is a practical and personal book founded on solid psychological concepts. Yes I Can addresses the topics of perception, perspective, self-efficacy beliefs, metacognition, self-regulation, and agency by presenting these psychological concepts through a uniquely inviting and approachable, storytelling voice. Laura interweaves psychological theory with personal stories, told in a memoir-like way, drawing upon experience from her musical, academic, and personal life. The important aspect of these stories is not that they are about ‘Laura’ but act as a bridge between research and everyday practice, and serve as a lens for the reader to look both at and into their own experience.
This book will transform your understanding and perception of ‘can’ to become a fundamental part of life. More than a mindset, it is about understanding the processes underlying self-beliefs, which allow you to move from wherever you are through the vision of possibility to achieve your goals. Strategic thinking, instead of grit or willpower, serves to allow you to adopt the yes in your daily life.
Yes I Can: Learn to use the power of self-efficacy is available as an ebook, paperback, and audiobook via most major booksellers. (and also Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08Q4KR47L/ )
Read more and hear audio samples HERE
is a non-fiction book that tells the story of an amazing project that took 6 people 6000 miles (and to do that they raised £6000 in 6 weeks). It is an uplifting story that tells what happens when you believe ‘yes I can’. It is your chance to be a fly on the wall and see inside learning, teaching, and life – with all the ups and downs. The book is available via this website or Amazon. Read more of the story HERE
Fostering Self-Efficacy in Higher Education Students
is a book for those interested in teaching, learning, and improving their own capacity for efficiency and success. It is geared for those in higher education, but is relevant to all learners and teachers.
Read a full review by David Hopkins HERE