1-day brain-training clinic on how attention, focus and presence

can transform you, your brain and your leadership...




A primary task of leaders is directing the attention of others to where it needs to go.  To do so, leaders need to learn to put aside distraction and focus their own attention first, says Daniel Goleman in his latest book on ‘Focus’

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easy-to-use conversation tools to take the heat out of hard talks


Managing Mindfully? The ability of leaders to set aside distractions, focus attention and engage with whatever’s unfolding in front of them in a measured way is foundational for self-awareness and a raft of other must-have traits like being present, open-minded, emotionally-balanced and less stress-prone...[Read more in our FactFile: Mindful Leadership in Action]

Mindfulness Matters? It’s a hugely beneficial practice to help leaders navigate the turbulent workplace terrain they face today. Unrelenting busyness, pace and pressure that lead to anxiety and overload? More complexity, conflicting priorities and wicked problems to juggle? A deluge of digital distractions that drain focus and keep us in a ‘continuous state of partial attention’? Double-the-number of leaders suffering stress or burn-out than ten years ago?

Mindfulness Minus Meditation. Many automatically link mindfulness with meditation but you don’t have to meditate to be mindful. There are many other every-day ways to train your brain to focus attention, downgrade distractions and heighten your presence, clarity and  connectivity – all deep and abiding mind-skills to lift your leadership capacity and personal productivity and at the same time, strengthen your sense of balance and well-being

Are you ready to make this your year of living mindfully? Many leaders are looking for ways to put in a peak performance without sacrificing their sanity and well-being. Do you yearn to get back in touch with what really matters in your leadership-life?

Mindfulness, Personal Mastery, Emotional Intelligence – they’re  all quintessential ingredients for good leadership, and they’re all intimately interconnected. The Change Forum has specialised in running practical, applications-based programs in these key areas since 2005...


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Mindfulness at Work – for Staff

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Mindful Leadership in Action: This 1-day clinic extends our 10 years of Emotional Intelligence and Conversational Coaching into vital new personal frontiers. It looks at what it means to lead mindfully and introduces 5 mental markers and simple brain-training tools to transform the way you lead.

What Will I Learn?  Mindful Leadership in Action will help you reinvigorate your leadership by integrating the mental disciplines of presence, self-reflection and focused attention into your everyday activities, without having to set-aside time for formal meditation. You’ll learn to...

·       Use our 5 Mental Markers of Mindfulness model to get practical pay-backs

·       Lift your levels of clarity, focus, purpose, presence and attention

·       Monitor mind-wandering and tune into your mental models

·       Deploy the 5 mental markers of mindfulness to focus thoughts

·       Take-away focused-attention tools to train your brain to be mindful

·       Strengthen your reserves of resilience and sense of well-being

·       Reduce stress and be more calm, connected, balanced and even-minded

·       See relationships systemically and make decisions mindfully

·       Conduct more mindful dialogues and be conversationally present

·       Tune in to yourself physically, emotionally and cognitively

·       Apply our mindfulness dash-board to measure where you are



Retrain your leader-brain. Neuroscience discoveries show even a few minutes of mindfulness exercise a day can change our brain for the better and help leaders tap into their inner-space to find a haven of clarity, calm and focus in a maze of confusion, uncertainty, conflicting priorities and unrelenting stress.

“We all have habitual ways of responding to emotional challenges. Mindfulness training alters these habits by making it more likely that one neuronal pathway rather than another will be used...(it) carves new channels in streambeds of the mind.”

Richard Davidson ‘The Emotional Life of Your Brain’


Benefits of Mindful Leadership: Apart from being good for leader performance and business bottom-lines, mindfulness can help leaders:

x      Stay calm, connected. emotionally balanced

x      Manage distractions and mind wandering

x      Dampen down anger and disruptive emotions

x      Be more present for the people they lead

x      Ease anxiety, relieve stress, curtail confusion

x      Make better decisions and take wiser action

x      Look after your health and well-being


Course Features: Take-away a 100-page self-coaching practice guide. Master the 5 Mental Markers of Mindfulness. Try out some simple tools to increase mindfulness. Use our mindfulness dash-board to measure where you are, and design a practice-regime to train your brain to be more mindful.



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SPRING Series… 2 places or 2 clinics for less – Register by NOV 7

General (GST inc):          1 clinic: $440 single…  or $858 for 2 clinics or 2 places…

NFP/Schools (GST Inc):  1 clinic: $410 single… or $792 for 2 clinics or 2 places…

(Full Fee 1-day clinic $495 pp)

Register first, pay on invoice

·        Prices include GST…  Payment on invoice 7+ days prior to attendance

·        Venue:  South’s Leagues Club, Mackay

·        Inclusions: Lunch, refreshments and comprehensive self-coaching Guide  

·        Timing: 8.30 am – 4.30 pm

CALL 07-4068 7591… Register On-line or FAX/EMAIL completed Form


More information on our range of EI, personal mastery and mindfulness clinics on-line.  Review course outlines or find out about the full range of programs we offer in The Change Forum Course Directory. Background articles and tips on Why EI Matters and Mindfulness in Action in our collection of FactFiles and CC E-News e-zine issues available for free download at www.thechangeforum.com.

Look forward to working with you at this practical and down-to-earth clinic  – and please feel free to forward this message to other contacts you have in your region or networks who are interested in lifting their leadership to the next level.

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