Resilience in Coaching: Trait, Skill, or Process?

09 September 20222pm - 3pm
  • Careers and employment
From £10
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Division of Coaching Psychology


Resilience is a very popular topic and often a common theme to emerge in executive coaching.  However, it is unclear whether resilience is an individual trait that is rather fixed, a malleable set of skills that can be influenced by coaching, and/or a process clients move through in the face of their work and life challenges.

This webinar will explore resilience in coaching from each of these three different perspectives and provide an opportunity for participants to assess their own level of resilience. Although it is often thought that most people rebound from work and life challenges, there are three very distinct trajectories that are common--resilience being one among them (the other two include harm and growth).

We welcome Dr Kenneth Nowack who joins our BPS Special Group in Coaching Psychology to discuss resilience in coaching and his own research over the last 15 years on identifying those who flourish in the face of work and life stress.  Attendees will learn how to help influence their coaching clients with evidence-based practices and techniques to foster high resilience, psychological well-being, and physical health.

  • This webinar will be recorded and made available as a recording for everyone who registers. For more information, email [email protected]

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Learning Outcomes

  1. Explain the differences between the three definitions and conceptualizations of resilience
  2. Describe the three paths that are commonly associated with resilience defined as an outcome
  3. Identify at least four evidence-based techniques to enhance personal resilience in clients with resilience defined as a skill

Kenneth M. Nowack, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist and Chief Research office of Envisia Learning, Inc. Dr. Nowack received his doctorate degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles and has published extensively in the areas of 360-degree feedback, assessment, health psychology, and behavioural medicine. Ken serves on Daniel Goleman’s Consortium for Research on Emotional Intelligence in Organizations and serves as Editor for the APA journal Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice & Research and is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (Division 13: Society of Consulting Psychology).

Cost and registration

  • Non-member -  £30 
  • Society Member - £15 
  • Concession - £10 


Registration is available online only.

All rates listed are inclusive of VAT at 20%.

Returning Customers (Members and non-members)

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Non-returning customers (Members and non-members)

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