We recently held Whil’s very first Creating Mindful Leaders Workshop and are so proud to welcome our first class of Certified Mindful Leaders! We had 40 people join us for 8 hours of highly informational and experiential training where they learned the fundamentals of mindfulness and how to use it to create high-performing and stress-resilient … Continue reading Welcoming the First Class of Mindful Leaders
As the world gets smaller and more interconnected, diversity and inclusion have become an extremely important topic in the workplace. Especially with the news lately of some big companies coming under fire for discriminatory practices. Clearly, something needs to change. One of the main reasons for the lack of workplace diversity and inclusion is known … Continue reading Stir the Melting Pot: Reduce your Unconscious Bias in the Workplace
Us professionals are attending a staggering number of meetings every day– 11 million of them, to be exact. If we’re generous and assume that half of these are 30 minutes long and the other half are an hour long, that’s a combined 8.25 million work hours per day that we’re spending in meetings. And if … Continue reading Mindful Meetings: Waste Less Time, Get More Done
When Jared walked into a meeting to discuss a new marketing approach for a product, the conversation didn’t play out well. Five minutes into the dialogue, the product manager, Françoise, started interrupting him with questions he was planning to address later in the pitch. As the conversation ran off the rails, Jared struggled to keep a … Continue reading The 3 Top Secrets of Master Communicators
Imagine selling each one of your belongings and setting off on a two-year journey across every single country in a continent. Can you picture it? Well, you don’t have to, because Ron Rutland did just that and sat down with Whil’s own Keith Jamtaas to talk all about it. Prior to his expedition, Ron was … Continue reading Lessons Learnt From 27,000 Miles of Perseverance and Mindfulness
Ah, insomnia—my old friend. How is it that I’ve come to know you so well? The science behind mindfulness training suggests we’re training our brains all the time. We actually get better and better at the things we do most. Those of us who practice piano or violin regularly get to the point where the brain … Continue reading Why Am I So Damn Good at Insomnia?
Sleep is the foundation of good health. Even when we intend on having the perfect morning, a restless night’s sleep can make our next day feel more like a nightmare. Wake up call: the idea that we have to get more done and that sleep is not a necessity is a delusional daydream. According to … Continue reading Sleep as Medicine: Your Wake-Up Call
I recently had the privilege of training 25 companies on mindfulness practices. Part of our session was on corporate culture. It’s a topic that I love to speak about because most companies have a candy coating to their true corporate culture. My favorite definition of culture comes from the Harvard Business Review. They refer to … Continue reading What is Your True Company Culture?
“Don’t worry, be happy.” Everyone says that, but never reveals how. Why is that? Did you know that happy salesmen sell 37% more and that companies with happy employees outperform the competition by 20%? Sounds like happiness is beyond fluff. It can even improve employee wellbeing and productivity. The beauty of happiness is that it’s … Continue reading Hardwire Your Brain for Happiness