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Being Thankful

Being Thankful

Photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash“When I look back on the suffering in my life, this may sound really strange, but I see it now as a gift. I would have never asked for it for a second. I hated it while it was happening, and I protested as loudly as I could, but...

The Inner Navigator

The Inner Navigator

We all have an inner navigator. Our inner navigator is the part of us the moves us forward, executes our wishes, and keeps us safe. When we properly feed our inner navigator, we can make the changes and complete the tasks required to achieve our goals. If you’re...

The Inner Work of a Mindful Leader

The Inner Work of a Mindful Leader

Walking the path of a Mindful Leader is not a comfortable journey. It's fraught with numerous pitfalls as we strive to bring our venerable and authentic selves to the world. Most leaders avoid doing this work because they are afraid of looking foolish or making a...

The Quest For Gezellig

The Quest For Gezellig

Visiting my Oma in Holland always felt like arriving home. The excellent food, warm hugs, and great laughs. I remember visiting when I was only 8 or 9 years old. Having chocolate sprinkles on buttered big round rusks for breakfast. Going for bike rides around the...

Be The Oil

Be The Oil

You are a cog. Regardless of your position, you are a cog. You are part of a living, breathing organization, and your role is to keep the machine running smoothly. Most people focus on being the best cog they can be, performing their job as best as they can....

The 3 Challenges

The 3 Challenges

Like any worthwhile goal, walking the path of a mindful leader comes with its own challenges. Let's explore the top 3 … Manage The Chaos The first challenge that every mindful leader needs to overcome is to manage the chaos. We are being bombarded with so many...

5 Reasons To Practice Mindful Leadership

5 Reasons To Practice Mindful Leadership

I was discussing Mindful Leadership with a friend, and she asked, why would I want to practice it in the first place? This turns out to be one of the most common questions that I get, and in this article, I will share with you the reasons that I choose to practice...

[My Mindful Leaders Journey] The Tribal Leader

[My Mindful Leaders Journey] The Tribal Leader

We covered building self-confidence as a hesitant leader, establishing positive habits to move beyond your reactive leader style, and to practice self-awareness as the first step as a creative leader. We now turn to the fourth stage of mindful leadership, the tribal...

[My Mindful Leaders Journey] The Creative Leader

[My Mindful Leaders Journey] The Creative Leader

You make the shift from a hesitant or reactive leader toward creative leadership the moment you begin to look within. For the first 26 years of my life, my identity was formed from the outside in. Everything that I believed, all the stories that I told myself, and the...

What’s Your Blind Spot?

What’s Your Blind Spot?

Did you know we all have a blind spot? In fact, we have two of them. The first is physical and the second mental. Let’s start with the physical blind spot. Physical Blind Spot There’s a point at the back of our eye where the optic nerve connects with the retina. This...

The ROI of Mindful Leadership

The ROI of Mindful Leadership

I've made the bold claim that leaders can 10x their impact using the power of mindfulness. This article is an attempt to discover if this is actually true. For almost 30 years I have been studying and practicing mindfulness, and I've personally experienced a massive...

Is This Your Moment?

Is This Your Moment?

At some point in our lives, we all have a moment. You know the one. That point in time when we realize that we are capable of achieving so much more. Mine was back in 1994 when I read my first professional development book. The book was “The 7 Habits of Highly...

There’s A Podcast!

There’s A Podcast!

There are two things that I love - great conversation and good coffee. That’s why I’m really excited to announce a podcast that brings together both of these … I love great conversation … There’s nothing more satisfying than a great conversation. You know … those...

The 5 Levels of Mindful Leadership

The 5 Levels of Mindful Leadership

This week I will be exploring the most common questions that I receive about Mindful Leadership. Let’s dive in. Q: What Is Mindfulness? At the most basic level, mindfulness is training for the brain. I view it as a collection of tools and techniques that enable you to...

The Mindful Leaders Toolkit

7 Mindful Leadership tools and tactics to help you remove stress, anxiety, and overwhelm, and will empower you to build self-confidence, achieve results, and expand influence (all in just 15 minutes a day)

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