Resilience is the willingness to receive and ask for help
May 10, 2021
Hosted by Beth Page, Ph.D.
Many of us have experienced a challenge that has left us feeling alone in understanding how to solve it. The fear of disappointing others if we share what’s happening amplifies feelings of isolation and blocks our ability to see a solution that can help us move forward. This week, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Practitioner, Sweta Rajan joins Beth to share how her resilience learnings brought light to the fact that we are never alone in our challenges. Her resilience journey has taught Sweta that asking for help and a willingness to receive can create miracles. By opening herself up to receive from others and graciously accepting the wisdom and support offered, Sweta will share how she’s been able to navigate challenges she has faced with traditional cultural expectations, with immigration, and with systemic racism. In episode 10 of Resilience & You listen in to learn how the power of asking for help and letting others help you can strengthen your resilience in navigating challenges you may be faced with.
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Resilience and You is designed for those who would like to strengthen their resilience, particularly in times of challenge and uncertainty. We interview resilient humans to learn from their stories about how resilience can be strengthened, at work and beyond. Kathryn McEwen, an organizational psychologist operating out of Australia, defines resilience as “an individual’s capacity to manage the everyday stress of work and remain healthy, rebound and learn from unexpected setbacks and prepare for future challenges proactively.” Resilience invites us to slow down, create a pause, take a breath and embrace curiosity. Resilience is currently receiving a lot of media attention. Our efforts to cultivate workplaces of belonging and performance amidst COVID-19 are yielding resilience challenges for leaders and employees alike. Resilience positively enhances our conflict handling skills, our capacity for managing everyday stressors and our capacity for navigating the many relationships we have.
Beth Page, Ph.D.
Beth Page, Ph.D. is an author, consultant, coach, educator, international speaker and Dream Catcher Consulting founder. As a consultant and professional certified coach, Beth helps support people and organizations to honor the human dimension of change. She is a certified Emotional Intelligence Coach (EQ in Action). She is accredited to administer the Resilience At Work assessment and works with leaders to cultivate greater resilience, which has been particularly valuable amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. She is passionate about supporting leaders and organizations in cultivating communities of belonging. Her books include Change Happens: Your Guide to Navigating Change using the 5C Model, now in its 2nd edition, Done Deal: Your Guide to Merger and Acquisition Integration, and a chapter in the best-selling Awakening the Workplace. She also collaborated on a co-authored chapter in Leading with Spirit, Presence and Authenticity published by Jossey-Bass. Beth holds degrees from Pepperdine University, Western Illinois University, Carleton University and she completed her Ph.D. at the University of Victoria.