Catherine Mattiske: The Science of Learning

Mission Facilitators International
Mar 22, 2022
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Catherine Mattiske is a leading training professional, author, and publisher, with an internationally acclaimed career spanning 30 years across an array of industries including banking, insurance, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and retail. Catherine established ‘The Performance Company,’ a leading-edge training and consulting organization, in 1994. The Performance Company has offices in Sydney, Los Angeles, New York, and London.  

Catherine has earned a reputation for helping clients achieve their personal and business goals across Australia, the USA, the United Kingdom, Europe, Africa, New Zealand, and Asia. Her client list has a global reach, including high-profile Fortune 100 and 500 companies. 

Catherine is an accomplished author and publisher. The best-selling, ‘Train for Results’ (Allen and Unwin), is on academic reading lists worldwide. In 2014, she authored ‘Training Activities that Work’ with a group of her Certified ID9 Professionals. Catherine released the 27 part ‘Learning Short-takes’ series of books and Leading Virtual Teams. Unlock Inner Genius is her 31st book.

Recognized globally for her achievements in business, Catherine Mattiske was a member of the US Congressional Business Advisory Council. Mattiske has been awarded for her influence on US business and has also been nominated on several occasions for the prestigious Australian Business Woman of the Year. In 2021, Catherine was appointed as the Visiting Expert for Northcentral University (CAVO), and also appointed as a Member of the Forbes Business Council.


In this episode, Dean Newlund and Catherine Mattiske discuss:

  • Learning agility versus job performance
  • Learning agility as the center 
  • Making communications more effective 
  • What it takes to learn 


Key Takeaways:

  • When it comes to potential, learning agility is more important than job performance. With that, learning agility is a good indicator of job performance. 
  • Results agility, people’s ability to change, mental agility, intuition, and self-awareness – at the center of all that is learning agility. 
  • It’s important to be aware of how you’re communicating with people. It’s possible to intentionally structure your communication in a way where you’re reaching out effectively in a balanced way that touches all archetypes. 
  • Learning isn’t that fun. It’s hard work. It takes a lot of intention, a lot of effort, and time – especially if what you’re trying to learn is how to learn. However, learning is very worth it. 



 “We all have within us, that zone where we are high performing. If you can get into that expert zone, that’s where you can unlock your ability to learn and you can then increase as a result of learning agility.” — Catherine Mattiske


See Dean’s TedTalk “Why Business Needs Intuition” here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEq9IYvgV7I


Connect with Catherine Mattiske:

Website: https://innergeniusnow.com/

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/innergeniusnow/

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/innergeniusnow   

Twitter – https://twitter.com/innergeniusnow  

LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/catherinemattiske/  

YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbUPn4yLKx0mSPGBXEGMSRA  


Connect with Dean:

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LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/deannewlund/

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Email: dean.newlund@mfileadership.com

Phone: 1-800-926-7370