365: The Starting Point for Mindfulness, with Michelle Maldonado
Published August 13, 2018
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    Michelle Maldonado: Mindfulness
    Michelle is Founder and CEO of Lucenscia, a human potential and business strategy firm dedicated to developing leaders and organizations with positive impact in the world. Michelle is a faculty member and Meta-Coach for Daniel Goleman's inaugural Emotional Intelligence Coaching Certification Program. Her work has been featured by the Human Capital Institute, the Mindful Leadership Summit, Leadership Excellence, and Chief Learning Officer.
    Key Points

    Mindfulness is paying attention to what’s happening in the present moment — in the body, in the mind, in the external environment — with an attitude of curiosity and kindness.
    What are you thinking, and how is that impacting your interaction with the person before you?
    There is a different quality of experience when you’re paying attention to what’s happening.
    The easiest way to get started with mindfulness is to focus on your breathing.

    Bonus Audio

    Michelle on Clarity and Resilience

    Resources Mentioned

    Emotional Intelligence Coaching Certification
    Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute
    Lucenscia (Michelle’s firm)
    Flourish by Martin E. P. Seligman*
    In Group vs Out Group with David Eagleman *

    Recommended Reading

    Unconscious Bias: Turning Discovery and Awareness Into Action and Impact
    Finding the Space to Lead: A Practical Guide to Mindful Leadership* by Janice Marturano
    Search Inside Yourself: The Unexpected Path to Achieving Success, Happiness* by Chade-Meng Tan
    The Emotional Life of Your Brain: How Its Unique Patterns Affect the Way You Think, Feel, and Live — and How You Can Change Them* by Richard Davidson and Sharon Begley
    Mindfulness for Beginners: Reclaiming the Present Moment — and Your Life* by Jon Kabat-Zinn
    The Mindful Day: Practical Ways to Find Focus, Calm, and Joy From Morning to Evening* by Laurie Cameron
    Creating Mindful Leaders: How to Power Down, Power Up, and Power Forward* by Joe Burton

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