Episode 68 The Present is a Gift

Today we are with Elchanan Ogorek author or the book "The Present is a Gift" that address teachings of mindfulness and Yoga to children.

In this episode we cover:

  1. Elchanan's experience and background that inspired him to write the book

  2. Some of the animals of the book and what they mean

  3. Why it's important to bring mindfulness to our kids

  4. Importance of being mindful parents

You can reach out to Elchanan from his book's facebook page

Or you can get the book directly on Amazon

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Episode 67 The Mindfulness Master

Today we are with John Shearer, a coach a mentor, and experienced practitioner, simply a mindfulness master with thousands and thousands of hours of experience and many people following his guidance and practices.

You can follow John from his websites


Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/mindful99

Or from the community he established for a world mental health without medication. http://mindfullymad.org

In our show we talk about:

1. the life-changing journey that took John to start practicing mindfulness and becoming a coach

2. about ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy)

3. about how John summarizes 9000 hours of mindfulness study in a ultimate simple formula

4. about time and the present

5. about why everyone needs mindfulness

and lot cool of other topics and discussions.

Enjoy and take a look at the mindful minute John shared with us https://youtu.be/YVO_cWd_49s

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Episode 66 To be Grateful you have to be Mindful

This time The Present Show is with Amy E. Ashley, Talent Development Manager at Caterpillar Inc. and focused on leadership development and how purpose and culture relates to it in a corporation.

In this episode we talk about:

  1. The importance of paying attention

  2. The language to talk about mindfulness without talking about mindfulness

  3. Gratefulness

  4. Gratitude, leadership and problem solving

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Episode 65 Reprogram the autopilot

This time The Present Show is with Paul Heil, Employee Experience Specialist @IBM with a natural and long experience in mindfulness.

In this episode we talk about:

  1. Paul journey into mindfulness

  2. Tunnel vision

  3. How we as humans have the natural tendency to switch on the autopilot

  4. Body scan

  5. Being always engaged with something VS just being with ourselves

Enjoy the show.

Episode 64 Each of your moments is the most important moment in your life

Today we are with Shalini Grover, IBMer, Learning Consultant and mindfulness practician.

Shalini had a difficult a moment in her life when her body was not responding as it was usually doing. That's when her healing journey started and the way took her to mindfulness city.

In this episode we talk about:

  1. the importance of being with ourselves

  2. Shalini journey into mindfulness

  3. What to do when you wash dishes

  4. How who's not suited for meditation can be suited for it

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Episode 63 Mindfulness of sounds

Today we are with Karen Newell, co-founder of https://www.sacredacoustics.com mindfulness practitioner and passionate about the power of the sounds. You can learn more about Karen and her background https://www.sacredacoustics.com/pages/our-story

In this episode we talk about:

  1. how sounds can help us to enter in a mindful state of mind

  2. how to practice with sounds

  3. what's the work and research of Karen around it that motivated her to found her company

  4. what are the binaural beats

Enjoy the show!

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Episode 62 Mindfulness to become a servant leader

Today we talk with Laura Kempf, Business Transformation Consultant @IBM Watson Health and author of the book “Inspiring Bold”.

In the podcast we talk about:

  1. Why mindfulness increases team and individual productivity

  2. What's the servant leadership

  3. How mindfulness can help us to become servant leaders

  4. Why mindfulness changed the way Laura does things

  5. Mindfulness and ego

You can find here the book of Laura Inspiring Bold https://ibm.biz/BdYbgQ

You can also subscribe to her Youtube channel https://ibm.biz/BdYbg3

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Episode 59 Mindfulness with the grand master

In todays episode we have a guest from IBM 

Duncan Cryle, Mindfulness practice leader in Canada that had 30+ years of practice experience in more than one country

With him we talk about several things: 

1. What are the benefits of mindfulness in time of change
2. What more expert practitioners can do to move forward with mindfulness
3. What exercise can you do to help both your eyes and awareness
4. How mindfulness evolved in the recent years
5. What it means to be mindful in a corporate

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Episode 58 Taking mindfulness to the next level

This week we had Sean Harvey from Eileen Fisher joining us. 

Sean is the Purpose, Personal Transformation & Wellbeing Lead, who is growing and fostering Mindfulness at the company. Sean shares valuable insight into what a modern, forward thinking company does to take mindfulness to the next level and how all companies should be more bold and experiment with their own transformations.


Episode 57 Mindfulness is perfect to reduce stress

In todays episode we have a guest from Aetna 

Andy Lee, Chief Mindfulness Officer https://www.linkedin.com/in/andylee03/

With him we talk about three things: 

1. How and why he started practicing mindfulness
2. What's mindfulness for him, how to define it
3. What are the benefits of mindfulness from his experience

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Episode 56 The secret of happiness is in each moment

In this episode Lele & MindfulPat talk about three things:

  1. What the future of the present show will look like.
  2. Mindfulness being secular, as in not being a religion and how you can practice mindfulness without conflicting with your world beliefs.
  3. Happiness. What is happiness and how to be happy?

Checkout also at this link MindfulPat presentation in the IT Manager of Tomorrow conference 2018 in Poland

Power Up Speech

Mindfulness Keynote


Episode 54 IBM Mindfulness Training

with Lele & MindfulPat today we talk about the mindfulness training that is present in one of the IBM internal webpages in the Leadership Academy.
It's shares several good things we shared during #thepresentshow and many new different aspects of mindfulness.

We don't cover the whole training in one show but we talk about the most curious parts such as, leadership, happiness and the 10 things you should do everyday if you want to be mindful.

Enjoy and thanks for sharing.

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Episode 53 Mindfulness research

Today MindfulPat is with Anna&Aica from CBS (Copenhagen Business School) that have been studying their master thesis on mindfulness in  organizations.

Few months ago they reached out to #thepresentshow to learn more about IBM and now MindfulPat interviewed them about their research, thesis, findings and what they think about mindfulness after having studied it for quite a while. 
The chat is very interesting check it out!

More about Aica https://www.linkedin.com/in/malaicajeannebeduya/

More about Anna https://www.linkedin.com/in/anna-iskrová-b1487997/

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Episode 51 Emotional Intelligence

with Lele & MindfulPat today with Inez a great expert in Emotional Intelligence @IBM

The whole show is dedicated to EI (Emotional Intelligence)

  • Why is it so important?
  • Can we learn to control our emotions?
  • How is it connected wit Mindfulness?

One of the most important conversations of our time to become better humans and live better with each other.
Enjoy the show.

For IBMers here the link to Emotional Intelligence community

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Episode 49 The creative minds need mindfulness

with Lele & MindfulPat Today with Bianca Branco, graphic designer and creative. We talk about energy, multitasking, working in a corporate and how to stop, breathe and take your time to think. To bring back your creative soul, prioritize and save that needed energy to keep smiling.

You can find Bianca here

Her Instagram account https://www.instagram.com/biihbranco/

and Youtube channel (in Portuguese) http://youtube.com/CotidianodeLeitores

and soon 1st and 2nd week of June we will be live each day for M10 and the 10 days of meditation challenge at 2pm on this channel http://bit.ly/M10Dchallenge