Legal Professional Edition

Resilient by Design (RbD) is a 10-week program designed to teach you everything you need to know about how to cultivate resilience, ease, joy and vibrant wellbeing.

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Welcome to Resilient by Design

We are living in an uncertain, disrupted, hyper-connected age where stress is the common norm and is often perceived as uncontrollable.  Add in the pressures of working in the legal industry, and it’s no wonder that at least 50% of lawyers in Canada have experienced significant stress, burnout, or anxiety.

Resilient by Design will help you to regain your control by nudging you to develop robust and practical habits for thriving in the legal industry. 

RbD is right for you if:

  • You are ready to feel energized, focused and productive.
  • You want to reduce stress and anxiety and take back control of your life and your job.
  • You want to succeed at getting healthier and happier both at work and at home.
  • You looking to make a positive lifestyle change that is sustainable.
  • You ready to build new habits and develop new patterns that set you up for success.
  • You are ready to be more joyful, relaxed AND effective. 

What you will learn:

The Resilient by Design Program has a competency-based curriculum that integrates resilience-enhancing best practices and the neuroscience of behaviour change to help you positively impact your health, wellbeing and ultimately resilience.

By the end of the program you will learn:

  • How to eradicate overwhelm
  • Methods to enhance your productivity and creativity.
  • Effective sleep hygiene habits
  • The keys to clean eating for productivity, health and happiness both at work and at home.
  • How to nudge yourself into regular movement in your busy life including those long days at the office
  • How to start or enhance your mindfulness practice
  • Practices, habits and rituals that enhance positivity
  • How to remain positive when adversity strikes (bonus video)
  • Tips for building positive strong connections
  • Well deserved and essential work recovery and energy renewal best practices
  • The 5 steps to creating an intentional life
  • And so much more…

Physical Mastery

In module one we explore the habits and behaviours which support our physical mastery. We learn how sleeping deep, eating consciously and moving often are the keys to improved health, increased energy, higher cognitive function and reduced stress.

Self Awareness

In module two we delve into the practices that support our mental and emotional well-being. We explore and practice mindfulness. We experience the benefits of a positive mindset and discover the full value of authentic connections. Finally, we delve into work recovery and boundary setting.

Intentional Orientation

In module three we develop an intentional orientation. Resilient individuals tend to have purpose, know their values and have a vision that is compelling to them and which informs their decisions.  In this module we discover what is important to us, articulate our values, and create a vision for our lives. 

How you will learn:

You will learn experientially – gaining knowledge about best practices and then move into deliberate action through weekly challenge exercises.

The program will be delivered in a hybrid model offering live web sessions as well as online lessons and content. The lessons will be released weekly and will be accompanied by resources to help you cement your learning. Each lesson will build on the previous lesson so that you know exactly what to focus on first, second, and third. There will be three live sessions; one near the start, one midway and one at the conclusion of the program.

Live web sessions online will be hosted from 10am - 12pm (e.s.t.) on the following dates:
October 2, 2021  |  October 30, 2021  |  December 4, 2021

What makes this program unique:

  1. Resilient By Design integrates science-backed wellness practices with coaching for change tools.
  2. The program focuses on habit change. Many of the lifestyle enhancements that augment our resilience are common sense, but are not common practice. By focusing the program on habit change we make the common sense your common practice.
  3. It is designed based upon the neuroscience of behaviour change and the latest insights into neuro-plasticity. The program creates a new environment for you to engage in and challenges you to new ways of thinking and new ways of behaving in order to build your resilience and supercharge your overall wellbeing.
  4. The program offers hands-on experience & real-life results.  RbD is an experiential program; you will experience developing your resilience, observing your obstacles and learning what it takes to overcome them. 
  5. It offers accountability, support and community. This is a blended learning program. While you have the opportunity to work through much of the content from anywhere on your own time, you will also have the opportunity to come together with peers, to discuss, deliberate and experience. 

Critical dates for the next offering

The dates for the next offering of RBD - Legal will be set soon. Please check back later.

On the following dates:

The bottom line

In order to be our best selves and do our best work in an environment that is disrupted we need to create positive habits that support our sustainable resilience; make us stronger, healthier and happier. 


$1595 CAD

Early Bird: $1,395

Dates for the next offering are TBD.

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This includes videos, challenge exercises, discussion forums, additional learning resources,
bonuses and pre & post assessments

Resilient by Design Offering

With your registration you will receive the following:

Enroll and become your best self

You are here because the vision of a more joyful, less stressed and more productive life is in your sights. Make the decision to the habits and behaviors to achieve your vision and become your best self.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Access to the Resilient by Design on-line interactive platform for 180 days.
  2. Three 2-hour live web sessions. 
  3. Thirteen videos delivered over ten weeks. Over 100 hours of evidence-based content designed to inform and inspire action.
  4. Ten challenge exercises designed to create positive habits and transform. The Challenge exercises are where the magic happens.
  5. Ten discussion forums designed to help you reflect upon your blind spots while engaging with others.
  6. A boatload of additional learning to go deeper.
  7. The bonuses
    1. Three 30 minute coaching sessions
    2. Office stretches videos
    3. The ten minute morning stretch
    4. The five minute meditation
    5. The guide to clean eating

World class design, leading edge platform and a user experience designed to delight. 

The program is for busy legal professionals struggling to get it all done; for people wanting to thrive in our new 24/7 competitive, disrupted reality but not knowing how to. If you are stressed, overwhelmed and running all the time and if you feel like you could be better, do better and get better results but don’t know how.

Each weekly video lesson is between 15 and 60 minutes long. After each lesson you will complete a challenge exercise and implement a resilience-enhancing habit. Completing the challenge exercise should take no more than 10 minutes. The time it takes to implement your new habit is up to you based on your chosen habit. For example, if you decide to start bringing a healthy lunch to work you will need to schedule in some time for that.  

Each lesson is like an interactive textbook. You will have access to a pre-recorded lesson, a challenge exercise, additional learning and an opportunity to learn from peers via the discussion forum. You will also be urged to find an accountability partner during the program to help you with staying true to your development of resilience-enhancing habits and commitments.

The secret to success of the Resilient by Design program lies in what is referred to as neuroplasticity. Neuroplasticity is an umbrella term referring to the ability of your brain to reorganize itself, both physically and functionally, due to your environment, behavior, thinking, and emotions. 

The program creates a new environment for you to engage in and challenges you to new ways of thinking (knowledge) and new ways of behaving (intentional action) in order to build new neuropathways that contribute to your resilience and supercharge your overall wellness.

In other words, this program provides the platform for real positive change through knowledge, intentional action, accountability, emotional engagement and reinforcement. All critical factors in new neuropathway creation.

Not a problem – the program is flexible, and course fee payments provide 180 days of full course access and certificate eligibility. We suggest you complete one lesson per week but you won’t be penalized for not following this schedule as long as you complete the program in 180 days.

Yes! If you complete the program within 180 days, your electronic certificate will be sent to you via email you can print your certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. Note that the program certificate does not represent official academic credit.

Resilient by Design is an on-line program. As long as you have access to the internet you have access to the content anytime and anywhere. You can also learn on any device including iPhone or android.

Meet your Lead Instructors:

As an executive development specialist, Certified International Health Coach and yoga instructor, Monica provides workshops and coaching for both individuals and organizations. She specializes in helping busy individuals prioritize their health and wellbeing in the face of today’s hyper-scheduled, 24/7, competitive work environment. Monica established the Leadership Wellness Group to deliver transformational programming to individuals, coaches and organizations.

Monica Bodurka, MBA, CIHC, CYI

As a lawyer who is now in his 25th year of practice, Rob understands the unique pressures of the legal industry.  Having seen the benefits of developing his own resilience practices, Rob is committed to sharing his knowledge and experience with others so that they can tackle the stressful situations they face with strength and power.  With his qualifications as both a Certified Executive Coach and Certified Resilience Coach, Rob is able to help guide his coaching clients to take action and make the changes that they need to make to become resilient by design.

Rob De Toni, B.Adm., LL.B., C.E.C., C.R.C.


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