Top 7 Benefits of Booking a Mental Resilience Speaker for Virtual Events
Separating the best from the rest, mental resilience dictates the strengths and skills needed to thrive under periods of pressure. When faced with an uphill battle, resilient individuals focus on placing one foot in front of another, celebrate their little victories, and persevere over challenges without looking back. Mental resilience speakers embody all of these traits, to instil a strong mindset in their audience.
Essential speakers for virtual events, our wide range of experts will transform your workplace into a mentally resilient force to be reckoned with. Check out our key benefits of booking a mental resilience speaker, below.
What is mental resilience?
Definition: the ability to adapt and overcome challenges without succumbing to stress. It is used to describe individuals who express commendable psychological strength, and an unwavering will to succeed.
Mental resilience can mean the difference between success and failure, completing a task or burning out halfway through the fight. Whatever the industry, from finance to marketing, a mentally resilient workplace will perform higher, meet their deadlines quicker and work better together. It is within a business leaders’ best interests to invest in their staff’s psychological strength.
Effective decision making and ideas sharing is essential for a workplace team to master. With mental resilience, your staff will look past distracting workplace politics and harness their confidence, to focus on the important matters at hand. Exhibiting intuition and reasoning, they will hone their “gut feeling”, to suggest innovative ideas that push the boundaries of your business’ potential.
Astronaut and former British Army Air Corps officer, Tim Peake is a leading authority on mental resilience. As the second pilot to wave the UK’s flag, he showed immense perseverance to strengthen his body and mind, allowing him to withstand the many challenges of space, and an elite ability to make decisions under pressure. When Tim is booked for events, whether virtual or traditional, he supplies audiences with the mindset needed to reach their goals.
Previous testimonials of Tim’s include:
“Tim’s inspirational evening at the Barbican exceeded our wildest expectations. Tim captivated an audience of all ages with thrilling tales of space and fascinating science lessons. And his touching answer to a young boy who dreamed of being an astronaut moved the audience to tears. Tim’s event deservedly won ‘Best All-Round Event Experience’ at the 2018 Hire Space Awards. We would love to work with him again on another live event.”
- Ben Brusey, Publishing Director, Penguin Random House
When corporate leaders express mental resilience, their team are guaranteed to follow. Leading by example, your mangers and directors will inspire determination in their team, resulting in better performance and productivity. A business is built on the pillars of their leaders, a fact that makes mental resilience speakers so important at corporate events – with strong leadership, comes an even stronger team.
Helen Sharman is the first British astronaut to travel to space, a feat only possible thanks to her mental resilience. Having worked with astronomers, engineers and scientists, Helen has shown exceptional leadership skills reach space, as well as unwavering determination. Such traits make Helen a transformative mental resilience speaker, and the perfect addition to webinars, conferences and after dinner engagements.
Previous testimonials of Helen’s include:
“We were delighted with our first virtual event, with Helen Sharman, which covered the challenges of working as a team in extreme conditions and in isolation. The results were excellent and much appreciated by the wider group. Helen handled the brief superbly, and she was calm and patient as we worked through the technical details before the event.”
- Nick, Chief Financial Officer, Clinigen Group
Overcoming Hardship Together
In a fast-paced, challenging business environment, a team should overcome hardship as a united force. Mental resilience ensures that your staff band together, to tackle hurdles with perseverance, positivity and interpersonal support, an essential trait of a productive workplace. These inspiring personalities are regularly booked for corporate workshops, to help teams work together successfully.
Despite being told that he would never walk, have to rely on a wheelchair and be held back by his cerebral palsy, Nicolas Hamilton proved his doctors wrong. The racing driver and motivational speaker regularly competes in the British Touring Car Championship, teaching the world that anything is possible with mental resilience. Through the support of his family and team, Nicolas has demonstrated immense strength to overcome physical challenges.
Discover how Nicolas achieved his goals, despite his disability, below:
“As a disabled individual, you never really know your limitations. You look at riding a bike, for example, and think I have no core stability, I can’t pedal, that’s impossible to do. You look at a race car and you’ve got to be super-fit, very precise with your inputs whether its throttle control or steering control or whatever. You look at it and think ‘I’m never going to be able to do that’. That’s exactly what I felt. But you really don’t know until you put yourself in that situation and put yourself where you’ve got to really overstep the mark and overcome these obstacles.”
- Nicolas Hamilton
Adaptability & Versatility
Adaptability in the workplace is key for remaining ahead of the curve. As new technologies and leadership styles emerge, it is essential for corporate teams to be flexible, and adapt to the challenges faced in a corporate environment. Our mental resilience speakers can accommodate for hurdles of all sizes, inspiring audiences to harness the power of versatility.
Director of SAS: Who Dares Wins, Jamie Morton is a leading authority on versatility and mental resilience. With 14 years in the military, he experienced first-hand the importance of adapting to your environment, especially when faced with enemy fire or a medical emergency. Jamie harnessed his resilience as a high-level shooter and operator. When booked for online events, he recounts the mindset he employed to climb Mount Everest twice.
Hear how climbing Everest changed Jay’s life:
“I summited Everest in 2017 and it was this that was the decider to leave the military. I just thought I am going to get out and put my energy and focus into what I wanted to do, and I got out.”
- Jay Morton
Achieving business success is one thing, maintaining such success requires immense mental resilience. It is imperative for staff to pace their performance to avoid burnout, core advice shared by mental resilience speakers across the globe, who have witnessed first-hand the importance of productive rest. With marginal gains, the theory that small improvements lead to big gains, sustained success can be achieved by a workplace.
Lord Alistair Darling
Former Chancellor of the Exchequer and Secretary of State for Work & Pensions, Lord Alistair Darling knows more than most the importance of long term gains. With the weight of the country on his shoulders, he expressed immense determination to successfully create Network Rail and deliver multiple budgets. Alistair’s speeches are woven with actional strategies for mental resilience, making him a highly sought after speaker.
Previous testimonials of Alistair’s include:
“Excellent, very personable with great anecdotes.”
Endurance defines the ability to persevere through challenges, expressing immense mental and physical stamina. With a positive mindset, eye on the goal and mental resilience, your team will endure high pressure situations, rather than succumbing to stress. Mental resilience speakers supply audiences with a toolbox of strategies for increasing endurance, including mental exercises and team building exercises, to improve their psychological strength.
With millions of books sold, Matt Haig is a leading author on mental health and resilience. The number one bestseller has published children’s novels, adult fiction and self-help books, like Reasons to Stay Alive, his brutally honest wellbeing how-to. His books have been described as “just beautiful” by Fearne Cotton, while Matt himself was titled “The King of Empathy” by Jameela Jamil, a testament to his influence. As a mental resilience speaker, he teaches audiences how to overcome even the tallest hurdles.
Previous reviews of Matt’s book, The Humans, include:
“Haig strikes exactly the right tone of bemusement, discovery, and wonder in creating what is ultimately a sweet-spirited celebration of humanity and the trials and triumphs of being human. The result is a thought-provoking, compulsively readable delight.”
- Starred Review
With strong mental resilience, comes stronger mental wellbeing. Valuing happiness is more important than ever; as the world of business shifts towards home working and health challenges come thick and fast, there has been increasing interest in our inspiring speakers. The perfect addition to virtual events, our mental resilience speakers can arm audiences with the mindset needed to thrive in the face of adversity.
Before her attack, Katie Piper believed that beauty was dictated by exterior attraction. Now, she promotes the importance of self-empowerment, confidence and mental resilience, as valuable markers for beauty. When booked for events, Katie reflects upon her acid attack, including how a strong mindset helped her through the darkest moments of her recovery. A pioneer of wellbeing, your audience will be inspired by her story.
Previous testimonials of Katie’s include:
"Katie was absolutely brilliant, totally inspirational and a really lovely person. She made our day by coming along, the feed-back has been brilliant."
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