The Power of Mental Resilience

Is mental resilience something that people naturally possess? Can it be taught? What does it actually look and feel like in the real world?

DATE AND TIME

Tue, May 22, 2018
8:45 AM – 11:00 AM BST

LOCATION

Bullitt Hotel
40a Church Lane
Belfast
BT1 4QN

Knowledge Network is back in the heart of Belfast, a city which knows a few things about resilience and the importance of moving forward.

On this occasion our Topic is ‘The Power of Mental Resilience’ and at Knowledge Network we wanted to understand why successful people whether in their business, sport or personal life’s are resilient enough to work through the tough times, fail, dust themselves off and get back up to try again to reach their potential.

Is mental resilience something that people naturally possess? Can it be taught? What does it actually look and feel like in the real world?

We are delighted to have two fantastic guest contributors:

Naomh McElhatton

Naomh McElhatton has been highlighted as one of Northern Irelands most energetic entrepreneurs and is well known for delivering and presenting top class events, conferences, digital transformation training and marketing consultancy around the globe. Her energy is infectious and her story is as inspirational. Naomh has a very clear vison of what she wants to achieve and if her current achievements in the NI business world are anything to go by (Delivering TEDx talks at Stormont, STEM ambassador, curator of She Said Club, host of Women In Tech, Founder Smart NI & DANI Awards) nothing will stop her from achieving these goals. She does have a secret weapon though, that weapon is the mental resilience which keeps Naomh coming back and coming back stronger with each new venture.

Angela Platt

Our second contributor is the one and only Angela Platt, an elite athlete having represented Northern Ireland in TWO disciplines, hockey and football. Former Executive Manager for Ulster hockey. Angela is now trail blazing in a different field as General Manager of Northern Cricket Union and is pivotal in delivering the organisations goals to develop and strengthen the local game as envisaged in Cricket Ireland’s development strategy. Angela is the Vice Chair of the Northern Ireland Sports’ Forum and Chair Person for the Female Sports Forum which is committed to increasing female participation in sport and active recreation throughout Northern Ireland. Angela knows and has demonstrated the importance of mental resilience better than most throughout her sport and business career.