You Can’t Stop the Waves, but You Can Learn How to Surf


You Can’t Stop the Waves, but You Can Learn How to Surf


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Like unstoppable waves on the sea, we cannot control the financial challenges the world is facing. Join Kate Cousens, Co-Founder of DICE Business, who will share practical ways you can learn to control your responses to these challenges and be more resilient – in other words, learn how to surf.

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Those who feel unable to cope with challenges and control their emotions are more likely to experience reduced motivation, poorer performance, and an increase in absenteeism at work.

Kate Cousens teaches emotional wellbeing and resilience in the workplace to address these employee engagement challenges head-on.

Kate will discuss the five pillars of resilience which can help to improve the way we approach the things that life throws at us. She will help us to work out what is inside and outside our position of control and how thinking about our feelings can help us to regulate our emotions to help us become more effective in our working lives.

You will come away from the webinar armed with practical tools and techniques which you can immediately take back and use to support yourself, your teams and even people at home.

  • Kate Cousens

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    Kate Cousens is Co-Founder of DICE Business based in Chester, which provides leadership development, mentoring and strategic advice to a wide range of small and medium sized enterprises.

    Kate’s specialist area is leadership, internal communications and employee engagement which come together to create business cultures where people feel a sense of belonging and can fulfil their potential which ultimately increases the productivity of the business.

    Kate has a degree in Media & Human Resource Management from the University of Wolverhampton and numerous post-graduate qualifications in Leadership & Management, Strategic Communications, Marketing, and Strategic Human Resource Management.

    Kate spent 20 years in a range of corporate leadership roles spanning the public and private sector, working for household names including McDonald’s, The Environment Agency and Eddie Stobart Logistics.

    Kate has been working as a self-employed business advisor since 2018 and is passionate about ‘sending the ladder down’ to help others on their own ascent. She has written and self-published a book called ‘Ladder Climbing in High Heels’ and hosts a podcast called ‘Ladder Down’ where she interviews people about their business and career progression to find out the ‘ladder lessons’ that they would share with others to help them on their own climb.