Episode 079 :: Sara Harvey Yao :: Drop In: Lead with Deeper Presence and Courage

Sara Harvey Yao

Sara Harvey Yao joins us to speak about her book Drop In: Lead with Deeper Presence and Courage.

Mindfulness can be kinda sneaky. I don’t mean this in a deliberate way, but rather that this idea of developing mindful presence can touch just about everything in our waking life. And though it may seem like a strange idea, the conversation around mindfulness and how it can encourage positive change is showing up where the topic isn’t even explicitly mindfulness. Our guest today has done a masterful job of embedding mindfulness into the realm of leadership.

Sara Harvey Yao is an Executive Leadership Consultant who specializes in helping leaders strengthen their presence and improve their impact. She is the founder of Yao Consulting Group and has personally developed more than 4,000 leaders across the globe, including executives from Microsoft, and Brooks Athletics. Her work has been seen on CNBC, NPR Marketplace, and Bloomberg Business Week, and she is the author of the book Get Present: Simple Strategies to Get Out of Your Head and Lead More Powerfully. Special thanks to Kelly Bowen for her invaluable help in making today’s conversation possible.

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Music for This Episode Courtesy of Rodrigo Rodriguez

The music heard in this podcast is from Rodrigo Rodriguez. You can visit his website to hear more of his music, get the full discography, and view his upcoming tour dates.

About Ted Meissner

Ted Meissner has been a meditator since the early 90’s, is a UMass Center for Mindfulness Qualified MBSR Teacher, and is the host of the podcast Present Moment: Mindfulness Practice and Science. He has been interviewed for Books and Ideas, Mindful Lives, and The Whole Leader as well as several other podcasts, and has presented about mindfulness to various groups including the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Harvard Humanist Hub, and Be The Match, the National Marrow Donor program. Ted has been published in Perspectives on Psychological Science, Mindful, and The International Journal of Whole Person Care.

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