Top organizations now recognize what meditators have known for years: individuals who cultivate the skills of mindfulness communicate more clearly, bounce back more quickly from setbacks, and appreciate the full value of their own work and the work of others. Qualities such are these are key to navigating the modern workplace with confidence and ease, allowing for the emergence of confident, compassionate leaders and team members. This session will introduce practices that leverage the qualities of self-observation and self-adjustment to allow individuals to negotiate complex challenges with focus, clarity, creativity and perspective.
This session is great for development professionals with all levels of experience and anyone looking to cultivate the skills of mindfulness.
Tara Healey is the founder and director of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care’s Mind the Moment mindfulness program. Tara initially joined Harvard Pilgrim as an health educator and organizational development professional in its HR department, a position which she occupied for over 20 years. In that role she served as a coach, strategist, program designer and facilitator. It was in this capacity that she brought an introductory mindfulness course to Harvard Pilgrim’s own staff members in 2006, long before mindfulness had hit the mainstream. Since then, Tara has created a comprehensive suite of mindfulness workshops and courses that have been conducted at over 200 organizations across the U.S., in a wide variety of industries. Additionally, Tara has spoken about mindfulness at numerous events domestic and abroad, and has contributed articles to Mindful Magazine and the Harvard Business Review blog.Tara became a student of mindfulness over 20 years ago, and sits silent retreats annually with the teachers at the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Mass. Her other past lives include working as a massage therapist and assisting in hospice care. She lives in a barn in central mass with her 5 year old golden retriever, Finn.