Adventure Psychology: Going Knowingly into the Unknown™
Paula combines business intelligence with adventure experience and a Masters in Positive Psychology to help leaders and organisations survive and thrive in today’s uncertain and challenging times.
In July 2018 she graduated with an MSc Distinction in Positive Psychology and her dissertation researched the benefits of Adventuring. Paula has now launched Adventure Psychology: Going Knowingly into the Unknown™ as a new discipline. Most people will be familiar with Sports Psychology which is about peak performance in fixed conditions. In comparison, Adventure Psychology is more relevant to today’s world, focusing on adaptation and enduring performance in challenging and uncertain conditions.
We need to adapt as the world changes around us; survival of the ‘fittest’, is actually survival of those better equipped for surviving. This includes acclimatising, learning, and improving performance to enhance evolution fitness. Adventure Psychology is about adapting to survive (cope) and then thrive (optimum flourishing and functioning) in today’s volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous times.
We need to go ‘Knowingly into the Unknown™’ to develop wisdom, resilience and growth.
This topic is new and relevant to today’s VUCA leadership, covering:
- Adaptation – surviving and thriving in the fast-changing world
- Positivity & grit
- The mindset
- The language
- Going knowingly – choosing, preparing, anticipatory thinking
- Into the Unknown – coping, agility, curiosity, dealing with VUCA
The value is in the mindset, creating an ‘adventure advantage’. Outcomes and takeaways include:
- A new perspective
- How we should lead in a VUCA world
- Handbook and tools
This workshop is also suitable for a retreat setting.
Updated December 2018.