In this episode of The Optimized Mind, Dr. Kate talks with Dr. Brian Davidson, founder of MindVue, a mental performance company that measures and builds mindset skills to optimize performance and enhance mental wellness.
The discussion is a continuation of episode #1 taking a deeper dive into the ways in which we can foster a positive mindset, a sense of resilience and grit, allowing people to maximize potential across domains. Dr. Kate and Dr. Davidson once again examine the nuances of these issues with a keen focus on the importance of a strong locus of control, along with the multiple other variables impacting the development of mindset over time.
Dr. Brian Davidson is the founder and president of MindVue. As chief architect of the MindVue Profile assessment and MindVue’s learning solutions, Brian applies his work in measuring and developing mindsets to support businesses, educational institutions, healthcare organizations, sports teams, and the military in maximizing human performance. Driven to build hope, grit, and resilience across the globe, he has had the privilege to work with leading organizations such as Johnson & Johnson, the San Antonio Spurs, Workday, and the United States Military Academy (West Point). As a passionate educator, he has helped teach people the importance of mindset skills and has guest lectured at educational institutions throughout the world such as the University of Pennsylvania, University of Florida, University of Kansas, in addition to helping tens of thousands of students across India.
Brian is a frequent writer on the topics of mindsets, mental wellness, and performance optimization and is a contributing author for Routledge’s forthcoming (2024) Multidisciplinary Handbook of Character Development as well as a reviewer for the Journal of Character and Leadership Development. Brian graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Iowa with High Distinction and Honors, earning a degree in psychology and a teaching endorsement in secondary education. He holds a master’s degree in counseling psychology and a doctorate (with Honors) in educational leadership and policy studies, both from the University of Kansas, where he has also served as a senior research consultant and adjunct professor.
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