Certified Resilience First Aid Instructor

Dr Rhonda Emonson

Industry Focus:

Health, corporate, law, workplace conflict resolution


  • Physically located in Albury, NSW, although location of client is not issue with online workshops/training.
  • Will travel with ample confirmation and provided cost of accommodation/travel/meals is factored into quote and workshop date is confirmed.
  • Can offer blended or f2f

Instructor Bio

As a mediator, coach, counsellor and trainer, with national and international qualifications, I support others to achieve resilience skills, self care and emotional wellbeing.


I have worked extensively in the health area in nursing, (general/midwifery), social work (mental health accredited and worked in Palliative Care for seven years) and in private practice as a conflict resolver and resilience coach and work with many organisations to help resolve work place disputes. In 2019 I was the first Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner in Australia to complete research at a PhD level in the field of preparing parents for FDR.


My own personal journey has been impacted by two major (and unrelated) life-changing, physical, medical episodes. One in 1989 and another in 2001. Each episode required multiple hospital admissions, time away from family, rehabilitation, learning to be resilient and time to ‘review’ life and ponder on what is really important.


For many years, I have noticed colleagues experiencing compassion fatigue resulting from caring for others more than caring for themselves. This influenced and helped shape my desire to work with those who want to create change.  As a result of this passion, I am the Director of Carer Care Inc., a not-for-profit organisation providing training and support for those who professionally care for others, particularly those who live where access to support and training is limited.


A paradigm shift occurred when I realised that it is more effective to work proactively rather than waiting until clients present for treatment. That shift in thinking started a journey searching for programs that were strengths based, backed by science, preventative and build wellness in self and others. Following my training and accreditation as a Resilience First Aid Instructor with Driven, I am a proud member of the inaugural group RFA Instructors providing training for those keen to make a difference. 

What will you learn?

Learn how to proactively build mental wellness in people you care about

Learn how to support others through six resilience domains

Learn language to talk proactively about mental health

Learn how to respond when someone is struggling

Learn a strength-based model to become a source of hope

Learn how to connect meaningfully to support those around you

Resilience First Aid

Course Outcome

On completion of the course, you will:

Don’t wait until the people around you are struggling.

Take on the challenge now to build mental health proactively. This is how we can make a long term impact.

- Jurie Rossouw

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