MBA students at the Simmons School of Management incorporate mindfulness as part of their studies to enhance focus, increase inner awareness and bring more balance to their lives. As women about to embark on business careers, they found the Mindfulness for Leadership Development Program to be a powerful tool for developing a deeper sense of trust in their decision-making, for finding more clarity in their goals and being able to think more strategically.
With so many major industries undertaking mindfulness as a regular practice, these women will be able to present their mindfulness training as an additional asset in their hiring and in their roles as manager.
To be whole, to be centered, to be focused in the present– these are prerequisites to leadership, but they are so hard to achieve. This week I have been doing job search interviews, and the mindfulness class has really helped me to be more open and resilient. The business teaching that you have added to our exercises makes this feel like solutions oriented yoga. The feeling of competence lingered with me throughout the week, and doing some slow breaths puts me immediately in a problem solving mind frame. Joanna Tyson, MBA Candidate, Simmons College
For the first time…probably in 4 years…I slept like a rock. (I track my sleep cycles with an app and pedometer that does it–I have PLM or restless legs and it’s hard to find restful sleep!). Last night’s sleep efficiency was 100%. Sarah Nevada-Meyers, Instructional Designer, Boston Medical
Thank you for making this opportunity available to us. I found our last class useful to reflect on areas in my life where by over-extending myself I am losing the strength in my balance. I found that there were a few positions last week where I did experience this and it is forcing me to think about where this might be happening in my professional and personal life. Halani Foulsham, MBA Candidate, Simmons College
I greatly enjoy our classes and leave feeling much more grounded. This has enabled me to be clearer and more efficient in my work. I appreciate, Gail, how you connect yoga postures to real life work scenarios. That has been very helpful and empowering. Beth Pilgrim, MBA Candidate, Simmons College