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Thriving under Pressure 

For leaders looking to thrive in an uncertain world. 

In today's fast-paced and unpredictable world, effective leadership requires the ability to thrive under pressure. Our "Thriving Under Pressure" course is designed specifically for managers and leaders seeking to enhance their resilience and wellbeing while navigating complex work environments. This comprehensive program integrates advanced insights into stress dynamics, practical coping techniques, and continuous improvement strategies to empower you and your team to perform at your best even under challenging conditions. Join us for a transformative journey that combines cutting-edge research with hands-on experience, fostering a supportive community of like-minded professionals dedicated to personal and organizational growth.

Course description

At a glance

Advanced Insight

Gain advanced insight into the dynamics of pressure and stress on physical and mental health in fast-paced and complex work environments

Practise with Expertise

Learn to skilfully combine theory and practice to support your team to thrive under pressure

Latest Tools & Techniques

Deepen your ability to thrive under pressure through the latest research-backed tools and techniques

Continuous Improvement

Reinforce your practice through access to an online community of peers, peer mentoring and one-to-one coaching

Time commitment


  • 120-minute workshop

  • 45-minute 1:1 coaching session

  • 90-minute peer mentoring session

  • + time for pre- and post work


  • Connecting with others outside of these set touch points

Subject area

Management, wellbeing, resilience, change


Online | Remote

Suitable for Managers

Key benefits
For individuals
  • Strengthen your ability to identify and mitigate stress effectively, ensuring your own wellbeing and sustained productivity.

  • Develop a bespoke plan tailored to your specific needs and goals, enabling you to thrive under pressure.

  • Learn to prioritize tasks and focus on impactful outcomes, enhancing your overall efficiency and effectiveness.

  • Strengthen your management skills to better support and guide your team through challenging times.

  • A comprehensive support network including one-to-one coaching to address individual challenges and goals, peer mentoring to share experiences and insights, fostering a collaborative learning environment, and a network of like-minded professionals for continuous support, knowledge sharing, and professional growth.

For organisations
  • A cadre of managers equipped with advanced stress management tools who are more productive and efficient, leading to overall improved organizational performance.

  • Managers who can effectively manage stress to foster a resilient and adaptive team culture, better suited to navigate change and volatility.

  • A positive ripple effect on the entire workforce, reducing burnout and increasing job satisfaction.

  • Managers who can prioritize and focus on impactful outcomes that contribute to the organization's strategic goals more effectively.

Here's what our participants shared after a workshop we ran in May 2024. 

“The facilitators were very knowledgeable and engaging."


"The information, and the flow of presentation were excellent. This session provides good insights to enhance my learning to be an active listener to listen."

"I don't have suggestions for improvements, but think the content and execution of the session was well paced and not rush which was very good. Felt like the focus was on us!"

"You did a wonderful job in getting our attention in a stressed and packed agenda, and I think we personally, as an organization, will benefit greatly from it!"

"I enjoyed this, got a lot from it! Thank you for your expertise and time!"

"The session was fantastic!"


"The best part of the workshop was, content set for the group exercises as well as the way it presented by the facilitators. The learnings from this workshop will definitely help me in my day to day professional work."

Course structure

1. Pre-programme

When you join the programme, you’ll receive:

  • Your pre-session pack including:

    • A self-assessment

    • Curated content

    • Reflection questions

  • Calendar invitations to the live sessions

  • A link to book your one-to-one coaching session

2. Thriving under Pressure workshop
3 July 2024, 11am-1pm UK | 120 minutes | Online

Learning Modules:

1. Stress Awareness | Discover your emotional blueprint

Starting with a self-assessment, deep insight is offered around how we respond to the external environment and our thought patterns.

  • Stress triggers and responses

  • Inner saboteurs

  • The happiness trap

  • Anchoring and accepting

2. Solve your Stress Cycle

Learning how to notice and focus, a research-based approach is shared evidencing the longer term costs to living with constant stress.

  • Emotions and recovery

  • From dancefloor to balcony

  • Avoiding burnout

  • Sage | Wisdom


3. In the moment | Coping Techniques

In this practical learning module, various coping techniques are taught so that we can break through the immediate stressor impact.

  • Clearing the space

  • Notice and label

  • Focus & concentration

  • Sacred rest

  • Ikigai


4. Strengthening your Mental Fitness

Continuing our practice to strengthen our mental fitness muscles, we look at the deeper meaning in our lives and how focusing on that can bring purpose.

  • Values, Passion, Purpose & Drive (Legacy)

  • PQ programme

  • PQ practice


5. A Vision for a Calmer Future

To ensure that your learning from this course is sustainable and long-lasting, a plan is created and committed to in line your vision for the future.


  • Solution-focused scale of commitment

  • Your Learning Plan

  • Personal Board of Directors

  • Focus area (for coaching session)

The above is subject to change at the discretion of the organisers. 

3. Peer Mentoring Session
15 or 16 July 2024 | 90 minutes | Group of max 12 people

In this interactive session, you will receive peer mentoring on a specific work challenge using Nancy Kline’s Peer Mentoring in a Thinking Environment technique.

4. One-to-One Coaching Session
9 to 26 July | Tailored to Your Needs | 45 minutes

Discover how a conversation with an experienced Executive, Leadership and Life Coach can transform your perspective on what holds you back from living a calmer, stress-free life. Gain invaluable insights into your behaviour and thought patterns, and find a way forward in your working life.

5. Post-Programme
Ongoing activities and opportunities

1. Complete post work, including:

  • Curated content to further your learning

  • Application challenges

  • Personal reflection


2. We invite you to remain within the Thriving under Pressure peer community post-programme.

  • Join a network of like-minded professionals for continuous support, knowledge sharing, and professional growth

  • Participate in ongoing coaching if required (fee applies)

  • Participate in future peer mentoring sessions (fee applies)

  • Be the first to hear about new programmes and offers

£187 per person, including: 
  • Pre-session pack

  • 1 x 120 minute workshop

  • 1 x 45 minute one-to-one coaching session

  • 1 x 90 minute peer mentoring session

  • Post-session pack

  • Ongoing membership of online peer community


Multiple bookings


The following discount is available on programme fees when multiple open programmes are booked.


Payment is required in advance and this offer is subject to eligibility.

  • 10% 2-4 people

  • 15% 5-9 people

  • 20% 10+ people

Book now

Thriving Under Pressure
Thriving Under Pressure
Includes: 120-minute workshop 45-minute 1:1 coaching session 90-minute peer mentoring session + time for pre- and post-work
03 Jul 2024, 13:00 – 15:00 BST
Virtual event on Zoom
Why choose Working Life?

Our programmes are:

  • We integrate cutting edge-research with hands-on experience, ensuring you can seamlessly implement your new skills and knowledge in your working life.

  • We are seasoned professionals with real-world experience, ready to guide you in addressing your specific challenges.

  • We deliver an inclusive learning environment, allowing you to broaden your network, gain diverse perspectives and exchange ideas with like-minded peers.

  • Personal: Small, focused learning groups and one-to-one coaching ensure you receive personalized attention and a confidential space to experiment, learn and grow.

Your Facilitators

Find out more

If you'd like to find out more before booking your space, feel free to get in touch. We'd love to have a conversation with you and tell you more about our Thriving under Pressure course. 

Email Cécile at or Jenn at or drop us a WhatsApp or call us at 07379149470. 

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