MEDITATION FOR TEAMS
Why has meditation become a billion dollar business?
As a leader, you’ve noticed the flood of articles on the impact of mindfulness meditation in the workplace. Fortune magazine reported that as of March, 2016 Meditation has become a billion dollar business. Why? Consistent practice is proven to reduce overwhelm and stress. It also boosts focus and a sense of purpose, and could reduce the need for health care services by *as much as 43%.
Despite all the neuroscience and press, many of us who don’t meditate consistently can struggle with a lack of transparency, finding meaning in our work, feelings of overwhelm, and inconsistent engagement. On a culture level this manifests as a glorification of busy-ness, less innovation, and teams more focused on survival than thriving.
We regularly create the above
in-person, or virtually...
The Permission To Chill™ Program
Works for 2 Very Important Reasons
First, rather than expecting people to awkwardly meditate together in the office, we have a 90% success rate of turning participants into serious meditators outside of work.
*See video below
This gives your busy team the space and support they need to truly create their practice. The benefits naturally follow them back to the office where we explore, and measure its impact.
Second, we designed our program while using meditation to navigate “Real World” business growth over a period of 10 years.
What the latest research tells us
McCollum, B., (2008). Leadership development and self-development:
an empirical study. Career Development International,
Vol. 4 Iss: 3, pp.149 – 154
Stahl, J., Benson, H. et al. (2015). Relaxation Response and Resiliency Training
and Its Effect on Healthcare Resource Utilization. PLoS ONE 10(10): e0140212.
Amar, AD. et al. (2014) Academy of Management Proceedings.
Effect of Meditation on Self-Perception of Leadership Skills:
A control group study of CEOs. 2014:1 14282;
Our workshops exist to create
The Meditation Habit— Full stop.
Permission To Chill
in 3 Levels
First, we focus on creating a meditation practice for managers and leaders. Kicking-off with an inspired half-day session, The Mindful Culture™ includes three levels of support to not only help leaders solidify their own practice, but to inspire their teams to commit to a 30-day challenge.
We start by helping managers and leaders uncover any doubts that a mindful culture drives team performance. We discuss the latest research, and the impact of mindfulness in the workplace. With this clarity, we help leaders claim time from distracting activities, and commit to practicing.
Second, we focus on a range of practical tools to increase focus, and minimize distraction, including:
The 10-Minute Reboot for leaders; a proven meditation regimen that can be used anywhere.
The 30-Day Meditation Challenge – A fun, yet deceivingly powerful system for engaging your team that carries over from solo practice at home to more meaningful interactions in the office.
Finally, we follow-up with a 30-day support process. This helps integrate new practices, skills and behaviors and adapt them to their own style.
Our Program Includes:
- Access to a comprehensive set bite-sized training videos, daily prompts, and a powerful library of guided meditations designed to achieve specific states, or outcomes.
- Tracking daily sessions in the Insight Timer app to establish a daily routine alongside their peers.
- An action plan and commitment to practice for 30-90 days.
- Accountability forum to keep everyone encouraged & engaged.
Give your people the skills
they really need to thrive
in our chaotic digital age.
Facilitator + Program Designer
Kristoffer Carter (“KC”) is a teacher at the intersection of consciousness and business. He is the author of Permission to Glow— A Spiritual Guide to Epic Leadership (Page Two Books, October 2021). He is the founder of This Epic Life, a website and podcast devoted to conscious living, which has created a daily meditation practice for thousands. As a meditation teacher and workshop designer, KC has 6,500 active students on Insight Timer, with 120K streams.
As an executive coach, Kristoffer works with leaders at Amazon, eXp Realty, AT&T, Avery-Dennison, and many start-ups and mid-sized multi-generational family businesses.
Kristoffer is also an accomplished international speaker, emcee, and retreat leader whose work has appeared in Business Insider, onstage at TEDx and Wisdom 2.0, and in countless other events. Permission to Glow is his first book.
Kristoffer holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication and rhetoric from Kent State University and is a certified professional coach with the International Coaching Federation (ICF).
He is a disciple of the teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda, through Self-Realization Fellowship, and their lineage of masters. He lives in Akron, OH with his wife of twenty-two years and their three children.