Resilient like a lion - build & boost a resilience mindset

Resilience tools from neuroscience, 10 bullet proof resilience strategies, and new perspectives to handle challenges
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You know which 5 psychological triggers make it hard for you to handle change - and how you will overcome those hurdles
You use the 10 bullet proof strategies to handle change and be motivated to drive change actively
You use the success principles of lions, cheetah, or elephants, to master changes in your business (and life)
You use the 45-page workbook as your reference for any change - today and in the future
You feel empowered and know what to do in case you struggle with change
You are not a victim of the circumstances any more, because you drive change


  • You want to be see and use change as an opportunity, and not feel like a victim
  • This course is NOT for executives - for you we offer another change-management course


Resilience – the incredible ability to bounce back from adversity, to adapt, and to thrive in the face of change.

Resilience is the secret ingredient that propels individuals to overcome life's toughest challenges and emerge stronger than ever before.

Are you harnessing the full potential of your resilience?

Take a moment to reflect on your own resilience:

  • How do you react when faced with unexpected setbacks?

  • Do you crumble under pressure, or do you rise to the occasion?

  • What strategies do you employ to navigate through turbulent times?

Resilience isn't just about surviving; it's about thriving, evolving, and embracing the opportunities that change presents.

  • How do you handle change in your personal and professional life?

  • Are you someone who embraces new beginnings with open arms, or do you find yourself stuck in the grip of uncertainty?

  • Do you yearn for a toolkit of practical strategies to build your resilience and navigate through life's twists and turns?

If you're seeking answers to these questions, then you're in the right place.

Our captivating course, 'Resilient like a lion - build & boost a resilience mindset,' takes you on an extraordinary journey to the heart of Africa. We've crafted an experience that combines the thrill of adventure with the wisdom of nature's most resilient creatures.

Instead of traditional e-learning-environment, join us on a remarkable safari where you'll witness firsthand the awe-inspiring resilience of the animal kingdom. From the remarkable adaptability of a chameleon to the unwavering determination of a wildebeest migration, nature has honed the art of resilience over millions of years. Now, it's time to harness those invaluable lessons and apply them directly to your own life.

Our "Wildlife Leadership" series is not just another run-of-the-mill course. It's an immersive, hands-on experience that will leave you inspired, empowered, and equipped with practical tools to unleash your full potential. With a comprehensive 45-page workbook by your side, you'll embark on a transformative journey, uncovering the secrets of resilience and mastering the art of adapting to change.

Imagine implementing practical checklists, utilizing templates, and incorporating psychological tips into your everyday life. Picture yourself leading your team with unwavering confidence, facing challenges head-on, and triumphing over adversity. This is the vision we have for you, and this course is the catalyst that will make it a reality.

So, if you're an employee in the midst of a change process or if your organization is bracing itself for upcoming transformations, this course is tailor-made for you. Join our community of change champions as we unravel the parallels between the animal kingdom and the dynamic world of business. Together, we'll uncover the secrets of resilience that will set you apart as a fearless, adaptable leader.

Unleash Your Inner Wildlife Leader Today!

Don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness nature's greatest marvels while supercharging your resilience. Enroll now and join us on this transformative journey that will leave you inspired, equipped, and ready to conquer any challenge that comes your way. Let the wild awaken the fearless, adaptable leader within you!

Remember, life is change, and change is life. Embrace it with the wisdom of wildlife!


you, if you are

  • an employee of a company/organization which is right in the middle of a change process

  • an employee of a company/organization facing (big or small) changes very soon

  • keen on learning more about how you can become more resilient - because you know 'life = change and change = life'


Perhaps you have already attended various courses on change and resilience, read books, and participated in some changes yourself ...

  • ... but you are still looking for a better way of dealing with change?

  • ... and you have the impression that other people seem to easily handle change and you are the only one who is struggling with uncertainty, stress, and change?

  • ... and you think that changes are nothing new and that others - for example, nature and the animal kingdom - have been able to cope with them for millions of years and that we could learn from them?

If this is the case, this course is perfect for you!


A brief overview of the content of the course:

  • What distinguishes 'handling change' in the animal world from our human world - and what can we immediately learn from it?

  • 5 main psychological reasons almost everyone is struggling with when facing change (based on neuroscience)

  • 10 immediately usable strategies for dealing with change - for you personally, your family, your colleagues

  • 7 phases of the change curve and how it will help you go through them faster and better - making you embrace change

  • workbook and reference for the future

  • various examples from the animal and professional world


  • 45-page workbook

  • checklists

  • templates

  • step-by-step instructions

make the practical transfer into your business life a no-brainer.


  1. Wild animals neither have the luxury of a comfort zone nor can they plan for the future - and yet they are still here. In this resilience course we learn why animals are so good at handling change

  2. Everyone knows examples in the business environment of ‘how to handle change' - and nobody listens to them anymore. Once you use the examples from the animal world, people will listen to you again

  3. Since my first safari in South Africa in 2005, I have been fascinated by lions, cheetahs, African wild dogs, elephants, and co. - and only then did I realize how much hidden knowledge we can find in the animal kingdom

  4. You will be able to remember considerably more from this course because the connection between the animal world and our world will give you completely new impressions your brain can remember better

  5. The different sceneries we used for recording the videos are an additional reminder of how positive change can be - in this case, it will keep you more engaged with the course and help you to learn more


Our co-facilitators in this course:

  • Lions

  • Cheetahs

  • Elephants

  • Chameleons

  • Buffalo

  • Antelopes

  • African Wild Dogs

  • Leopards

  • Hyenas

  • Termites

  • and many more

Brace yourself for their fascinating abilities and learn from them for your everyday life.

Yes, I actually recorded this course on a safari in South Africa.

I, your coach Axel Rittershaus, work as a professional executive coach and facilitator of leadership development programs worldwide since 2008. Until 2010 I lived and worked near Stuttgart in Germany.

In 2010 my wife and I moved to South Africa, and I continued working with companies and executives around the world. I've been to more than 20 countries personally, and my online courses even reach 130+ countries.

In September 2021 we flew from Cape Town to the Sabi Sands area, near Kruger National Park, South Africa. The mission: Record the content for this and several other courses of our "Wildlife Leadership" academy at the Ulusaba Rock & Safari Lodge, owned by Sir Richard Branson.

Who this course is for:

  • For you, if you are facing changes - in particular in the business or organisational world
  • For you, if you want to face changes in your private life with a new mindset
  • For you, if you are open and willing to learn from animals (and accept, that we as humans are not always as smart as we think)


Executive & Leadership Coach, OKR expert, Wildlife fan
Axel Rittershaus
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  • 22 Courses

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"Ein ganz großartiger Kurs von einem großartigen Dozenten. Da gibt es fast nicht mehr zu zu sagen. Herr Rittershaus ist meiner Meinung nach einer der besten Dozenten hier auf Udemy..."

"Dieser Kurs ist genial aufgebaut, super verständlich, sehr sympathischer Dozent, da macht Lernen Spaß."

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Mein Versprechen an Sie und all meine Kunden, seit ich mich 2008 als Leadership-Trainer, Führungskräfte-Coach und Autor für Führung und Kommunikation selbständig gemacht habe lautet: 

"Jedes einzelne Element eines Kurses muss einen Mehrwert bringen und direkt praktisch umsetzbar sein"

Das bedeutet für Sie:

1) Sie erlernen SOFORT anwendbare Methoden und Tipps, sowohl für den Alltag als Führungskraft, als auch für Mitarbeiter ohne Führungsrolle

2) Sie erhalten Schritt-für-Schritt-Anleitungen, damit Sie genau wissen, was Sie tun müssen, um erfolgreich zu sein

3) Alle Inhalte sind darauf ausgerichtet, Ihnen bei minimalem Aufwand maximal zu helfen. Bla Bla gibt es nicht.

4) Sie können sich jederzeit mit Fragen, Anregungen und Kritik an mich wenden.

Seit 2008 arbeite ich mit Führungskräften und Unternehmern aus über 20 Ländern zusammen, berate, trainiere und coache sie dabei, besser zu führen. Dazu gehört auch mein Fachbuch "Führungspraxis für Ingenieure und IT-Experten", erschienen im Springer Verlag.

Vor meiner Trainer-Tätigkeit war ich 15 Jahre lang selbständiger IT-Unternehmer sowie Führungskraft bei Accenture und mittelständischen Unternehmen.

Ob es um das Setzen von Zielen mittels OKR, das Führen von Feedback- und Kritikgesprächen oder das Beeinflussen von Vorgesetzten geht - alle Kurse sind auf die Praxis zugeschnitten.

Ich bin begeisterter Ultra Marathon Läufer und lebe in Kapstadt.

Für meine Kursteilnehmer auf Udemy bin ich jederzeit über die Udemy-Plattform zu erreichen und stehe für Fragen zur Verfügung. Ihre Rückmeldungen helfen mir, meine Kurse besser zu machen und genau die Themen zu bearbeiten, die Sie beschäftige.

Also schreiben Sie mir einfach, wenn Sie ein Anliegen oder eine Frage haben. Ich antworte.


My promise to you and all my clients since I became self-employed in 2008 as a trainer, coach and author of leadership and communication is:

"Every single element of a course must create value for your and be ready to be implemented easily"

This means for you:

1) You'll learn methods and tips you can immediately implement

2) You'll have step-by-step instructions available, so you'll know exactly what you need to do to be successful

3) All content is designed to give you maximum results with the least effort possible. I won't waste your time with "bla bla"

4) You can always contact me directly to answer questions, share suggestions and criticisms.

My background:

Since 2008, I am working with executives and entrepreneurs from over 30 countries, advising, coaching and training them to become better leaders.

This includes  (sorry, only released in German) publishing the book "Management Practice for Engineers and IT Experts" (Original title: "Führungspraxis für Ingenieure und IT-Experten"), published by Springer Verlag.

I only teach what I use myself and know from practical application: I set goals using OKR, I help clients achieve their goals with OKR and I train leaders in leading their teams with OKR - because I truly believe in this concept.

Prior to working as a coach I was an entrepreneur in the IT industry for 15 years, and also spend some time as a manager at Accenture and mid-sized companies.

I was born, raised, and started by business in Germany, before I moved to Cape Town in 2008. I am an avid Ultra Marathon runner and you can see me on the roads and trails of almost all the cities I travel to - while my favourite will always be running along Table Mountain.

You, my students on Udemy, can always reach out to me via the Udemy platform and I am happy to answer your questions.

Receiving your feedback helps me to improve my courses and to work on the topics you are dealing with. So just drop me a line if you have a request or a question.

Practical lessons from wildlife for business and life
Wildlife Leadership
  • 4.5 Instructor Rating
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  • 4,698 Students
  • 1 Course

Since we went on our very first Safari in South Africa in 2007 we are fascinated by the world of wildlife. And we are even more impressed by the lessons we, as humans, can learn from the animal kingdom.

It's our mission to bring the world of African wildlife into your office, home, townhill meeting.

But we do not want to share some nice story making you wonder, what you can learn.

We are dedicated to

1. give you insights into the world of wildlife you have not seen before

2. show you exactly how you can apply those learning in your daily life, business, and leadership

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