Mindset MentorsGrowth Mindset programs delivered by elite sportspeople. 

Help your students to build a growth mindset, develop a positive, resilient attitude and strengthen their mental health with our Mindset Mentors program.

Available for face to face or live and interactive online delivery

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About Mindset Mentors

We created mindset mentors because we believe that having a positive attitude and a growth mindset a willingness to grow through challenges, learn from mistakes and a commitment to hard work and effort – empowers students to become the very best versions of themselves!

And who better to teach these skills than elite athletes – people who have benefited from the very best mental and physical training, have unique personal stories to tell, who are looked up to and respected by students, and who are keen to give back, and share their learnings.

Mindset Mentors offers tailored programs for different year levels with programs that focus on the varied needs of students in Years 7 through to Years 11 and 12.

Why choose Mindset Mentors?

Students love to hear professional athletes share inspiring stories.

But Mindset Mentors is more than a talk to students by an elite athlete.

We believe Mindset Mentors is unique because it combines:


  • Felstead Education’s 30 years of experience in educational program delivery

  • The latest pedagogy and research in Growth Mindset

  • The vibrancy and appeal of young professional athletes

  • Follow on resources to embed learning, making them more than simply a ‘one-off’ presentation

Our seminars and resources can help students to: 

  • See their attitude as a choice under their control

  • Learn to respond rather than react in any given situation

  • Build a growth, rather than a fixed, mindset

  • Embrace challenges inside and outside of school

  • See failure and mistakes as valuable opportunities for growth

  • Focus on effort and work rate rather than perceived ‘natural’ ability

  • Learn to say ‘not yet’ rather than ‘I can’t’

  • Cope with stress and perform at their best under demanding conditions (especially during tests and exams)

  • Choose to be life long learners

  • And much more

Program One:  Building a Growth Mindset

Having a growth mindset, positive attitude, self belief, resilience and the capacity to grow from setbacks, challenges and failures are essential characteristics for  successful athletes. They are also essential character traits for successful students.

During this program students will learn:

  • The benefits of having a positive, resilient mental attitude

  • That the attitude they have is always within their control

  • The basic elements of having a growth mindset

  • How to focus on effort and work rate, rather than fixed perceptions about ability

  • The importance of persistence in achieving success

  • To value mistakes and failure as vital learning opportunities

  • To embed growth mindset strategies on an ongoing basis

Program Two: Towards the Finals: Exam success and beyond

There are strong parallels between the challenges students face in dealing with exams and the challenges that athletes face in performing at their best during their ‘finals’.

Be it a grand final, an Olympic final, or simply trying to achieve a Personal Best athletes train hard, make sacrifices, and are taught how to perform by expert coaches. They then have to deliver their best performances in high pressure, high stakes situations – just like students do when it comes to exams.

During this program students will learn:

  • To focus on the process, rather than the outcome, during exams

  • How to stay calm and relaxed in high pressure situations

  • How to deliver peak performance when it matters most

  • To see exams as part of a journey, rather than an end point

  • How to persist and succeed if things don’t turn out as planned

Practical information

These programs are designed for high school students.

Tailored versions are available for different year levels, including our specialised Year 11 and 12 programs.

They are suitable for a whole year level cohort, but can also be run in small groups.

Each program runs for approximately 50 minutes (one lesson period) and is supported by follow on resources to embed learning.

We prefer face to face delivery, but with ongoing COVID restrictions have online versions available.

Our programs can be taken individually, or as part of a multi session program run over multiple days.

The sessions are a perfect way to start the year, make a great keynote address or are ideal for school camps and retreats.

We are happy to tailor a program to your needs  and we also offer parent and staff sessions to further share the learning. 

Contact us today to discuss your needs and see how Mindset Mentors can make a powerful positive difference in the lives of your students.