Developing a Growth Mindset with Stefanie Faye Frank (part 2)

Episode Summary

Today, we share the second and last part of Maria’s conversation with Stefanie Faye Frank. Stefanie is a neuroscience researcher who is teaching people about their mind, brain and body system that influences their ability to self-regulate and build healthy relationships. She is a consultant, a podcaster and blogger focused on growth mindset, psychological resilience and performance. Her teaching and consulting work in countries all over the world over the past decade combined scientific insights and her training in monasteries with meditation masters from India, Africa and Vietnam. In the previous episode, Stefanie and Maria talked about how experience-dependent learning helps us adopt a growth mindset. They also discussed why even identical twins could develop a very different mindset through our life experiences that shape our brain. We ended our conversation with the importance of celebrating mistakes as a way to develop a growth mindset. If you haven’t yet listened to episode 22 of Impact Learning, we highly recommend you do! Today we do a deep dive on the four essential elements of growth mindset development. And then we discuss the 3-step process we can follow daily to develop a growth mindset at any age. A conversation packed with knowledge about the role of neuroplasticity on growth mindset development!

Episode Notes

Production team:

Host : Maria Xenidou

Producer: Julie-Roxane Krikorian

Introduction Voice: David Bourne

Contact us:

Music credits:

Like Lee performed by The Mini Vandals

Transition sounds: Swamp Walks performed by Jingle Punks

Where to find Stefanie Faye Frank:

Stefanie's LinkedIn

Youtube channel

Podcast - Mindset Neuroscience Podcast

Upcoming TEDx Talk

Stefanie's courses:

The Growth Mindset Course

Mentioned in this episode

MIT Physicist Max Erik Tegmark

Angela Duckworth - the Grit researcher

NY Times Article on Gabriele Oettingen and the concept of Mental Contrasting
Gabriele Oettingen's Wikipedia page

To go further on Self-directed Neuroplasticity:

Jeffrey M. Schwartz's website

His Wikipedia page

His book: The Mind and the Brain: Neuroplasticity and the Power of Mental Force with co-author Sharon Begley

Dr. Mario Beauregard


Neuroplasticity: Self-Directed Neuroplasticity Exercises

Self-Directed Neuroplasticity: Consciously Changing Your Brain Function

Paper by Tim Klein, Beth Kendall and Theresa Tougas, Changing Brains, Changing Lives: Researching the Lived Experience of Individuals Practicing Self-Directed Neuroplasticity

Listen to this episode and explore:

How to develop a growth mindset? (3:09)
- Safe environment
- Knowing the neuroplasticity science behind it
- Celebrating mistakes
- Acknowledging the micro progress
Teachers need to be learners and model mistakes as well (9:47)
Self-directed neuroplasticity: Intention, Visualization, Action (13:21)
The mark Stefanie wants to leave during her lifetime (28:09)