Mindfulness in Work and Business offers you the opportunity to find your unique potential, discover your purpose in life and career, foster better communication in the workplace, and experience greater success and productivity.
You may have noticed that there are others you know who seem to go through work and life with greater ease, while you may feel as if there is a constant struggle and that the cards are stacked against you. The secret that they know and you can learn is that being more mindful can change your experience for the better.
Whether you are exploring mindfulness exercises for the first time, or seek to deepen your practice, this course is designed to teach you tools for creating a better life. We will explore several different mindfulness tools, including affirmations, setting intentions, guided meditation, and visualizations.
The mindfulness tools that we teach include exercises in grounding and remaining centered no matter what the challenge, developing a deeper understanding and compassion for those around us, and in creating the work environment, and career, that we truly love. Once you complete this course, you will have the foundation to practice six new mindfulness meditations and exercises that you can utilize at any time.
Let us introduce you to the world of using mindfulness in business. Your job, career, or employment affects how you feel mentally, emotionally and physically; your energy levels and your health and wellness. If your career affects you negatively, there ARE things that you can do to not only survive, but also learn to see the stressors in new light, one that you can rise above by practicing mindfulness.
This short segment describes the foundation for the remaining course. It sets the scene for how you should approach this course and how to be successful, emphasizing the key points to be aware of.
Part of knowing how to handle stress and difficult situations is knowing who you are and what makes you tick. Everyone is different and has to handle events that "push our buttons." The more you know yourself, the more you can overcome difficulties/stress with mindfulness. This segment explores some ways to get to know yourself better.
In this section, we will discuss the difference between various mindfulness tools such as meditation, affirmations and setting an intention,
In this meditation, we will go through a short visualization exercise that will help us remain calm and centered throughout challenges. This exercise is a great one to do to center after a stressful experience and to prepare ourselves for an upcoming challenge. It is also a helpful foundation exercise to practice prior to other meditations.
In this affirmation exercise, we discover the importance of empathy and compassion, enabling us to recognize that we all face similar challenges - even those co-workers, clients or bosses who we may have trouble relating to. This exercise is a good one to do to develop a stronger working relationship with those around you.
In this exercise, we take a "practice run" of an upcoming meeting, and set the intention for a positive outcome. This helps us go into a challenging situation mentally and emotionally prepared, and more confident in a productive experience.
In this mindfulness exercise, we will go through a process for discovering our unique purpose and what brings us joy.
In this guided meditation, we uncover hidden personality traits that may be inhibiting our growth in work and relationships, and explore what we can do to make these traits work to our advantage.
The Spark Exchange Advisory is a specialized team of entrepreneurs, each with more than 20 years of experience as leaders in sales & marketing, executive management, publicity and corporate coaching. Having worked for fortune 500 companies such as NCR, DEC and Honeywell, as well as owning and operating several successful franchises, the Spark Exchange team excels in the technology, hospitality, publishing, media, education, travel & tourism, metaphysical and fitness industries.
Our team is comprised of business professionals who seek to help clients understand the energy surrounding their business and career. By bringing more mindfulness into the workplace, an organization can experience higher productivity, better collaboration, and a more efficient work environment. We help corporations by providing tools for integrating the use of mindfulness into everyday decision making for more successful outcomes, and to gain greater knowledge about the inner workings of their business.
The tools we provide include online courses, workshops, corporate retreats and individual and corporate coaching; all of which combine mindfulness resources and experience to provide our clients clear insight (“sparks”), so that clients can make better, more informed decisions. The ultimate goal is that clients use this training in order to successfully apply it to all aspects of their business.
Cynthia Readnower is an author, columnist, owner of Skinny Leopard Media and Integrated Mindset, LLC and an award winning Life Coach. She spent years in sales and marketing positions for Fortune 500 companies and has owned two restaurants and other small businesses. She received her M.B.A. from the University of Dayton and grew up in Dayton, Ohio. Her interests span the gamut of changing the paradigm of how business is done, drawing out the potential in all people, and using creativity in all aspects of life.
Danielle Palli won her first creative writing award at the age of six, and by age fifteen, she had already been published in the Writer’s Journal. Originally from Pennsylvania, she moved to Manhattan to attend New York University, earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mass Media and Global Communications. After becoming enamored with theoretical physics, Eastern Philosophy and martial arts in college, she began studying a mix of martial arts styles, drawn primarily to Tai Chi and Bagua, before eventually gravitating toward Hatha and Vinyasa yoga. For many years, her writing centered around philosophy and exploring the “what ifs” in the universe. In the fall of 2000, she began teaching yoga full time, later adding Pilates and meditation to her practice and classes. She then went on to earn her Master’s of Professional Writing degree from Chatham University.
Danielle relocated to Florida in 2005 and opened Birdland Media Works in 2006. Now in its tenth year, she continues to provide feature articles on a variety of topics, including spirituality, business, writing, travel, dining and the arts. On the creative scene, Danielle is also a ghostwriter for online blogs, books and news articles and writes sci-fi/fantasy and mystery/suspense fiction. Along the education front, she publishes books and curricula related to business, writing, spirituality, health, yoga, and meditation. She is the author of the
Danielle is probably best known as Metromix’s former “Traveling Food Girl” (2008-2012), where she has written fine dining reviews and conducted chef interviews. She has also been on location, reporting about concerts, festivals and other special events and made regular guest appearances on MAX 98.3 and Studio 10. Additionally, she spent several years as member of the WTSP 10 News team (2011-2014), reporting about anything and everything that helped shape the Tampa Bay community. Prior to Metromix, she may also be remembered for her work as staff writer for Positive Change magazine (2006-2008) and Senior Coordinator for Efest 2007. She has also been featured in other notable publications (byline/ghostwritten) such as the Huffington Post, US News & World Report, MindBodyGreen.com, Suncoast Living magazine, and Natural Awakenings magazine.
In 2013 she completed her 18-month long ministerial training and was ordained through the Wisdom of the Heart Church. Danielle continues to write, teach, and publish online courses about mindfulness, intuition and spirituality.
When she’s not working, she enjoys exploring new places, hiking and kayaking, learning the piano, hydroponic gardening and cooking, visiting art museums and the theater, singing and dancing, and – most important – spending time with her husband, cats, mischievous ferrets, and one very energetic puppy.