Our Story

Why Resilience?

The current reality is a world of increasing uncertainty. Globalisation, disruption resulting from technological advances, and geo-political shifts put people under increasing pressure and strain. The persistent change in the world and the pressures on us to transform and adapt require agility. In a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous world, resilience becomes a strategic asset.

“One of the things we’re grappling with is the pace of technology and change occurring right now. As an industry, we have largely been protected from change due to high barriers to entry. But if we don’t change, we could be the taxi companies that get disrupted and disrupted in 3-5 years. That is quite frightening. So how do we get comfortable with change, respond to change and find ways to come up with ideas, to collaborate and talk beyond just our roles or level of experience. We need people to be themselves, you need to have your whole self at work. If corporates were to mature 10-15 years, resilience would ideally just be a natural part of what we do and how we act.”

Sarah Turnbull,

ANZ Bank

Resilience drives performance

Resilience is an evidence-based, integral and practical solution to the human dimension of work. Building resilience mitigates problems like depression, distress and illness. It liberates the potential in our people to be well, effective and whole.

Resilience is a foundation and goal of strategy.

We face a variety of part solutions – EAP, insurance, wellness, EQ, mindfulness, etc. – that can trivialise the importance of preparing and challenging your people to be at their best on the job and at home.

Resilient people are calm, energised, engaged, focused and creative. A resilient organisation serves with vision, humility and care. It is adaptive, innovative and tenacious. It is a force for good.

When your organisation is resilient you will attract resilient people. This virtuous cycle separates the truly great from the average.

The Resilience Institute has a proven solution to measuring the human dimension, targeting the right investments, and delivering the results that underpin success.

Our Purpose

The Resilience Institute seeks to study, practice and teach the biology of resilience.  We define resilience as the learned ability to demonstrate bounce, courage, creativity and connection.

Our Mission

To optimise body, heart, mind and spirit in our lives, in our community of practice, in our organisational clients, and in our communities.

Resilience Training

An evidence-based, integral and practical method for liberating human potential. We do this through five core modules applied in leadership, team training and coaching: master stress, energise the body, engage the emotions, train the mind, spirit in action.


The Institute was founded in 2002. Its mission is to deliver high impact, practical, evidence-based and integrated Resilience training by bringing together modern preventative medicine, positive psychology, emotional intelligence, cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) and neuroscience.

To date, thousands of executives and professionals have joined our community. They have built stronger bodies, achieved greater levels of emotional intelligence, and have developed stronger minds.

1989 Foundations in sports medicine

2003 Australia

Stuart launches in Melbourne

Five books

On Practical Resilience

2008 Resilient 360

1000 participants

2010 The Resilience Diagnostic

Over 20,000 participants

Resilience Training

Over 45,000 participants

2014 Online training

Over 500 participants globally

2015 Inside-Out: The Practice of Resilience

Latest book – get it now

2015 Resilience Diagnostic Interactive

Private learning laboratory

2016: Launch of RAPT Resilience Training

Web and smartphone training platform

2016: Publish Global Diagnostic Report

Resilience delivers results

2017: Australia becomes Springfox

2017: Sponsor NZPF

Working to build resilience in schools

2017: Launch Your Resilience Journey

Complete resilience training for teams and individuals