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Frequently asked questions for The Mindset Difference One to One Programme



What sort of challenges do participants want to resolve?

People that opt for a One to One Programme typically want to resolve challenges in three main areas: accelerating their development, particularly just after being appointed into a new role, getting clear about their next career move or rejuvenating performance after a difficult period.


As much as a newly appointed leader is expected to lead change, their new organisation changes them too. Mindsets are integral to getting to grip with a new role: they explain why people do what they do. They also help newly appointed leaders make breakthroughs in areas such as getting agreement for their plans and changing the culture within their new teams.


Mid-career, many people want to reassess the direction they’re heading in and either decide to make a change or, from a different mindset, carry on. Some use the programme to focus on their performance. Not because they’ve changed necessarily but new ideas and people come in around them and they want to refresh their way of operating and up their game.


How is the programme structured?

It has four parts. Orientation – you and we exploring what would be of most help in your context. Understand and Realise – both done at a 3-day retreat and relates to the way your mind creates your experience. Breakthroughs – in the retreat and afterwards with ongoing support as you start making things happen. Our brochure gives you more detail on each of these parts. 

Does the retreat have to be three days?

Yes and there are three reasons why.


The Programme helps you transform the way challenges show up to you and how you respond to them. Accomplishing this is best done over a concentrated period not incrementally in short bursts.


Second, your challenge can’t be resolved using the same thinking that created it. It requires a quiet, less busy mind and different conversations. In our experience this takes 3 days.


Finally, you save time in the longer run. In your discussions with others and your own reflections you waste less time second guessing where colleagues are coming from or holding on to old thinking habits that don’t serve you well. Participants’ feedback often mentions how much extra time they seem to have and why ‘the three days were well worth it.’


How do you measure success?

In three ways. Your assessment of the impact your breakthroughs have. The changes you notice and report in yourself in and outside work. The extent to which you feel equipped to address different challenges in new ways. (We have a questionnaire that quantifies these last two.)


What’s behind your approach?

We use a principles-based understanding of how human experience works. The understanding is rooted in philosophy and psychology and correlates strongly with many of the findings currently emerging from neuroscience. We base our approach on this because of its simplicity: it helps people understand what can seem like complex ideas easily.


If you need reassurance please be aware that our goal is to help you realise how whatever experience you’re having works. Knowing this makes it easier for you to make changes of your own when needed. We never get into the territory of prescribing what experiences you should have.


Where do you hold the retreat?

At a place that’s most convenient to you. Many choose to be near their home so they have a short commute each day. Others prefer to be in a residential setting. It often depends on budgets.

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