People who are resilient work smarter, and can negotiate the inevitable changes that are the one certainty of life.  People who know what teamwork really means can turn good teams into great ones.

Psychology, psychometrics and neuroscience have been combined to develop The Challenge of Change designed to bring about positive influence in individuals, teams and culture. 

  • "...our workforce is better prepared for and able to cope with change."
    Christine Sewell  
  • "We've found the Challenge of Change empowers people to adapt positively to change..."
    Kerry Cornelious  
  • "It's the only training course in the area of stress management I would recommend."
    Rochelle Spillane  
  • "...some staff have referred to it as 'life changing'..."
    Karen Mather  
  • "...the course dispelled many myths about stress, backed up with simple coping mechanisms..."
    Blair Stevenson  
  • "...really beneficial - particularly relevant in the challenging retail environment where the only real constant is change..."
    Richard Binns  
  • HR Professionals, Managers
    & Business Leaders
    Course Participants
    Assessments - Secure Area
    Empirical Evidence
    The Resilience Refresher

    The New Zealand Team

    Cynthia Johnson - Master Trainer, Derek Roger - Founder,                           and Dr Peter Blyde - Training Associate.

    New book published for 2017

    Derek Roger and our USA based colleague, Nick Petrie, have just published an engaging new book, Work Without Stress: Building a Resilient Mindset for Lasting Success.  

    Work without Stress: Building a Resilient Mindset for Lasting Success: Building a Resilient Mindset for Lasting Success by [Roger, Derek, Petrie, Nick]

     It is an easy read of the four steps to building a resilient life, plus an accessible summary of the research foundation of our programme. In turn these principles are discussed within a leadership context. What does a resilient leader do and how do you develop these skills?  How do leaders build resiliency in teams and lead change? 

     We have a few hardback copies for sale at $28:00, including NZ standard postage. Email to order a copy.


    Latest course feedback

    "Cynthia is an awesome and engaging presenter. Now I understand the damage stress and rumination can have on my health and quality of life."

    "This course is probably the first course that is so simple yet so complex at the same time.  It was strange that even though it didn't feel like you were learning things, you actually learned more. Thanks for coming to Mitre 10."

    "Peter is an excellent presenter- warm, friendly which made it easy to talk. Also helped that real examples were shared from him personally. Very funny. Very knowledgeable."

    "Very interesting, and important/relevant particularly in a world of increasing pressure with e-mails and smartphones."  

    "I feel I'll be able to step back and think of the work as "the work", letting it be neutral so I'm not personally offended or upset by criticism."

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    Speaking engagement feedback

    "FANTASTIC!  Beyond expectation.  Terrific presenter.   Connected with everyone for whole 2 hours.  Really thought provoking.  Right time for this presentation.  Just loved it!" 

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    The Voice of America: Our resilience programme at the Centre for Creative Leadership

    Our Challenge of Change Resilience programme has been included in the leadership development offering of the USA Centre for Creative Leadership (CCL) for over three years now. Many NZ executives and HR people know CCL as a pre-eminent American leadership development centre.

    New Zealander and colleague Nick Petrie has worked in the leadership development team at CCL for four years, and amongst other responsibilities he leads the Resilience programme and the team of CCL people Derek trained to run it.

    We thought we would catch up with Nick to find out how things have been going.

    Read the full interview here

    Psychobabble - Derek Roger's Blog

    Oaks and Reeds
    One of our colleagues had planned an afternoon mountain biking with his wife and teenage family. He had studied and planned the afternoon with his son but when they got to the trail they found it closed. Our colleague suggested they bike up the road to the top of the hill and see what was there, to which the teenage son replied: "we don't know where it's going. What's the point? The whole day is ruined now. We may as well go home."

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