Personal Resilience and Coping with Stress

Personal Resilience and Coping with Stress, People Capacity Solutions

The PCS approach to ensuring personal resilience and coping with stress enables people to deal with their personal realities and adopt an active approach to dealing with the causes and effects of stress.

Our Current Realities

  • People have to do more with less resulting in continuous pressure at work.
  • Work pressure cascades into personal life resulting in imbalances.
  • Diversity in workplace unfamiliar territory for most employees
  • Negative stress results in low productivity and increased absenteeism at work.
  • People who do not cope find it difficult to embark on productive relationships in work teams and in personal life.
  • People who do not cope with stress results in a direct cost to company:
    • Canada 1994: Cost of non coping employees to business $14 billion
    • USA 1995: Cost of non coping employees to business $56 billion
    • Great Britain: Cost of non coping employees to business £70 billion
    • Absenteeism in British companies cost £14 million in two organisations.


  • Enable employees to cope with stress by means of an intervention supporting the enablement of personal resilience through active coping strategies.
  • Enable employees to identify problems and suggest solutions (problem solving vs. problem reporting)
  • Invest in a proactive solution to being more resilience and deal with stress – people do not cope, and then they stress!

Benefits to Delegates

  • Will be able to formulate and implement realistic active coping strategies and plans.
  • Embark on healthier lifestyle.
  • Be more productive in work resulting in improved performance and resulting rewards.
  • Embark on healthy relationships.
  • Become a proactive person who is respected by others.

Benefits to Employers

  • Healthier Members
  • More Productive Workforce
  • Productive relationships beyond race, age, gender, etc.
  • Problem solving culture in business.
  • Lower absenteeism
  • More proactive response to change
  • Potential for bottom-up innovation and suggestions