In her work with employees, managers, organizations and companies, Mehrnaz cuts through myths about motivation, talent and overnight success and focuses on the real factors that make progress possible. Mehrnaz empowers audiences by sharing proven strategies to accomplish goals, reach for new and greater challenges, and achieve more fulfillment in personal and professional life. She demonstrates how, in her own experience, obstacles have repeatedly fallen away in the face of her determined approach of using small wins as stepping-stones to personal and professional success. The outcome is that she meets and exceeds her expectations, widens her aspirations, and develops a life that increasingly has centredness and authenticity at its core. Mehrnaz champions the role that a growth mindset, a culture of learning, and greater self-awareness can play in our search for achievement, peace, meaning and happiness. Using evidence-based research, compelling stories, poetry, and a remarkably generous level of honesty, Mehrnaz ensures that listeners leave inspired and motivated to apply what they learn in their own lives.
Adopting A Growth Mindset
People often begin their education, jobs, careers with high aspirations and excitement. But as we face challenges and obstacles many of us lower our standards or settle for easier paths. The biggest threats to innovation, creativity, aspiration, perseverance and productivity are counterproductive habits and unexamined beliefs.
The solution is for individuals and teams to become aware of hidden self-sabotaging behaviours and to learn how to apply the benefits of a growth mindset.
This workshop focuses on how to get more out of our professional lives by shifting our mindset. We will explore:
- The benefits of prioritizing learning and improvement over results—and how to do it!
- How to use mistakes and failures as a catalyst to success.
- The neuroplasticity of our brains and the crucial role learning plays in achieving any goal.
- The 3 steps of fostering growth mindset in any context.
Participants will take away well-researched and proven techniques that they can use as individuals or within their teams to foster a growth mindset and truly turn challenges and obstacles into opportunities for personal and professional growth.
Creating a Culture of Feedback in Any Organization
Building an effective feedback system creates rapport, fosters an environment where others feel seen and heard, and encourages continuous improvement within any organization.
Effective feedback is vital to the ongoing constructive development of any professional dynamic. Feedback clarifies expectations, helps us learn from our mistakes, provides a blueprint for an organization’s success in training, developing, and retaining talent and enhances progress in any level of relationship, from two to 2,000. Giving and receiving feedback is a delicate process and a careless approach to implementing evaluations can lead to unwanted outcomes in employee performance and outlook.
This workshop focuses on creating a feedback loop that leads to healthy and productive outcomes in a performance evaluation. We will explore:
- The impact of feedback on achieving individual and collective success
- How to incorporate evaluations into the process of learning
- How to create a positive and safe space free of bias
- Techniques for holding necessary and courageous conversations
Participants will walk away with the techniques to hold real conversations, to maintain an open mind about evaluations, and to understand how constructive feedback can help them grow professionally.
Inspire Grit, Resilience, and Engagement
In any area of life, it is the consistent and often uneventful day-to-day efforts, drills, and rituals that lead to excellence. Despite this well-researched reality, we often convince ourselves that success at any particular goal depends on some innate talent or ability instead. This talent trap slows progress by ignoring the transformative power of small positive actions, irrespective of talent. Possessing a mindset or organizational culture that values and actively supports hard work, practice, and perseverance is the key ingredient required to succeed at any goal, push through any challenge, and achieve our highest potential as individuals and organizations.
This inspiring talk with compelling life stories focuses on why and how to reboot our thinking when it comes to making progress and achieving success. We will explore:
- Why measuring small and seemingly insignificant wins matters
- Strategies for overcoming our tendency to choose the path of least resistance
- How to implement the process of mastery in learning
- How to inspire grit in ourselves and others
Through this talk, participants will view the path to success through a new lens – a healthier and more effective lens that enables them to respond to challenges and obstacles powerfully and sustainably.
Turning Any Ambition into a Real Outcome
A goal has the potential to unlock intrinsic motivation and productivity. Goal setting allows any person and any organization to set a course and measure progress. However, research shows that only 8% of people, and 10% of organizations actually achieve the goals they set for themselves. There is a huge disconnect between the transformative potential of a goal and the actual results we often see. Implementing effective goal-setting techniques and strategies for follow-through creates a bridge between potential and actual results. This workshop draws on established research that shows how any individual or organization can capture the full power of their goals.
The workshop shares goal setting and follow-up techniques that have been proven to lead to results. We will explore:
- Why 92% of goals fail and how to avoid being part of that statistic!
- How goals, habits, and processes can work together to reinforce progress
- The 5 steps of setting short-term and long-term goals successfully
- How to measure progress and use small wins to achieve your actual goals
This is an interactive workshop where participants will set their goals and create an actionable roadmap to achieving them. They will walk away understanding the mindset, techniques, and necessary steps to implement immediately so that they can not only successfully set but also achieve both short-term and long-term goals.