CompTalk: Coaching for Resilience and Mental Toughness in the Workplace

Mental toughness and resilience can help prevent workplace stress and burnout.
By: | February 12, 2021

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic upended their lives, workers were experiencing all kinds of disruption. Industries from tech to insurance were focused on innovation, and employees were hit with endless change and high expectations.

Seventy-six percent of employees experience burnout on the job sometimes, and 28% say they feel burnt out “very often” or “always” when at work, according to a Gallup report.

As the pandemic introduces new stressors and overruns workplace mental health resources, it’s important for employers to ensure their employees are taking care of their mental as well as physical health.

In National Comp’s latest CompTalk, former Elite Eight basketball coach Pam Borton details how resilience and mental toughness can be developed. Our brains are muscles, after all, and Borton’s talk will explain how workers can develop resiliency in order to move on from adversity and failure.

Each of the strategies she’ll discuss for managing real life pressures and stressors was influenced by her time as a coach when she led teams to a Final Four, Elite Eight, three straight Sweet Sixteens and numerous NCAA Tournaments.

You can view the full session on-demand here. Check out more CompTalks on the National Comp website. &


Courtney DuChene is a freelance journalist based in Philadelphia. She can be reached at [email protected].

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