The big challenge in business today isn't the competition, it’s managing what goes on inside your head.

If you believe that intelligence and talent are fixed traits, you have what’s known as a fixed mindset, whereas if you believe they can be developed, you have a growth mindset.

According to research by Professor Carol Dweck at Stanford University, individuals and teams who have a growth mindset are more likely to be successful than those who don’t. We all have elements of a fixed mindset and a growth mindset in different areas of our life and work.

In this workshop, you'll practice exercises to help you recognise where you have a fixed mindset and learn a process for switching from a fixed mindset to a growth mindset.

Major business leaders are advocates of the growth mindset including Bill Gates, Richard Branson, Oprah Winfrey and Mark Zuckerberg.

What you’ll take away

  • Articulate the difference between a fixed mindset and a growth mindset and why the difference between the two is important.

  • Discover how major business leaders are using the growth mindset to enable their teams to be more successful at work.

  • Learn a step by step process for switching from a growth mindset to a fixed mindset.

What people are saying about it

“Nick’s energy, passion and general warm character was a pleasure to be around. His manner really added to enjoyment of the afternoon. We're a group of people who have done a lot of reflective work, utilising a lot of coaching theory. So, it was brilliant that we all came away having learnt something new given we all have decent knowledge of this area. So, I can imagine the impact this session could have on a group of people who have little background knowledge of such theory, could be hugely positive.” Joanna (Leadership Development Officer, Police Now)

“The process for recognising where I have a fixed mindset and then understanding how to apply the growth mindset is so empowering. Actually, I put it into practise last night!” - Asia (Commercial, Innovation and Technology Legal Team, Barclays)

“I think the session was so valuable, I took loads away and have started to try and apply it to me as a mum with my kids and to show them there’s another way.” Cindy (Commercial, Innovation and Technology Legal Team, Barclays)

Case Study - American Express


Here’s a list of the content and timings for the 2 hour version of the workshop (other versions available on request).

1. Introduction (10 mins) - What does mindset mean for your team?

- Identify what the key components of mindset are and share in word cloud using Slido polling app.

2. Presentation (15 mins) - What is the difference between fixed and growth mindset?

- Introduce the concepts of fixed and growth mindset and explain why it’s important to your work and personal life.

3. Self Relfection Activity (25 mins) - Identify areas of your work and life in which you have a fixed mindset

- Participants discuss their answers to the questions in the mindset worksheet.

4. The Science Bit (15 mins) - Mirror neurons

- Introduce the concepts of mirror neurons and explain how they impact they can have in a difficult situation.

4. Mindset Checklist (45 mins) - How do you develop a growth mindset?

- Participants complete the mindset checklist to help them understand what happens when they have a fixed mindset and how to develop a growth mindset.

5. Reflection (10 mins) - How are you going to apply what you learnt?

- Group discusses the key learnings from the session.

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If you'd like to find out about pricing and booking a date for your team, then please contact us for more information.

Meet your trainer


Nicholas Himowicz

Nicholas has spent the last 8 years designing and delivering premium coaching and training programmes for business leaders.

He focuses on helping people improve their communication, collaboration, creativity, innovation and productivity skills.

Nicholas has an MSc in International Management with Innovation. He's a certified yoga teacher and a Master Practitioner in NLP.

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