The Agile Career Podcast

Developing a Growth Mindset

June 14, 2020 Günter Richter / Crystal Metcalfe Season 1 Episode 11
The Agile Career Podcast
Developing a Growth Mindset
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The Agile Career Podcast
Developing a Growth Mindset
Jun 14, 2020 Season 1 Episode 11
Günter Richter / Crystal Metcalfe

In this episode, Crystal Metcalfe joins me. Crystal is the UK VP at RGP, a consulting firm that helps customers implement their business strategy. Crystal shares her career journey and talks about how she used a growth mindset that helped her develop the skills she needed when making career transitions. She also talks about moving countries and how she dealt with that.


Key Takeaways

  • Having mentors in your life is important. They can help you understand where you want to go, and how to get there
  • Work experience is so important and getting this experience, before entering the formal workforce, can be of great value
  • Self-development and observation are great tools to help when you are overwhelmed, feeling intimidated, or dealing with impostor syndrome   
  • Being constantly challenged will help you grow
  • Be confident in yourself and your team
  • Have empathy for others
  • Developing a consultant mindset will serve you well in your career
  • When thinking about a new job or career; assess yourself, identify what the new job or career requires, and understand if you have the attributes you need
  • Always stay relevant!


Books Mentioned
Crystal recommends reading The First 90 Days, Updated and Expanded: Critical Success Strategies for New Leaders at All Levels by Michael Watkins.

I refer to Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol S. Dweck.


Connect with Crystal
Listeners can connect with Crystal by visiting her LinkedIn page. 

Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/gunterrichter)

Show Notes

In this episode, Crystal Metcalfe joins me. Crystal is the UK VP at RGP, a consulting firm that helps customers implement their business strategy. Crystal shares her career journey and talks about how she used a growth mindset that helped her develop the skills she needed when making career transitions. She also talks about moving countries and how she dealt with that.


Key Takeaways

  • Having mentors in your life is important. They can help you understand where you want to go, and how to get there
  • Work experience is so important and getting this experience, before entering the formal workforce, can be of great value
  • Self-development and observation are great tools to help when you are overwhelmed, feeling intimidated, or dealing with impostor syndrome   
  • Being constantly challenged will help you grow
  • Be confident in yourself and your team
  • Have empathy for others
  • Developing a consultant mindset will serve you well in your career
  • When thinking about a new job or career; assess yourself, identify what the new job or career requires, and understand if you have the attributes you need
  • Always stay relevant!


Books Mentioned
Crystal recommends reading The First 90 Days, Updated and Expanded: Critical Success Strategies for New Leaders at All Levels by Michael Watkins.

I refer to Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol S. Dweck.


Connect with Crystal
Listeners can connect with Crystal by visiting her LinkedIn page. 

Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/gunterrichter)