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Pandit Dasa

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Mindful Leadership expert, author, writer for the Huffington Post, and founder and CEO of Conscious Living (LLC)

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Keynote speaker Pandit Dasa is a Mindful Leadership Expert who aligns mindfulness and happiness to enhance your audiences' work and personal life. He has spoken at a TEDx conference, SHRM National Convention and has been featured in the NYTimes, Wall Street Journal, Inc. Magazine and writes for the Huffington Post. He has presented to executives of Oracle, Intel, The World Government Summit, UNICEF, The World Bank, JPMorgan Chase and many others on the techniques and science of Mindfulness.

Pandit Dasa has a deep understanding of resilience, change and great leadership and has helped multiple Fortune 500 and Fortune 100 companies. Before becoming a mindfulness expert, Pandit lived as a monk in New York City for 15 years. It was during this time he developed knowledge of the nature of the mind and meditation. Now he shares his knowledge and tools to corporations and college campuses. His mission is to reduce stress and bring wellness into the workplace. We spend the majority of our life at work, and it should be a joy to be there.

Pandit is the founder and CEO of Conscious Living, LLC, which he started at Columbia University, where he worked and taught students techniques to improve their productivity and gave sessions on meditation. Today, Conscious Living helps big corporations, college campuses and government agencies on the principles of Mindful Leadership and Mindfulness Meditation.

Pandit has constructed workshops and keynotes for many big organizations including Google and the Bank of America. It is important to Pandit that all employees in an organization feel appreciated and not threatened by colleagues. He teaches leaders how to communicate in a mindful manner and contribute to a positive work environment. In the long run, it will lead to greater productivity, less stress and a more harmonious environment for everyone.

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Creating a Mindful and Positive Workplace Culture

This presentation will address the importance of creating an environment where ego battles aren’t driving the company down and where individuals are willing to put aside their own self-interest for the sake of the greater good. It encourages an environment where individuals are willing to appreciate the contributions of their co-workers instead of feeling threatened by them. The research on mindfulness and its application for the workplace will also be presented. As a result of this keynote, the audience will be able to:

  • Communicate with awareness, clarity and compassion
  • Manage their emotions to handle conflicts
  • Develop a positive mindset towards individuals they don’t see eye-to-eye with
  • Express appreciation towards the work of their colleagues
  • Utilize mindfulness breathing and focusing techniques to lower stress and improve productivity
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Mindful Leadership: Walking the Talk and Developing Self-Awareness

This talk will address the importance for leadership of all levels to not only set the right example, but also, on a regular basis, appreciate the contributions of their workforce, communicate mindfully to encourage and inspire, lead with humility and without ego and manage their emotions. The research on mindfulness and its application for the workplace will also be presented. After this keynote, participants will be able to:

  • Improve their level of self-awareness
  • Communicate mindfully and with compassion
  • Lead with confidence combined with humility
  • Better manage their emotions to remain calm during challenging situations
  • Implement mindfulness techniques to reduce stress and improve focus and productivity
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Stress Management for Work-Life Balance

This keynote will identify the factors in our lives that can cause stress and share techniques to a happier work-life balance. The audience will learn:

  • The symptoms to stress and how to minimize the risk of becoming stressed
  • Simple breathing techniques that will nourish the mind and lead to increased focus and productivity
  • Essential skills to manage stress, increase happiness and improve over all productivity!
  • The latest in mindfulness research will be presented.
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Developing Resilience During Change

The audience will understand practical ways to develop resilience.

  • Change pushes us out of our comfort zone and disrupts our routine.
  • Change is the most powerful thing that can happen to us to help us grow, mature and become stronger.
  • Participants will learn techniques to help them adjust their mindset to see change as positive and as an opportunity for growth.
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A Mindful Approach to Team Building

In this presentation, Pandit teaches his audience how to communicate effectively and openly in teams, so no one is left in the dark.

  • Team-work is impossible without trust
  • Learn how to empathize with your team members and work together
  • Mindfulness can help everyone connect and build strong bonds
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"The feedback has been fantastic. Pandit's session was a recharge that I really needed."

Kate Marro, Learning and Development

Citibank
10.23.2017

Interview with Pandit Dasa

How would you explain “mindfulness” to someone who is hearing it for the first time? 

Mindfulness is being aware of your thoughts and emotions and bringing your mind to the present moment. It’s the act of getting in touch with one’s self. This is especially important if one is in a leadership role so that one can question their motivation for leading and ask themselves whether they are leading to serve others or to be served by others. Mindfulness can help us manage our emotions and ego, boost emotional intelligence which can help us understand other peoples perspectives.

Why should everyone practice mindfulness and/or meditation?

According to research, those who practice Mindfulness can reduce their stress and anxiety levels and improve focus and productivity. It can help raise self-awareness and improve our ability to recognize unconscious biases that we may have towards others. Simple practices can help us press pause when the mind drifts towards negative thoughts and it gives us the ability to see the positive perspectives during difficult situations.

What do you gain personally from being a public speaker?

I love being able to give positive messages and helping people change their perspectives on life. It is deeply satisfying to teach people about mindfulness, meditation and mindful leadership because these messages help them not only in the professional life but also have a deep impact in their personal life as well. The teachings of mindfulness can be applied to practically every situation in one’s life.

Who or what inspires you most?

I’m inspired when leaders I’ve worked with tell me that they’ve actually implemented mindfulness in their approach to their work and workforce and how it has helped them personally and has improved their ability to understand other peoples perspectives.

What was the hardest part about living as a monk in NYC?

New York is the epitome of distractions. My monastery was located on First Avenue on the Lower East Side and was surrounded by night clubs, bars and even a tattoo shop right next door. There was traffic on the Avenue 24 hours a day and constant construction. Needless to say, this was challenging. Simultaneously, living with a dozen other monks in a communal space can also have its challenges.

However, all of these challenges have strengthened me and taught me how important mindfulness and meditation are for those living a busy, hectic and stressful life. If it wasn’t for these experiences that I had in New York, it’s possible that I wouldn’t be able to relate to the fast-paced high-achieving, type-A corporate personalities that I often work with. Transitioning out of the monastery, after living that life for 15 years, also wasn’t easy, however, I’m excited about the new phase of my life.

What is the most unique experience you have had as a result of your job?

Once, after speaking at a large HR conference, one lady who attended my talk, ran up to me as I was heading towards my gate at the airport. She told me that she was very skeptical about the whole mindfulness and meditation thing. However, after hearing my talk and practicing the simple techniques that I taught, she has become much more open to it and now she is telling all her colleagues about me. I have this experience after most of my speeches. There’s always one person who has a transformative experience and that is extremely satisfying.

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