Hendy Group’s commitment to colleague training saw a resilience workshop held for some of the company’s younger employees at Bournemouth’s Vitality Stadium.
Alex Danson, who won Olympic Gold in her hockey career together with regional general manager Will Hendy hosted the session for 18-30 years olds working in Bournemouth and Poole.
“Resilience is so important in our professional and personal lives and this workshop was designed to help our colleagues deal with challenges and come out stronger,” said Will.
“Alex has faced many challenges in her life and by talking about how she has coped with these gave our colleagues an insight into how they can use different techniques in their own lives.”
Colleagues from sales, marketing, business improvement and the people team were involved in the workshop where Alex talked about how she deals with low point and moves forward.
“One aspect we covered was learning how to fail fast and moving quickly on,” said Alex. “Being part of the GB hockey team taught me how important it is to know strengths and weaknesses of team members and that is something that can be translated to business.”
She also talked about the importance of resilience following her brain injury in 2018 and the physical and mental battle that followed.
Will said that Alex also talked about the benefit of small wins which help build up our resilience bank.
“This was such a valuable workshop for the colleagues who said they had been inspired by Alex who has been a Hendy ambassador for 10 years,” he said. “We are now hoping to run similar workshops elsewhere in the Hendy Group area of operation.”