Episode 064 :: Matthew Tenney and Tim Gard :: The Mindfulness Edge

| February 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

Matthew Tenney

Matthew Tenney and Tim Gard join us to speak about their new book, The Mindfulness Edge: How to Rewire Your Brain for Leadership and Personal Excellence Without Adding to Your Schedule.

We’ve heard a lot lately about mindfulness in the corporate world, about how it helps employees deal with the inevitable stress that may be inherent to their jobs, as well as helping leaders grow their own value to their profession. But doing so without adding mindfulness as just another technique, that requires the skilled insight and guidance of competent mindfulness teachers living in the business world.

Matt Tenney is the author of The Mindfulness Edge: How to Rewire Your Brain for Leadership and Personal Excellence Without Adding to Your Schedule and Serve to Be Great: Leadership Lessons from a Prison, a Monastery, and a Boardroom. Through keynote speeches and training programs, he works to develop highly effective leaders who achieve extraordinary, long-term business outcomes – and live more fulfilling lives – as a result of realizing high levels of self-mastery and more effectively serving and inspiring greatness in the people around them. Matt’s clients include Wells Fargo, Marriott, Keller Williams, The Four Seasons, and many other companies, associations, and universities.

Tim Gard

Tim Gard, Ph.D., is a research fellow at the ETH, University Hospital Zurich, and University of Zurich, Switzerland. His research focuses on the neural and psychological mechanisms of yoga and mindfulness meditation in a variety of contexts including pain, depression, education, and aging. Tim conducted his research at leading centers in these fields, including the Lazar lab at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, USA, the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, India, and the Ott group at the Bender Institute of Neuroimaging, Germany. Tim was trained in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy at the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worchester, USA.

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Ted Meissner is the host of the podcast Present Moment: Mindfulness Practice and Science. He has been a meditator since the early 90’s, has been interviewed for Books and Ideas, Mindful Lives, and The Whole Leader podcasts, spoken about mindfulness with various groups including Harvard Humanist Hub, and has written for Elephant Journal and The International Journal of Whole Person Care. He is the Executive Director of the Secular Buddhist Association, host of the SBA’s official podcast The Secular Buddhist, and is on the Advisory Board for the Spiritual Naturalist Society. Ted’s background is in the Zen and Theravada traditions, he is a regular speaker on interfaith panel discussions, and is interested in examining the evolution of contemplative practice in contemporary culture. Ted teaches Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) at the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care & Society, where he is the Manager of Online Programming and Community Development.

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