A FEW FAST FACTS
True North Leadership Teaching Fellow (based on the work of Bill George)
Daniel Goleman Certified Meta-Coach
Genos International Certified EI Practitioner
Emotional and Social Competency Inventory (ESCI) Certified
Named among the "12 Powerful Women in the Mindfulness Movement," (U.S., 2020), Mindful Magazine
Search Inside Yourself Certified Teacher (Level 2)
Certified Mindfulness Teacher - Professional (CMT-P)
Personal contemplative practice spans more than 40 years
HONORS, RECOGNITION & POSITIONS
Woman of The Year
Top Corporate Leader of The Year
Golden Key International Honour Society (Honorary Member)
Founding Member, Mindful Women Meditate (Mindful.org)
Senior Faculty, 1440 Multiversity Leadership Center
Founding Faculty, GolemanEI Emotional Intelligence Coaching Certification Program
Senior Teaching Fellow, True North Leadership
Member of The Brain Trust, Representative Democracy
EDUCATION & INDUSTRY SECTORS
The George Washington University Law School (Washington, D.C.)
Barnard College at Columbia University (New York City)
Key Sectors: Corporate, Education, Tech, Non-Profit, Government, Law Enforcement, Intelligence/National Security, Legal and Manufacturing.
A LITTLE BIT OF "HERSTORY"
Michelle Maldonado is Founder and CEO of Lucenscia (pronounced: loo-SENSE-see-ah), a firm dedicated to human flourishing and mindful business transformation. She is an internationally certified mindfulness and emotional intelligence teacher and practitioner with the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute and the International Mindfulness Teachers Association, Genos International and GolemanEI, respectively.
She is a former corporate and tech attorney turned business
leader who understands diverse industry sectors, mission, and
service. Michelle is passionate about learning, helping elevate human
consciousness and alleviating suffering in the world. Her work
focuses on personal and professional leadership development at
the pivotal intersection of mindfulness, unconscious bias,
emotional intelligence, authenticity, and compassion, nestled on a
solid foundation of neuroscience and research and taught through
an equity lens to help leaders do their inner work to create
positive and sustainable outer impact.
Michelle also serves as Senior Faculty for 1440 Multiversity's
Leadership Center, founding faculty for Daniel Goleman's
inaugural Emotional Intelligence Coaching Certification program
and Senior Fellow with Bill George's True North Leadership
program, co-teaching with Bill George (former CEO of Medtronic)
and Scott Kriens (Chairman and former CEO of Juniper Networks) at 1440 Multiversity Retreat Center. She is a highly, sought-after keynote speaker, thought leader and strategist collaborating with government agencies, corporations, non-profits/NGOs and higher-ed communities worldwide helping to make workplaces and world places more human.
As a result of her work and impact, Michelle has been recognized
among the “12 Powerful Women in the Mindfulness
Movement” (U.S. 2020), as “Woman of The Year,” “Top Corporate
Leader,” and inducted into the Golden Key International Honour
Society for her holistic approach to cultivating leadership
presence, compassion, well-being, and cultures of belonging and inclusion as well as purposeful performance and impact.
Michelle is a graduate of Barnard College at Columbia University
and The George Washington University School of Law. She hails from Falmouth, MA and currently resides in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area with her family.
Her favorite saying: What happens to one of us, happens to all of us.
Purpose & calling: To help alleviate suffering in the world.
Compassion project: A Bridge To Better: Open Letter to Humanity & Resource Guide
A few organizations with whom Michelle has collaborated include:
Corporate: GolemanEI, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Capital One, Institute for Integrative Nutrition, Nationwide Insurance, Chatham Financial, Fitbit, Metalsa (Mexican Manufacturing Company), Pfizer (Canada), and Deutsche Telekom (Germany).
Academic (K-12 to Higher Ed): Johns Hopkins University Medical School, New York University, the National University of Singapore, and Bay Path University.
Non-profit/Foundation/NGO: United Nations Foundation, Democracy Fund, Center for Public Integrity, Congressional Management Foundation, Representative Democracy, The George Family Foundation, Alexandria Community Trust, and The Crim Fitness Foundation.
Government & Law Enforcement: U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs & Border Protection and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as well as York Region 3 Police and government executives (Canada).
Centers: 1440 Multiversity and The Center for Compassionate Leadership
Michelle's work has been featured in:
Digital Intelligence Institute (DQ Institute), in association with the World Economic Forum
Society for Human Resources Management
Mindful Leader Summits & Intensives
Mindful Magazine and Mindful. org
Institute for Integrative Nutrition
Human Capital Institute
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