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Guest Blog: Mindfulness in Public Speaking by Robert Rabbin

Mindfulness refers to our capacity to see, understand, and relate to what is actually happening, rather than what we think is happening. That is why we practice mindfulness "techniques" — to nurture our capacity. The greater our capacity, the more mindful and aware we are, the more real and authentic we can be! Welcome to [...]

Growing Up Mindful with Christopher Willard

Discussing ways to build resilience and manage stress in ourselves and our kids with Christopher Willard Download Audio File* | Stream on iTunes | RSS * Right click on download link and choose "Save As" option, if you prefer not to play MP3 file in browser. Today we are joined by Christopher Willard [...]

Accessing the Clear Mind

In my book, Drop In: Lead with Deeper Presence and Courage, I write about the challenges I worked through when first learning to access my clear mind. First I had to disentangle myself from thinking my thoughts were who I was and, instead, I learned to shift my awareness to the stable ground of presence. [...]

Join Me On Sabbatical

I'm in the midst of a four-month sabbatical to rejuvenate and relax in a way I have never done before. The root word of sabbatical is sabbath. Although "sabbath" has several meanings, Wayne Muller, author of, Sabbath: Finding Rest, Renewal and Delight In Our Everyday Lives, describes it as intentional rest and stillness and how we [...]

The Art of the Sabbatical with Chris Murchison

Taking a sabbatical or stepping away from a normal routine, whether it’s long or in micro bursts, can help you rejuvenate and renew so you can return to work refreshed and with a new, creative perspective. Download Audio File* | Stream on iTunes | RSS * Right click on download link and choose "Save As" option, if [...]

Guest Blog: “Everyday Sabbatical” by Chris Murchison

Buenos Aires. Six weeks. Private Spanish lessons. Tango. Empanadas. Iguazu Falls: all the trappings of an exotic travel adventure. Which it was, but my time in Argentina was much more than just a vacation. Which, as we now know, is extremely important for us. This sojourn was intentional, thoughtfully planned and carefully curated. After a stressful [...]

Do You Love Your Calendar?

Do you have an intimate and loving relationship with your calendar? I know that sounds like a weird question, but having a close relationship with your calendar is one of the most profound things you can do to find more clarity and sanity in your daily life. I have a weekly rendezvous with my calendar [...]

From Self to Society: Cultivating Leader’s Capacity to Lead More Consciously with Jeremy Hunter

Jeremy Hunter, PhD is here to talk about the importance of how learning to understand the survival system gives us the ability to cultivate the skills to manage it. Download Audio File* | Stream on iTunes | RSS * Right click on download link and choose "Save As" option, if you prefer [...]

Where Is Your Attention?

We all know what it feels like to have our attention pulled in many directions. Recently for me, the book launch and tour, political landscape and family commitments, have all vied for my attention. These last months have been an opportunity for me to live by one of tenets of presence I offer in the [...]

The Power of Mindfulness at Work with Ted Meissner

Ted Meissner shows us how mindfulness is impacting the corporate world and the science behind the benefits of mindfulness in the workplace. Download Audio File* | Stream on iTunes | RSS * Right click on download link and choose "Save As" option, if you prefer not to play MP3 file in browser. [...]

Speaking Truthfully with Robert Rabbin

Robert Rabbin is here to discuss what it means to live life authentically and speak truthfully. Download Audio File* | Stream on iTunes | RSS * Right click on download link and choose "Save As" option, if you prefer not to play MP3 file in browser. On today’s show we welcome speaker [...]

Ally or Adversary? Why The Quality of Your Professional Relationships Matters with Morag Barrett

Morag Barrett is welcomed to the show to discuss the importance of relationships to both professional and personal success. Download Audio File* | Stream on iTunes | RSS * Right click on download link and choose "Save As" option, if you prefer not to play MP3 file in browser. The Whole Leader Podcast [...]

Cultivating Work-Life Balance & Wellness Through Mindfulness w/ Jennifer Wolkin

By practicing mindfulness techniques, we can learn to tune into what we truly need to nourish ourselves... Download Audio File* | Stream on iTunes | RSS * Right click on download link and choose "Save As" option, if you prefer not to play MP3 file in browser. In this age of mass distraction, honing [...]

A New Model of Leadership

Nearly three years ago was the first time I heard of The Leadership Circle. When my friend and colleague Pamela Saari introduced their work to me, I had a gut sense that their leadership assessment products and body of work was something I wanted to know more about. My visceral, gut sense surprised me because [...]

Stop Living Your “Plan B” with Warren and Betsy Talbot

Today’s guests, Warren & Betsy Talbot will show you the secret to eliminating that feeling and give you actionable steps to creating room to finally go after what you’ve always wanted. Download Audio File* | Stream on iTunes | RSS * Right click on download link and choose "Save As" option, if you prefer not [...]

Bankable Leadership with Dr. Tasha Eurich

Learn how anyone—whether you’re a formal leader or an informal one—can become a better leader by making small, incremental changes to their leadership approach. Download Audio File* | Stream on iTunes | RSS * Right click on download link and choose "Save As" option, if you prefer not to play MP3 file in browser. [...]

A New Approach to Goal Setting

The New Year is here and like so many others, I’m naturally drawn to imagining what I want for 2016. I notice the part of me that wants to create lists and spreadsheets with lofty marketing and income goals and plan with great detail how I’m going to achieve my vision. It’s like a default [...]

What are You Waiting For? Overcoming Procrastination with Debbie Rosemont

On today's show, we discuss smart and practical strategies busy professionals can use for combating procrastination and getting things done. Download Audio File* | Stream on iTunes | RSS * Right click on download link and choose "Save As" option, if you prefer not to play MP3 file in browser. Procrastination happens, but you [...]

Listening with Presence with Pamela Saari

In this engaging podcast, we will discuss how we can listen more objectively to ourselves and to those in our lives. Download Audio File* | Stream on iTunes | RSS * Right click on download link and choose "Save As" option, if you prefer not to play MP3 file in browser. The act of [...]

Living and Working with Impact and Balance with Mitch Shepard

Mitch helps provide women with the practical skills and invaluable inspiration needed to elevate their lives – in work and at home. Download Audio File* | Stream on iTunes | RSS * Right click on download link and choose "Save As" option, if you prefer not to play MP3 file in browser. Mitch Shephard [...]

The Transformative Power of a Personal Money Practice with Mikelann Valterra

Most leaders embrace goals of less stress, more peace, more enjoyment of life, and more presence. Download Audio File* | Stream on iTunes | RSS * Right click on download link and choose "Save As" option, if you prefer not to play MP3 file in browser. I have been on the receiving end [...]

Making a Sensational Shift in Your Leadership with Dr. Susan Bernstein

Dr. Susan Bernstein offers a unique mind/body perspective on shifting into your leadership presence, and she shares it in a way that will leave you feeling uplifted, inspired, and powerful — from head to toe. Download Audio File* | Stream on iTunes | RSS * Right click on download link and choose "Save As" [...]

Creativity and Presence with Molly Gordon

Molly takes us through specific ways we can increase our level of presence so we can access higher levels of thinking and creativity. Download Audio File* | Stream on iTunes | RSS * Right click on download link and choose "Save As" option, if you prefer not to play MP3 file in browser. “Creativity [...]

Practicing Conscious Leadership with Chris Murchison

Chris talks about how he navigates his personal practice of conscious leadership and how he brings it into his organization. Download Audio File* | Stream on iTunes | RSS * Right click on download link and choose "Save As" option, if you prefer not to play MP3 file in browser. “Practicing Conscious Leadership” with guest Chris [...]

How’s Your White Space?

One of my favorite presence-building tools is “white space” time. My former business partner, Michele Christensen, and I used this term to describe a chuck of time—ideally 2 to 4 hours—that has no pre-set agenda. It’s simply a block time that you reserve for yourself and without knowing what you’ll do with it until you [...]

How to Avoid the Painful Offsite

Have you ever attended an offsite or all-day meeting where you’re stuck in a conference room and faced with a packed agenda only to walk away thinking to yourself, that was a waste of a day. I hear this complaint from so many clients about offsite meetings, and it never ceases to amaze me, especially [...]

Leggo of My Ego: Moving Beyond Your Emotional Triggers (part 3 in a 3-part series)

In my first two blog posts about Ego, I shared the definition and purpose of your Ego and how to notice when it’s taken over the driver’s seat of your life.  In November, I conducted a great one-day event for leaders called “Learning to Lead Ego.” The biggest question from that day was, “What do [...]

The Stress of Summer

Like most of you, I’ve had a busy start to the summer. With kid camp schedules, weekend commitments and looming deadlines I’ve felt that old familiar feeling of overwhelm and stress.  I started to do what most of us do under stress: clench.  I have felt it physically, in my jaw, my shoulders and gut. [...]

What Is Mindful Leadership?

I just spent the weekend in San Francisco at a conference for Mindful Leadership.  The concept of mindful leadership has emerged as a major trend in the leadership development world and it’s quickly gaining momentum. Over the last few months I’ve asked dozens of clients and colleagues if they know what “mindful leadership” is and [...]

How I Get My Children (and clients) to Stop Complaining

Last week I listened to a client complain about an employee who was acting like a victim.  She told me that he was normally a good worker, but that a change in direction and focus took place internally and this employee’s work was no longer perceived as “important.” In my client’s words: “he just couldn’t [...]

Are “Crazy Thoughts” Distracting You?

When I work with my one-on-one clients, it’s usually for six to eight months at time. Somewhere around month three, it’s a common experience for them to report that they are having “crazy thoughts.” They start daydreaming of leaving their jobs, traveling to a far-off land, or taking action on a lifelong dream. They find [...]

Using Your Intuition at Work

Many of the leaders I work with have a good “gut” sense.  They “know” when a project decision is off base or when someone is the right fit for a job.  This is what we call intuition and it’s a powerful tool for a leader to have, but few of them know how to fully [...]