Bootcamp for the Brain

Building Resilience for peak performance.

Here is some feedback from previous participants:

the feedback we have received from this course has been amazing. I think we hit it with the right person, at the right time with the right content. One person wrote on their feedback sheet “probably the best internal training I have been on in my 25 years here!”

Business Improvement Manager – Canterbury City Council

You’d think it would be boring and mind numbing to sit through a seminar for 3 hours via Zoom…well Sue Read proved that wrong! She was so knowledgeable, so personable, so friendly and could establish rapport even through a screen. I felt comfy being there on camera (usually I feel very awkward) and I was able to participate and share. Great mix re Presentation style – some discussion, some group tasks, some PowerPoints. Perfect.

Staff Member | Australian Financial Security Authority

Thank you for the two really good sessions on building mental resilience. While I had experienced many of the symptoms of stress and heard many of the tips that you mentioned, it was very helpful to learn about the scientific underpinnings of both of these. I really enjoyed the breadth of knowledge and authenticity you brought to the sessions. Your emphasis on simple practices is helpful and I am certain that it will help me to become a healthier happier and more productive person – one small step at a time.

Staff member – Murray Darling Basin Authority

Bootcamp for the Brain” delivered by Sue Read is an exceptional course.  I would recommend this course as an opportunity to take time out from the busy workplace to take stock of (1) the impact of every day stress on our ability to work effectively in the workplace  (2) the importance of resilience and what makes resilient teams and (3) the tools we can use to revive and build resilience to help us in the workplace – as well as more generally help us in our day to day lives.  Sue brought a practical approach to the discussion on mindfulness and resilience and importantly grounded the discussion back to the physiological impacts of stress and other factors on our body.  The course looks at the tools which each of us can use as well as opening a discussion about the responsibility we all have to contribute to building resilient teams.  She is an engaging, humorous and methodical presenter that was able to effectively tailor her presentation to the audience and to distil many of the key issues and concepts around mindfulness into simple and easy to understand concepts – and to do so in a short period of time. Undertaking this course as a branch provided the opportunity to look at issues which impact on performance and to build a common language for the team to talk about these issues.  This course was well-received by all members of my Branch and it was one of the most effective training courses I have done to date – I would highly recommend it.

SES Member – Attorney General’s Department