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InnerCircle 2022: Building resilience to sustain peak performance

Employers 06.21.2022 2 MIN

The demands on senior leaders inevitably affect energy levels and decision making in the moment. An intentional approach to conducting everyday business and showing up as the best version of ourselves can help promote successful outcomes, personal and professional.

From June 8–10, HR leaders from across Corporate America gathered at Goldman Sachs Ayco’s 2022 InnerCircle conference to discuss key strategies for maximizing potential at their companies. Nick Propper, an executive coach and CEO of Impact Human Performance (IHP), took the stage to share strategies for bringing your “best self” to work and building personal resilience to help maximize performance.

Focusing on simple methods of behavior change, Nick shared research trends, proven approaches and insights into what gets in the way of being our best selves.


Key Takeaways

  • Long-standing research by IHP shows that small routines can make a big difference and become a source of energy to drive personal, professional and team growth. Establishing regular routines throughout the day can help individuals maximize their potential by returning focus to the people and things that matter most.
  • Becoming your “best self” involves maximizing all aspects of your life to encourage growth, limit distractions, and concentrate efforts on professional and personal goals.
  • Continued growth is key to fulfillment. Achievement alone doesn’t necessarily lead to fulfillment.
  • Good decision-making requires cognitive flexibility and the ability to access all of our faculties. Stress can interfere with this process.
  • Recovery is a crucial component of achieving daily peak performance. It’s not a future-based activity. You can’t put off recovering until you take a vacation. Recovery is something to engage in every day. It’s important to get into a recovery zone for just 60 seconds following periods of high stress. These breaks can help you reset and sustain performance at a higher level. Begin by taking a moment for recovery just a few times a day. Within 10 days you should notice an improvement.


When you experience stress, you need to look for a moment of recovery.”

—Nick Propper, CEO, Impact Human Performance


These important techniques for minimizing stress and maximizing clarity can help leaders—and members of their teams—make more rational, informed decisions. For more insights, review the presentation shared by Nick during InnerCircle.

Share these insights on building resilience with employees to help create a more engaged, focused and fulfilled workforce.

For more insights from InnerCircle, visit the InnerCircle website. Have questions or interested in learning more about how Goldman Sachs Ayco can help support your employees’ mental health? Contact us.