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Resources to inspire individual and workplace transformation through the power

of purpose, presence and focus.

Leadership Presence | Emotional Intelligence | Mindfulness | Compassion | Impact

Mental & Physical Health

National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI)

Center for Compassionate Leadership (Resources)

Articles & Research Papers


How to Build A Healthy Brain: Practical Steps to Mental Health and Well-being, by Kimberley Wilson. (2020)

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 Janice 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 at 1440 Multiversity | Co-Facilitators: Bill George, Scott Kreins, Dana Born and Michelle Maldonado

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


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)

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

Core Wellbeing Partners


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.

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