When you are a leader, you are always on stage.  For some, being in the spotlight and speaking your mind is a thrill, but for others it’s a terror.  In either case, how can lessons from mindfulness help you show up and perform at your best when the moment really counts?   Listen in to learn how mindful practices can help you as a public speaker to become more present within yourself so you can connect with and inspire others to work together toward a worthy goal.


Lili Powell began her academic career with a Ph.D. in rhetoric and performance studies from Northwestern University, but for over a decade she has creatively blended this training with applications from yoga and mindfulness to help executives develop their leadership presence.  For over 20 years, she has taught leadership and communication courses at the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia, where she co-founded the “Leading Mindfully” executive education course with Jeremy Hunter.  Recently, Mindful magazine published her article, “Can We Talk?”