If you joined me in my office, you would see books everywhere. On the bookshelf, piled on the side, stacked on the floor. I have a system, so I know what I’m reading next, and everything is categorised. Whilst the reading topics have expanded over the years – psychology, mindset, performance – one thing has stayed consistent, and that’s my interest in biographies.
Ever since I was tiny I’ve been interested in people’s stories. What makes people tick? What decisions led them to end up where they are? What did they learn along the way? How did they achieve success? In fact, some of my earliest memories are of reading about people’s lives when I was still in primary school (little school in the UK). I’m guessing it’s this early interest in people that led me to become a psychologist.
Today I’m a chartered psychologist. I spend most of my working life teaching, writing, and speaking about what it takes to navigate challenges successfully, build resilience in the face of adversity, and create environments where each individual can thrive and perform at their peak, in their unique way.
In March 2020, I published the first Mindset Matters newsletter on LinkedIn. A global pandemic was just starting to take hold, so I started the newsletter to provide people with practical tips, tools, and strategies to investigate and thrive in uncertainty. I shared my resilience research and included evidence-based (but simple) tips that everyone could easily apply to their lives.
The newsletter took off in a way I could never have anticipated. Within 11 months, there were 250,000 subscribers, and today subscriber numbers grow by 25,000 a month. By January 2022, subscribers had grown to 500,000 people, which absolutely astounds me.
The next step for Mindset Matters is a book, which will be published in May 2022. I’m excitedly anticipating the launch of the Mindset Matters Club in the summer of 2022. The Club will be a hub where people can access exclusive articles (which won’t be published anywhere else), coaching videos, workbooks, and downloadable guides. Perhaps most importantly, members will have access to coaches and a community.
The Club is my passion project, my way of saying thank you to all the people who have supported me on the Mindset Matters journey so far.
I’m a mum to two small girls who keep me on my toes. I’m a huge advocate of creating a work-life blend that works for you, something I not only research but live as well (yes, the juggle is real). You can see snippets of how my work and home life blend (collide?) on Instagram.
I’m a LinkedIn Learning instructor, over 3 million learners have taken my courses. I also host the We Got This: Work+Life audio series on LinkedIn.
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