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Career Resilience

Career Resilience




Kaiser is constantly innovating,
Healthcare is constantly changing,
Technology is constantly being updated.
We need to constantly be developing, too.

The ability to effectively meet changes in the workplace is called “Career Resilience.” Do you have the “resilience muscles” you need?

What is career resilience and why should you care about it? Watch the video to find out!



  • Is your job or workplace constantly changing?
  • Are you expected to develop new skills regularly?
  • Could your job go away and you want to develop new options now?
  • Are you in redeployment or job transition?
  • Are you concerned about being able to adapt to new requirements, expectations, environments, or processes – and come out with the best results?


Dive in and be ready to surf the waves of change at KP!

To get started, contact your BHMT Career Counselor to take an eye-opening assessment.

  • Learn more about the BHMT Career Resilience Program: How to Build your Resilience Muscles



Professional Journals, Articles and Books


The Time Between Dreams: How To Navigate Uncertainty In Your Life And Work
By Carol A. Vecchio – 2013 – Imagine A World Publishing, Seattle, WA


In this book, Vecchio provides insights about the natural cycles of change and guidelines for navigating through those times. An innovator and entrepreneur in the field of Career Development, the author offers several tips that her clients find useful.




Managing Change with Personal Resilience
Linda Hoopes, Ph.D and Mark Kelly, MBA Vecchio – 2004 – Mark Kelly Books, Raleigh, NC


Resilience will become increasingly necessary in order to stay productive, effective and successful in jobs and careers given the continuous change that occurs in organizations today. Change is challenging as it can disrupt our expectations, and require us to create a new reality, including new priorities and direction, as we adapt to and assimilate the new circumstances. This requires using mental , emotional and physical energy. We can maximize our adaptation capacity and keep our energies from becoming depleted by learning and practicing the mind-sets and skills of resilience


This book will tell you how understanding and strengthening the seven major characteristics of Personal Resilience will enable you to maximize your ability to adapt to and assimilate change..


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Popular Press References


O: The Oprah Magazine — Are You Ready for a Change?
pp 92- 105 April 2015


This issue of “O” focuses on change, acknowledging the variety of ways it impacts our lives and offering strategies for getting through it and thriving beyond it.


The Core Message: “Change is inevitable and survivable … face big changes with grit and grace.”


The Interesting Approach: Five short articles, five “Instant Resilience Refreshers,” and a “Transition Tool Kit.”


The Diverse Perspectives: From traditional, e.g. Jane Austen’s reminder that, “We none of us expect to be in smooth waters all our days,” to a contemporary “mixtape” list of songs to keep us moving along through various types of change.


Available at your public library or for purchase online.



Time Magazine — The Art of Resilience
pp 36 – 42, June 1, 2015


Two psychiatrists look at Resilience through the lens of neuroscience. They provide information on studies they have conducted with Navy Seals, other war veterans and children who have experienced trauma and disruption in their lives. These scenarios not only included trauma but also on-going stress.


The authors were able to see differences in the brain functioning of those who were assessed to be more resilient. The studies also showed that people can modify their brain processes to become more resilient, including reducing negative emotional reactions such as “fight or flight.”


The authors offer a number of expert tips for strengthening resilience, including always reaching out for support; having an exercise regimen that you will stick to and the utilization of mindfulness meditation


Available at your public library or for purchase online.


Forbes — Six Key Steps for Career Resilience
Kerry Hannon, Contributor. (An interview with Beverly Jones, Executive Coach), December 26, 2012


Beverly says, “Resilience means anticipating risks and feeling comfortable with change.… It’s the ability to start feeling better and bolster your confidence after a setback. It’s remaining engaged in the midst of shifting challenges.”


Read the entire article to learn the six steps

“The Personal Resilience Profile was helpful for me to identify patterns in my own thoughts and behaviors that affect my ability to manage change. It reflects my strength as well as ways to grow. My personal resilience characteristics offer me guidance to continually practice the new skills and work on increasing my capabilities.”
Allied Health