Guest: Brenda Jacobsen believes in encouraging mindfulness in the workplace.So much that she is the President of Mindful Communications. Brenda is an accomplished business leader in the health, wellness, and healthcare spaces, with deep expertise in scaling, multi-state business operations, and M&A. The former CEO of Lakeside Medical Centers and Life Cross Training, Brenda’s career has focused on improving the health and wellness of workforces globally, focusing first on physical wellness and now on wellbeing. Brenda is a sought-after keynote speaker and thought leader on leadership, mindfulness, and building resilience.
Brenda serves on the board of directors for LifeXT and Mindful Communications. She has previously served on the board of the Homeless Empowerment Project, the National Association of Occupational Health Professionals, and the Friends of the Art Museum of the Americas. She currently serves as the Network Chair for the Young President’s Organization’s (YPO) Women’s Business Network, an organization dedicated to elevating the global profile of female leaders to be more impactful, more extraordinary, and more connected.
Episode in a Tweet: As employers and leaders, we must be willing to lean into, support and think creatively and innovatively about how to help people be their whole selves at work.
Quick Background: Brenda Jacobsen sees mindfulness as a unique and profound approach to social change and our work as a social innovation initiative. As the President of Mindful Communications, her mission is to bring mindfulness into the mainstream, and it presents a historic opportunity to transform society. Brenda and I discuss how Mindful Communications brings mindfulness coaching into the workplace through their LifeXT program during our conversation. Brenda shares how LifeXT combines digital tools with customizable and scalable professional coaching for a unique program that increases employee engagement and optimizes wellbeing and performance.
Brenda and I also discuss the need for companies to invest in benefits such as mindfulness coaching and other mental health programs to remain competitive. Brenda makes a case for leaning into our roles as leaders and finding innovative and creative ways to support employees who are struggling mentally and emotionally.
Finally, Brenda wraps up the conversation by explaining social innovation and why leaders should create a company and culture that makes the world a better place.
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