“The comfort zone is a behavioural state within which a person operates in an anxiety-neutral condition, using a limited set of behaviours to deliver a steady level of performance, usually without a sense of risk.” Judith Bardwick, Author, “Danger in the Comfort Zone” While we exist and operate within our comfort zone, there isn’t a … Continue reading Is it really necessary to push ourselves outside of our comfort zones?
Each of us possesses 24 Character Strengths under the virtues of Wisdom, Courage, Humanity, Justice, Temperance and Transcendence. We have all of these strengths in different degrees that combine to give us a unique character strength profile. Our character strengths are the positive parts of our personality that make us feel authentic and engaged. Research … Continue reading What are Character Strengths and how can you use them effectively?
Our team at Character Builders have been journeying through the uncertainty of COVID-19 over the past month. We have been busily preparing for the closure and shutdown of our engagements while simultaneously developing online support for our valued clients. The contagion has challenged us to be the best we can be both as individuals and … Continue reading Building Character Through A Global Crisis
Over the past 12 years Character Builders has been running leadership programs through incursions, excursions and retreats. During this time we have identified a number of reasons why students will, and will not step up to serve the school in a leadership capacity. As a discussion point with your students and teachers here are some … Continue reading Giving them a reason to lead
Hopefully by now you have seen or heard of our newest resource, the My Character Journal. This beautiful journal is the culmination of years of experience, development and time spent working with youth. We have had a truly remarkable uptake of the journal across Australia, adding it to school book lists, and seeing it rolled … Continue reading My Character Journal
Did you know that Character Builders offer specifically tailored sequential programs? We strongly believe that our messages of confidence, respect and self esteem are a crucial part of every students’ successful journey through school. We have worked meticulously to create a series of fun, exciting, engaging and meaningful programs that complement and supplement each other … Continue reading Character Builders’ Sequential Programs
We have been privileged to work with some amazing schools and clients so far in 2018. As much as we have shared and taught, we have been gifted just as many opportunities of learning and growth from the people we work with. Some of the best insights (both personal and professional), come from the places … Continue reading Our opportunities for growth – a reflection
Entitled youth of today? A lot of people tell me that today’s kids are: · Entitled · Lack resilience · Are socially inept and · Suffer social anxiety I understand why people feel this way as on the surface when you see a large group of students they appear to be more invested in their … Continue reading Entitled youth of today?
It’s been quiet from us on the blog this term; we’ve had a massive start to the year delivering over 60 events – incursions, excursions, camps, corporate team builders and Teacher PD. We’ve worked with almost 4,000 individuals and have loved every minute of it! We feel so honoured and privileged to do what we … Continue reading Developing leaders through peer culture and personal development – a big start to 2018 for the team at Character Builders and everyone we work with!
As the year draws to an end, the team here at Character Builders are reflecting on 2017 and preparing for 2018. It’s been a HUGE year for both Character Builders and our new sister company Character Care, and we are all very much looking forward to some time off with our families and friends over … Continue reading Leadership and Team Building, signing off for 2017!