We’ve launched a brand new podcast series that shares powerful, personal stories of resilience from leaders. At the Bupa Foundation we’re lucky to meet amazing people who are resilience superstars. We thought their stories deserved a wider audience - which is how our Resilience Brilliance podcast was born.
In our launch episodes we talk to Ali Oliver, CEO Youth Sport Trust and Joanna Coates CEO UK Athletics about the power of sport to build resilience (and we learnt that you don’t have to be sporty to benefit from being active!). Ben Levinson, Headteacher at Kensington Primary School and Soofia Amin, the school’s Community and English as an Additional Language lead share how they’ve coped during the pandemic. And in Episode 3 we talk about inclusive communities and Black Lives Matter with Ian Parkes, CEO at ELBA and Safia Jama, CEO at the Women's Inclusive Team.
We learnt so much from all our guests and hope you do too. Sometimes just knowing you’re not alone in feeling anxious, scared or lacking in confidence from time to time can help. Here are some of the top tips our brilliantly resilient guests have shared:
- Give yourself permission to give yourself what you need - Take ten minutes to just pause, have a cup of tea and hit the reset button. Go for that walk or run to clear your head.
- Have the right people around you - Surround yourself with people who can lift you up when you need it most. Being resilient isn’t about being strong all the time, it’s fine to ask for help.
- Actively manage your energy - What’s the song that gets you back on track or makes you feel on top of the world? When things get too much, what can you let go of? Helping someone else can help you feel good.
All episodes are available to download on our website or on iTunes. We hope you enjoy listening and we’ll share more episodes soon – in the meantime, please look after yourself.