Our mindset is integral to all that we do, it is the foundation for success in life and careers. This three-hour workshop consists of two parts: understanding the importance of mindset and followed by peer coaching. The first part will build an understanding of the relationship between thoughts, behavior and performance delivered, and provide strategies to adopt a winning mindset. It emphasises the impact of mindset on your ability to operate effectively and deliver good results. This is especially crucial during the final push towards thesis submission. Next, the session teaches peer coaching. By building your coaching capability and skills, you will be able to effectively support your peers and team members to achieve personal and team goals. Coaching will be a useful skill to have regardless of whether you decide to remain in academia or move outside the academy.

By the end of this session, candidates will:

•Understand the meaning of mindset

•Understand the link between mindset and performance

•Describe strategies in adopting a winning mindset

•Develop and awareness of coaching

•Know the difference between coaching and mentoring

•Describe how coaching can help to unlock one’s potential

•Apply the GROW model

•Practice coaching peers or team members

About the presenter: Kathryn Donaldson is the founder of Growing Talent Australia. She currently also conducts Using Strengths to Effectively Work in Teams. With a wealth of experience through a rewarding career consulting for leading global organisations including Morgan Stanley and Barclays Bank, Kathryn has achieved award winning success through her specialty in talent management, employee development and managing teams. Kathryn is an ICF accredited executive coach, a member of the Career Development Association for Australia (CDAA), the National Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services (NAGCAS), and the Australian Association of Graduate Employers (AAGE).

About Working with others

The ability to work effectively with others is critical to success in professional and research contexts. Research teams and successful collaborations rely on individuals who have emotional intelligence, communicate effectively and engage positively with others – particularly in leadership roles. 

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