About Pandit Dasa
Pandit Dasa is a Mindful Leadership and Wellbeing expert. He has spoken on Mindful Leadership and conducted workshops at Google, JPMorgan Chase, Citi, Bank of America, Intel, Novartis, The World Bank, UBS, Royal Bank of Canada, UNICEF, Harvard, Columbia University, and many other institutions. He has also presented at the World Government Summit in Dubai, the national SHRM convention, SHRM Arkansas, Oracle HCM conference, LEAD2017 and the WorkHuman Conferences. At these workshops, Pandit presents the research on Mindfulness practices and engages the audiences in various breathing and focusing exercises that people will be able to implement at work and at home. Through these workshops, Pandit helps individuals lower stress and anxiety, increase focus and productivity, and develop positive perspectives on challenging situations. Pandit has spoken at a TEDx conference and has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, PBS, NPR, The New York Times, Psychology Today and writes for The Huffington Post. In his book, Urban Monk, Pandit writes about the turning point in his life that came after his family lost their multimillion-dollar business, which ultimately led him to living as a monk for 15 years in New York City. He uses his training and experiences to help corporate and student audiences manage stress and develop a work-life balance.
Principles of Mindful Leadership
This Mindful Leadership workshop is inspired by Gandhi’s quote, “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” If one is hoping to lead, this is the most effective way to inspire others. This presentation will encourage the audience members to reflect on how they can become better leaders in whatever leadership role they are in, whether personal or professional. It 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.
A few of the traditional and non-traditional leadership qualities that will be explored are:
· Leading by Example
· Balanced Emotions
Mindful Approach to Team Building
Trust is a foundational principle for successful teams. When team members trust each other, they are not worried about an individual looking after his or her personal interests. There is a mutual appreciation and recognition of each other’s’ contributions. Each individual is inspired to give more for the team’s success. Honest and mindful communication helps create this atmosphere and allows everyone to stay informed with no one kept in the dark – office cliques and politics are not tolerated. Mindfulness practices can help team members empathize with each other and build strong bonds.
This presentation will explore how to strengthen trust within teams and will guide individuals through mindfulness practices that can improve cooperation and empathy.
Stress Management for Work-Life Balance
Workplace stress is costing businesses over $300 billions dollars and is leading to absenteeism, turnover and increased healthcare costs. Mindfulness is being employed by companies such as Google, General Mills, Salesforce.com, Novartis and many others because the research is showing it can reduce stress, anxiety, depression and can improve focus, productivity and enhance employee happiness. This talk will present the research on Mindfulness and how it can be used by companies to create a more positive work environment. Participants will also learn mindfulness breathing and focusing techniques that can be used at work and at home.
Keys to Unlocking and Unleashing the Power of Your Mind
The mind can become our best friend or our worst enemy. It controls our emotional and physical health and thus impacts all aspects of our social and professional interactions. The mind is the cause of our fears, insecurities, and anxieties. An undernourished mind magnifies problems and challenges we encounter and leads us into negative thought processes. By strengthening the muscle of the mind and nourishing its needs, we can see the potential for growth during difficulties and setbacks and develop the self-confidence we need to accomplish our personal and career goals.
“He was amazing! I think it would be a great benefit to have him back more often. The session really lowered my stress level. Thank you for bringing him in.”
“Pandit addressed some of the science first… He did an excellent job sharing information and techniques to reduce stress and become happier and more productive both personally and professionally.”
“Pandit was very personable and charismatic…he kept his energy high, bringing the audience with him.”
“I have been to other stress management presentations…but this was arguably the best.”
– JPMorgan Chase
“Pandit is someone who lives what he teaches and that really comes through in his genuine style and approach. I would highly recommend him as a speaker and advisor to other non-profits and companies.”