Developing Career Adaptability and Resilience

This masterclass draws upon a range of international research and practical approaches for developing career adaptability in the workplace. Those who do not engage in substantive up-skilling or re-skilling through either formal learning or learning through work, for periods of five to ten years, run the risk of being ‘locked into’ a particular way of working. They become more vulnerable in the labour market, especially where there is a significant change in their job or their circumstances.


To support managers and workplace coaches to develop staff flexibility and mind-set in the face of change


By the end of the day delegates will be able to:

  • Explain what is meant by career adaptability
  • Identify the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to effectively navigate the demands of career development and organisational change
  • Understand the difference between a fixed and growth mind-set
  • Apply a range of methods for coaching others and challenging fixed beliefs and behaviour

The programme is suitable for Managers, team leaders and coaches with a responsibility for supporting staff through change

Overview of the day

  • Welcome and introductions
  • Career Adaptability
  • New metaphors of career: traditional ladder or crazy paving?
  • Career Management activity: identifying the knowledge, skills and attitudes required for effective career management
  • International research on career adaptability and effective career management
  • Individual assessment of own career management strengths and development needs
  • The importance of mindset
  • Fixed and Growth mindsets
  • Thinking traps
  • Motivational theory: avoiding the fix-it tendency
11.45Developments in Neuroscience and the implications for facilitating change in others


  • Diverse information processing styles
  • Activity: using deep listening to identify whether someone is primarily visual. kinaesthetic or auditory
  • Mirroring langauge
  • Introduction to Cognitive behavioural and solution, solution focused coaching
  • Practical application
  • Developing intrinsic motivation: using discomfort and inspiration to bring about an increased desire for change
  • Practical application

Delegate Evaluations 2014

“Wanted more! It really opened my mind to ways of helping’stuck’ people”,Mark Wilkinson, Freelance Career Consultant

“Learned a lot of new techniques – the visioning technique is incredibly powerful”Tammy Harman, author and career coach.

“Liane delivers a motivational and inspiring programme”,Jacqui Phipps, Suffolk County Council,