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Become the Best Mindset Coach Using These 15 Growth Mindset Tips

by: Sarah Appleby
Published: April 7, 2024
Updated: April 8, 2024

Can you remember a time when you felt invincible? Maybe you backed yourself to take the winning shot in a basketball game? Or maybe you nailed a pitch at work to land a big client? Having a healthy mindset holds great power. But sometimes tapping into your invincibility is easier said than done. That’s when a mindset coach can help.

Become the best mindset coach with these 15 growth mindset tips.

Become the best mindset coach with these 15 growth mindset tips.

Understanding how to help your clients control their emotions can have a major impact on their lives. Mindset coaching gives you the tools and coaching materials needed to make the biggest impact possible. 

In this post we share our top 15 growth mindset techniques to help you become an amazing mindset coach.

What Is a Mindset Coach?

Mindset coaches are the ultimate cheerleaders. They help their clients view their situations with positivity, no matter the circumstances. They do this by using growth mindset techniques, including powerful affirmations, that can transform negative thought patterns and beliefs, into positive growth and success.

Mindset coaching complements other coaching modalities such as:

  • Health coaching
  • Fitness coaching
  • Wellness coaching
  • Business coaching
  • Life coaching
  • Relationship coaching
  • Performance coaching
  • Career coaching

There are a growing number of mindset coaching certifications available online. Here are a few certified mindset coaching courses you may like to consider:

These certified courses don't have a specific health or fitness focus. Instead you will learn powerful mindset coaching strategies that can be applied to any coaching situation.

If you're looking for a health and fitness certification, check out our courses at the Primal Health Coach Institute. We offer specialist courses in the areas of health and fitness. You're sure to find a course to suit your needs.

The Role of a Mindset Coach

The role of a mindset coach is to improve their clients' lives. They do this by helping them move away from a limiting mindset. In turn, this will help them develop new perspectives and positive changes in their lives.

Mindset coaching can be applied to a variety of different life situations including:

  • Professional development
  • Career development
  • Personal development
  • Lifestyle change
  • Improve overall well-being
  • Fitness goals
  • Establish stronger emotional well-being
  • Improved health

Mindset coaches use a variety of techniques in their coaching sessions including positive reinforcement, time line therapy and hypnotherapy.

Mindset Coaching: How Does it Work?

The human mind holds great power over our actions, thoughts and beliefs. Being able to control one’s thought process and emotions has the potential to change lives. But it’s often difficult to break through these self-made barriers alone. 

It’s one thing to tell someone what to do. Writing meal plans and delivering pre-made healthy food can have a positive impact in someone’s life in the short-term. But unless you help your clients change their thought process around eating and exercise, any short-term success will eventually fail. 

The best mindset coaches will identify the individual needs of their clients to help them achieve sustainable lifestyle change. 

Mindset coaching can be broken down into three main areas:

Shifting Limiting Beliefs

Limiting beliefs are negative thoughts, or self-doubt that can hold someone back from achieving their goals. Limiting beliefs often present as fear of failure, or the belief that you’re not worthy of achieving a particular goal. They often stem from past experiences, societal influences or an individual’s own self-doubt. 

Mindset coaching can play a key role in overcoming limiting beliefs, especially when it comes to health and fitness. By using growth mindset strategies, a coach can help their clients reframe their limiting beliefs, and replace them with positive beliefs that will allow them to reach their desired health and fitness goals.

Building Resilience

A mindset coach works with their clients to build resilience and improve their motivation. When it comes to health and fitness goals, many people start off with the best intentions when their motivation is high, but after a setback, they find it difficult to continue on their health or fitness journey.

Health and fitness coaches can use mindset coaching to manage stress and maintain a positive outlook, when their clients are faced with adversity. 

Building resilience is essential when establishing a new healthy habit, and achieving sustainable lifestyle change. Life comes with its ups and downs, and in order to achieve sustained lifestyle change, being able to build resilience in the face of adversity is key. 

Overcoming Self-Sabotage

Self-sabotage is the term used to describe behavior that prevents someone from achieving their goals. Examples of self-sabotage include:

  • Procrastination 
  • Giving up before trying
  • Perfectionism
  • Defensiveness
  • Reprioritization
  • Emotional eating
  • Negative self-talk
  • Unhealthy habits

Effective coaches will help their clients identify their self-sabotaging behavior. They will also give them tools to reframe their mindset away from their bad habits, so they can make healthier conscious choices in the future. 

Top 15 Growth Mindset Tips to Help You Become the Best Mindset Coach

Growth mindset is the belief that your achievements and your success is determined by how much effort you put in. Conversely, a fixed mindset describes the belief that your intelligence and abilities are innate and unchangeable.

These two terms were first coined by Carol Dwerk who extensively researched this field of study. Dwerk also published her acclaimed book on the topic - Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, which helped bring her findings to the mainstream.

Mindset coaches use growth mindset strategies to bring positivity to any negative exisiting mindsets their clients may hold.

Being able to guide your clients towards a healthy, more positive outlook will help them achieve their goals.

Here are our top 15 growth mindset tips that will help you unlock the full potential in your clients.

  1. The word “yet” holds a lot of power. By placing  “yet” at the end of a sentence, you can completely change the meaning of the sentence. For example, “I’m not able to run 5 miles, yet.”
  2. View challenges as opportunities. By changing the language around a setback and describing it as an opportunity it allows you to learn from the experience. 
  3. Set realistic goals. SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Time-Specific) goal setting is a simple, yet effective approach to setting goals, and it’s a highly effective way to monitor progress. 
  4. Make a new goal for every goal accomplished. This will help with motivation, and will allow you to visualize the practical steps you need to take towards a future goal. 
  5. Stop seeking approval from others. This means being comfortable with your own achievements and not requiring external validation.
  6. Celebrate the growth of others. Being genuinely excited about the achievement of others will help reduce jealousy and comparison. 
  7. Value the process over the end result. In other words, it’s about the journey not the destination.
  8. Replace the word “failing” with the word “learning.”
  9. Acknowledge and embrace imperfections. 
  10. Take ownership over your attitude. We can’t control a situation, but we can control our reaction to a situation. 
  11. Provide regular opportunities for reflection. You’re not expected to be perfect, but being able to reflect on how you react or behave in a situation will help you grow. 
  12. Cultivate grit. Not everything will go your way. Being able to come back after a setback will build resilience.  
  13. Think realistically about time and effort. You wouldn’t try to run a marathon if you haven’t walked around the block yet. Good things take time. 
  14. Reward actions, not traits. Acknowledge the little things - like making your bed in the morning, or cooking a healthy home-cooked meal. They all add up over time. 
  15. Cultivate a sense of purpose. Discover your why and make healthy choices won’t feel so much of a burden.


Mindset coaches use growth mindset strategies to help their clients break through mental blocks so they can reach new heights. In this post we've shared our top 15 growth mindset tips so you can become the best mindset coach. 

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