidence; The Science of Conquering Self-Doubt hit the book stores September 2017.
Building Resilience
Wednesday, June 16 - Keynote - 12:20 - 1:20 pm
Are you struggling with absenteeism and presenteeism in the workplace? Are your people suffering from higher than usual burnout rates? Stress-related illness has now become the number one reason for absenteeism in the workplace in North America.  If you really want to keep your people productive and engaged at work, it is mental toughness that will keep them moving forward when they most want to quit. Resilience is the key to long-term success and critical for achieving massively-challenging goals. Old-school thinking had people believing that you either had it or you didn’t. But a growing body of breaking research reveals that mental toughness or “resilience” is not only a mindset that separates those who succeed from those who plateau, it is a teachable and buildable skill that few people are taught, but everyone needs. Louisa teaches people how to shift their mindset from surviving to thriving, even when times are tough.
 
In this fascinating talk Louisa teaches simple, science-based tools to consistently improve resilience at work based on the latest research. People walk away with practical, evidence-based strategies for reducing workplace stress before it becomes distress.