Michael Burke

Founder and Director
@ Embrace Resilience and Embrace Learning

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  • Bio

I have worked with private and public organisations in the health and social care sector for over 30 years. I have a special interest in behavioural science and dual diagnosis. From designing and delivering training courses on Mental Health for GPs, allied health professionals and educationalists it was a small step to create meaningful online learning content for a wider audience.

I believe that learning technologies have a powerful role to play in helping to equip people to develop their resilience and wellbeing. For me, it’s all about developing the capacity for resilience in individuals, organisations and communities.

One definition of resilience is the ability to adapt positively to changing circumstances. My favourite quote on the subject is: “Sometimes when it looks like things are falling apart, they may actually be falling in to place”.

Whole-systems improvement demands an approach with a focus on the whole individual and necessarily involves behavioural change across the organisation. It is here that the blend of online learning technologies and face to face training have a role to play.

Favourite Quote: “Sometimes when it looks like things are falling apart, they may actually be falling in to place.”

Favourite Film: Life of Brian.

Favourite Band/Artist: So many but …Dylan.