From negative feedback to health issues or even workplace slip-ups, everyone has their fair share of challenges, whether in their professional or personal life.
Some setbacks can produce positive, life-changing effects, while some can destroy confidence and derail dreams. In a world full of roses and thorns, resilience is an essential life skill that’s needed to thrive and survive the harsh conditions of life – both within and beyond the workplace. Resilience also enables us to bounce back from setbacks and approach life proactively.
In this masterclass, you’ll learn to face stressful situations as they come and equip yourself with life lessons through the personal story of the instructor, Kelechi Onukogu.
How to assess difficult situations
How to perform a self-assessment and chart a way forward
How to bounce back from negative situations
EMEA Regional Control Leader, Wells Fargo Bank
Kelechi has a passion for Diversity & Inclusion, and played a pivotal role in creating and co-chairing, the UK Barclays Black Professional Forum (BPF) and his team won the ‘Inclusion Champion’ category in the 2019 Citizenship and Diversity Awards. More recently, at the height of the ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement in summer of 2020, he was appointed as the global head for the ‘Race at Work agenda’ sitting in group HR to design & execute the strategic framework for Barclays.
Kelechi shares how the challenges he has experienced in his 18 years+ career in some of the largest firms in the financial services industry unlocked a new level of resilience in him.
Using his experiences as examples, Kelechi sheds light on some of the common setbacks professionals deal with in their professional careers and shares tips on how to use those setbacks to your advantage.
Listening to negative feedback that conflicts with your personality is a hard pill to swallow, but you need feedback to reflect on your style.
In this module, you’ll learn how to use the DISC assessment to know who you are and understand the personalities of the individuals you have to deal with in your organisation.
How do you build resilience to get ahead? Kelechi discusses the key things to do after facing a setback such as having the right and positive mental attitude, building valuable networks, and investing your time in training and development. He also shares insights on how to bring your best self to work.
In this module, Kelechi opens up with a personal story of his struggles in a year when the world was dealing with the pandemic. He shares how resilience played a part in getting him through and how a positive turnaround elevated his profile in many ways.
Kelechi wraps up this masterclass with lessons he learned from his setbacks and emphasises the importance of self-reflection in helping you move ahead.