People are made not born. The Growth Mindset explains why it’s not just our talent that helps us to success but how we approach our goals. Mindsets refers to the beliefs that we hold about our abilities, whether we think they are set in stone (the fixed mindset) or can be cultivated (the growth mindset). Our mindset plays a major role in whether we reach our potential or plateau.
These mindsets are based on research by Prof Carol Dweck at Stanford University and has the backing of neuroscience. It is one of the foundations of positive psychology – that we can learn optimism, develop our strengths and grow our happiness. It sets out a formula for success at work and in life. Operating in a growth mindset is essential for any new project or venture. It encourages us to leave our comfort zone, experiment and learn from what happens. This is how we work at Positive Psychology Training and how we have successfully developed our business.
We offer training in the growth mindset, either standalone or with other related areas of positive psychology such as resilience, grit and strengths. One of our associates is currently working with Prof Dweck applying the growth mindset with tech start-ups in Silicon Valley, USA.
- What is a growth mindset?
- Understand the differences between the growth & fixed mindset
- The neuroscience of the growth mindset
- Apply the growth mindset to help you succeed and learn from setbacks
- Prime the brain for a growth mindset with the language you use
- Use the growth mindset to support your well-being
- Understand how the growth mindset supports other areas of life like relationships and parenting.
Our courses are designed to fit the needs of the organisation.
“Just a quick note to say thank you for today, you packed a lot in and it felt really valuable. I hope lots of it resonated with the team, it certainly did for me.” Creative Director, BBC.
“Miriam delivered a fantastic session that was both thought provoking and positive. Bringing together elements of growth mindset, positive psychology and strengths profiling enabled staff to self-reflect, learn about each other and take away some fantastic tips for applying growth mindset on a day to day basis. A very positive way to begin the new term and will look forward to seeing how this training benefits us over time. Thank you Miriam!” Nick Evans, Head teacher, Ridgeway School, Warwick.
You can also participate in one of our open courses such as the Positive Psychology Masterclass which covers the growth mindset.
Find out more about the Growth Mindset
- What having a growth mindset means by Prof Carol Dweck.
- How the growth mindset makes for better leaders.
- Why the growth mindset is so important for children and young people.
- Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella on developing a ‘learn-it-all’ rather than a ‘know-it-all’ workplace culture.
- Video clip of Satya Nadella.