Course outline: creating a success mindset

A success mindset is a way of thinking that supports achieving your goals. People with success mindsets tend to use optimistic, solution-oriented thinking. You, too, can learn to focus your attention, overcome challenges and adopt a positive outlook. Hear how to build peak performance states and 'get into the zone' psychologically. Do you aspire to achieve greater things? Are you wondering how to beat procrastination or stay focused on your goals? In this course, you'll learn how to create the change you desire. Positive psychology topics you'll cover include growth mindset, positive deviance, strengths theory, intrinsic motivation, hope theory, flow states and solution focused thinking techniques.

Topics you’ll cover

  • What is a success mindset?
  • Building a drive to succeed
  • Making success meaningful
  • Capitalising on your strengths
  • Getting into 'the zone'
  • Responding resiliently to setbacks

What you’ll learn in this course

By the end of this course, you should be able to achieve these results.

  • Take on thinking patterns that support success
  • Beat pessimistic thinking, using positive psychology
  • Overcome procrastination and get more done
  • Optimise your thoughts and behaviours – so you feel energised and produce outstanding results
  • Capitalise on your strengths so building success comes easily
  • Get into peak performance states more easily
  • Overcome challenges and setbacks when working towards your goals

About the course facilitator

Eleanor Shakiba is a positive psychology trainer and success coach. Her training style is dynamic and bold, with a dash of quirky humour. She believes that interaction, activity and experimentation promote learning. That’s why she uses experiential training techniques instead of ‘chalk and talk’ lectures.

In her early career, Eleanor ran an educational theatre company. In the mid 1990s, Eleanor discovered her passion for facilitation and adult education. She worked for ten years as a trainer and facilitator at the University of Sydney. In 2006, she founded Think Learn Succeed – a business which delivers training courses and coaching. Eleanor loves working with ‘positive deviants’. These are people who differ from the norm in constructive ways. They’re people who think, talk and behave in ways that change the world. Eleanor works with positive deviants to create vibrant business cultures and peak performance.

Eleanor is qualified in Social Anthropology, Adult Education, Counselling and Positive Psychology. She delights in helping professionals learn skills for success in the real world, using interactive learning techniques. Her students describe Eleanor as ‘a lively and enthusiastic presenter who can keep you engaged for hours.’ Her tools of choice are positive psychology, experiential learning and storytelling. She’s a bit of a photography fan, too. If you’re a visual learner, you’ll love her slides.

Creativity is Eleanor’s signature strength. She loves using it to write books, video scripts and online training programs. Eleanor is the author of Difficult People Made Easy and is currently writing her second book, 6 Habits of Savvy Female Negotiators. She has also created over 120 training programs and a range of online learning courses.

What people say about Eleanor Shakiba’s positive psychology

"Was a great eye opener, it helped me in understanding how to overcome problems and ways of positive skill building for myself personally and myself at work."

Jaide Simpson
Woollahra Council

"Absolutely loved it and found it impressively informative."

Canterbury Bankstown Council

"Beautifully organised and presented. Very logical and easy to follow. I enjoyed the theoretical base as well as the practical applications."

Carolyn Watts
University of Wollongong

"The course was great. As a people manager, it really helped provide tips on how to foster positive mindset within my staff."



Get started now!

Book this program for your team. Choose a delivery format that fits your needs. Your options include running a workshop for your team, enrolling in a public workshop, or one-to-one coaching with Eleanor Shakiba.