We are familiar with the adages where “to err is human” and that “no one is perfect”, yet society frowns on us whenever mistakes are made or when failures happen.  Over time, it becomes no surprise that everyone prefers to be fail-proof or fail-safe.   Is this a good outcome?
In fact, a bigger question to ask ourselves right now is, which of the 2 groups below do we learn most from:
Group 1: People who NEVER failed at all and considered themselves lucky
Group 2: People who failed but managed to turn things around and also considered themselves lucky
The answer?
Quietly, we all know that we learnt best and fastest from those in Group 2.
Better yet, if it is our own mistakes, our personal stories will last forever, propelling us to glean maximum learnings.
At this workshop, you will discover that ‘there’s power in talking about our mistakes and failures’ (Bacal, 2015)!  Plan for that breakthrough in your career or study, by understanding both the science and art of taking calculated risks.  Best of all, hear from those who did and understand how you can turn each one into a lesson learnt … and fast.

Facilitator Eileen Seah​​

Type  Onsite Course

Duration  1 day

Date 24 Nov 2017

Time 9AM - 5PM

Place Suntec Convention, Meetings and Offices

​Price S$ 450


Workshop Objectives

At the end of the workshop, you will:

  • Appreciate the difference between being ‘failsafe’ versus ‘fail-proof’
  • Understand the psychological impacts of failures
  • See the value of learning from your failures
  • Review life examples of individuals, team and organizational failures
  • Appreciate celebrities who failed and succeeded thereafter
  • Identify, assess and determine impact of learning moments around you
  • Acquire the Resiliency Tools in learning from failures
  • Proactively plan to fail by taking calculated risks
  • Spot imminent failing points as teachable moments
  • Coach others to embrace failures as essential learning stages
Workshop Outline

Part 1
  • Definition of failures, mistakes and oversight
  • Psychology of failures
  • Understanding types of cognitive bias
  • Case stories of life examples

Part 2
  • Self-Assessment of risk appetite,
  • Construct the experience curve
  • List lessons learnt

Part 3
  • Assessing upfront risk and simple evaluative techniques
  • Building resiliency in our minds, hearts and body
  • Multiple layer techniques of dealing with failures
  • Top performer’s attitude on change and adversity

Part 4
  • Role Play
  • Projecting a positive personal brand

This workshop is highly relevant to:
  • Graduating cohort preparing for career entry
  • All working professionals who are faced with adversity and numerous failures
  • Professionals who are newly hired and are keen to develop a steep learning curve
  • Team leaders who collaborates across different teams and are keen to assess the talent potential for each member
  • Professionals working in a diverse environment

About the Facilitator​​

  • Eileen is an Executive Coach, Organisational Psychologist, Certified Assessor and facilitator with a unique mix of business and human resource skills gained from working at both public and private organisations. 

  • She has received endorsements and awards for leading innovative efforts across the enterprise with a track record of growing referral business through word-of-mouth.  Recognised as an advocate of positive psychology

  • Her top ranking coaching topics include executive presence, leadership transition, new manager on-boarding, coaching for performance, career navigation, creating followership, cross team mentoring & collaboration. 

  • She is also an adjunct lecturer with the Kingston University of London on topics ranging from organisational learning, development to Coaching and Mentoring and is recognised as an Advanced Trainer and Assessor with the Singapore Workforce Skills Qualification organisation.

  • On this topic, she has successfully trained several hiring managers, HR professionals and recruiters with local, regional and global remits


Customers Feedback

"Nice sharing of materials and resources beyond the workshop!"

" I find the training pace is very good!"

"Useful insights and guides, thanks. Now to put them into action!"

"Engaging & Friendly :)"