Mindset Transformation programme Auckland

Do you ever have the experience that no matter what you try, there is one issue that you just can’t seem to make progress with? One that would make a meaningful impact to your performance as well as your fulfilment at work?

Performance Improvement through Mindset Transformation

Most of us face something at work where we feel stuck and struggle to shift a barrier. Often the problem is recurring, we’ve have discussed it and tried solutions. It could be in any area including:

  • delegating
  • influencing (up, across, sideways or out)
  • speaking up
  • expanding your team’s impact inside or outside the organisation
  • managing a difficult relationship
  • self-care.

Typically, our approach to change is like New Year’s resolutions: short lived. We might change our behaviour for a while, but it’s just not effective or doesn’t last – unless we change our underlying beliefs and assumptions. Our beliefs shape how we make change. Therefore, our beliefs affect our performance as well as our mental wellbeing. Our stress levels and sense of fulfilment can be deeply impacted and, in turn, affect our performance, even on a daily basis. This cycle can affect people at all levels in the organisation.

Changing our mindset is simple – but not easy. We are often not conscious of or clear about our mindset. From time to time we stop and think ‘something needs to change’ – or ‘wouldn’t it be great if I could just address this one thing?” We think we know what we need to do – but we keep falling back into old habits. So, we are left always taking one step forward then one step back, never achieving what we are capable of, never satisfied at the end of the day.

Mindset Transformation is a programme based on adult learning theory that helps us address and remove roadblocks to change.

“From the first session I could see this programme works. It digs deep into why we are afraid to change, and confronted with that immunity, we can see why we undermine earlier change efforts, and what we really need to do – and do it. Highly recommended as a change methodology.”

– Professor Kate Kearins, Pro Vice Chancellor and Dean of the Faculty of Business, Economics and Law, Auckland University of Technology.

How it works

Participants are supported in a safe environment to identify the One Big Thing that would make the biggest difference to their performance (in conjunction with input from colleagues). Then they spend the next 7 weeks using a proven framework and individual coaching conversations to shift their mindset.

The work leans heavily on thinkers in the world of adult development, particularly the work of Robert Kegan and Lisa Laskow Lahey in their book, Immunity to Change; How to Unlock It and Unlock the Potential in Yourself and Your Organisation.

The result

Depending on the level of engagement throughout the programme, the following results are available:

– Performance improvement in key areas of performance

– A deepened level of self-awareness

– Learning an effective methodology to change your behaviour in other areas, professional or personal ─ even when you thought you’d never be able to

– Insights that will expand the difference you can make with your direct reports

– A significant step in the journey to building a “growth mindset” culture

What it will it take

You need to be open to growth! You need to be willing to look at challenges you want to address. And you need to be committed to learning how to change your performance.

The Mindset Transformation Programme is limited to a maximum of 15 people. Each person is asked to:

– attend 3 x workshops of 2.5 hours each over 7 weeks

– attend a one-hour introductory conference call

– attend 2 x one-hour sessions of one-on-one coaching to support their learning

– read ‘Immunity to Change’ (included in programme fee)

– undertake an average of 1 – 2 hours of learning through action per week as guided.

Who it is for

Organisations whose leaders are working toward a people-centric culture─ where a growth mindset, self-awareness, authenticity, and caring for each other are valued.

Leaders who understand the relationship between their business performance and employees being the best they can be ─ understanding their blind spots, taking responsibility for their actions, bringing energy to their work.

People whose potential is not being reached, or whose performance is being limited by a particular performance issue, or who are committed to continued learning about what is holding them back from their truly fulfilling their potential.

People who want to learn how to make sustained change, and make progress on one issue in particular.


Workshop dates

Thursday 14th June 7.15 – 9.30am

Friday 5th July 7.15 – 9.30am

Friday 2 August 7.15 – 9.30am


Two one-on-one coaching sessions to support learning. These will each be scheduled after workshops 1 and 2.


The Hive meeting room, Crave Cafe, 6 Morningside Drive, Morningside, Auckland


$1450 for registrations received before 5pm, 7 June and $1650
after that.

The registration fee includes a copy of the book, Immunity to Change, and all other resources.

The programme is limited to a maximum of 15 places.


We have a commitment to impacting NZ organisations who need this work. We are making 1 scholarship place available for someone who will benefit, themselves and their organisation and cannot pay. Email us to talk with us about it.

About the Sustainable Leadership Collective

The Sustainable Leadership Collective (SLC) operates with the belief that if individuals leave work at the end of the day fulfilled, with open hearts, learning and growing as human beings then:

  • The organisation has the best chance at achieving its purpose and business goals, and
  • Work has the best chance of impacting positively on the mental health of communities and contributing to people going home to be the best parents, partners and contributing members of society they can be.

The SLC offers programmes to support organisations to empower cultures already on this journey as well as programmes that support individuals within organisations to be their best.

The SLC is a collective of senior practitioners with a deep commitment to organisations powerfully executing their purpose, individuals contributing and achieving fulfilment through their strong work cultures and their communities.

In-house programmes are also available to address Mindset Transofrmation within organisations. If you have any questions about this or anything else please contact us

Leanne Holdsworth leanneholdsworth@gmail.com +6427 2883844

Judith Eastgate judith.eastgate@xtra.co.nz +6427 5333096

Event Type
Date and time
Friday 14 Jun 2019
Time: 7.15 – 9.30am
Venue and Location
Crave Cafe, (The Hive meeting room)

6 Morningside Drive

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