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Why Does Mindset Matter in Coaching?
Episode 511th May 2021 • The Coaching Question • The Coaching Question Podcast
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In this episode we are joined by Charlie Warshowski, a coach and coach-trainer and founder of Love Your Coaching to talk about growth mindset and why it matters 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.

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.

What is mindset?

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.

Here is 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”


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