Growth Through People - Harnessing Personal Resilience in Challenging Times

Time: 10:30 - 12:00

Date: 21/03/2023

Division: GBCC

Venue: Pinsent Masons

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Member Price: Free

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Sponsored by and in partnership with: Aston University and West Midlands Combined Authority

The events of recent years – including the Covid-19 pandemic, the ongoing energy crisis and an anticipated recession – have had significant implications for our personal resilience. Many have struggled with loss, personal setbacks and mental health challenges amid these challenging times.

The resilience of individuals across your business has a knock on effect on the resilience of the organisation as a whole, and the ability of the business to effectively deal with potential future disruptions or uncertainty.

The wellbeing and resilience of individuals across your business is more important than ever. This event will share practical advice on how individuals, managers and leaders, can effectively take care of our own wellbeing and support the wellbeing of our workforces to harness resilience in challenging times. 


Rebecca Mander, founder of GuruYou™

Up until a few years ago, founder of GuruYou™- Rebecca Mander, was Managing Director of a large organisation, when she sadly lost one of her children, Charlie. Rebecca understands first-hand what it is to need to look and act the part, when internally you are falling apart.

Motivated by her experiences, she trained as an Executive Coach and is now a Fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management, specialising in helping senior leaders through setback.

Rebecca’s clients are in the Legal and Financial sectors and she is highly valued for her straightforward and honest approach with compassion and understanding in sectors that bring great stress and challenge to their employees. Her 15-year experience at board level teamed with her accredited skills in executive coaching make a winning combination for those in professional roles whose private and professional lives are affected by the challenges of leadership.

Sharon Lindop, Thrive at Work Programme Manager at West Midlands Combined Authority

Sharon is an experienced Project Delivery Manager with a history of working in the local government industry. She is skilled in HR Wellbeing and Employment Law Practices, Business and Community Engagement, Employee Benefits, Programme and Project Management.
She is a passionate deliverer of Health and Wellbeing in the workplace and professional in the field of employee Health and Wellbeing.

Sharon is responsible for delivering the Thrive at Work Wellbeing programme across the Midlands. She is committed to delivering improvements in workforce health and wellbeing, by providing advice, information and support to employers wishing to invest in the health and wellbeing of their staff, whilst working towards the Thrive at Work Health and Wellbeing Commitment Award.

This event is part of the 2023 Growth Through People campaign, which aims to boost regional and firm-level productivity through encouraging the uptake of best-practice approaches to leadership and people management. For information about the campaign and other campaign events, including the Growth Through People 2023 conference, click here. You do not need to have attended other Growth Through People events and webinars to attend this one.


  • Best practice advice on boosting personal and organisational resilience
  • Insights on supporting the wellbeing of those in your teams
  • Opportunities to network with senior decision-makers, including leaders and managers and HR professionals in Greater Birmingham

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