Resilience. Are You A Carrot, An Egg Or A Coffee Bean?
How To Confront The Challenges Of A Modern World
The author starts her book with an interesting story; the carrot, the egg and the coffee bean (and I won’t spoil the story for you); however she uses these three everyday examples to show how different people face the challenges of their lives.
She goes on to explain:
- What being resilient actually means, and the building blocks to learning the skills
- The relationship between pressure, stress and resilience
- Mining the gap versus minding the gap
- Resilience cannot be taught but it can be learned
- The art of – reframing, adaptive distancing and positivity
- The power of a sense of humour
If you have been through the mill and survived, then you have probably learned some of these things yourself; however, you may find some additional tips and techniques in this book to help you become even more resilient.
And if you know someone in your family or workplace who seems to suffer endless challenges (and who doesn’t) this book could be a little life saver for them.
About the Author:
Ruth is a Member of the International Positive Psychology Association; co-author of: Mentoring in Action, 2nd edition and a past Associate member of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) serving on the Research Committee.
In her capacity as an EMCC Associate, she presented at three annual conferences both in the UK and Europe.
For the past 17 years, Ruth has been an organizational behaviour and change consultant, as well as a coach, mentor and facilitator assisting organizations in turning their strategic goals into operational excellence.
She has worked with a wide range of individual and organizational clients in the corporate, retail, manufacturing, public and education sectors to resolve issues and facilitate moving beyond any challenges, which hindered their goal of realizing the highest levels of growth. Ruth has also worked with a variety of individual clients assisting them in getting from where they are to where they want to be.
She earned a Master of Science degree in Organizational Change and her PhD researched the authentic engagement of individuals within organizations.
She also holds a Certificate in Advanced Alternative Dispute Resolution (Meditation) from the Faculty of Law, University of Windsor.