Course outline: build a resilient and optimistic mindset

In the age of digital disruption, mental toughness and ‘grit’ drive success. People with positive, resilient thinking patterns are better equipped to solve problems. They persist in the face of adversity and ‘get going’ when times are tough. That’s why everyone in your business needs to master resilient and optimistic thinking. This course explores the psychology of positivity and resilience. It covers practical techniques for dealing with pressure, embracing change and approaching challenges with curiosity and resourcefulness. Hear how to shift negative thinking and minimise stress. Learn how to design solutions instead of being overwhelmed by problems. Discover how simple it can be to shift out of ‘learned helplessness’ mode and think optimistically.

Topics you’ll cover

  • What is a positive mindset?
  • Increasing your optimism levels
  • Boosting your resilience
  • Regulating your emotions
  • Learning from setbacks
  • Planning for a positive future

What you’ll learn in this course

By the end of this course, you should be able to use positive psychology to achieve these results.

  • Think in ways that boost hope, optimism, resilience and personal power (self-efficacy)
  • Overcome negativity and pessimism by learning optimistic thinking habits
  • Use emotion-regulation tools to reduce stress
  • Take on a growth mindset and learn to use solution-focused thinking techniques
  • Increase your ‘positivity ratio’ and bounce back during tough times

About the course facilitator

Eleanor Shakiba is a positive psychology trainer and success coach. Her training style is dynamic and bold, with a dash of quirky humour. She believes that interaction, activity and experimentation promote learning. That’s why she uses experiential training techniques instead of ‘chalk and talk’ lectures.

What people say about Eleanor Shakiba’s positive psychology and resilience courses

"Useful, invigorating/ stimulating, well-paced, good mix of intro/ video/ workbook/ discussion."

Jodi Burnstein

"Excellent! Great summary of how to identify positive thoughts and actions."

Jeff Zimbler
BSI Group

"Beautifully organised and presented. Very logical and easy to follow. I enjoyed the theoretical base as well as the practical applications."

Carolyn Watts
University of Wollongong

"The course was great. As a people manager, it really helped provide tips on how to foster positive mindset within my staff."



Get started now!

Book this program for your team. Choose a delivery format that fits your needs. Your options include running a workshop for your team, enrolling in a public workshop, or one-to-one coaching with Eleanor Shakiba.