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Test your hardiness and resilience to avoid workplace stress and burn out?

By May 19, 2016January 26th, 2021Member News & Updates

Everyone is under ever increasing stress and pressure. How do you cope, do you fall apart and feel overwhelmed or do you find that you are stronger than others? Psychological hardiness has been shown to reduce the occurrence of illness in reaction to stress; it also is linked to the ability to thrive under pressure in both one's personal and professional life.

Business Profiles by Sampson Hall has launched a new online mental toughness test for individuals and businesses around the world.

Sampson Hall created the test working alongside Sir Clive Woodward, England’s Rugby World Cup-winning coach, and Team GB’s Director of Sport at the Beijing, Vancouver and London 2012 Olympic Games, who has spent over a decade working with individuals in business and sport developing his DNA of a Champion model.

The online test is aimed at high performing organisations and their leaders, managers and teams who aspire for continual improvement and want to be at the top of their game. It also offers individuals the ability to understand their own capability and future potential in the business and sporting world.

The test has been designed around the methods Clive used as England coach and with Team GB and for the last decade has been developing through his work with individuals in both business and sport.

Each individual completes a 20-minute online psychometric test via Once complete, they receive three detailed assessment reports which give feedback on an individual’s mental toughness that can be used in coaching and development. 

Sir Clive explains: “Mental Toughness isn’t about getting a sudden shot of inspiration or courage but about building the daily habits that allow you to avoid distractions, stick to a schedule, overcome challenges and grow in confidence.  

“Mentally tough people are simply more consistent. They develop systems that help them focus on what’s important regardless of the obstacles encountered and their habits form the foundation of their mental strength. In short, they do not give up; they persevere until they find a way, until they succeed.”

DNA of a Champion is part of the Business Profiles by Sampson Hall, an online platform featuring a range of specialist tools aimed at individuals, teams and organisations looking to discover and achieve their true potential and seize opportunities. 

Phil Sampson, of Sampson Hall, says: “Mental toughness is about achieving individual goals and being the best you can be, in any sphere. There is also clear evidence that mental toughness can be changed and developed.” 

“What’s brilliant about DNA of a Champion is that everyone gets incredibly useful information about themselves that will help them every single day of their lives. It’s fantastic for people to use in their day-to-day work, longer-term career and in a sporting environment.”

“Everyone has the potential to develop and progress, but knowing your mental toughness, and very importantly your potential to change, will finally give you the expert inside knowledge that very few other people in business or sport possess.”

Phil adds: “DNA of a Champion is not about pushing everyone to the limits of their mental toughness but getting the full lowdown so you know your strengths from a completely new angle. It’s rooted in detailed psychological analysis but the feedback you get is clear and to the point. 

“The world is changing and everyone is looking for a cutting-edge for them personally and for their business. That’s where we believe DNA of a Champion can help make a difference.”

Visit to find out more and take the test.