The Resilience Interview with Joan Johnson
"Resilience is the flipside of distress. The perception that available resources exceed demand. In other words you can respond from choice, you've got option...
"I see resilience as the flip side of distress. Resilience is that perception that available resources exceed demand. In other words you can respond from choice, you've got options and resources. You can meet the demands and see them as challenges rather than a threat."
Joan is an Executive Coach, Leadership and Organisational Development Consultant. Past Vice President of the International Association of Coaching, Joan is Owner/Director of Ubuntu Projects in Brisbane.
In this interview Joan explores ways in which resilience is enhanced and compromised. She has a particular focus on team and organisational processes and how being part of a team can be supportive or toxic.
I have worked with Joan for a number of years and I consider myself blessed. She has the ability to view both the structural frameworks (the cold hard facts, if you like) of processes and organisations, and, at the same time, be totally aware of the heart, the values, the emotions and spirituality of those same structures and organisations. I know very few people who are able to balance these aspects of perception and awareness with such peace and assurance.
You can find Joan at the following links.
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