Resiliency & Lifeskills Trainings


Along with the extensive experience of the Crothers Consulting team, we can bring you best practices in all areas of HR consulting and coaching.

When we partner with you, we bring training and assessments from experts like:

  • The Leadership Circle
  • Coaches Training Institute (CTI)
  • DiSC
  • WorldatWork
  • Myers Briggs Talent Inventory
  • Korn Ferry PROFILOR (PDI)

Contact us to begin the process!


Calm in the Chaos - Part 1: 

Helping Employees Regain Their Footing &
Build Resiliency (R1)

This session will help participants focus on what they can control and to build resiliency, along with guiding them to reboot, focus and thrive. Concludes with a guided meditation.

Calm in the Chaos - Part 2:
Mindfulness and Neuroplasticity (R2)

In this second session, coach Amy Arvary will work with participants on understanding the concepts of neuroplasticity and how the brain works to be “re-wired.” This will include more strategies for shifting your mind along with information about mindfulness and brain activity. Mindfulness isn’t just a buzzword, it's a practice that can be learned. Concludes with a guided meditation.

Why Am I Feeling This Way? 
Understanding the Stages of Grief (R3)

In almost an instant we feel the world has changed, and it has. We know this is temporary, but it doesn’t feel that way, and we realize things will be different. The loss of normalcy; the fear of economic toll; the loss of connection. This is hitting us and we’re grieving. Collectively. This course is designed to break down the different emotional stages of grief, as well as provide thoughtful insight on how to proactively navigate through the different phases of grief to allow and foster healing, optimism and introspective thought.

  • The different emotional stages of grief
  • Identify where you are in the journey of grief and healing
  • Proven strategies to help manage the emotional rollercoaster
  • Ways to become more resilient and help move the healing process along

Amp Up Your Self-Care to Ward Off Illness (R4)

Contracting the coronavirus or severe illness is something we all worry about to some degree, and yet there are many external factors that are beyond our control. What IS in our control is how we take care of ourselves, medically, emotional, spiritually and physically. This course will arm the participant with creative ways to improve their ability to fight off infection, provide insight on the connection between mind, body and spirit, and give the tools to amp up self-care.

  • The connection between mind, body and spirit
  • The impact that inner dialogue can have on overall health
  • Creative ways to keep your spirit high
  • The top 10 ways to strengthen your body to ward off illness and disease

Managing Time and Stress (R5)

As organizations grow and change, it is even more critical that employees work smarter and manage their time well to avoid breeding stress. This workshop discusses the importance of managing time and stress, and not letting it impede one’s mission to work effectively on the job.

Participants will learn how to organize their day so that it is more productive and less stressful, since unmanaged stress can lead to lower levels of teamwork and customer service, diminished employee commitment, and lower productivity. Learn practical guidelines for managing one’s time and handling the unavoidable stress.

  • Managing time through personality awareness
  • Planning and prioritizing
  • Urgency versus importance
  • Time robbers
  • Using phone and email effectively
  • How to deal with procrastination
  • Stress triggers at work
  • Coping strategies for stress relief

Dealing With and Managing Fears
and Anxieties (R6)

The anxiety that society feels is palpable. Often when we feel stricken with fear, we develop tunnel vision which causes us to become fixated on things beyond our control. This can lead to chronic anxiety and emotional unrest.

This workshop provides a detailed breakdown on how the mind responds to crisis, and helps guide the participant to increased self-awareness, mindfulness and inner strength to build and increase personal resilience.

  • Basic principles of how the mind works during times of crisis
  • Cognitive reframing as a way to shift your moods and feelings
  • What makes someone resilient and ways to increase resiliency
  • Simple self-analysis tool that will help keep your anxieties in check
  • Creative tips and strategies for effective emotional management

The Art of Staying Positive, Productive, and
Sane During Times of Uncertainty (R7)

As COVID-19 completely travels around the world and brings many into isolation, even while social distancing. It can be extremely difficult for many to not be around people and finding an activity to keep the time moving is critical for basic sanity and emotional health. This webinar will highlight the importance of practicing a positive mindset, and learn ways to tap into our inner mental power to drive improved emotional health and business outcomes.

  • The art of "Reframing" and how it can contribute to a more positive perspective
  • Tips on how to set-up your environment for optimal health and productivity
  • Best practices for increasing personal resilience
  • How to stay productive during stressful times
  • Creatives ways to keep you and your team’s morale up during times of uncertainty

Design the Life You Love Workshop (R8)

Deconstructing and breaking current reality is necessary to enable us to shift our perspective to see the same things differently, in order to reconstruct a new reality that is more than the sum of its parts. Helping people get focused on what matters most and how they can begin to refocus their life to achieve what they desire.

  • Deconstruct your life creatively
  • Focus on values
  • Shift your point of view from the present to the future
  • Reconstruct your life and decide what really matters
  • Express the life you love as a great new design and live the life you love

Three Week Journaling Program (R9)

It’s beginning to look a lot like a different kind of holiday this year. On its own, the season can bring nostalgia (like a favorite song), connection to family and friends and an undercurrent of expectation. There can be an added layer of managing expectations to be positive and happy - especially during a massive life-disrupting pandemic whose expiration date remains a mystery. We may all be trying to appear to look “fine” when, inside, we are not.

Finding peace "from the turkey to the tinsel" is within reach!

Week 1: Adjusting expectations (45 minutes)

Craft an idea of how the holidays can be (vs. how it’s always been). “I can't gather in person with my parents, but I can still make my favorite holiday foods.” There may even be some positives to be grateful for. 

Week 2: Traditions and boundaries (45 minutes)

What is at the core of your most important holiday traditions? How can you still make them happen, even if it is different? i.e., I may not be able to trim the tree with my _____, but I can still trim the tree. We’ll also think through appropriate boundaries.

Week 3: Self-care (45 minutes)

Taking care of yourself is just as important as taking care of those around you. What tools can I use? It’s OK to ask for help.

Four Week Developing Mindfulness  (R10)

Each week will include a group guided meditation (which will be recorded and shared), and participants are given techniques to begin immediately using throughout the week. They will also share findings collected through the week.

Week 1: Where to Start (45 minutes) 

Topics covered: 

  • Understanding your personal mental program
  • A formula will be introduced and used to evaluate your current experience
  • 'The One Foot In, One Foot In Syndrome' and how it affects your life

Week 2: Letting Go (45 minutes)

Discussion topics:

  • Letting go
  • Positive/negative energy
  • Threshold and how it relates to moving beyond crisis.

Week 3: Getting Clear (45 minutes) 

Discussion topics:

  • Thought assessment
  • Go-to thoughts
  • How to adjust your mental program.

Week 4: Mastering the Practice (45 minutes) 

Discussion topics:

  • How to incorporate this information and techniques into your morning, throughout your day and in the evening.

Redefining This Moment: Repurpose Your Stress for Your Greatest Comeback Yet (R11)

This webinar will provide participants with powerful tools and techniques to understand the effects of stress that are inhibiting their highest potential. We’ll explore ideas and participate in exercises that will encourage participants to think differently as they cultivate and actualize an action plan forward.  

Participants will walk away feeling motivated to shift their life in a way that brings health, joy and meaning. By making  positive shifts alongside their team, leaders benefit by staying accountable to one another’s personal and professional growth.

This program can be customized to meet the needs of your team.

Participant Outcomes

  • Positive coping tools for managing stress
  • Immediate ways to reduce current stressors
  • Plan of action to prevent future meltdowns
  • An ability to support oneself and others encountering high stres
  • Next steps should one seek further support and accountability

Employer Outcomes

  • Commitment to employee growth and long-term sustainability of team
  • Encouraging the well-being alongside other KPI (quality, people, market leadership) as a well-rounded definition of success
  • Decreased turnover costs

The Science of Happiness (R12)

What is the pursuit of happiness? How do we find it? How do we hold on to it? What does it mean to us professionally and/or personally?

We’ve been taught that if we work hard, we will be successful, and then we’ll be happy. If we can just find that great job, get a raise, lose those five pounds, happiness will follow. However, discoveries in the field of positive psychology have shown that this formula is actually backward: happiness fuels success, not the other way around.

When we are positive our brains become more engaged, creative, motivated, energetic, resilient and productive. While happiness can seem ephemeral and a “soft” topic, there are numerous studies using scientific data studying neural brain science that proves happier people are more productive, healthier, and have greater well-being in their lives.

In this workshop, participants will use a framework to define what happiness means to each of us and create our own well-being formula.

Resilience - It’s Time to Drop the Rock (R13)

Everyday resilience is the ability to overcome the day-to-day disruptions or disturbances that hinder us. Limiting beliefs, interpretations and assumptions can also weigh us down, adding rocks to the proverbial backpack that we all carry. Neuroscience explains how we respond to challenges using our automatic default modes and why we get triggered, and equally important, why habits are difficult to change.

A Resilience Framework will illuminate how to build resilience, relieving stress and overwhelm. Through in-depth discussion, this workshop will have participants examine how to remove these rocks and identify tools and strategies to build resilience.

Lead into Your Strengths (R-14)

Why is it so hard for us to do? There are many answers to this question, but ultimately it begins with identifying and articulating our values. Strengths are our innate abilities, while skills are learned through training or experience. Although every person has certain signature strengths most people are not truly aware of the strengths they possess.

Learn how to become more self-aware of your strengths and create a plan to further develop and optimize them. Research has shown that leaning into your strengths creates higher levels of well-being and leads to greater overall success.