Why does mindset matter in coaching?
This is an episode that should not only be of interest to coaches and HR but also to any parents who are interested in how to best enable their children to be successful in what they do.
Our guest In this episode is Charlie Warshowski, who is a coach and coach-trainer and founder of Love Your Coaching. You can contact Charlie direct via firstname.lastname@example.org. We both met Charlie through the Guildford Coaches Group where he ran a session on Mindset and confirmed how important this concept is for coaches, HR and leaders.
Carol Dweck, the originator of Mindset has a much-viewed TED talk; The Power Of Believing You Can Improve, which is a quick and easy introduction.
Her book Mindset should in our humble opinion, be required reading for every teacher, educator and parent. It’s an easy read.
Neuroplasticity, also known as neural plasticity, or brain plasticity, is the ability of neural networks in the brain to change through growth and reorganisation. This phenomenon is central to Mindset.
One definition of Mindset is “The established set of attitudes held by someone”. When presented with a big failure, those with a growth mindset go on. Those with a fixed mindset ‘retire themselves’ or blame others.
A quote that exemplifies a growth mindset “That we believe that rejection is feedback rather than failure. That we’re up for a challenge. That we gleefully rub our hands together when we find out something is tough”