Developing a High Performance Mindset

Level up: Fostering a high-performance mindset

In times of increasing complexity, we can drive ourselves into the ground—or work to re-energise with positivity and connection.

Are you spending more time complaining than problem solving? Burning out instead of articulating boundaries? Real leaders know that success requires self-responsibility, responsiveness to change, and a capacity for reframing setbacks. This course will introduce you to the ‘PACES’ principles for self-management, resilience, and exceptional performance: Presence, Attitude, Connection, Energy and Strengths.

Drawing on the latest research in positive psychology and neuroscience, you’ll learn to: think clearly; approach problems optimistically; connect authentically; maintain positive energy; and leverage your strengths. Ideal for ambitious professionals and leaders, it will enable you to tackle bigger challenges with less stress.

  • What is covered in the course?

    • What strategies can I employ to better manage my emotions?
    • How can I maintain clear thinking under pressure?
    • What are my personal strengths?
    • How can I build on them to engage and inspire?
    • What are practical ways to encourage trusting relationships where people feel valued?
    • How can I use optimism, gratitude and positive emotion to invigorate my workplace?
    • What daily routines will boost my cognitive function, flexibility, focus and memory?
    • How can I commit to performance-enhancing health and self-care habits?
    • What should I do to ensure my positive attitude and growth mindset lasts?
  • Should I attend?

    Ideal for professionals and leaders who want to manage themselves, their emotions and their energy better to maintain high performance at work.

  • How will I benefit?

    Your workplace will gain a resilient high-performer willing to not just tackle change and complexity, but embrace it. You’ll also be able to share new strategies and tools with colleagues—encouraging connection, positive approaches, and high energy across the organisation.

  • How will my organisation benefit?

    Your organisation will benefit from a more resilient high-performer willing not just tackle change and complexity, but embrace it.

    Need customised training for your organisation?

    Contact our team to discuss customising this course to meet your needs.


  • AQF Equivalence, Articulation Pathways CPD Points and Certification

    • You will receive a soft copy University of Adelaide Certificate of Completion.
    • This PACE course may contribute to earning Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points or credit. Many professional associations accredit CPD at a standard rate of 1 hour of professional development / learning = 1 CPD point. This should be used as a guide only and confirmation should be sought from your accrediting body prior to registration in any PACE course or program.
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What will I receive as part of this course?

  • Printed course book and materials (PDF copy for tablet on request)
  • Certificate of Completion and training record
  • Refreshments during the day, including a light lunch on full day courses

What should I bring to the course?

Our courses are designed to be work-related and interactive. Please bring current workplace examples related to this topic for use on the day.

What further development can I do?

We recommend HeartWise Leadership - Integrating IQ (Head) and EQ (Heart).

Want to do this course online?

Developing a High Performance Mindset Online.

Available course dates:

No dates for this course are currently being offered. Please register your interest for future dates by emailing