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Dealing with Career Failure

Dealing with Career Failure

A session for people to openly discuss, learn and get resources to overcome setbacks/challenges/failures in their professional or academic journeys.

4th November 2023 | Saturday | 12 PM IST

Theme driven | Tangible takeaways | Worksheet provided

Confidential | Small group, 6-15 people

75-minute video session on Zoom

Led by an expert therapist

Session Fee - INR 499 for India-based participants | INR 999 for participants outside India

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Key themes covered

Topic 1: Understanding Career Failure

- Understanding failure and discussion on common misconceptions.
- Exploring different types of failures (academic, career, personal).
- Discussing the emotional impact of failure.

Topic 2: Dealing with Failure: Emotional Resilience & Growth Mindset

- Discussing emotions commonly associated with failure (e.g., disappointment, shame, fear)
- Strategies for managing these emotions.
- Introduction of the concept of a growth mindset.
- Understanding how a growth mindset can help individuals bounce back from failure.

Topic 3: The Importance of Failure in Growth

- Discussion on how failure can be a powerful teacher.
- Share examples and personal stories of valuable lessons learned through failure.
- Discuss strategies for extracting knowledge and skills from failure.

Topic 4: Setting New Goals and Action Plan

- Learning how to set realistic and achievable goals.
- Exploring the importance of perseverance.
- Participants will create individual action plans for dealing with future failures.
- Understanding & setting new milestones and strategies for staying motivated.

Who is the session for?

This session is designed to offer valuable insights and strategies for anyone who has faced or is currently facing career or academic failure or setbacks.
It aims to provide a supportive environment for reflection, learning, and building resilience, making it relevant to a diverse audience seeking personal and professional growth.


What are Pop-up Sessions?

SoulUp's Pop-ups are self-contained, single session group discussions led by world-class facilitators.

✔️ Follow a specific agenda with tangible take-aways

✔️ Done in groups of 6-15 people

✔️ Each popup is a 75-minute video session

What happens in a Pop-Up session?

While the format can vary as per topic, here’s a flow that most sessions follow

Check In. Participants check-in with each others' feelings and answer the prompt given by the facilitator if any.

Core discussion: Your facilitator will follow a set agenda. For each discussion point, some context is set and then a free-flowing conversation with the group follows.

Each discussion is supplemented with case studies, activities and exercises as relevant.

Check Out. Participants share what they're taking away from the session.

What am I going to get out of this?

Pop-ups are engaging discussion sessions which provide a good mix of expert guidance and peer perspective.

They are also safe spaces to express and feel heard and understood.

Each pop-up is designed to provide actionable insights and takeaways while making participants feel the power of group work and community.

How long has SoulUp been around?

SoulUp was founded in Feb 2022 by Punita Mittal and Mahak Maheshwari - a team of IIT Delhi and IIT Bombay with more than 20 years of combined healthcare experience. SoulUp is redefining mental health through groups that are effective, but also fun, social, and challenging.

Overcoming career & academic setbacks