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"Understanding and managing attention is now the single most important determinant of business success."


Director of the Accenture Institute for Strategic Change


The relentless pace of work places exceptional demands on managers today leaving us more stressed, less productive, and less engaged. This program provides essential skills and techniques to lead from a place of focus, decisiveness and authenticity. 

Mindful Leadership

This 8-week class is taught in a group and is modeled on the program developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD and U MASS Medical School's Center for Mindfulness.  Studies show that mindfulness practice can result in:
  • Less anxiety and a greater sense of mental and physical ease
  • Enhanced concentration
  • Improved relationships
  • Greater resiliency at work and home
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction uses meditation, mindful movement, mind-body awareness, small group discussion, and personal reflection to teach how to integrate mindfulness into everyday life. Mary is a Certified MBSR Instructor having completed extensive professional training through the University of California Medical School Center for Mindfulness. Contact Mindfulness to Work to discuss hosting a class at your organization or to find out when the next course is being held in the Low Country of South Carolina.
Utilizing her 20 plus years of experience in employee learning, operations management, leadership and senior level organizational development, Mary offers consulting to organizations on how to improve employee culture, work efficiencies, management skills, team work and strategic planning.   The Mindfulness to Work  philosophy about consulting with organizations is to recognize that employe engagement and lasting process improvements in any organization begins by involving the people who work there. Through employee surveys and/or focus groups, Mindfulness to Work works with your organization to identify improvement opportunities, identify real causes and then recommend interventions. Mindfulness to Work will make recommendations most appropriate, and cost effective for your organization and may include one of the following Mindfulness to Work services:​


  • Performance management system implementation
  • Management and supervisory skills development
  • Communication skills training
  • Facilitation of planning meetings or staff retreats
  • Change management skills training
  • Process improvement design and implementation
Contact Mindfulness to Work to schedule a free consult.
Mindfulness to Work can work with you to create off-site retreats for one, or multiple days and provide expert meeting facilitation for planning or strategic planning sessions.  Programs can be tailored to any audience including healthcare, business, education, non-profits. Contact Mindfulness to Work if you are looking for an engaging and inspiring speaker for your training event or conference. Popular topics include:


  • Mindful Leadership: Responding with Awareness and Authenticity

  • Multi-tasking and other Myths about Productivity

  • Resiliency and Mindfulness in Healthcare 

  • Mindfulness for Reducing Stress and Living with Ease


Mindfulness to Work's leadership learning  programs  provide the perfect balance between theory and practice. More than anything else, leadership drives employee engagement. Managers who can demonstrate emotional intelligence, build trust, listen to employee feedback and foster collaboration create a positive and productive work culture.  Whether for new supervisors or seasoned leaders, Mindfulness to Work can work with you to create a customized program or present one of the following workshops.


  • Management Skills for New Managers

  • Performance Management through Coaching 

  • Emotional Intelligence and Mindfulness for Leaders

  • Leading High Performance Teams

  • Navigating and Thriving through Change

Contact Mindfulness to Work to discuss customizing a program for your group.


Like any skill, Mindfulness takes hold best with regular practice and reinforcement. The course consists of six, ninety minute, weekly group sessions and is based on the transformative Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction program.  The sessions are held in the workplace and can be scheduled at any time of day. Each session combines mindfulness practice, discussions around the practical application of mindfulness both at work and at home, and lots of take-home strategies for helping Mindfulness to take root and go beyond concepts. One-on-one coaching is available as follow-up to the course or for those who prefer to learn in a one-on-one situation versus a group.

Contact Mindfulness to Work to discuss scheduling a course.

"Our organization truly benefitted from the Mindfulness to Work workshop. We work in a crisis based organization and often struggle to find balance in the work place. Mary gave us tools to become more mindful in our work and every day lives. Thank you Mary for sharing your wisdom!  "

Director of Outreach Services
Portland Family Crisis Services

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