Cara Bradley: As a Mental Fitness Coach, she has spent three decades training high performers—including CEO’s and elite athletes—to work and play in optimal states of flow using science-backed practices and protocols. In 2020, She was nominated as one of Mindful Magazine’s “12 Powerful Women in the Mindfulness Movement.” Her best-selling book, On The Verge: Wake Up, Show Up and Shine (New World Library), was featured on Oprah.com.
You can find her trainings featured on wellness brands including: Insight Timer, Muse (Interaxon), Happify, Whil Concepts, Mindful Magazine and most recently Round Glass.
Henna Inam is the CEO of Transformational Leadership Inc., and a former C-level executive with Novartis. She drove transformation throughout her 20-year corporate career including in roles such as: Global Head e-Innovation, Chief Marketing and Innovation Officer, Region President for the Americas, VP Sales, and Country General Manager in Mexico.
Transformational Leadership helps organizations going through disruption develop leaders who create cultures of agility, trust and inclusion. Henna is a trusted advisor to C-suite leaders globally. Clients include: Region President for a multi-billion dollar P&L, a leader on Fortune’s 50 Most Powerful Women, R&D Head, Chief Audit Officer. Her most recent book Wired for Disruption outlines the five shifts in agility we need to be a force for good and thrive in the future of work. Her prior book Wired for Authenticity won “2016 Leadership Book of the Year” award.
Henna is a leadership blogger for Forbes and a global speaker. She has appeared on Fox Business, NPR, and is quoted in Fortune/CNN/Money online. Committed to several non-profits that share her passion for the advancement of women, Henna is the co-organizer for TEDxWomen in Atlanta. Henna received her MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and completed Executive Education programs at the Harvard Business School.
Shalini Bahl, Ph.D., is an award-winning researcher and Certified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction consultant and teacher. Through her evidence-based customized solutions based on 15 years of research, Dr. Bahl provides business, education and political clients with the mindfulness skills they need to disrupt harmful default habits to cope with stress, become more resilient to life’s obstacles, and live with empowered choice for personal and collective fulfillment.
Certified at the Center for Mindfulness, UMass Medical School and the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute originating at Google, Dr. Bahl is the Founder of Know Your Mind LLC, a social business with the mission of making evidence-based mindfulness skills widely accessible. Dr. Bahl’s understanding of neuroscience, psychology, and management allows her a deeper understanding of client’s habits and decisions.
A former successful entrepreneur and business professor, Dr. Bahl’s cultural experiences of living and working in three countries—India, Kuwait, and the USA—allow her to engage with diverse audiences including CEOs and executives at Fortune 500 companies, college campuses, and students. As an Affiliated Expert at the Isenberg School of Management, UMass, Amherst and Town Councilor in Amherst, Dr. Bahl provides her mindfulness teachings via accredited leadership programs on campus and to executive MBAs.
Dr. Bahl is a keynote speaker, has two TEDx talks, and her research has been published in premier marketing and public policy journals, and won the ‘Best Research Paper’ Award from The American Marketing Association in 2019. Her guided meditations and programs have had over 250,000 plays on the Insight Timer and Simple Habit app and her upcoming book is called Reset: 8 Mindfulness Skills to Disrupt Default Thinking and Make Decisions That Are Good for You and the World.
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This episode is part of my new experiment where I combine some nuggets from the episodes done with Dr. Andrea Goeglein and Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor.
Dr. Andrea Goeglein altered the truth of her age and got a job at a Wall Street brokerage firm at 14. By 24 she opened her first operating business – a Haagen-Dazs ice cream store in Reno, Nevada. Many businesses and a PhD in Organizational Psychology later she felt she had experienced enough stress and anxiety to be an expert. Today she is a Success Catalyst and known as Dr. Success™. Andrea is the founder, curator and author of the Don’t Die™ self-development collection of books. Her latest book is Don’t Die Waiting to Be Brave. As an expert in Applied Positive Psychology, she is your success Sherpa, guiding you as you climb the mountain of success.
Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor is a Harvard-trained and published neuroanatomist who experienced a severe hemorrhage in the left hemisphere of her brain in 1996. On the afternoon of this rare form of stroke (AVM), she could not walk, talk, read, write, or recall any of her life. It took eight years for Dr. Jill to completely recover all of her physical function and thinking ability. She is the author of the New York Times bestselling memoir My Stroke of Insight:
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“How Embracing The Concept That Nothing Is Wrong Can Transform Your Life“
Debra Stanglis the founder of Sedona Soul Adventures and author of the #1 International Best Seller The Journey To Happy – How Embracing The Concept That Nothing Is Wrong Can Transform Your Life. Debra was a divorce attorney for over 20 years in Omaha, Nebraska before a spiritual re-awakening in 1999 in Sedona led her to leave her practice, embark on a 3 year journey of personal healing, culminating in the founding of Sedona Soul Adventures in 2002. Sedona Soul Adventures does life changing, relationship-saving retreats that are custom designed for each individual and couple. The retreats consist of one-on-one or two-on-one private sessions, utilizing over 50 of the Master Practitioners in Sedona. SSA was named “Best in Sedona” in Retreats in 2020, “Best Marriage Retreats in the US for 2020” by Guidedoc and one of the Inc 5000 Fastest Growing Companies in the US in 2019.