MindGym

Give us 1hr and we'll give you a new skill

Instructor-led, interactive mental skills workouts for individual & teams, delivered virtually or in-person.

Overview

Master one mental skill at a time. Our MindGyms are highly engaging & interactive. We focus on Situations, Mindsets, Skills & Foundations that unlock the biggest results fast.  

MindGyms

Join a public MindGym or book a workout for your team. Each MindGym covers one mental skill from PAVE’s mental skill framework.

Our values drive how we think, feel & behave. Explore what your fundamental values & needs are and explore how you can work more in alignment with these.

What’s getting in the way of your performance. Our beliefs like our values shape what we do & don’t do, and more importantly, what we think is possible. Consider, most of us know what we need to do to be successful however knowing doesn’t make a difference when we have an undistinguished limiting belief in the way. Discover what beliefs keep you & your team stuck, and re-write your beliefs with accountability & action.

Trust is the glue that holds teams & people together. To trust others we have to also trust ourselves. Explore how trust is created & eroded and discover why integrity is the foundation of trust & performance as a leader. We’ll identify areas where we are out of integrity, what impact this is having & learn how we restore integrity & trust. Teams are forever changed by this session.

We are not fixed in the way thing and behave however we do have preferences and defaults that have developed over time. Discovering our strengths & how they play out at work and in our teams is a powerful way to build a foundation for performance. We explore how our strengths can also be our weaknesses, how to play to others strengths & cultivate & leverage the strengths across our diverse teams.

Knowing how to give feedback, ask for feedback, and optimise the feedback you get is an essential life and work skill. We’ll explore why giving & receiving feedback is “hard” and how we can through shifting our mindset, develop greater ease & proficiency with this CORE skill. We’ll learn how to share what we are thinking in a way that helps other people accept and act on your message. We will also learn how to ask for feedback and handle feedback we don’t agree with.

Research reveals that one of the most valuable (but least known) communication and influence competencies is inquiry skills & the power of listening. We’ll deepen our question skills so that we instinctively word questions in ways that create clarity, resolve problems, and motivate people to take action. We’ll also explore how we find our voice in our team, contributing in meaningful way & in support of our team.

We all react differently when things don’t go the way we want them to go. Developing skills specifically for when things do & will go wrong, means we are better prepared & able to manage the stresses that come in the moment. We will learn how to take responsibility, show empathy, apologise & focus on the bigger commitment when things go wrong.

We will learn the fundamental tool of great leaders: how to use questions to engage, empower, and improve performance in our direct reports. We will experience  how to help our reports become more self-sufficient, resolve their own problems, and make more valuable contributions to their team, even when times are uncertain. We’ll also cover “adaptive coaching,” including how to coach well remotely and when emotions are escalated.

Change-readiness and adaptability is now an CORE skill for any team. When we understand the science of change, we can equip ourselves & support those we work with to be more adaptive, resilient, and agile. We will learn everything we need to know about change & how to lead it. We’ll explore change curves, ADKAR, what happens neurologically when we experience unexpected shifts, track different coping styles and how to respond to each, and practice easy techniques to reduce resistance and increase commitment and action in ourselves and others. We’ll practice devising solutions and crafting communication using a change template that will make us a more effective in what we do.

Complaining is something we are all prone to do however it doesn’t change anything. Raising an issue or making a request in a responsible & constructive way with someone who can do something about it is the skill we need to develop. Learning what it costs us when we complain or don’t speak up & what stops us making a bold request or communicating something “bad”, we will develop the mindset & CORE skill that gives us new power when communicating something that is important to us and our teams.

Distraction is costing us & our teams more than we know. Stress, fuzzy thinking, conflict & dissatisfaction at work can all be attributed back to being distracted. We will learn why we get distracted at work, how to manage input from devices & distractions from communication channels & how to integrate periods of active rest can lift our performance moment to moment. We will experience active rest & make an energy management plan to ensure we are getting the most out of ourselves & each other at work.

Distraction is costing us & our teams more than we know. Stress, fuzzy thinking, conflict & dissatisfaction at work can all be attributed back to being distracted. We will learn why we get distracted at work, how to manage input from devices & distractions from communication channels & how to integrate periods of active rest can lift our performance moment to moment. We will experience active rest & make an energy management plan to ensure we are getting the most out of ourselves & each other at work.

Meetings demand curiosity, creative problem-solving & open & supportive communication. We spend so much of our time in meetings, yet few people are trained to be outstanding meeting leaders. We’ll learn how to structure meetings that are useful, productive, and energising. We will explore our common faults in meetings, why they occur & how we can right-track a meeting. We’ll practice shifting perspectives to draw out creative thinking from our teams & engage people in the conversation & vision.

No matter what point you are at in your career, strategic self-development is essential. We’ll gain a deeper understanding of our strengths, learn how to expand our network, and identify the easiest, most effective opportunities for growth. We’ll walk away with an action plan and new confidence in your ability to take charge of our careers, even if there are no clear career paths available.

When things are uncertain many people freeze, make wrong decisions, or feel overwhelmed. We’ll explore the impact of fixed thinking, why we & our teams fear uncertainty & how growth mindset & commitment can transform our experience. We will practice skills to stay clear-minded and adaptive even when things are quickly changing. Skills include how to diagnose and optimise our default style under stress, how to make good decisions (even when information is confusing or limited), and how to create structure when things feel unstructured – for yourself and others.

Public Workshop Schedule

No public workshops are scheduled at this time. Consider booking an on-demand workshop.

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10 minute | Reflection

Feedback Reflection

If you need a reminder of the activity to complete before submitting this form, you can find it here.

  • What was it like giving & receiving feedback?
  • What limiting beliefs are you becoming aware of?
  • What are you taking responsibility for as a result of the feedback you have received?

Be honest. Only you and your coach has access to this data.

Giving & Receiving Feedback

Giving Feedback

Out of 5, how comfortable were you giving feedback? *

Receiving Feedback

Out of 5, how comfortable were you receiving feedback? *

10 minute | Reflection

Beliefs Map

  • Are my beliefs pulling me above or below the line?
  • Are my beliefs true / real?
  • What would be possible if I changed my beliefs?
  • What new belief could I create to achieve what I know is possible? 

Be honest. Only you and your coach has access to this data.

Beliefs Map

Pulse

1 = Terrible | 10 = Fantastic
Can you label the feeling?
Can you label the feeling?
Why do you feel this way?

5 minute | Reflection

Taking Responsibility

  • What am I avoiding responsibility for?
  • Where can I take responsibility & increase my sense of control & influence?

Be honest. Only you and your coach has access to this data.

Taking Responsibility

Pulse

1 = Terrible | 10 = Fantastic
Can you label the feeling?
Can you label the feeling?
Why do you feel this way?

5 minute | Reflection

Communication reflection

  • Did I communicate Above The Line or Below The Line today?
  • What was the impact of my communication?

Be honest. Only you and your coach has access to this data.

Communication Reflection

Pulse

1 = Terrible | 10 = Fantastic
Can you label the feeling?
Can you label the feeling?
Why do you feel this way?

Discovering The Impact

When you think about your communication & what was the impact on you, your team & your work, can you find it on the guide?

Work / Project

  • Projects run on time/budget
  • High-quality work
  • Clear pathway forward irrespective of external factors that create uncertainty
  • Customers are happy
  • Business growth
  • New opportunities are created
  • Forward momentum
  • Positive culture
  • Abundance of creativity & innovation

Team

  • Everyone in the team participates
  • People support each other and use positive language
  • When someone is having a hard-time, everyone wants to jump in and help
  • People go above and beyond to help
  • People trust each other
  • People feel free to give feedback
  • Failure is seen as growth

You

  • Relaxed / absence of chronic stress
  • I know what I am doing, what my purpose is
  • I know that I can ask for help
  • I feel connected to my team
  • I know if I make a mistake, people will have my back and help me learn
  • I am passionate & excited about what I am doing
  • I feel energised coming into work
  • I can provide feedback to everyone & feel safe doing so

Winning: Above the line

Open / Connected / Energised / Focused / Growth Oriented / Optimistic / Innovative

Reactive / Defensive / Conflict / Distracted / Blame / Pessimistic / Stagnant / Disconnected

Losing: Below the line

Work / Project

  • Project delays/budget blowouts
  • Error-filled work / things go wrong
  • Unclear / no pathway forward
  • Customers are frustrated
  • Business is stagnant
  • No opportunities, only challenges
  • Everything feels hard
  • Blaming / Complaining culture
  • Scarcity mindset; nothing ever feels good enough

Team

  • Not everyone participates
  • Certain people dominate the conversation
  • Team feels disconnected
  • People work alone / in silos
  • Imbalance of work load across the team
  • Serious vibe
  • People don’t problem solve together
  • Problems become bigger than they need to be

You

  • I feel stressed out
  • I feel like I have to it all by myself
  • I feel afraid of people at work
  • I don’t know who to turn to to ask for help & support
  • I am worried about making mistakes & feel like I have to always get it right
  • I replay conversations in my head and worry about what people in my team think about me
  • I worry about whether I am good at my job

Locating Your Communication

Scan through different situations in your work day and reflect on the Statements, Behaviours & Mindsets you are bringing to each. Locate whether you are communicating Above the line or Below the line using the reference map below.

Statements

  • What can I learn from this?
  • How is the opposite as true?
  • How is this familiar?
  • I appreciate you for….
  • I take responsibility for…
  • I agree to…
  • I choose to…
  • I created…
  • How is this for me?
  • What I hear you saying…
  • Tell me more…
  • I feel…(sad, angry, scared, joyful, creative)

Behaviours

  • Relax under pressure / stress
  • Significantly change my posture
  • Take responsibility
  • Question my beliefs
  • Feel emotions
  • Listen actively
  • Speak unarguably
  • Make agreements
  • Appreciate & acknowledge others
  • Create a win for all situation
  • Be creative & collaborative
  • Deal with the facts not the circumstances

Mindsets

  • I am responsible
  • There are more than two possibilities
  • It is valuable to question my thoughts and beliefs
  • My feelings are intelligent
  • Approval, control and security are something I already have
  • I assume positive intent
  • I am curious & open
  • I am prepared to take action
  • Play and rest are key to peak performance

Winning: Above the line

Responsive / Curious / Growth & Learning

Reactive / Defensive / Recycling Drama

Losing: Below the line

Statements

  • I/You/They should
  • I/You/ They can’t
  • I’m right/They’re wrong
  • It’s hard
  • I’m trying
  • It’s not my fault
  • I’m confused
  • The “truth” is
  • I have to
  • You made me
  • I’m sorry (with an excuse)
  • Always/Never
  • “Why” questions
  • You’re not listening to me
  • It’s no use/I give up
  • My way or the highway
  • They don’t get it

Behaviours

  • Hold your breath
  • Fight/Flee/Freeze/Faint
  • See others as needing help
  • Find fault/Blame
  • Cling to an opinion/argue
  • Rationalise/Justify
  • Gossip
  • Get overwhelmed
  • Suppress emotions
  • Use distractions to relieve pain (food, media, work)
  • Enrol others to affirm my beliefs
  • Avoid all disconfirming data
  • Be sloppy with your agreements
  • Avoid conflict
  • Be judgmental (right/wrong, good/bad)

Mindsets

  • Being right is the most important thing
  • There is a threat to me occurring out there
  • There is not “enough”
  • I need another’s approval
  • Safety and security come from outside myself
  • I need to be in “control” (of things I can’t control)
  • There are only two options
  • To get to a solution, I have to be serious
  • I am better than/less than
  • There is a right/wrong way
  • There is no choice
  • My story about the situation is true

10 minute | Reflection

Weekly Reflection

The goal of a your weekly reflection is to review the week, the wins & the challenges, so that you can take the learnings forward.

Be honest. Only you and your coach has access to this data.

Weekly Reflections

Pulse

At work, how stressed have you felt this week?
How engaged in your work have you felt this week?
How empowered have you felt to solve your own problems?
How connected to your team have you felt this week?
How focused have you felt at work this week?
How energised have you felt this week?

2 minute | Performance

What's your worry

By identifying what’s worrying you & making a plan, you get freedom to do something about it.

Be honest. Only you and your coach has access to this data.

Unblock
Let's figure this one out together

1 minute | Reflection

Time to journal

Log an idea or a moment of learning. Think of your journal as a resource you can look back on for learnings. 

Be honest. Only you and your coach has access to this data.

Journal

Reflection

Are you going to change anything as a result of what you have been thinking about??

Idea

Are you going to try anything new?

1 minute | Reflection

Time to check-in

The goal of a your check-in is to develop the mental skill of Awareness & track your progress over time.

Be honest. Only you and your coach has access to this data.

Check-in

Pulse

1 = Terrible | 10 = Fantastic
Can you label the feeling?
Can you label the feeling?
Why do you feel this way?

Take a mindful moment

Repeat 3 x before continuing

Mindful Moment