Past Meetup

Increasing Resilience

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Federation House

Federation Street · M4 2AH

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Northcoders - Federation House

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Our Venue for the evening is Northcoders @Federation House

Sue Evans – Boosting Your Personal Resilience


With a background in Engineering and over 20 years Change Leadership experience, Sue’s delivered £multi-million projects and culture change, for international organisations including Danone, Corning, and Lloyds Bank.

Drawing on extensive experience of supporting one-to-one clients and specialist knowledge of resolving stress and anxiety, Sue created the FAST Pathways® programme based on client demand, to share powerful skills for Process Engineering the thinking.

Because stress is a given. Sometimes it gets in the way, but sometimes it can drive even better performance. Sue truly believes in every individual’s right to a challenging and fulfilling working life, and to every organisation’s right to reap the rewards of building and supporting a capable and motivated workforce. That might sound idealistic – but the right know-how can help to shape that reality.

Sue’s a Master Practitioner and Trainer of NLP (neuro-linguistic programming), and an Approved Havening® Practitioner, trained in each by the original creators. She has a Diploma in CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy), a combined Diploma in Hypnotherapy, Coaching and NLP; and Institute of Leadership and Management certification as a Mentor and Coach.

The Session….

We all know the importance of equipping ourselves with the skills to perform in your chosen career – whether that’s technical skills, leadership, customer service or marketing. But one of the most important skills in any role is your ability to deal smoothly with adversity. Because no matter how talented or experienced you are, everyday life throws up stresses. Your personal resilience enables you to take more of those stresses in your stride, using them to underpin even better performance.

In this session you’ll learn the main reasons why managing stress isn’t a long term solution, and some powerful, lasting alternatives. Key take-aways include how to

· Quickly restore your emotional neutral, even under pressure

· Avoid the biggest mistake which almost everyone makes

· Make Helium the key to inner calm

· Deal more easily with difficult people

· Get more of the stresses which work, as well as less of those which don’t

Speaker Bio

Liz Hardwick is Co-Founder of DigiEnable, a Digital Training & SEO Services Company ( She designs and delivers tech-based and online marketing workshops, and regularly speaks at conferences and events across the UK, recently being listed in the Techworld's 111 UK Tech Women Speakers. Previous talks have covered a variety of subjects around Digital Inclusion, Utilising technologies for business and SEO for Success.

Liz is proud to have won a Digital Leaders UK award in 2014 and is a published author on Digital Storytelling. She also loves meeting fellow entrepreneurs, tweeting as @Tech_Geek_Girl ( and supporting other women in(to) Tech.

Apps to Reduce Stress and Re-Focus

In 2014 Liz started on her “Productivity Journey” to become a more productive, less stressed and more “on it” human being. Having downloaded and tried over 100 apps claiming to help with the stresses and strains of life, Liz will share with us her favourite go-to apps, along with some top tips of how technology can become the helper not the stressor.