The way we think and the perspectives that we take can limit our success or drive us toward it. This on-line mini-summit for education leaders is designed to broaden perspectives about mindsets that support growth. Speakers from a variety of professions share insights that support both individuals and groups. Throughout the interviews, we discuss specifics of the topic and bring it around to practical uses for a school environment. Enjoy the interviews and then let me know what you think.
Identify & Change Limiting Mindsets within a Community
An interview with Drema Dial, Ph.D.
Drema Dial is an international life coach, author, and therapist who specializes in helping high achievers find their passion and achieve their dreams. She spent several years working in her counseling practice where she realized that most of her clients came to her for help overcoming negative mindsets.
In this interview, she shares experiences and insights about identifying and changing mindsets that keep us from achieving our potential. She addresses the contagion effect and group mindset. She touches on growth mindsets, social media, and fostering positive mindsets at school. This interview is a must-see.
Encourage Collaboration & Proactive Helpfulness
An interview with Michael J. Merchant
Michael is a senior executive consultant for the Arbinger Institute. He consults internationally with senior leaders of corporations, nonprofits, and government agencies on topics of leadership development and influence, change management, strategic communications, interpersonal relationships, conflict resolution, strategic alignment and execution, and improving personal and organizational performance. He has a long list of experience with foundations, nonprofits, education, and health care.
Our discussion addresses leadership skills that foster growth and support community. His insights, when followed, help us encourage responsibility and ownership in both adults and students. Very informative interview. This will get you excited and encouraged about change.
Approach Inflexibility in Adults and Students
An interview with Patricia McGuire, MD, FAAP
Patricia McGuire is a board-certified developmental and behavioral pediatrician. For over two decades she's been helping families and children overcome challenges by identifying and then addressing their core needs through a variety of interventions. She is a national speaker, author, and advocate for developmental approaches to learning. She now consults with schools and provides training for struggling families.
This interview addresses why some people are more adaptable than others. She has great insights about dealing with inflexible people in a way that makes progress instead of leaving their concerns unresolved. She also has recommendations for communicating with allied professionals in your community to achieve what's best for kids.
Rewrite Motivation through the Neuroscience of Good Habbits
An interview with Sarah McKay, PhD
Sarah McKay is an influential brain health commentator, neuroscientist, and TEDx speaker who specializes in translating brain science research into simple, actionable strategies for peak performance, creativity, mental health, and wellbeing. She completed a PhD in neuroscience at Oxford University in the Department of Physiology, Anatomy, and Genetics. She describes her thesis as "Nature, Nurture, and Neuroplasticity?" After years in academia, Sarah decided to make a change. She is now founder of The Neuroscience Academy, which offers on-line learning and in-person training. She promotes keeping neuroscience real and using research to impact life.
Sarah's interview addresses the neuroscience of motivation and growth. She teaches us about habits and how to foster creativity. Comments in this segment are helpful for individuals and groups.