Embrace your inner strength. Become your resilient self. Commit to a life of resilience.

Transformational personal resilience course for ambitious cyber professionals

The Resilient Cyber Leader (RCL)

A comprehensive online course you can take at your own pace.


10 hours and 20 minutes



USD 1500

excl. GST/VAT


10 hours and 20 minutes



USD 1500

excl. GST/VAT

Are you feeling overwhelmed by:
  • The daily storms of life?
  • An ever expanding attack surface? 
  • Light speed changes in AI, robotics and nanotechnologies?
  • A difficult relationship or health scare?
Too many of us walk the tightrope between pressure to perform and fighting fatigue from not prioritising our well-being. 
We work through burnout and sacrifice life to get ahead in our careers. But there is another way, and it starts with you.
The Resilient Cyber Leader will help you generate energy for life, liberate your greatness, and find your voice so you can work productively with others to protect your organisation.


What kind of life do you truly want to be living, and why?

The Resilient Cyber Leader supports and leads cyber professionals to create the life they love, by getting clear on their authentic purpose, owning their power and finding the courage to stand up and speak their truth. It helps cyber professionals build resilience of body, mind and spirit to better navigate obstacles, and thrive in all areas of life.

To preview The Resilient Cyber Leader course content, please watch the videos below.

Tutorial 1: The Resilient Cyber Leader: Setting the scene

1.1. Welcome to the Resilient Cyber Leader (Introduction & Course Overview)
1.2. Defining resilience
1.3. Why are cyber professionals prone to stress and burnout
1.4. What is it going to take to thrive (Part 1)
1.4. What is it going to take to thrive (Part 2)
1.5. Assess your current level of resilience

Tutorial 2: Your Best Life Awaits: A Cyber Leader’s Journey to Success and Fulfillment

2.1. In pursuit of success and fulfillment
2.2. Your best life - what is it going to take
2.3. Get clear on your purpose (Part 1)
2.3. Get clear on your purpose (Part 2)
2.4. What’s getting in the way
2.5. The Exercise - Clarity tool

Tutorial 3 : Supercharge you: Generate Energy for Life

3.1. Stand in your power. Win your inner & outer game (Part 1)
3.1. Stand in your power. Win your inner & outer game (Part 2)
3.2. Adopt a set of daily energy habits (Part 1)
3.2. Adopt a set of daily energy habits (Part 2)
3.2. Adopt a set of daily energy habits (Part 3)
3.3. The power of gratitude and forgiveness (Part 1)
3.3. The power of gratitude and forgiveness (Part 2)
3.4. Supercharge you. Set your daily energy habits

Tutorial 4 : Unlock the Power Within: Awaken Your Inner Roar

4.1. Own your power - tame the inner critic
4.2. Generate momentum - Believe - Decide - Act
4.3. Achieving results through the law of vibration
4.4. Master your six higher mental faculties
4.5. Awaken your inner roar
4.6. Exercise - Apply the four-step inner roar process

Tutorial 5 : Win Your Day: Focus on the Needle Movers

5.1. Create a winning game plan - Set your goals
5.2. Achieve your goals - Stay on track and overcome obstacles
5.3. Lacking resources. Get creative, resourceful and able
5.4. Exercise - Your productivity pack

Tutorial 6 : Unleash Your Authentic Voice: Communicate with Impact & Influence

6.1. You have a unique message. It matters. Share it.
6.2. The science and art of decision-making
Please change to: 6.3. How egos and office politics get in the way of effective communication (Part 1)
6.3. How egos and office politics get in the way of effective communication (Part 2)
6.4. Negotiating win-win outcomes
6.5. Have a courageous conversation The four-step ROAR process (Part 1)
6.5. Have a courageous conversation The four-step ROAR process (Part 2)
6.5. Have a courageous conversation The four-step ROAR process (Part 3)
6.6. Apply the 4-step ROAR process

Tutorial 7 : Commit to a Life of Resilience

7.1. Course recap and committing your resilient life (Part 1)
7.1. Course recap and committing your resilient life (Part 2)

Are you looking to get clear on your authentic purpose, create energy for life and commit to a life of resilience? Then this is the course for you. Join us today!

Once you’ve signed up you’ll also get:

  1. 1
    Rest - Release - Recharge Wellness guide
  2. 2
    An e-copy of the first three chapters of Marilise’s book ROAR! How to tame the bully inside and out
  3. 3
    Comprehensive, electronically editable course workbook
RCL – Roar Part 3
RCL – Roar Part 2
RCL – Roar Part 1


Marilise de Villiers Basson

Marilise is the Founder of ROAR! Coaching & Consulting, a Performance Coach, Best-selling Author, TEDx Speaker and Award-Winning Transformation leader that specialises in Cybersecurity Awareness, Culture, and Talent (ACT!). She combines over two decades of experience as a chartered accountant and transformational leader.

ROAR! coaching helps corporate executives struggling with burnout rebalance their priorities, achieve alignment, and improve work-life integration — to commit to a life of resilience. Our certified high performance coaching curriculum is science-backed and centred on the strategies and thought processes of the world’s highest performers. It focuses on habits of clarity, energy, courage, productivity, influence, and purpose.

ROAR! consulting specialises in addressing cyber security behaviours and culture, encouraging organisations to move away from compliance-led ‘tick box’ approaches towards risk-based, people-centric approaches that embed secure mindsets and habits into organisational cultures. She emphasises the need for a speak-up culture that allows suspicious behaviour and mistakes to be surfaced and addressed.

“It is not beyond our power to create a world in which all children have access to a good education. Those who do not believe this have small imaginations.”

Nelson Mandela

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By investing in the Resilient Cyber Leader, you are also investing in empowering our youth with digital skills, including digital health & wellness. 

ROAR! pledges to donate 3% of its proceeds to the MiDO Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation on a mission to turn young people in South Africa into digital citizens with the digital skills needed for the 4IR, a world where their mastery of these skills will be vital to finding employment. Our goal is to build a digital hub at every under-resourced school in the Western Cape and expand to other provinces in South Africa. There are currently 9 active digital hubs.

Marilise, visits Lückhoff digital hub in Ida’s Valley, Stellenbosch. 


"Quality questions create a quality life. Successful people ask better questions, and as a result, they get better answers.”

Tony Robbins

Ready to unlock your inner strength? Sign up today and begin your path to a resilient life!

Become your whole self, let your whole self ROAR, and make your whole life work.

Think better | Lead better | Live better

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Spot the signs of stress and burnout.
  • Explain what you want from your life, and why.
  • Recognise and reframe limiting beliefs and negative self-talk e.g. imposter syndrome.
  • Manage stress and overwhelm by adopting a set of daily productivity and energy habits.
  • Unleash your authentic voice: have courageous conversations when it matters most.

“For things to change, YOU have to change. For things to get better, YOU have to get better. For things to improve, YOU have to improve. When YOU grow, EVERYTHING in your life grows with you.”

Jim Rohn

How you will learn

Your Resilient Cyber Leader Pathway consists of self-paced pre-recorded tutorials. We condense years of experience into a ten-hour easy-to-understand online course. Simply log on whenever you can and consume as much or as little content as you have time for!


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Upon successful completion of The Resilient Cyber Leader, you will receive a Credly digital badge which you can use in email signatures and digital resumes and on social media sites such as LinkedIn to easily communicate your credentials.


What kind of professionals should enroll into the course?

This course is for anyone navigating one or more of the following:

  • facing an important life decision i.e. ‘what now?’ and ‘where next?’
  • going through a big work/life change
  • feeling stressed and overwhelmed by the daily demands of work/life
  • sacrificing their health, relationships and happiness to get ahead - or stay ahead - in their career
  • seeking more meaning, purpose and alignment
  • struggling to consistently do the energy and productivity habits that will help them win their day

What kind of experience is required? 

No prior experience or qualifications are required to enter the course. A growth mindset is highly desirable.

Where are you located?

Our headquarters is located right in the heart of the business district in Sydney.

Marilise de Villiers Basson, cyber security risk aware culture expert, executive coach and creator of the Resilient Cyber Leader: Start with you, lives in Stellenbosch, South Africa. She also lived in the United Kingdom for 18 years (2004 - 2022).

What are my payment options? 

Full payment - via credit card or bank transfer - must be received before your can get access to the course materials.

How long is the course? 

The learning content is self-paced and we have carefully designed it to fit your busy schedule. The course consists of 10 hours and 20 minutes of video content which can be consumed at your own pace. There are 42 videos spread across 7 topics, so an average 15 minutes per video. Each topic contains a set of application exercises - allow 1 hour per topic to complete these exercises (7 hours in total). We recommend that you complete the course over 8 weeks. If you schedule 30 minutes per day (Monday to Friday) for RCL coursework, you will be able to comfortably complete all the videos and application exercises in just 8 weeks.

How do you deliver the course? 

We have designed RCL to cater for busy professionals. All learning happens online so that participants can watch the pre-recorded modules in their own time, at a pace comfortable to them. Transcripts for all online videos are also available online for those who prefer reading.

Who delivers the course? 

RCL is led by Marilise de Villiers Basson, cybersecurity culture expert, best-selling author, TEDx speaker and executive coach. In 2017 she walked away from a “successful” corporate career; a toxic work situation left her on her knees, feeling empty and without purpose. She stepped into the unknown … an unknown that led to her business, finding herself and creating a life that she loves. She wants the same for you. Many of her life lessons, experienced first hand, are captured in this course.

Who do I contact for any queries that arise throughout the course?

If you have a question specifically to Marilise, you can contact her via the email system within the Cyber Leaders app.

How long will I have access to the videos/materials? 

Upon registration, you will have full access to the program content (online lectures and transcripts) for 12 months.

How long have you been running the course? 

The course was first launched in June 2024. That said, Marilise has coached and trained dozens of professionals - both individuals and groups - since 2018.

How will people know I have completed the course?

Once you have fulfilled the RCL requirements, you will receive a Credly digital badge that you can use to showcase your solid grasp of building resilience for body, mind and spirit on LinkedIn and other platforms that matter to you. In addition this badge showcases that you are committed to building a life of resilience by:

  • finding your authentic purpose
  • creating the habits required to win your day
  • developing and delivering a compelling message
  • acting with courage and integrity

Credly, trusted by several large global brands, hosts the largest and most connected digital credential network.

Visit their website for more information https://info.credly.com/ 

Are there any exams, assignments, or tests? 

There is no standard exam or test at the end of RCL. To receive their RCL digital badge, however, participants must mark all modules as completed and submit a simple personal action plan, showing your 1-year vision for your life, and a Wildly Important Goal® (1, no more than 2) to make your vision a reality.

What if, in week one, I feel the course is not right for me? 

If you are not deeply satisfied within the first 7 days, simply let us know and we’ll give you a full refund. 

Tell me about the registration process/costs/how do I get my name added to the list? 

For more information about our Resilient Cyber Leader Pathway, please download our course prospectus. 

Would it be possible to see a sample of the content of the course?

To access a free sample of the content, please click below.

After training and educating 1,000s of cyber security professionals and executives in more than 60+ countries, we are confident you are going to love your learning experience and gain the skills, confidence and relationships you need to take your career to the next level. If you aren't deeply satisfied with the first 7 days of our industry-leading course, simply let us know and we'll give you a full refund.


All our leadership programs are delivered on the web on our dedicated Cyber Leadership Hub and on iOS and Android on our Cyber Leaders app.


You work hard and want to perform at your best, all round. Sometimes self-care is the last thing on your ‘to do’ list. Download the REST - RELEASE - RECHARGE guide, a wellbeing guide to strengthen your personal resilience. It helps you spot the symptoms and signs of fatigue and burnout, and to establish daily habits for resting, recuperating, decompressing, and recharging your batteries.

It’s time to prioritise YOU on your list of priorities; to take your daily M.E.D.S. 

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