Alisa Cohn on Startups, Executive Coaching, High Stakes Conversation, Better Decision Making, Meditation, Pausing, and more

Alisa Cohn is an executive coach who works with senior executives and high potential leaders to help them create positive permanent shifts in their leadership impact and the results they achieve. She was named the #1 Startup Coach in the world at the 2019 Thinkers50 Marshall Goldsmith Coaching Awards in London, and also named one of the Top 30 Global Gurus for Startups of 2020. Based in NYC, She coaches startup CEOs, co-founders, other startup executives, and board members all over the world. She also works with executive teams to help them be stronger as a team, have the right conversations, and take the right actions to move forward faster.

Alisa provides practical tools and serves as a thought partner to support the challenging process of change. Leaders get the chance to practice their new behaviors and troubleshoot before doing them live. Prior to becoming a coach, Alisa, a CPA, was the CFO of Clairvergent Technology Group, a Vice President at two high-tech start-ups. She was a manager and consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers and The Monitor Group.

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Alisa talks about:

  • How she coaches the founders and the cofounders in the startup world.
  • Adapting to different styles in a  high growth environment, 360-degree feedback,  conscious communication.
  • Switch between personal and professional mindset, the power of breath in and out.
  • How to plan for high stake conversations, calming techniques.
  • Add curiosity and subtract certainty.
  •  Frameworks to make better decisions.
  • Dealing with the inner critic.
  • Journaling prompts and conflict resolution.
  • Meditation
  • Morning routines.
  • The power of the pause.
  • Emotional Self-control.
  • Executing the plans excellently.
  • Rules of influence

People mentioned:

Tony Robbins, Dale CarnegieMaria Konnikova, Tony Schwartz,

Books mentioned:

The Biggest bluff, The power of full engagementHow to develop confidence and influence people

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Marc Lesser on Zen Meditation, Practices of a Mindful Leader, Building Inner Strength, and Much More (#86)

Marc Lesser is a speaker, facilitator, workshop leader, and executive coach. He is known for his engaging, experiential presentations that integrate mindfulness and emotional intelligence practices and training. He is the author of 4 books, including Seven Practices of a Mindful Leader: Lessons from Google and a Zen Monastery Kitchen, and CEO of ZBA Associates, an executive development and leadership consulting company. Marc helped develop the world-renowned Search Inside Yourself (SIY) program within Google – a mindfulness-based emotional intelligence training for leaders which teaches the art of integrating mindfulness, emotional intelligence, and business savvy for creating great corporate cultures and a better world. He founded and was CEO of 3 companies, and has an MBA degree from New York University. Marc was a resident of the San Francisco Zen Center for 10 years, and director of Tassajara, Zen Mountain Center, the first Zen monastery in the western world. He leads Mill Valley Zen, a weekly meditation group.

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Topics we discuss:

  • Self actualization
  • Integration of meditation
  • Compassionate accountability
  • Building inner strength
  • Zen Meditation
  • The art of disengaging
  • Mindful leadership,
  • Open awareness,
  • Practice of disengagement,
  • Simply pausing
  • Dedicated and integrated mindfulness practice ,
  • Everyday mind,
  • and much more!

People Mentioned: David Whyte, Abraham Maslow, Alan Watts , DT SuzukiShunryu SuzukiWendell Berry, Pema Chodron

Books Mentioned: Zen mind beginner’s mindDifficult conversations

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Donald Altman on Monk Experience, Mindful Living, Daily Living Practical Tools, G.L.A.D Practice, and more

Donald Altman, M.A., LPC, is a psychotherapist, international mindfulness expert and award-winning author of over 15 books translated worldwide. Featured as an expert in The Mindfulness Movie and profiled in the Living Spiritual Teachers Project, he currently writes Psychology Today’s Practical Mindfulness Blog. His best-selling The Mindfulness Toolbox won two national publishing IPBA awards as best book in both the Psychology and Mind-Body-Spirit categories. Two other books, Clearing Emotional Clutter and The Mindfulness Code, were both chosen as “One of the Best Spiritual Books of the Year” by Spirituality & Practice. Donald has presented at the national Symposium Conference multiple times, and his work has been seen in the Psychotherapy Networker, Los Angeles Times, and other publications.

He has contributed chapters to such books as The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Group Therapy and A Thousand Hands: A Guidebook to Caring for Your Buddhist Community. Past Vice-President of The Center for Mindful Eating, Donald’s passion is to bring ancient, timeless values and practices into modern life. He has taught thousands of health care and business professionals how to apply mindfulness for self-growth, in relationships, and in the workplace. He worked for several years as a senior mental health therapist at an eating disorder and general psychiatric clinic before founding his own clinic. He lives in Portland, Oregon.For more info or to sign up for the Mindful Living Newsletter:  MindfulPractices.com. You can find Donald’s reflect community on facebook at: facebook.com/mndfulness   (mndfulness without the “i”).

His latest book, Simply Mindful: A 7-Week Course and Practical Handbook for Mindful Living

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People mentioned: Jack Cornfield, Mahasi Sayadaw, Lucille Nanda,, Christian birdie, Lyall Watson, and others

Books Mentioned: Gifts of Unknown Things, Super Nature, and more

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In this episode, Donald  talks about   kindness, compassion,, pausing and reflecting, Acceptance, your karma is in your refrigerator, meditations,Glad and GREAT practice, and much more.

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Mirabai Bush on Loving Everyone, Contemplative Practices, Walking Each Other Home, and more

Mirabai Bush teaches contemplative practices and develops programs through the application of contemplative principles and values to organizational life.  Her work with individuals and organizations includes entrepreneurial project management, compassionate staff-board relations, organizational leadership, public relations, communication, networking, and strategic relationship building all through the lens of contemplative practice in action. Her spiritual studies include two years in India with Hindu teacher Neemkaroli Baba; meditation in monasteries with Buddhist teachers Shri S.N. Goenka, Anagarika Munindra, and IMS guiding teachers; and studies with Pir Vilayat Khan and Tibetan Buddhist lamas Kalu Rinpoche, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Gelek Rinpoche, Tsoknyi Rinpoche, and others; and five years of intensive practice in Iyengar yoga and five years of Aikido under Kanai Sensei.

 She has taught women’s groups with Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Sharon Salzberg, Joan Halifax, Margo Adler, Starhawk, Jean Shinoda Bolen, Vicky Noble, and other leaders.Her spiritual studies include meditation study at the Burmese Vihara in Bodh Gaya, India, with Shri S.N. Goenka and Anagarika Munindra; bhakti yoga with Hindu teacher Neemkaroli Baba; and studies with Tibetan lamas Kalu Rinpoche, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Kyabje Gehlek Rinpoche, Tsoknyi Rinpoche, and others.
Mirabai Bush was a co-founder of the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society and served as Executive Director there until 2008. Under her direction, The Center developed its programs in education, law, business, and activism and its network of thousands of people integrating contemplative practice and perspective into their lives and work.  

Check out her book with Ram Dass Walking Each Other Home: Conversations on Loving and Dying

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People Mentioned: Sharon Salzberg, Daniel Goleman ,Richard Davidson , Rhonda Magee, Norman Fisher, Joseph Goldstein, Ram Dass

Topics we discuss: Mindfulness, Meditations, Forgiveness, Kindness, Loving everyone, psychedelics,Buddhist meditation, why we need guru,  contemplative practice, sadhana practice and much more!

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Jay Abbasi on Self-Observation, Self-Discovery, Painful Moments, Inner Work and more

“Mindfulness is NOT just for yogis”

Jay Abbasi-

In 2014, my father passed away suddenly from a heart attack. It was devastating. I started reading everything I could about how to deal with the grief, get out of this rut and turn my life around. What I learned to develop was a skill that changed my life completely. The skill is self-observation. I learned to look OBJECTIVELY at how I operate. By developing this skill, I learned how to be resilient, perform better, lead better, and work better with others. The practice I learned to develop self-observation is MINDFULNESS. It has been the one practice that turned my life around. I joined Tesla and in under 4 years worked my way up to running Sales Training at a national level. I started a business. I’m in a happy and healthy relationship and I’m in the best shape of my life. My mission is to bring mindfulness to the workplace to support individuals or companies struggling with stress, burnout, uncertainty, or a lack of motivation. This is my purpose!”

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Topics we discuss

  • Grief
  • Different Meditation types
  • The power of pause
  • Mindfulness
  • Self-Observation
  • and much more!

Books Mentioned: Siddhartha: A Novel, Stillness is the key, The Four Agreements, Why Buddhism is True

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Dr. Jonathan Fisher on Heartful living, Suffering, Meditation, Deep Connection, Acceptance, and More (#80)

Dr. Jonathan Fisher, MD, FACC is a Clinical Cardiologist and Certified Mindfulness Meditation Teacher, Medical Director, Novant Health Regional Cardio-Pulmonary-Oncology Rehabilitation and Wellness Program Organizing Member, Novant Health COVID19 Caregiver Burnout Prevention and Recovery Task ForceFounder, Mind Heart Now LLC, Organizational Consulting and Workshops.

A Harvard-trained physician and practicing cardiologist with 20 years of clinical experience, Dr. Fisher integrates the science of optimal human health with the art of joyful and heartful living.He emerged from his own journey through professional burnout as a cardiologist working on the front lines of life and death. He now leads transformational programs that focus on reversing the spiral of disengagement and burnout in healthcare. He shares evidence-based practices and skills that restore joy and meaning to the practice of medicine.

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People mentioned: Martin Seligman, Abraham Maslow, Sonja Lyubomirsky, Dan Harris, Pema Chodron, Anthony DeMello, Kristin Neff, Christopher Germer, Victor Frankl, Jon Kabat Zinn

Other links mentioned: Zimmerman monastery, Meditation apps- Headspace, Calm, Insight Timer, Wellness Coach

In this episode – Jonathan talks about his day job as  clinical cardiologist, resilience and well-being,  his burnout as a cardiologist, meditation and mindfulness, how to increase the richness of deep connection, and much more

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Dr. Alexei Vranich on Thinking like an Archaeologist, Stoicism, Bio-mechanics of Breathing, Meditation, Happiness, and More (#81)

Dr. Alexei is an archaeologist and public speaker. Alexei Vranich received his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. He has extensive research experience around the world in such places as Spain, Italy, India, Peru, and Bulgaria, and Costa Rica. He has been recognized by the National Science Foundationfor the innovation application of technology in the study of the past. Bridging the divide between academic and popular archaeology, Alexei has appeared in television and in magazines such as National Geographic, The Sciences, and Archaeology Magazine, in addition to a variety of national and international newspapers. Dr. Alexei teaches the biomechanics of breathing and a dynamic meditation for athletes, as well as correct breathing for presenters and public speaking. 

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Topics we discuss

  • Dynamic meditation,
  • Bio-mechanics of breathing, Stoicism and Buddhism
  • Perception and interpretation
  • Mindfulness and happiness
  • Study the past to create present
  • Dr. Belisa Book- Breathing for Warriors
  • and much more!

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Tal Ben-Shahar — Happiness and Relationships Master Class

Tal Ben-Shahar is an author and lecturer.  He taught two of the largest classes in Harvard University’s history, Positive Psychology and The Psychology of Leadership.  Today, Tal consults and lectures around the world to executives in multi-national corporations, the general public, and at-risk populations.  The topics he lectures on include leadership, happiness, education, innovation, ethics, self-esteem, resilience, goal setting, and mindfulness. His books have been translated into more than twenty-five languages, and have appeared on best-sellers lists around the world. Tal is a serial entrepreneur, and is the co-founder and chief learning officer of Happiness Studies AcademyPotentialife, and Happier.TV.

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  • Why do you think people are finding happiness in the external reality?
  • Why do you think people are not happy in countries like India and us?
  • Is the practice of gratitude going to work for every one?
  • You talk about guided meditation to be happy in your certificate programs or what’s your personal guided meditation or mantra base or transcendental meditation?
  • and much more!

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