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Mental Toughness for Leaders leading through crisis training Adelaide Melbourne Sydney Perth Brisbane Darwin

includes 90 min debrief
1/2 or Full Day
Virtual 2 hrs

Onsite, Retreat, Virtual

6 -30

Australia Wide F2F + International Virtual Delivery

Mental Toughness for Leadership teams

Mental Toughness Professional Development for Leaders  |  Strategic Leadership Development

Adelaide | Brisbane| Canberra| Darwin| Hobart| Melbourne| Perth| Sydney| Australia Wide

What is Mental Toughness?

Mental Toughness is a personality trait that determines your ability to perform consistently under stress and pressure and is closely related to qualities such as character, resilience, grit and perseverance.

A personality trait which determines, in large part, how people respond to challenge, stress and pressure, irrespective of their circumstances.

Professor Peter Clough, Professor of Applied Psychology at Manchester Metropolitan University who is a pioneer on research into Mental Toughness, further describes a mentally tough person as

“someone who is comfortable in their own skin, can take whatever comes along in their stride and mostly enjoy the challenge”.

Mental Toughness isn’t being uncaring or self-centred – it is about being confident that you can prevail and not give up, even if the odds are stacked against you.

The MTQ assessments

Our high quality online psychometric measures are used to assess Mental Toughness in an individual. They have been developed in collaboration between Professor Peter Clough of Huddersfield University and formerly Manchester Metropolitan University and Doug Strycharczyk, Managing Director of AQR.

MTQ assessments are reliable and well-validated psychometric measures, which are easy to use, and the results are simple to understand and analyse. Accredited Mental toughness practitioners can only use them. MTQ assessments are:

  • valid and reliable as per the US Department of Labor and the British Psychological Society
  • simple to use and understand
  • online and quick to complete
  • cost-effective.


A 68 item measure that provides scores for overall Mental Toughness. It assesses

The 4 Cs:

    • Control
    • Commitment
    • Challenge
    • Confidence
  •  8 scales/factors
    • Life Control
    • Emotional Control
    • Goal Orientation
    • Achievement Orientation
    • Risk Orientation
    • Learning Orientation
    • Confidence in Abilities
    • Interpersonal Confidence


When we work with leaders – each person takes the online assessment, either an MT48 or MTQ Plus, and has a 1:1 debrief with an accredited practitioner.

The team then comes together for an engaging, interactive workshop or virtual training that provides a team profile and delivers strategies to support mental toughness in core domains.

Team members may choose to share results with the broader group, although during the session, may be paired with someone who has a domain at a similar level on the scale to support psychological safety.

This is a positive and empowering experience that enables leaders to see their areas where they are mentally strong and mentally sensitive. Immensely powerful for self-growth.


 Interesting well worth it. Enjoyed the topic and the concept of the circle of influence and circle of concern.

Shayne : leader Dormakaba

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Who is This For?

EVERY ORGANISATION! Suitable for executive teams, leaders, work teams, public sector, education, health, manufacturing and for all who work in high-pressure roles.

We happily tailor if there is specific challenges or changes within the business.

Team Flow on Benefits

Mental Toughness is a core soft skills development that has a significant impact on the leader and team. 

We know that change is here to stay and the ability of a leader to self-regulate and respond instead of reacting has never been more important.  This session supports bringing unified professionalism in working cohesively as a leadership team.

Expert Facilitators

Accredited Mental Toughness Presenters include

Jane Wundersitz: Australia & International Virtual delivery. Keynote Plenary Speaker, Conference, Executive and Leadership, Public Sector, Employee and Team development | Australia Wide | Adelaide | Canberra | Sydney | Perth | Alice Springs | Brisbane |Darwin | Hobart | Regional | Mt Gambier |

Belinda Sudano: Conference, Executive and Leadership, Public Sector, Employee and Team Development | Melbourne

Profile Options or Pre-work

We have accredited mental toughness facilitators to deliver with the MTQ48 or can present an introductory session with a self assessment.


In-person – Inhouse, Conference or Retreat – we bring everything required for the workshop. AV supplied by the client.

Virtual Training Delivered by Zoom, Microsoft Teams or Web-Ex.



This is What Our Clients Thought

I really enjoyed the content, pace and activities and liked the way the session made us aware of our emotions. Relevant and useful.

EWOSAPositive Team building Adelaide

'You’re an awesome facilitator that can lift a room – not many people have that skill '

Nathan Wilson - Australian & NZ Leadership ConferenceNathan

"It was such a great day and a lot of take aways.

CAM: General Manager FinanceFlight Centre Group : FCM

Very relevant content, interactive and a good perspective. Enjoyed this and relevant for leaders.

ColinDormakaba Leadership Team

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