Resources to inspire individual and workplace transformation through the power
of purpose, presence and focus.™
Leadership Presence | Emotional Intelligence | Mindfulness | Compassion | Impact
Articles & Research Papers
Lisa Feldman Barrett, "Emotional Intelligence Needs a Rewrite: Think You Can Read Peoples Emotions? Think Again."
Daniel Goleman, "What Makes a Leader"
Jane E. Dutton, et. al., "Compassion At Work"
Emma Thomasson, "At Germany's SAP, Employee Mindfulness Leads to Higher Profits"
Matthew Lippincott, "The Role of Leader Mindfulness in Emotional Self-Control"
Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts. by Brene Brown. Random House. (2018)
Altered Traits: Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain and Body, by Daniel Goleman and Richard J. Davidson. Avery (2017).
Primal Leadership: Realizing The Power of Emotional Intelligence, by Daniel Goleman and Richard Boyatzis. Harvard Business School Press. (2002)
Seven Practices of a Mindful Leader: Lessons from Google and a Zen Monastery Kitchen, by Marc Lesser . New World Library. (2019)
Mindful Work: How Meditation Is Changing Business From The Inside Out, by David Gelles. Houghton, Mifflin, Harcourt. (2015)
My Grandmother's Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies, by Resmaa Menakam.
Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents, by Isabel Wilkerson. (2020)
True North: Discover Your Authentic Leadership, by Bill George. John Wiley & Sons. (2010)
Buddha's Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love and Wisdom by Rick Hanson and Richard Mendius. New Harbinger Publications; 1st edition. (2009)
Becoming A Conscious Leader In A World That's Waking Up, by Gina Hayden. The Write Factor. (2016)
True Wellness, The Mind: How To Combine the Best of Western and Eastern Medicine for Optimal Health. YMMA Publication Center. (2019)
Reinventing Organizations: A Guide To Creating Organizations Inspired By The Next Stage of Human Consciousness (1st Edition), by Frederic Laloux. Nelson Parker. (2014)
The Heartfulness Way: Heart-Based Meditations for Spiritual Transformation, by Kamlesh D. Patel and Joshua Pollock.
The Inner Work of Racial Justice: Healing Ourselves and Transforming Our Communities Through Mindfulness, by Rhonda Magee. Bantam Dell Publishing Group, Div of Random House, Inc. (2019)
Finding The Space To Lead: A Practical Guide to Mindful Leadership, by Janie Marturano. Bloomsbury Publishing USA. (2014).
In Search of the Warrior Spirit: Teaching Awareness Disciplines to the Green Berets by Richard Strozzi-Heckler. North Atlantic Books. (2003)
The Art of War, by Sun Tzu. Filiquarian; First Thus edition. (2007)
Neuroplasticity Explainer Video
Seiiti Arata, Ikigai: Find Your Purpose In 5 Steps
Angela Lee Duckworth, TEDTalk: Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance
The Brain with David Eagleman: In-Group/Out-Group
Kelly McGonigal, TEDTalk: How To Make Stress Your Friend
Brene Brown, TedEx Talk: The Power of Vulnerability
Joan Halifax, TEDTalk: Compassion and the True Meaning of Empathy
Beau Lotto, TEDTalk: How We Experience Awe and Why It Matters
Tony Salvador, TEDTalk: The Listening Bias
Amy Wapnick, TedTalk: Why Some of Us Don't Have One True Calling
Programs & Centers
True North Leadership | Facilitators: Bill George, Scott Kreins, Dana Born and Michelle Maldonado
Disrupting Workplace Bias: A Workshop for Modern Leaders |Facilitator: Michelle Maldonado
Emotional Intelligence Coaching Certification | Michelle Maldonado is Teaching Faculty and a GolemanEI Certified Meta-Coach
Rancho La Puerta Wellness Resort & Spa (Tecate, Mexico)
Mindful.org's Online Courses
Chip Conly's Modern Elder Academy
1440 Multiversity (Scotts Valley, CA)
Center for Mindful Self-Compassion (San Diego, CA)
University of California, San Diego Center for Mindfulness (San Diego, CA)
Spirit Rock, An Insight Meditation Center (Woodacre, CA)
The Garrison Institute (Garrison, New York)
Rancho La Puerta Wellness Resort and Spa (Tecate, Mexico)
Guided Meditations on Mindful.org
Stop, Breathe & Think (App for Teens and Young Adults. Includes Toolkit for Educators)
Collaboration Partner - Movement
The Tao Institute for Martial Arts, Sensei Robert Maldonado Jr, Certified Medical Qigong Teacher and 2nd Degree Black Belt and Certified Instructor, Krav Maga.