Our pedagogy is grounded in Social Cognitive Theory and its core behavioural activation mechanism of self-efficacy beliefs. Lasting change occurs when these self-efficacy beliefs are boosted. This translates to greater confidence in your ability to achieve attainable objectives. Our Programs, Leadership Tools and Experiences revolve around this pillar.
Self-awareness is the single most important attribute leaders need in order to successfully develop further. Only through a process of introspection and self-awareness does true wisdom emerge. To this end, every program we offer includes the opportunity to understand more about your self, your behaviour and the impact it has on others.
We often “close down” our natural inquisitive instincts to be open to new possibilities. It is only when we ask “why” and give ourselves permission to ask “why not” that we push beyond the known and reach greatness. The demands of management and leadership today require that we do just that.
We can become better leaders and managers when we embrace our light and shadow sides. The most effective way to do this is through self-reflection. As a key tenet of Social Cognitive Theory, we know that self-reflection leads to self-regulation. And without self-regulation, we simply cannot break unhealthy, unhelpful habits and change for the better.
Developing confidence in your own capabilities and decision making as well as learning to trust others are two of the most common challenges faced by leaders. Being able to “Step up” and be responsible requires authenticity and confidence in yourself, while having the ability to “Let Go” demonstrates your ability to trust in others.
Being an effective leader and manager requires a range of approaches, not just rational or logical ones. Leaders and managers today need to learn empathy and soft skills as well as embrace being well and mindful as core health practices. Only through cultivating a balance between left and right brain behaviours can we positively impact the world.
Switch Education is committed to learner-centred leadership transformation. Underpinned by Social Cognitive Theory, we utilise an evidence-based approach to boost self-efficacy beliefs and develop the capability and competence of your people and organisation to lead with confidence and success. We put pedagogy first, to remove mindset obstacles and belief system blockages that prevent achieving goals in the short-term and creating behaviour change in the longer-term. We look forward to partnering with you.
For over 25 years, I have worked as a management educator and leadership development consultant in Business Schools, Consultancies and Not-for-Profits in Australia, USA, Canada and the UK. Co-founding SWITCH fulfils my lifelong dream of giving managers and leaders access to the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to thrive. My approach to pedagogy is strongly influenced by social cognitive theory and its core principle of self-efficacy beliefs. Digital technology provides an amazing opportunity to bring my dream to fruition. I’ve published articles in leading organisational psychology, HRM and education journals and blog regularly on digital education, management and leadership issues. You can connect with me here.
For three decades, my Quest to understand human nature + cultural behaviour propelled me around the globe. Co-founding SWITCH allows me to share these experiences, together with my insights in business, leadership + learning. It is a joy to infuse our programs with the richness of sacred archetypal narratives, consciousness-based principles + social cognitive theory; and to support opening minds + new ways of being. My heart-felt desire is to encourage the grace + wonder of the extraordinary human spirit; the cultivation of greater trust, courage + confidence in self and in creating safer physical spaces + psychological places where we can work, live + learn – through all our life stages. You are welcome to connect with me here.
Roger builds innovative, medium-scale businesses across a range of disciplines and verticals in technology services and diversity-focused organisations. He is a people-centric leader who has a unique ability to engage all stakeholders equally for success. He holds an Executive MBA from Melbourne Business School and is an accredited commercial mediator.
A successful entrepreneur, investor and corporate advisor, Ned has spent two decades starting and building internationally focused, emerging technology companies and served as a Non-Executive Director for publicly listed Lake Technology (acquired by Dolby Labs). He spent his early career working with E&Y and IBM in strategy and marketing roles.
Supported by Social Cognitive Theory, our programs, assessments and insight tools increase self-awareness, the building block to boost your sense of personal agency. Your leadership and management status quo then shifts, propelling you forward.
Only through self-reflection are we able to achieve the self-regulation necessary for self-actualisation. We promote self-reflection by embedding a SWITCHLearning journal in our programs, our assessments and our insight tool reports and debriefs.
The practice activities, SWITCHinars, pulse checks and consults used in our programs aid long-term behaviour change by engaging the brain and reinforcing learning. These learnings have been gained over 50 years of business and education experience.
To help you feel better supported and develop your self-confidence as leaders, our programs include the opportunity to share your ideas and reflections and workplace application with your peers in our social learning area, in SWITCHinars or group consultations.