Take The Stairs Growth Mindset Workshop
Are you ready to create a culture of health, happiness and creativity? The #TakeTheStairs growth mindset workshop, while being a whole load of fun, has been developed using the latest neuroscience research into how intelligence, healthy habits, and talent actually grows. It provides teams with tools to become mentally and physically fit to overcome stereotype threat, challenges and setbacks. To reach their full potential and maximise their effectiveness at work.
With the inextricable link between mind and body, stereotyping and unconscious bias have an impact on women and minority groups at work through the silent erosion of their self-esteem and wellbeing. A report by the Samaritans also highlighted that stereotypical expectations for men resulted in higher levels of suicide. For women, nonetheless, the need to conform to gender stereotypes puts unrealistic expectations on how they should look and sabotages their performance. The erosion of their mental and or physical wellbeing impacts their ability to reach their full potential and maximise their effectiveness in their careers.
Based in neuroscience and a whole load of fun, the #takethestairs growth mindset programme provides employees with tools to develop the mental resilience and physical wellbeing to overcome the silent impact of unconscious bias and stereotype threat, and creates an inclusive environment that increases retention, engagement, and productivity.
For entrepreneurs, it provides them with the tools to develop mental resilience and wellbeing to reach their goals despite the many more setbacks they face.
Ingrid Marsh - Founder
"Just like a plant will never fully bloom in the wrong soil, you will never reach your full potential in the wrong environment."
Ingrid Marsh - Founder
What is a growth mindset, a fixed mindset and stereotype threat?
A fixed mindset is the belief that abilities are very much predetermined. It is at the source of employees and students comparing themselves to one another both at work and in social media. As a result, it erodes self-esteem and increases anxiety. A fixed mindset culture is also fertile ground for what is known as stereotype threat, which is also a kind of self-fulfilling prophecy. This is where employees become reluctant to attempt anything new or struggle to achieve their best in situations where there are stereotypically negative expectations of them. The fear of conforming to the stereotype of their social group and the anxieties evoked means they often underperform in areas they are more than capable. Fixed mindset cultures foster low productivity, poor engagement and create a judgmental environment that prevents employees from expressing their authentic voices. It also stifles creativity and brings about groupthink.
Contrastingly, a growth mindset is the belief that the brain is a muscle which grows and learns from its mistakes. A growth mindset, therefore, unlocks mental boundaries and develops greater levels of creativity and innovation in the workplace.
How does the programme boost physical activity for all employees?
With our minds and bodies being linked, studies show that stereotyping and stress impacts the motivation to get fit. Employees are empowered to boost their wellbeing through adopting the belief that their bodies, like their brains, is a muscle that grows and gets stronger through a small daily shift in their physical activity.
There are three sections: Unplug, Discover, Unleash
The Unplug section: Uses a unique combination of tools and mindfulness techniques to calm the amygdala area of the brain associated with fear.
The Discover section: Growth mindset training is adopting the belief that the brain, like our bodies, is a muscle that grows as opposed to a mindset where the belief is that ability is fixed. Skills are taught in adopting a growth-mindset, to discover your authentic voice, propel your career and create healthier lifestyle habits in order to reach your goals.
Unleash section: The Unleash section is where teams are equipped with tools to find their voices and communicate their unique ideas compellingly.
- Creates a fertile environment that reduces fear, encourages growth and unleashes new levels of creativity.
- Improves physical and mental wellbeing, boosts confidence and propels participants beyond their usual boundaries.
- Replaces a judgemental culture with a collaborative and inclusive one. Participants become engaged and unafraid to express their voices.
- Eliminates groupthink, cited as the collapse of the UK bank Northern Rock.
- Helps organisations to protect their reputation through reducing the risk of employees transferring their unconscious biases into their work, such as in artificial intelligence.
- Participants learn how to communicate in a way that engages their audience, makes them memorable, and inspires meaningful change.
The Get Fit and Freakin Fabulous Box
We are impacted by unconscious biases and those with a fixed mindset every single minute of the day. Each participant is provided with a #TakeTheStairs to get fit and freakin fabulous toolkit to reinforce learnings. These beautiful items are designed to create mindful decision-making habits after the workshop, to boost physical and mental wellbeing and to enhance personal growth.
Contact us below for further details.
Food and Drinks
Nowhere is the interdependence of our physical, mental, emotional and environmental health better demonstrated than in food. We aim to provide our workshops in environments that nourish on all of these levels, to the highest standards.