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Resilience a focus for women in business

Lou Nicholson, Sarah Shelley, Holly Little, Rommie Corso, Estelle Woods, Hayley Hall, Di Russell and Karen Lume at the Middleton lunch.

Resilience, particularly in the face of the world’s current challenges, was the focus for the latest Women in Business Regional Network lunch at the Middleton Tavern.

The guest speaker was Mount Compass business coach Holly Little from The Resilience Blueprint, and formerly Odyssey Coaching.

It was a practical session as those present were challenged to complete a questionnaire to determine their optimism level which, according to Holly, was often the trait that impacted our resilience.

She outlined a five-part plan to build resilience including developing optimism, learning to focus on what we want to achieve, empathy for others, accountability for what we’re responsible for and building the right community to support you.

“We may not be responsible for an event, but we are responsible for how we think about it, and how we respond to it,” Holly said.

She said we were responsible for our destiny by the way we respond to situations and challenges.

Holly also encouraged those present to think about their own goals and focus, without being swayed by others.

The next Victor Harbor dinner will be held at the Hotel Crown on Thursday, August 26 when Helen Sampson of Jagged Crow Creative will be speaking about getting the most out of Google tools.  The first Yankalilla area dinner will be held at the Normanville Hotel on September 2 when network founder Carolyn Jeffrey will be giving tips on how to get your business noticed online.  The next Victor Harbor lunch is scheduled for the Middleton Tavern on October 6 when Lisa Wells will be speaking about reclaiming your health back from a busy schedule.

Among those at the Women in Business Regional Network lunch were Leeanne Traeger, Penny Vanderwal, Helen Sampson and Leanne Farr.