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2021 Conference: Putting the Resilience Back into Resilience: Coaching’s Response to a Challenged World

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2021 Conference: Putting the Resilience Back into Resilience: Coaching’s Response to a Challenged World
Video Still of Michael Cavanagh

We live in a world beset by a host of challenges - from pandemics to climate change, growing mental health issues to wealth inequality - the list is long. However, coaching is well placed to help people and organisations address these difficulties, and build thriving and resilient communities. However, our view of resilience is currently holding us back. We typically see high levels of resilience as a trait demonstrated by exceptional people. In this interactive keynote presentation Dr Michael Cavanagh will explore a new approach to resilience and discuss the role of coaching in building genuine resilience among our clients. He will present some initial research into this new model and a research agenda to help us understand and build high levels of resilience open to all.

Michael Cavanagh is an internationally recognized academic, consultant, practitioner in the field of leadership and coaching psychology. Michael’s work focuses on preparing leaders, teams and coaches to work effectively and sustainably in complex settings.  In his academic work he is the Deputy Director of the Coaching Psychology Unit at the University of Sydney (Australia) and Visiting Professor at Middlesex University (UK). He has coached leaders and managers at all levels from a diverse range of public and private, national and multinational organizations, both in Australia and internationally.   Along with numerous publications in the peer reviewed press, Michael is the principal author of the Standards Australia Handbook of Organisational Coaching. He is also the Australian editor of the International Coaching Psychology Review. Michael’s passion is educating coaches and assisting leaders, organisations and individuals to understand and address complex challenges in ways that increase the sustainability of the organisation, its people and the planet.

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