Anakha Coman

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Anakha speaks, teaches, and consults with leaders and organizations worldwide. Her clients include Nike, Seattle Children's Hospital, the Mindfulness as Medicine Initiative, Save the Children, and Parker Hannifin.

With an emphasis on mindful presence, relational and collective intelligence, and dynamic innovation, Anakha's expertise is in organizational and leadership development. She holds degrees in organizational and leadership development and consciousness/divinity, and a professional certificate in spirituality, health and medicine. She is a certified Expressive Arts therapist.

Anakha is the coauthor of The Proof: A 40-Day Program for Embodying Oneness (Hay House 2009) and the founder of the Awake at Work Institute. She created and currently facilitates Awake at Work, a mindfulness-based program aimed at increasing employee engagement, creativity, excellence, and wellness.

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Awake at Work

Anakha Coman uses her expertise in organizational leadership and mindfulness techniques to speak, teach, and consult with leaders and businesses worldwide—including Intel, Nike, and Save the Children. The founder of the Awakened Leadership Institute, Anakha has recently partnered with Sounds True to offer the online learning program Awake at Work. In this episode, Tami Simon speaks with Anakha about workplace mindfulness programs and the benefits thereof. They also talk about the qualities of mindful leadership and the three core principles underlying the Awake at Work curriculum. Finally, Tami and Anakha discuss the false (and often destructive) motivation of shame, as well as how one might begin a grassroots mindfulness program in one’s own organization. (57 minutes)

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