If you’ve ever taken a deep breath before jumping into a difficult task, struck a power pose before an important meeting, or jotted down three things you’re grateful for before sleep, then you already know.
You know that a positive mindset can make all the difference in your day, your week, and your life.
But, as powerful as these habits can be, they can also be oh-so-hard to stick with. Days get busy, to-do lists grow, and distraction reigns.
How do we not only make time to create a positive outlook but make it part of our routine?
Welcome to Mindset
Hosted by Petra Kolber, our VP of Personal Development & Mindset (and respected expert in the field of personal development), our Mindset content and tools will show you how to take care of yourself (because you love yourself) and stay on track with weekly motivation, monthly inspiration, and daily community support.
What kinds of topics do we cover? We’re so glad you asked. Here are the monthly themes we’re exploring in 2023.
Happiness Habits With Petra Kolber
Scientists have explored what it takes to create a well-lived life and tested strategies to help us achieve an overall sense of fulfillment and contentment.
This field is called positive psychology and in our Happiness Habits Master Class, Petra Kolber, our VP of Personal Development and Mindset, uses it to show us how to create a life where we can flourish and thrive.
Takeaway: Easy to implement happiness habits you can use immediately to bring more joy and positivity into your life, and the lives of those around you.
Who Is Petra Kolber?
BODi’s VP of Personal Development and Mindset, Petra brings a combined 30 years of experience in personal development and fitness to help us tame our inner critic and unleash joy.
She has choreographed and starred in 60 award-winning videos and fitness programs, contributed to national fitness magazines, and was named Health Magazine’s Fitness Crusader of the Year.
As a Positive Psychology Performance Coach, global workshop leader, and keynote speaker, Petra combined decades of experience with the science of positive psychology in her first book, The Perfection Detox.
The Good Life With Jonathan Fields
What does it mean to live a good life? In The Good Life Master Class, Jonathan Fields shares the science of what it takes to really live a good life, distilling his decades of knowledge and wisdom into simple steps you can follow daily.
Takeaway: Tips for how to keep your Vitality, Connection, and Contribution Buckets full plus a clear direction on where to focus your energy to make things better.
Who Is Jonathan Fields?
He is also the founder of a series of companies focused on human potential, currently serving as CEO of Spark Endeavors, where he developed the groundbreaking Sparketype® Assessment, which has been tapped by over 650,000 individuals and organizations to identify, embrace, and cultivate work that makes people come alive.
Jonathan’s work has been featured widely in the media, from The New York Times, Fast Company, and the Harvard Business Review to Oprah Magazine, Parade, Reader’s Digest, and many more.
Calm Your Mind With Maria Sirois
Can we let you in on a little secret? You have magnificence inside you. We all do.
But stress, catastrophizing, and the natural, oh-so-human, negative spin inside our brains keep us from letting it shine for the world to see. And the world is missing out.
In the Calm Your Mind Master Class, Maria Sirois shares practical tips and science-based strategies, to help stop our negative thoughts from getting in our way.
Takeaway: Strategies, practices, and perspectives that bring your mind to a more positive place, plus how to use a mindful pause.
Who Is Maria Sirois?
Maria Sirois is a clinical psychologist (PsyD), master teacher, facilitator, and author. As a clinical global consultant, she focuses on the resilience of the human spirit, particularly when under chronic stress, during significant transitions, and/or when feeling the shock of wholesale change.
A global presence in her field, she has presented on the largest stages, with leading figures in business, education, and health.
Known for her wisdom, authenticity, and humor, Maria brings a wealth of perspective from decades of study in the mind/body medicine and resilience disciplines.
Maria is the author of two books: A Short Course in Happiness After Loss (And Other Dark, Difficult Times) and Every Day Counts, and is a TEDx speaker.
June: The Perfection Detox With Petra Kolber
Petra Kolber, author of the bestselling book, The Perfection Detox, distills her seven-year journey of overcoming her struggles with perfectionism into this master class.
Based on the science of positive psychology, this class will help you remember that you already have everything you need inside of you, and that now you don’t need to be perfect — you can be perfectly amazing.
Takeaway: How to determine if perfection is helping or hurting you and how to manage and communicate with your inner critic.
July: Boost Your Willpower With Kelly McGonigal, Ph.D.
What is it you really want? And how can you support yourself on your journey to get it?
In the Boost Your Willpower Master Class, Kelly McGonigal, Ph.D., bestselling author of The Willpower Instinct, will share her years of experience as a willpower coach, along with practical tips and science-based strategies, to help us discover our most powerful motivation and give our willpower a boost.
Takeaway: Strategies and tactics to tap into your internal motivation and boost your willpower so you can move in the direction of your biggest goals and get back on track when you feel like you’ve lost your way.
Who Is Kelly McGonigal, Ph.D.?
Health psychologist and Stanford University lecturer, Kelly McGonigal’s specialty is understanding the mind-body connection.
But you probably already knew that because you may have read one of her bestselling books, The Willpower Instinct and The Upside of Stress.
Or maybe you are one of the 30 million people who watched her TED talk “How to Make Stress Your Friend” (it’s one of the most viewed TED talks of all time).
Or perhaps you remember seeing her honored as the first-ever O! Visionary in the January 2020 issue of Oprah Magazine for her groundbreaking way of seeing the world and creating a better future for us all.
In this Master Class, she shares her years of experience as a willpower coach to help you discover your most powerful motivation for change and learn how to leverage your mindset to give your willpower a boost.
August: How to Meditate With Justin Michael Williams
If you have time to worry, you have time to meditate.
In The How to Meditate Master Class, Justin Michael Williams will help you create a custom meditation ritual that fits in with your busy (and sometimes messy) modern life.
Who Is Justin Michael Williams?
Award-winning author and speaker, and Grammy-nominated recording artist, Justin Michael Williams has keynoted at some of the world’s most prestigious companies and organizations, sharing the stage with great thought leaders like Marianne Williamson and Deepak Chopra.
As a celebrated leader in diversity and inclusion, Justin brings people together through connection, compassion, and well-being.
His science and compassion-based DE&I movement has caught the eye of companies like Google, Ultragenyx, Bloomberg, VMware, Grammy.com, Billboard.com, The Root, The Advocate, and universities worldwide.
Justin knows well the pain of adversity and the power of healing to overcome.
With his award-winning book and over a decade of teaching experience, Justin’s message of hope and empowerment has spread to more than 40 countries around the globe.
In this Master Class, he introduces us to a practical, step-by-step meditation practice.
September: How to Get Unstuck with Laura Gassner Otting
Stop chasing other people’s dreams and start the journey to your true calling. In the How to Get Unstuck Master Class Laura Gassner Otting will help you overcome the paralyzing fear of failure and rejection that holds you back, empowering you to grow into the person you truly, deeply know you can become.
Takeaway: How to discern your true ambitions and dreams and redefine failure so that you can confidently step into the limitless version of you.
Who Is Laura Gassner Otting?
Laura is turned on by the audacity of The Big Idea and that larger-than-life goal you just can’t seem to shake. She’s an instigator, motivator, and provocateur, and she’s never met a revolution she didn’t like.
She helped shape AmeriCorps as a Presidential Appointee in Bill Clinton’s White House and founded, ran, and sold her own global search firm, partnering with the full gamut of mission-driven corporate and nonprofit executives.
Frequent contributor to Good Morning America, the TODAY Show, Harvard Business Review, and Oprah Daily, Laura is the Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author of Wonderhell, Limitless, and Mission-Driven.
In this Master Class, she’ll introduce us to a practical, step-by-step process to discover and follow your calling.
October: How to Stress Wisely with Dr. Robyne Hanley-Dafoe
Make stress your ally, not your enemy. In the How to Stress Wisely Master Class Dr. Robyne Hanley-Dafoe will help you learn to stress wisely, create healthy habits for optimal performance, and use resiliency as your compass to weather every season of your life.
Coming October 23
Takeaway: How to stress wisely, create healthy habits for optimal performance, and use resiliency as your compass so you can weather every season of your life
Who is Dr. Robyne Hanley-Dafoe?
Dr. Robyne Hanley-Dafoe is a multi-award-winning education and psychology instructor, resiliency expert, and the author of two award-winning books, Calm Within the Storm and Stress Wisely.
Dr. Robyne has over 18 years of university teaching and research experience and offers practical strategies grounded in global research that help foster and cultivate resiliency and wellness within ourselves and others.
This Master Class equips you with actionable tools to navigate life’s complexities while enhancing your health and wellness.
Better days are not just a possibility — they’re closer than you think.