Believe in Change!

How to Build Personal Resilience with Positive Leadership

Goodbye 2022: I’m leaving you for 2023

Are you or someone you know having a bad case of pandemic fatigue? Maybe you are worried about the future in the “new normal”? It seems like the world has gone NUTS in the past few years! Many of us are suffering from acute stress due to the loss of work, relationships … for some really unfortunate ones, maybe even the loss of a loved one.

NUTS is an acronym to describe acute stress. It stands for: 1) newness of the experience because few of us have ever lived through anything like the last couple of years; 2) the uncertainty of the outcome … none of us really know what the new normal will look like; 3) threat to ego as in we cannot believe this is happening to us; and 4) the lack of sense of control.

Acute stress is our reaction to a real or perceived threat to our safety or well being. Human beings are wired to experience the stress response through fight, flight or freeze. Stress knocks us out of homeostatic balance and produces cortisol, which negatively impacts the mind, body and bahaviour.

This five-hour Online Workshop is your invitation to make 2023 and beyond the best year of your life by learning how to build your own personal resilience. Benefits include more effective and efficient management of stress, lower anxiety, more self-awareness and increased clarity of vision.

We will explore and learn how to expand our mental health continuum, which is a combination of distress and quality of life. For optimum balance, a low level of stress combined with a high quality of life is best.

What is personal resilience? It’s a combination of surviving and thriving. To survive is the ability to bounce back in the face of adversity: to thrive is doing what matters most such as optimizing health and wellbeing and engaging in intentional practices, routines and habits.

Also, we will learn to let go of that which doesn’t serve us: stress, limiting beliefs, grief, and negative emotions. We will focus on reprograming our spirit, mind and body.

About Your Workshop Leaders

Mitra Mohamadzadeh, PhD Candidate

Founder of Academy of Change

Mitra Mohamadzadeh is the Founder of the Academy of Change, Author, Trainer, Motivational Keynote Speaker, Certified Coach, PhD Candidate in Human Resources Development, and Growth Recovery Method Specialist. In her own life, she has experienced a variety of multiple, painful and life-altering losses including: her mother in a fatal car crash; having to abandon her family home during a war; her grandma; her dear 18-year old cousin in a military air raid; her first love; an arranged marriage; two miscarriages; the victim of broken social relationships; betrayals, loss of trust, and moving to a new country; and getting laid off from her last job. Since 2016, she has become a coach to enhance the positive social impact on the lives of newcomers and immigrants through discovering themselves. She teaches them the interpersonal and personal skills that enable them to embrace changes, diversity, multicultural, intergenerational, and adapt to a new culture faster with more confidence. By courageously taking the actions of The Grief Recovery Method®, Mitra learned how to complete relationships in her life that ended or changed. Through her very own healing, she developed a strong desire to help other grievers to move beyond the pain, isolation and loneliness caused by loss.

Robin Levesque, MA, PMP

Founder of DREAM MK Positive Leadership

Robin Levesque works with managers that want to co-create a culture of positive leadership at every level to reduce the cost of stress, absenteeism and turnover and increase employee engagement, effectiveness and client satisfaction. Personal resilience also known as the ability to bounce back in the face of adversity is an important foundation of Robin’s system to design, co-create and live the life of your dreams. Robin is the co-author of the #1 best-selling book Shine Volume 3: Inspirational Stories of Choosing Success over Adversity and author of the upcoming book Resonate to Co-Create: A Transformative Learning Adventure Into Positive Leadership. He has been an Adjunct Instructor at Royal Roads University, University of Victoria, Camosun College, University of Northern British Columbia, University of Calgary, and Medicine Hat College.

Course Curriculum

Maria Giorlando

Miss Canada 2018

I'm sure before Robin and I worked together he would not have boasted about his ability to develop a pageant queen into successful website-creating, pageant coaching, public speaking, and workshop building entrepreneur, but yet he did! His DREAM Master Key can be applied to any individual and to any goal. I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity to have met and worked with Robin, and I know I will continue to utilize the tools, skills, and knowledge that he bestowed upon me in my future endeavors.

Greame Kiloh

Doctor of Medicine Student

Highly Recommended Course. Easy to Understand, Informative, Very Well Organized. The Course is Full of Practical and Valuable for Anyone who wants to Enhance their Skills. Really Enjoyed it. My favourite part of working with Robin is how comprehensive his approach is. Looking back, it’s almost hard to believe how powerful and extensive his leadership can be. Thank you!!

Amber McIsaac

Entrepreneur and GM

Highly Recommended Course. Easy to Understand, Informative, Very Well Organized. The Course is Full of Practical and Valuable for Anyone who wants to Enhance their Skills. Really Enjoyed it. The workshops that Robin offers are not only eye opening but led in a way that allows the client to stay in an authentic space. Robin has a very cool, calm and collected manner and is wildly insightful. Thank you!!