Perceivant Offers Consumer Version of re:MIND on Kickstarter
October 31, 2019
Perceivant, an Indianapolis based education technology company that replaces traditional textbooks with cost-effective and interactive digital courseware, announced today it will offer a consumer edition of its re:MIND course through a Kickstarter campaign. The consumer edition, which includes a book and a planner and focuses on the same narrative-based approach to self empowerment as the college course, will be available on Kickstarter from November 5 to December 5.
re:MIND is the culmination of 20 years of education and professional work of coach and consultant Kristin Taylor, M.A. The consumer edition book, Live Up Your Narrative, guides readers through a methodology that enables them to discover their unique qualities and succeed when faced with the challenges of life—challenges that all too often cultivate stress and anxiety.
“It became clear to us as we received more and more feedback that this isn’t just for students as we initially intended,” says Taylor. “As we shared the content with people, they said, ‘I need this,’ or, ‘I have a friend who would benefit from this’.”
Based on a narrative coaching approach, re:MIND provides readers the opportunity to name their own experiences and to more confidently explore their often under-resourced personal competencies. As they begin to grow their own personal narratives, readers learn how to identify problems within their stories, manage their feelings and emotions, externalize problems, recognize wins, understand who they are, and create a plan for dealing with problems.
Seven key non-cognitive competencies are explored throughout the book, including confidence, resilience, self-advocacy, emotional intelligence, perseverance, self-control, and growth mindset. According to Taylor, these competencies are essential gear for personal growth and for success.
“We chose seven that we consider to be the most fundamental and could serve as launching pads or jumping off places for the growth of other non-cognitive competencies,” says Taylor. “These non-cognitive competencies represent the desire to establish a fundamental starting place from which more expansive narratives can flourish.”
The re:MIND personal planner, The Game Plan, that is included in the Kickstarter helps the reader identify a three-month goal and walks them through each step of the methodology to help them identify the mindset problem that is impacting them the most and guide them to create a game plan for conquering it. The planner also serves as an invaluable reference tool for when the problem or problems begin to creep in again or if new problems begin to emerge.
“Mindset problems are often sneaky and not something we are consciously aware may be getting in our way or causing us to have more stress and anxiety,” says Jenn Rowe, Director of Products at Perceivant. “The Game Plan planner allows you to explore your narrative, create a plan, and actively engage in a way that helps you take control of who you want to be.”
A number of pledge levels will be available, including both ebook and print versions of Live Up Your Narrative and The Game Plan. The ultimate pledge, intended for companies who want to use re:MIND to improve employee performance, includes a workshop and coaching sessions by author Kristin Taylor. Additionally, you can help us make a difference: For every $5,000 pledged during the campaign, Perceivant will donate access to the re:MIND course to an entire class of students.
The re:MIND college course, as well as other Perceivant courses, is available for adoption for the upcoming academic year. Each course follows a low-cost, high-efficacy pricing model that is customized based on the needs of each university.
To view the Kickstarter campaign, visit http://bit.ly/2Kh8AZj.
Perceivant is an Indianapolis-based educational technology company serving the higher education marketplace. Perceivant publishes and provides courseware that replace traditional textbooks with cost-effective and interactive learning experiences for both web and mobile applications. Each course is accompanied with powerful analytics and real-time data to boost student engagement and provide educators with an easier, more efficient solution to analyze course efficacy. Perceivant is also armed with editorial expertise and tools to enable educators to create custom solutions that exceed expectations and university standards. For more information on the company and its products, please visit www.perceivant.com.
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