This work is about leadership through communication that creates an environment of empathic understanding, psychological safety, and trust so people can work together optimally. It's about the ability to have important and difficult conversations with compassion that moves individuals and organizations forward, and develops capacity for well being, resilience, adaptability and growth in responding to adversity and challenges. I am co-creator of the international Mediate Your Life (MYL) training program which strengthens people's ability for mindful awareness and self-connection in the midst of difficulty, and using communication skills and mediation "maps" to build strong connections and collaboration, effectively navigate conflicts, and work together to respond to the challenges they face and reach new possibilities and solutions.
The approach integrates the international work of Compassionate Communication (Nonviolent Communication, NVC), mindfulness, and a mediation framework, and is grounded in neuroscience and the science of habit change.
Research on empathy, compassion, mindfulness, and positive psychology shows that these practices lead to increased mental, emotional, and physical well being and functioning, better relationships, and organizational benefits such as enhanced creativity, performance, productivity, and teamwork. See the links below for more information.
Links to research and practices: The Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) at Stanford School of Medicine, Self-Compassion, Positive Psychology Center, Greater Good Science Center, The Center for HealthyMinds, The Center for Mindfulness, Emotional Intelligence — Daniel Goleman, Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, Brene Brown.
Within the challenges and conflicts in our personal and work lives, there is an energy that can propel us to the next level of well being, growth, and new possibilities. You can create the life, relationships, and work you want, and contribute to the world you envision, one conversation at a time.