Episode 63: When Mindset Work is Toxic

While the messaging that your success and your happiness is exclusively dependent on your mindset can be empowering for some people, it ignores the very real external obstacles that many people face in our society. We’re talking about our responsibilities as coaches doing mindset work with clients.

63: When Mindset Work is Toxic

Mindset is a topic that gets a lot of attention in the coaching world. First as a psychotherapist, then as a coach, and as an author, mindset has always been a cornerstone of my work with clients and in my life.

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Show Notes

Mindset is a topic that gets a lot of attention in the coaching world.

First as a psychotherapist, then as a coach, and as an author, mindset has always been a cornerstone of my work with clients and in my life. But to be honest, with all the years I’ve been doing mindset work, it’s an area where I may have gotten a little complacent.

With that in mind, I decided to take a hard long look at what mindset work really is and how we approach it as coaches. What I found is that while mindset work is unquestionable an integral part of coaching, the ways in which it is being distorted in the coaching profession and entrepreneurial industry at large may actually be causing harm to our clients,

That’s why today we’re exploring what happens when mindset work becomes toxic and the work we need to do as coaches so that we can support our clients in a way that centers and validates their experiences. Doing this is very much in line with our professional and personal development and strengthens our coaching profession. Let’s continue to do this work together!

Topics covered

  • The role mindset plays in my work
  • One of the most common approaches to mindset work
  • How my definition of mindset work has expanded
  • The problem with framing mindset as the main determining factor for success
  • Our responsibilities as coaches helping clients with mindset work
  • Why we need to invest in antiracism and diversity, equity, and inclusion work for ourselves
  • The CARE model framework for deeply listening to our clients

Resources mentioned

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TRANSCRIPT

 

Well, hello, my friend. Welcome to the Coach with Clarity Podcast. My name is Lee Chaix McDonough, and I want to thank you for joining me for this week's episode. I want to spend a little bit of time talking about a topic that gets a lot of attention in the coaching world, and that is mindset. Now, I have been working in the field of mindset for years. First as a psychotherapist, then as a coach. I have written a book that dives deep into mindset work: what it is, how to do it. So mindset has always been a cornerstone of the work that I've done with my clients, and in my own life. And I'll be honest with you, it is an area where I may have gotten a little complacent. I may have figured that, “You know what, I've been doing this mindset work for years, I've read all the books, I've done all the work, I've taken all the trainings, I got this”. But the truth is, I don't got this. In fact, I have been really taking a hard, long look at what mindset work really is, how we have been exploring it within the coaching profession. And quite honestly, the ways in which mindset work is being distorted, and may in fact be causing harm to potential, or current, clients. So that's what I want to explore with you a bit today, is what happens when mindset work becomes toxic. And how we may be unintentionally contributing to the harm of our clients. 

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