I wanted to share with you a little background about the ‘Activate your A-Game’ workshop experience. This program brings together over 20 years of experience working with elite performers, researching exceptional performers and assessing people performing (including a PhD on Mental Toughness at the Australian Institute of Sport). What becomes very clear working in this environment is that there are clear and consistent patterns that separate those who excel compared to those who struggle. I’m talking about patterns of belief, patterns of motivation, ways of dealing with difficulty, and good old-fashioned disciplines practiced daily. The great news is that a high performing mindset is not complicated to understand and can be achieved with training.
The ‘Activate your A-Game’ is not a standard, one-size-fits-all ‘resilience’ workshop. Instead, the A-Game workshop gets results because it uncovers memorable insights about your teams personal story, inspiring team members to want to lift for their true A-Game. Participants find the A-Game strategies incredibly influential in the way they approach their own work.
This workshop experience gives you the confidence and focus to take your game to the next level. What could you achieve if your team delivered A-Game results?
The ‘Activate your A-Game’ workshop experience can be delivered in a variety of formats, including:
Dr. Cory will always work with you before your team session to understand the dynamics of your current team environment. With this in mind, Dr. Cory incorporates the most meaningful strategies into your workshop. The more time you have, the more A-Game strategies can be included in your session.
The overall flow begins by engaging the audience with an insightful look at the way their mindset and behaviour are linked in their current circumstances. The team describes themselves at their best and at their worst, whilst drawing out the personal triggers that send them to their best or worst. It is at this point where we aim to create a fundamental shift in the way we think about the problem, empowering the team with a sense of purpose and control over their immediate future. As a team, we double-down on this new found energy and discuss practical, proven strategies to be used in the situation they are confronted with at present. The whole workshop experience is dynamic yet authentic. Inspiring moments backed-up with practical strategies to improve mindset and results.
As leaders and teams begin to take stock post COVID-19, finding strategic clarity and renewed confidence are essential. Undoubtedly, your recovery process will involve helping people make a meaningful shift from a state of fear, anxiety and worry to a state of calmness, focus and hunger to lean into the rebuild. This psychological and emotive shift needs a structured approach, one that walks with them through the many bends and turns along the journey to full recovery.
I would like your team to begin their "Resilience Track" - a 12-month program of activities to help your team find recover and build towards their A-Game. The program will help your team build:
Key outcomes for this program include:
COVID-19 recovery will require your leaders and teams to bounce back like they never have before. I'd be delighted to walk this path with your team.
The ‘Resilience Track’ program is delivered over 12-months, through group workshop, small group coaching, 1:1 support and virtual webinars. The below diagram maps out the key phases teams must navigate to recovery to full capacity and beyond.
The Head-Talk program helps your team understand the narrative they bring to surviving and thriving, in their work and in their personal well-being, during these COVID-19 times. This session has specifically been built to deliver virtually, through webinar sessions, to small or large groups. The content aims to elevate the conversation to go beyond the fundamentals of resilience, to help teams build superior mental resources to outperform the market. Connect with Dr Cory Middleton today to have a conversation about the head-talk of your team.
The Head-Talk program is delivered as:
The content can be varied in discussion with Dr Cory Middleton before the session. Cory will speak with you before the session to understand the specific 'talk' that may be going on in the heads of your people. The session is then shaped to unpack that narrative that needs to be discussed with your team. Some examples of common points of focus during COVID-19 include:
Have a conversation with Dr Cory today.
Discuss how to support your team through to full-work, full-performance.
The Fortius-Mindset Method of building mental toughness for business teams is the result of over two decades of research on performance stability and high performance working groups, the work of Dr Cory Middleton. This research relied on intensive, detailed, and scientific study of humans performing throughout stressful and challenging times, producing a data-driven framework that describes why people succeed or fail under pressure.
The Fortius-Mindset Method helps business teams do four things:
The ‘5-Month Mentoring Program’ includes an intake assessment and interview, followed by 4 x 90-minute webinar workshops.
Why Mental Toughness?
The year has 2020 brought about a rapidly changing world of business, with increasing demands on employees. These pressures and changes take their toll - on mental health, physical well-being, but also business agility & performance.
The path back to recovery requires mentally tough leaders and teams, capable of doing the much-needed heavy lifting to rebuild sales pipelines, reactivate operations, and find business confidence. Helping leaders and teams find their mental toughness helps the following challenges:
Responding to COVID-19 and Beyond
After COVID-19, are leaders and their people capable of keeping up and executing the rebuild required? Can leaders find the confidence to make decisions quickly, successfully navigating between appropriate levels of risk and reward? Are teams capable of maintaining high levels of engagement and quality execution despite the rapidly changing environment and the financial pressures? Will the sheer volume of work to be done cause some level of anxiety in individuals, holding them back from being able to work at their full potential? What we are likely to witness is that the single biggest limiting factor for organisational recovery is the leaders and their teams’ ability to mentally and physically keep up and continually deliver round after round of rebuilding – internally and externally.
Inability to manage workplace stressors and work/life balance will cause employees to neglect their health. Many organisations attempt to meet this challenge with wellness programs, gym memberships and flexible working arrangements. Despite these efforts, employee stress, work-life balance and mental health will remain key issues facing the future at work.
The business case for the development of MENTAL TOUGHNESS has never been stronger. Mental toughness is the activating ingredient in human performance – a role widely recognized by performance psychologists worldwide.