How to Cultivate a Can-Do Mindset for Your Business and Life with Denise Gabel

As a leader, striving to maintain a positive attitude is a challenge. It’s hard to dig deep and keep yourself and your team motivated when obstacles appear at every turn. This is where the Can-Do mindset comes in. My guest is here to teach us how to make things happen with enthusiasm, both for ourselves and our teams. Join us to learn the Can-Do mindset! Denise Gabel, the Can-Do-ologist, is the most positive person I’ve ever met!

Denise is a professional speaker, mentor on the power of change, and the international bestselling author of The Can-Do Mindset. During her tenure as the Chief Innovation Officer of the Filene Research Institute, she led the prestigious i3 (ideas, innovation, implementation) program throughout the US and Canada. Most recently, Denise served as Chief Operating Officer at the Northwest Credit Union Association, and she also served as president of the National Speakers Association, Northwest Chapter. A lifelong learner, Denise is a summa cum laude graduate of Eastern Washington University and served as a member of the Berkeley Innovation Forum at the University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business, and she also graduated from Harvard Business School’s Women Leadership Forum. Denise loves traveling across the country by train, plane, and RV with her rescue cats, Gizmo and Henry.

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Show Highlights:

  • How Denise became an expert on doing hard things and developed the Can-Do mindset
  • How to channel your “inner cheetah”
  • How we can support our team when we see them lose their positivity, coaching them and coaching ourselves in the process
  • What to do if you encounter an “Eeyore”
  • How Denise describes someone who is a “Can-Do-ologist”
  • How Can-Doers on your team will put positive pressure on others to develop a Can-Do mindset
  • The power of WE: how we can experience a Can-Do attitude in our lives more often
  • How Denise incorporates gratitude into her toolkit every day

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Dr. Sabrina Starling, The Business Psychologist and international best-selling author of the How to Hire the Best series and The 4 Week Vacation™, is the founder of Tap the Potential and host of the Profit by Design podcast. At Tap the Potential, we work to free business owners from the constant demands of a growing business.

We believe work supports life, not the other way around. Clients in our Better Business, Better Life coaching program have more time for what matters most and more money in their bank account than they’ve ever had. Next, we send them off on a 4 Week Vacation™ to celebrate their hard-earned journey to take their life back!

Dr. Sabrina and her team at Tap the Potential are on a mission to change the story of entrepreneurship from one of long hours, grinding it out, to one of sustainably profitable businesses that support and enhance life. The Tap the Potential Solution™ and our Tap the Potential Family of Business Owners are disrupting small business as usual. We are on our way to making the Tap the Potential Solution™ the mainstream model for growing business.

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Never one to accept the status quo or back down from a challenge, Dr. Sabrina’s How to Hire the Best series grew from her desire to solve the toughest hiring challenges interfering with her clients’ growth and profitability. What sprang from her experience working with entrepreneurs in rural areas catapulted her into becoming the world’s leading expert in attracting top talent in small businesses—no matter what hiring challenges those businesses are facing—and earned Tap the Potential’s reputation as the go-to resource for entrepreneurs committed to creating Great Places to Work with thriving coaching cultures and highly engaged team members working from strengths.

As The Business Psychologist, and with her years of driving profit in small businesses, Dr. Sabrina knows what it takes to find, keep, and motivate exceptional performance out of your biggest investment—team members.