MISSION AND HISTORY
Changing the Mindset (CTMS) initiative started under SG Consulting and Data in 2018. The initiative started with a Health and Wellness program that provided workshops and support for those that wanted to modify their current lifestyle choices. After the work completed with the Health and Wellness program, the team developed another initiative called Systems 8, where 8 free workshops were conducted in the community centered around 4 content areas (Health/Wellness, Mental health/Trauma, Professionalism/ Leadership, and Empowerment). The initiative provided an opportunity to gain information and develop systems and processes to enhance an individual’s personal and/or professional skill set.
After implementing the workshops and the positive feedback, Changing the Mindset Inc. was developed as a non-profit organization that offered minimal to no-cost services to the consumers, focusing on empowerment and bringing awareness to mental health/trauma, professionalism/leadership, and health/wellness. Since it’s pilot and launch, CTMS has provided over 150 workshops and program opportunities to over 500 people.
In 2020, Changing the Mindset was impacted greatly by Covid-19, and the organization had to pivot to focus on the greatest need at the time. The team held a virtual press conference with the community and other non-profit leaders to gather much-needed information. The team gathered that business funding and mental health were the greatest need at this time. Changing the Mindset pivoted services and changed their model to start providing programming:
Mentoring and bully prevention for youth
Addressing a safe workplace environment for adults (offering workplace safety, bullying prevention, and employee retention)
Fund development for organizations that need to diversify funding revenue.