Thriving on Change

The course “Thriving on Change” empowers individuals to face the inevitable changes in both personal and professional life with confidence and composure. Through critical techniques, strategies, and a transformational mindset, attendees will learn how to adapt to change as a learned skill, becoming more flexible, proactive, and resilient in the face of life’s curveballs.


Course Length: 42 mins | Access Time: 6 months | Certificate of Completion: Yes

When You’re Thrown a Curveball

Change is one of the most powerful forces in life. It can shake us, wake us up, shatter our expectations, and rock us to our core. It is unavoidable. Our brains are hardwired to react to change. At various points in our personal and professional lives, we will face the challenges that change presents. Like it or not, that curveball is coming. Changes, both big and small, will happen in your life. If given the power, change can feel like chaos. It can…

  • Make us put up our walls
  • Feel like we’re forced to spend our time and energy fighting it
  • Shut us down and mire us in a sense of grief
  • Leave us longing for the way it used to be
  • Affect other areas of our lives
  • Disrupt the calm and order we work hard to create

The Solution: Thriving on Change

Too often, we identify one’s ability to adapt to change as an innate skill – something we are either born with or not. That’s simply not true. The ability to adapt to change is, in fact, a skill, and any skill can be taught and learned. If you’ve felt, in the past, that you really struggle to embrace change, you don’t need to resign yourself to that reaction anymore. There’s another way.

You can learn how to thrive on change. By adopting critical techniques and strategies along with the right mindset, you can face change of any kind with confidence and composure. Sharpening this skill will serve you well in both your professional career and your personal life. Change is everywhere. Joan Burge will teach you how to become empowered by change, not trampled by it.

The Key Takeaways

The Thriving on Change Module will help you face change with the right attitude and utilize tactics that serve to ease the strain it can cause and inspire you to look at yourself in a different light. Change will come, and you will be ready for it. You’ll walk away from this module with an understanding of how to:

  • Deal with the fear that change creates
  • Employ key strategies for change management
  • Take the right approach to best deal with change
  • Become more flexible
  • Use a different perspective to view change
  • Build up your tolerance to change

What You Will Learn

This module will allow you to embrace any kind of change and make the most of it by becoming a change agent. It is designed to help assistants and the companies for whom they work increase productivity, have more energy, practice more patience, and embrace a positive outlook. In “Thriving on Change,” Joan will cover:

  • Centering your emotions in order to gain more insight on a change you’re facing
  • Strategies and tactics that allow you to be part of the solution
  • How to learn from the past to better face the future

A message from Office Dynamics Founder and CEO, Joan Burge:

I applaud your initiative, determination, and spirit of growth. You’re here, so you’re obviously eager to learn. Since 1990, I’ve worked hard to develop a huge library of resources so you can do just that. You will find educational resources ranging from downloadable eBooks to live virtual courses, conferences, on-demand courses, and more at For a transformative investment, take a look at our Administrative Certification/Designation courses at

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