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
Mindful.org, A Five-Part Beginner's Guide to Meditation.
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"
Lucenscia Insights, Article Series
Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents, by Isabel Wilkerson. (2020)
Seven Practices of a Mindful Leader: Lessons from Google and a Zen Monastery Kitchen, by Marc Lesser . New World Library. (2019)
True Wellness, The Mind: How To Combine the Best of Western and Eastern Medicine for Optimal Health. YMMA Publication Center. (2019)
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)
How Emotions Are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain, by Dr. Lisa Feldman Barrett. Mariner Books. (2018)
Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts. by Brene Brown. Random House. (2018)
The Heartfulness Way: Heart-Based Meditations for Spiritual Transformation, by Kamlesh D. Patel and Joshua Pollock. Reveal Press. (2018)
Altered Traits: Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain and Body, by Daniel Goleman and Richard J. Davidson. Avery (2017).
My Grandmother's Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies, by Resmaa Menakam. Central Recovery Press. (2017)
Becoming A Conscious Leader In A World That's Waking Up, by Gina Hayden. The Write Factor. (2016)
Mindful Work: How Meditation Is Changing Business From The Inside Out, by David Gelles. Houghton, Mifflin, Harcourt. (2015)
Reinventing Organizations: A Guide To Creating Organizations Inspired By The Next Stage of Human Consciousness (1st Edition), by Frederic Laloux. Nelson Parker. (2014)
Finding The Space To Lead: A Practical Guide to Mindful Leadership, by Janie Marturano. Bloomsbury Publishing USA. (2014).
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)
The Art of War, by Sun Tzu. Filiquarian; First Thus edition. (2007)
In Search of the Warrior Spirit: Teaching Awareness Disciplines to the Green Berets by Richard Strozzi-Heckler. North Atlantic Books. (2003)
Primal Leadership: Realizing The Power of Emotional Intelligence, by Daniel Goleman and Richard Boyatzis. Harvard Business School Press. (2002)
Videos & Podcasts
Neuroplasticity Explainer Video
Think A New Thought Video
WorkLife with Adam Grant (Podcast Episode on Psychological Safety): Is It Safe To Speak Up at Work?
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
Verna Myers, TEDTalk: How To Overcome Our Biases? Walk Boldly Toward Them
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 & Organizations
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 a GolemanEI Certified Meta-Coach and former Teaching Faculty
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)
Stop, Breathe & Think (App for Teens and Young Adults. Includes Toolkit for Educators)
Core Collaboration Partners
MOVEMENT & WELL-BEING
The Tao Institute for Martial Arts, Sensei Robert Maldonado Jr. holds certifications in Medical Qigong and Qigong Fitness and is a 2nd Degree Black Belt and Certified Instructor in Krav Maga. He is experienced in the practice, study and teaching of martial arts working with Veterans, women, teens and those with special needs or challenging health conditions.
Dragonfly Wellness, Dr. Réquel Lopes, AP earned her graduate degree in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine from the prestigious AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine. She is a licensed acupuncture physician in the state of Florida, board certified by the National Certification of Oriental Medicine Diplomat of Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) in Oriental Medicine and a member of the Florida State Oriental Medical Association. Dr. Lopes includes Conscious Connected Breathing sessions in her healing toolbox. This modality increases oxygenation facilitating awareness and release of stuck energy that could create disease or pain.