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My Bailiwick, LLC offers mindfulness-based executive coaching and corporate training.

Thich Nhat Hanh: is mindfulness being corrupted by business and finance?


A very lucid perspective on the practice of mindfulness in the corporate world.  This has become a thorny topic and for good reason.  Historically, the relationship between sacred spiritual practices and capitalism is checkered at best, often ending badly for those involved.  

Thich Nhat Hanh has a wider view on this debate and emphasizes the transformative power of mindfulness practices, even when the motivation of the practitioner may initially be self-serving.

How to Give a Killer Presentation

On the basis of this experience, I’m convinced that giving a good talk is highly coachable. In a matter of hours, a speaker’s content and delivery can be transformed from muddled to mesmerizing. And while my team’s experience has focused on TED’s 18-minutes-or-shorter format, the lessons we’ve learned are surely useful to other presenters—whether it’s a CEO doing an IPO road show, a brand manager unveiling a new product, or a start-up pitching to VCs.

Overloaded Circuits: Why Smart People Underperform

As a psychiatrist who has diagnosed and treated thousands of people over the past 25 years for a medical condition called attention deficit disorder, or ADD (now known clinically as attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder), I have observed firsthand how a rapidly growing segment of the adult population is developing this new, related condition. The number of people with ADT coming into my clinical practice has mushroomed by a factor of ten in the past decade. Unfortunately, most of the remedies for chronic overload proposed by time-management consultants and executive coaches do not address the underlying causes of ADT.