December 13, 2021
Today we are back again with the amazing sister duo behind the Posify group.
Marianne and Jenna.
Both of these women have effervescent energy and are on a mission to help young people flourish! We've worked together on a number of projects and we’ve had the privilege of having them in episodes 19, 20, and 28.
Marianne is a Clinical Psychology registrar (I made a little error in her intro that she asked me to note.😊 ) She holds a Master's degree from the University of Newcastle, a Graduate Diploma in counseling and psychotherapy, and a Bachelor of Arts majoring in performance.
Jenna—who describes herself as a prod 'multipotentialite', is a teacher and careers advisor, with a Bachelor of Creative Arts (Drama & Performance), Bachelor of Education (K-12), and Graduate Certificate in Education Studies (Careers & Transitions).
In this episode, they’re back with some exciting updates and not one, but THREE brand new resources to share with us! It's a brilliant conversation packed with countless nuggets of wisdom and awesome resources to help turn your homeschool program or your classroom into a highly engaging space.
Time to share...
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Heading into 2022 - a brand new year - I encourage you to take the Lifestyle Design Quiz and and get clarity on your personal strengths AND what matters most to you right now!
You'll also get some customised coaching questions to help you start breaking through the resistance that is holding you back.
[2:14] Birth of Posify: Combining our knowledge in the science of process, psychology and human change behavior and neuroscience on one side, and education and career development, on the other to design thinking methodology. Supporting educators and young people in creative arts, confidence-building, self-development, and unleashing young people’s purpose. It’s an evolving history.
[7:16] The Ideal Business Partner: With compassion for one another. Respectful communication. Find where you complement each other. We are not the keepers of all knowledge, and actually, we're just the service providers and the curators.
[10:07] From startup to scale-up: Both of us are high visionaries or high creatives. Recognize opportunities for complementarity. We've been able to recognize when somebody else could bring their magic. Understand what your strengths are.
[11:54] Learning early: Our face-to-face workshops is getting kids not to just understand who they are and how they work well, but also understanding how to bring an effective team together. To make a change, it's very difficult to do in isolation. And so it's really important for kids to learn at a really young age, how and who to connect with to bring their big ideas to life successfully.
[12:43] Posify Academy: Our overarching goal is really to close the gap between education and industry. Flip that question what do you want to do after school and ask instead, what is it that you're doing today and how can you take your next best step forward.
[13:26] Trilogy Series - part 1: Start with young people from age 11 because that's when the young curious mind is starting to think about not just myself within my family system, but what's this big wide world is about. Start to do that individuation process and get an understanding of self-development and identity.
[14:05] Trilogy Series - part 2: From 11 to 22, where young people are moving more into considering what does work look like for me. Adult identity development work answering questions like who I am as a person and what impact do I want to create?
[14:52] Trilogy Series - part 3: Emotional development using a student-led adventure style self-development work. Students can get in and curate their own learning process, like putting them in the driver's seat. It's really important to empower young people, to take the lead in where they go, and be there to support them and facilitate them.
[21:02] Teacher Toolkit: It’s for those who may not have online access. Teachers can pick these up and plug them straight into their classrooms so they are able to jump straight into these conversations and these future skill-building sessions with their kids without too much stress of planning, preparation, research, and pulling it all together.
[23:40] Design is an important aspect. What helps young people foster their positive health identity and sense of purpose is a meaningful conversation with an adult. We are also conscious about equipping teachers with some very practical skills around the boundary of the clinical aspect. Teachers have a worry barometer so they can feel confident communicating with the kids about what that referral pathway would look like and why it's there.
[30:17] We are all humans and we all have the capacity and the capability to sit and hold a conversation. It's important to recognize that the conversation about mental health is still very new.
[31:40] Science of Human Flourishing: Mental health is actually more of a state of wellbeing that sits on a continuum. We need to acknowledge it first and foremost and recognize how it sits within our history, and within our context in order to be able to design a way forward that works for everyone.
[33:23] Teach young people to figure out who their tribe is. Having a few different tribes for different purposes is really valuable.
[35:40] Changing the culture in schools: Teachers and specialists have to be the one who knows everything. Shift our position from I have to be the person who knows everything to I am now a guide. Teachers are the human who helps connect students to the meaning behind the information, not just an information transfer service.
[39:21] Learning some really good psychology coaching questions in terms of moving forward into this future of learning is probably my top tip for all teachers and parents.
[41:37] Power in Storytelling: Sitting human to human to be that guide to help a young person develop their own roadmaps and share some vulnerability around my roadmap.
[43:37] Classroom 5.0: What is the future of learning all about, looking at integrated identity, the role of meaning and purpose in a young person's life. How do you find your tribe. Authenticity, integrated identity, compassion to self-compassion, and transformation.
[49:22] Tips for parents: Reframe some of the traditional questions we ask: what are you gonna do when you grow up. Start conversations in different ways.
"You can't use up creativity.
The more you use, the more you have."
- Maya Angelou
Links mentioned in this episode: >> Posify Group
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