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


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

  • 1440 Multiversity

Emotional Intelligence Coaching Certification | Michelle Maldonado is Teaching Faculty and a GolemanEI Certified Meta-Coach

The Inner Work of Leading a Life of Purpose & Impact | Facilitator: Michelle Maldonado

  • Rancho La Puerta Wellness Resort & Spa (Tecate, Mexico)

Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute | Michelle Maldonado is a Level 2 SIY Certified Teacher's  Mini-Courses'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)

Insight Meditation Community of Washington - IMCW for Mindful Living (Washington, DC)

University of MA Medical School, Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Healthcare, and Society (Worcester, MA)

New York Open Center (New York, New York)

The Garrison Institute (Garrison, New York)

Center for Creative Leadership - Leadership Programs (Greensboro, North Carolina)

Rancho La Puerta Wellness Resort and Spa (Tecate, Mexico)

Meditation Apps

Insight Timer


10% Happier



Liberate (NEW app - Created for BIPOC Communities)

Simple Habit


Guided Meditations on

Stop, Breathe & Think (App for Teens and Young Adults. Includes Toolkit for Educators) (Enterprise)

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.


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