Wednesday, June 5, 2019 1:00-2:00 PM ET

Leading with a Growth Mindset — Joyce Schroeder, Flourishing Cultures Consultants

Joyce Schroeder, President of Flourishing Culture Consultants, LLC shared Carol Dweck’s research in mindset and offered a discussion about the relationship between organizational culture and how the brain works. This laid the groundwork for her presentation of the Microsoft case study, an organization that changed its culture by applying Dr. Dweck’s research. Key to any change initiative is the role of leadership. Throughout the webinar, Joyce talked about leaders owning the culture and offered activities, which encouraged participants to “look in the mirror.”

In this webinar, attendees learned:

  • Organizational leaders are shapers of culture;
  • The difference between a growth mindset and a fixed mindset;
  • How the mindset you adopt has a profound impact on your performance; and
  • How an organization transformed the way it worked by adopting a growth mindset.

YANA Members can request copies of the presentation slides by emailing Joyce


Joyce Schroeder, President of Flourishing Culture Consultants, brings to this practice a wealth of experience in organizational culture and leadership, which includes 16 years in corporate America and 20 years as an external organizational change consultant. It was her curiosity about groups and how they work that led her to this field. Committed to lifetime learning and honing her craft, she trained as a corporate coach, got her Master’s Degree in Organization and Management and is a Certified Positive Psychology Practitioner.

Joyce began her association with the Yale Alumni Nonprofit Alliance in 2016, when she spoke on the topic of Organizational Culture at a YANA dinner.  Over the past three years, she has had the opportunity to consult with nonprofits such as the Cutaneous Lymphoma Foundation, SHORE (Sheltering the Homeless is our Responsibility) and the Wainwright House. Additionally, she serves on the board of the Friends Publishing Group.

Joyce Schroeder’s Full Bio