Resilience 2.0

Personal Leadership

from the Inside Out

Of the many stresses you face during the day, the one thing they all have in common is “you”.

Unfortunately, many people in caring industries compartmentalize their lives believing that work stress will not affect their personal life and vice versa. The result is that typical approaches to dealing with stress in the workplace have a limited effect.

The truth is that most “resilience” training is about helping people adapt to their external environment. Taking resilience to the next level is about evolving from your internal environment.

I guide people through the inner work of creating new self-dialogue, narratives and boundaries that allow them to trust themselves when unexpected change hits.

The result is a significant reduction of self imposed stress, and an even more professional approach to communication and problem solving.

True resilience comes from developing personal leadership from the inside-out.

It’s time to start now.

What is “personal leadership from the inside out”?

Engineers who build skyscrapers have a maxim, “The higher you go up the deeper you have to go down.” The logic is that without a strong foundation, the weight of building higher becomes literally too much for the structure to endure.

This logic applies to people as well. Contrarily, as we build more and more onto our careers and our lives to reach “higher” levels, most of us actually spend LESS time on foundational activities such as quiet, peace and introspection. The results? Our constant busyness diminishes our capacity to live up to the very success we want, leaving us burnt out, and poorly equipped to deal with our daily demands.

In addition to this, the pursuit of immediate goals and quick wins often rob us of the curiosity and wonderment that are inherent to responsible leadership, human motivation and innovation. We search for answers rather than asking if there are better questions.

Leadership requires us to take the responsibility of leading ourselves before we can properly lead others. It also requires we think more deeply about the future so we can better anticipate and lead change. Only by taking an “inside-out” approach to personal leadership can our people and our organizations evolve and grow in a healthy and sustainable way.

I help people build the internal structures of self support and vision that will help them lead themselves and others in the external world.

"Stephanie Allen’s workshops truly helped our employees achieve a work-life balance by creating visions for both their professional and personal lives and by identifying the best use of their time, energy and knowledge to accomplish their goals."

"Rejuvenated, fresh, alert, calm, relaxed, and focused are just a few of the adjectives our employees used to describe a 45 min group session with Stephanie Allen. With our reserved group, this speaks volumes as to the effectiveness of Stephanie’s particular skill set as well as her approach.

"Stephanie showed me how to get clear on what I wanted for my life and in 1 year my business grew 600% in the ‘slowest’ months of the year. I now know where my business is going and how to grow my career and life with more joy, time and abundance."