The way we work is changing. Are you ready?

The Way We Work is a candid conversation about the forces reshaping our careers, workplaces, and world. Hear from fascinating thinkers from across the business landscape as we explore the intersection of our lives and livelihoods in an ever-shifting economy.


09: Cindra Kamphoff | Grit and the High-Performance Mindset

Have you ever wondered how some people can commit to really big goals and never, ever give up? They have a clear vision, and they strive towards it every single day. A common characteristic that these people hold, is that they have grit.

But what is grit? How do you get it? Can you train for it? And, most importantly, how do we go beyond grit to reach our potential, achieve our goals and triumph professionally.

My guest Dr. Cindra Kamphoff is a speaker, trainer, and professor who is a go-to high performance coach for some of the world’s most successful executives, athletes, and entrepreneurs. In this episode, Cindra and I talk about how to build grit and create a high-performance mindset, why creating a vision for your future is absolutely critical, and how mastering your thoughts and knowing yourself, is the core work that drives success.

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The Way We Work with Brendon Schrader

Entrepreneur and CEO Brendon Schrader launched TWWW to explore the changing face of work through conversations with people on the frontlines. The program began as an interview and speaker series and grew into a podcast in 2019.

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“However we fit into the business ecosystem, from employees to independent workers to corporate leaders, it’s an exciting and complicated time in the workplace. I want to talk about where we’re going, why it matters and how we can all be more happy and fulfilled at work.”

— Brendon Schrader

Come face to face with the future of work. TWWW events explore the currents reshaping work in the 21st century. Join us for in-depth conversations and insights that change how you think about work and career.


Carlson School of Management

The Way We Work is proud to partner with the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management for our live events.

The Curtis L. Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota is a recognized leader in business education and research. Established in 1919 and located in Minneapolis, the Carlson School is committed to developing leaders who believe business is a force for good through experiential learning, international education, and the school’s strong ties to the Twin Cities business community.

With 10 degree programs that are ranked consistently among the world’s best, the school offers bachelor’s, master’s, MBA, and doctoral degrees, as well as executive education programs hosted both domestically and abroad. Today, the Carlson School has 55,000+ alumni in more than 100 countries and over 150 tenure-track and full-time instructional faculty members.

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