Now Is the Perfect Time to Foster a Growth Mindset — Introducing my new UC Davis Course (that you can access for free!)
Written by Lisa Montanaro | February 11, 2021

It takes a lot of positive thinking and proactive productivity these days to stay on top of all of your responsibilities for your family, work, and life, in addition to navigating this strange situation we all find ourselves in.

One thing that can absolutely help you navigate all of this better is a Growth Mindset! We are all a combination of the Fixed Mindset and Growth Mindset in action. Of course, the one that serves us better is the growth one, which allows us to embrace change more easily, reframe setbacks, learn from lessons, and stay open and positive to growth. This type of Growth Mindset helps us in our professional lives of course, and also on a personal basis.

That’s why I’m thrilled to announce my UC Davis course, The Growth Mindset, available on the amazing Coursera platform. I spent months partnering with the university to put together an interactive virtual learning experience with practical takeaways. The course covers the differences between the growth and fixed mindsets, how to foster a growth mindset at work and in your personal life, how to recognize and overcome limiting beliefs, the perfectionist and comparison trap syndromes, reframing setbacks and failures, how to give and receive feedback, and much more. There are short videos, exercises, quizzes, and discussion prompts. Check out the syllabus for the course here, and watch the welcome video.…

And the best part? You can access the course for free! All you have to do is create a free Coursera account and then you can audit the course. If you want to take the course for credit, or as part of the 4-part Professional Skills for the Workplace Specialization that UC Davis offers, then you can take the paid version.

Interested in partnering with me to develop a customized presentation like this for your team or organization? Contact me to discuss!

This pandemic and the challenges it presents aren’t easy. But we can arm ourselves with a Growth Mindset and all that comes along with it to give us an added boost in handling those challenges. And then we can take those fully exercised Growth Mindset muscles with us into the post-pandemic new normal and be even better equipped for the future.

Meet the Author

Helping others be the best versions of themselves gets me jazzed!

I’ve worn many hats in my lifetime—often at the same time—while enjoying fulfilling careers. I’ve been a performer, teacher, sign language instructor, lawyer, career counselor, law professor, coach, consultant, mediator, entrepreneur, speaker, trainer, writer, and author. 

I’m an eternal optimist and life-long learner, constantly researching ways to improve personal and professional effectiveness. And it brings me great joy to then pass on the results of that persistent curiosity to my clients and audiences. 

Of all the career hats I’ve been privileged to wear, my favorite is owner of this business since 2002. Why? Because it provides me the opportunity to work with wonderful organizational and individual clients. On any given day, I get to connect deeply with audiences, work with dedicated teams, improve workplaces, watch clients have a-ha moments, and know I’ve made a difference in their lives and careers. And that is very satisfying.