I am passionate about Resiliency. There is a difference between encouraging people and speaking into their strengths. I would like to speak to your strength of Resiliency. When the exposure for the opportunity to be resilient rises, we have a choice in responding to that opportunity and whether to see it as an achievement of positive adaptation or not. Our brain’s first reaction is to move away from anything that poses that threat, but when we can no longer separate ourselves from it, we must draw on our attribute of resilience.  

What is your point of view? How are you seeing this opportunity? If you decide to see it from a positive point of view, what are you changing to make that happen? What are you finding yourself leveraging in the situation? What strengths are you using? How can you create an even greater intensity of those strengths?


We also have three brains to make decisions from: Our Head Brain: which helps us make meaning of the situation and make decisions; our Heart Brain, which processes our emotional strength for aspirations, dreams and desires and helps us relationally connect with others, and then there is our Gut Brain, which gives us a sense of our core self and is a mobilizer for action.

In moving to Resiliency, we can draw on our perspective, our strengths and make a coherent decision using all three of our brains in order to create a positive experience out of what seemed to be a threat to our very existence. I hope these powerful tools have helped you to develop a reliable narrative when it comes to resilience.




Resiliency Leadership Assessment

Resiliency Assessment

On a scale from 1 – 5 (1 – never; 2 – almost never; 3 – sometimes; 4 – almost always; 5 – always).

1. I am generally optimistic about life and my ability to manage it.

2. I try to learn form my past experience.

3. I work hard to stay connected with positive, healthy people.

4. I see difficulties as temporary and expect that I can overcome them.

5. I can tolerate high levels of uncertainty in today’s rapidly, changing world.

6. At all times, I choose to use positive thinking and I am careful not to view events with a victim-based mindset.

7. During the day, I am aware of how I am feeling physically, emotionally and mentally.

8. I take time to assess the reality of the situation and if necessary, I step away from the struggle by emotionally moving on.

9. I have a playful side of me and a sense of humor.

10. I find meaning and purpose in my life, every day.

Add up your score:

10-20 = Improvement is needed

20-30 = Time to move forward in a more positive way

30-40 = Sounds like you are moving in the right direction

40-50 = You are doing great!

Which question really made you think?

Which questions are “5’s?”

Did you realize that you are more resilient than you thought?

How did this assessment make you more aware?