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In-Person Workshops

In person workshops are offered through the Brooklyn Brainery, located in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn. The sessions are 2 hours and cover topics in personal improvement including navigating career change.

Upcoming:

  • On July 19th, The Nature of Change
    Do you ever wonder why it’s so hard to change? Even when you desperately want to start doing something differently (like save money, exercise more, eat healthier, meditate) you quickly find yourself right back where you began. Why?!?
    Understanding how your brain, beliefs, and the flow of your life are getting in your way is the first step to finally making some change. Thought this class is mostly lecture as opposed to workshop, there will be some time to process a problem of your own so bring something to write on! Take a look at the workshop on July 25th if you want to come back and really dig into making a plan for change!
  • August 2nd, Taking Action to Change your Life

    Are you ready to make some change? Come with a problem or project you want to tackle (like save money, exercise more, eat healthier, meditate) and you’ll leave with a plan of action. We’ll harness the tools of improvement science and action research to uncover the moments where your problem rears its head and then construct a plan to change it.
    This is a workshop so be prepared to think hard (drink some coffee!) and talk to strangers! It’s gonna be awesome.
  • August 15th 5pm or 5:30-7pm: Designing Career Change
    Do you feel stuck in your current job, but you aren’t sure what you want to do next? Come to this workshop and get back in touch with what YOU want for YOUR life. This is not a workshop about resumes or cover letters- this a workshop about YOU. You’ll leave with a plan for a next step that you can take THIS WEEK.
    This is a workshop so be prepared to think hard (drink some coffee!) and talk to strangers! It’s gonna be awesome. Check out the workshop on August 15th to begin to think about how to craft an irresistible cover letter that will get you the interview.
  • September 5th 5pm or 5:30-7pm: Confident Job Seeking
    If you don’t approach applying for a a new job with an aura of unflinching confidence, you are unlikely to be asked for an interview. In this workshop we will talk about how to write a cover letter that expresses your confidence in a way that is irresistible to hiring managers. You’ll walk out with a template and a plan to apply for a job in the coming week.

Professional Development for Growing Growth Mindsets in Schools

If you are a principal or director at a school and you want to offer a practical, engaging professional development focused on growing the Growth Mindset in your teachers and students, download this flyer or get in touch!

Feedback from school leaders and teachers have been great:

We deeply valued the professional development that Dr. Crowell provided for our school on growth mindset. The teachers were intently engaged throughout the presentation and expressed their appreciation for her time. “She’s wonderful,” and “I learned so much,” was the consensus of the comments. Even though many teachers walked into the presentation knowing very little about growth mindset, we have already heard a change in the language that they are using with their students. I am sure that we will see a change in the students, too. Dr. Crowell’s knowledge, professionalism, and ability to relate to teachers result in an effective professional development session.
– Jill Goodman Ordynans, PhD, Director

I had the pleasure of attending Amanda Crowell’s “Growth Mindset in Preschool” professional development workshop. This workshop opened my mind to the realization that as a person, and a teacher, a growth mindset and “I think I can” attitude is just as imperative in my own growth as that of my students. Too often I hear myself say “I am not good at that.” My own son always says “I’m not a math person.” We accept this without thinking “if I work hard I will be a math person.” The very next day I chose a book, “How To Catch A Star” because it was such a great example of thinking, patience, persistence, and believing in ones self. Both the children and I are still thinking of ways to reach the stars because of Amanda Crowell’s influence. 
– Laura Yengo-Chillemi, Teacher 

As a Director of three preschools, I am always looking for ways to bring new perspectives and ideas about approaches to early childhood learning and growth to our teachers, and in turn to our children. Amanda’s work around growing growth mindsets from the preschool age fit the bill exactly! Her professional development workshop, incited an engaging, thought-provoking conversation among my teachers on how we in fact perceive ourselves and our capabilities and how this thought process trickles down to the young children we are teaching. Our teachers were eager to start implementing some of the ways that Amanda suggested in order to support the growth mindset in our young learners. Thanks, Amanda, for sharing your work with us!
– Ashley Sobel, Director

Personal Coaching

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Are you ready to get unstuck and make serious progress?   Every coaching package is custom created to meet the specific needs, goals and timeline of the client.

The results from such targeted and intense support are truly remarkable:

Working with Amanda was an amazing experience– I had been trying to finish a project for over 10 years and after working with Amanda for 3 months, the project was done! She has a style that is both very focused and detail oriented, but also very based in intuition — great combination!  I couldn’t have asked for a better coach to help me through this!”
– Kathleen, coaching client

“Thanks to my work with Amanda, I’ve been able to identify mental road blocks and shift towards a mindset more open to alternate possibilities. She’s helped me understand that I can’t always go full steam and not to feel discouraged.  I’m finding myself acknowledging every step I make towards my vision (even the small ones) and feeling empowered by my actions.”
– Geraldine, workshop attendee and coaching client

I first met Amanda through her Taking Action to Change Your Life workshop. It was one of the most useful, enlightening and inspiring workshop I had been to. I found so much value in it that I decided to take her Nature of Change workshop, which was equally as amazing.

I decided at that point, I wanted to work with Amanda through her coaching on creating more solid financial strategies for a proactive and positive financial future. Through working with Amanda, I completely shifted the way I thought about my finances, through becoming more motivated to track and be aware of my spending habits, to creating financial goals and feeling confident in my financial future. The most important lesson, if I was even to pick only one, was that I learned how to talk about finances with my family and friends, which has opened up a whole world of communication & resources to sustainably continue my financial journey.
– Dorothy, workshop attendee and coaching client

Through Amanda’s coaching, I learned that I needed to learn to set micro-goals that would work for my life. After starting to use Amanda’s methods, I hit my sales goal for the month in the first two weeks! I can’t wait to see how my business will evolve in the months to come!
– Sara, coaching client

Fair warning- My 1:1 coaching time is very limited so I protect is very closely- I  only work with people who are ready to do the work! Change requires momentum and hope and intense focus when you’re launching. You should think hard about whether you are ready to do this.

Send me an email to discuss options.

 

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