Interview with Gillian McShane, Adopting a Growth Mindset

TCMP 20: Interview with Gillian McShane

Gillian McShane

Episode 20: In this episode Ellen interviews Gillian McShane who speaks about adopting a growth mindset. We’re in crisis management and a lot of self compassion is needed when we are navigating new waters. Our special guest today is life and leadership coach, Gillian McShane-Shields. Gillian offers expert advice for leaders who are feeling burnt out and overwhelmed. In this episode we learn that it’s okay to tell your team that you don’t have all the answers, the importance of having trusted people in your life, and why you should adopt a growth mindset. Gillian also offers you a free stress assessment resource, which you can find on our podcast webpage. 

About Gillian McShane-Shields : Gillian is a Certified Life Coach and Leadership Coach. Gillian has over 25 years of experience in Corporate and Not for Profit organizations building staff and volunteer teams. Gillian’s desire for wellness in the workplace developed out of her education at University of Toronto where she found her training in Physical Health and Education was most beneficial in the workplace. Gillian is a Certified Workplace Psychological Health and Safety Advisor and uses her skills as a strategic thinker to help workplaces move forward in corporate wellness. She operates out of her motto to “Equip, Encourage and Empower” her clients to reach their goals and potential. Gillian makes sure she stays balanced by getting out into the outdoors whether it’s motorcycling, hiking or kayaking. She has been married for over 30 years and has 2 – 20 somethings.

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Resources mentioned:

Ardell Stress Assessment


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