The self-limiting belief that we cannot learn new skills in adulthood can stifle our ambition. Bestselling authors and career experts Sarah Ellis and Helen Tupper are here to change that.
As the traditional career ladder becomes a thing of the past, most of us will shift roles and industries frequently over the course of our lifetimes, adapting to new economic circumstances and rapid technological progress. Few of us can expect to stay in the same lane for long – but only those quick to acquire new skills and to adapt their old skills to new environments will thrive.
As the futurist Alvin Toffler observes, ‘the illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn.’ But learning how to learn as an adult is not intuitive. Too many of us are held back by the belief that our talents are fixed at an early age; and this false, prejudicial idea becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy.
Sarah Ellis and Helen Tupper are here to change that. Founders of award-winning career development company Amazing If, authors of the Sunday Times bestselling book The Squiggly Career and hosts of the Squiggly Careers podcast, Sarah and Helen have held leadership roles in organisations including Virgin, Microsoft, Barclay’s and Sainsbury’s. Now they help people build the skills necessary to thrive in the new world of work – and in this masterclass, they will share their insights with you.
You will learn how to develop a growth mindset: the belief that a person’s talents and skills can be improved over time. Building on the ideas of psychologist Carol Dweck, you will discover how to overcome your self-doubt, adapt and succeed in the 21st century workplace.
This masterclass takes place at 3:00pm BST.