mindfulness at work
What Others Say About Calm
Reviews of the Book
Our True Self is naturally CALM
Dorothea Brandin - Core Communication Coaching
"In our fast paced world most of us run around in a chronic state of stress. In the best scenarios, some of us manage to create pockets of calm in our hectic routines. Through doing the exercises of this wonderful book, we can (re) discover and experience that the True Self that we all posses from birth is naturally CALM. It is in fact our basic state and we are free to summon it whenever we want. With great mastery and simplicity, Mark stimulates us to access our CALM Self to better deal with our daily challenges at work or at home. I recommend this book with whole my heart."
Highly recommended as the most useful workplace guide to mindfulness I've come across
Sara-Jane La Hood
"I cannot recommend this book enough. I loved its simplistic and practical approach to finding calm and mindfulness in the workplace, (something which has been sadly lacking in any of the other books I've read on the subject). It was an easy and interesting read, keeping me engaged and giving me hope that I can definitely achieve a better, more productive and calm approach to work and life in general. And on top of that it provides very practical and usable tools to be used in every day work environments. I will definitely be re-reading this book and recommending it to my friends and colleagues."
"This book has helped me to stay calm, focused and happy. I've been using the ideas daily to improve work and my home life. I recommend this book and think the world needs more 'calm'."
A great guide to clarity, insights and the calm within.
Dr Yvonne Looi - The Joyologist
"Great anecdotes, concepts and approaches to awaken your inner calm and peace within by unlocking the secrets with three simple principles. A highly recommended read. Calm is a delightful addition to my resources of practical guides to clarity, insights and the happiness within."
Having initially gained a degree in Psychology, and an MBA from Cass Business School, Mark has enjoyed a career in management that has taken him across the world, working with multiple cultures for a number of high profile corporations, including IBM, Ernst & Young, IBM (again), Oracle, EDS and IBM (yet again!).
In all of this work it was apparent that there was something missing in the way we viewed our working lives and in the way we conducted ourselves: We were all just too busy.
In 2001 Mark was introduced to a model of human experience called the three principles of mind, thought and consciousness. This provided the missing link that he had been looking for: a secular, logical model of how we mindfully create our own reality and interact with the world. This he developed into the CALM approach: Practical Mindfulness to resolve business issues. Now based in Singapore, he devotes himself to spreading this understanding across the world.
CALM in action
It's about your experience
Experience it for yourself
The best way to get calm is to hear it for yourself. First we get calm, then we look at your issues in the light of mindfulness. We work mainly with industry conferences, in-house conferences and interest groups. But anyone who can do with being calmer will get something out of it, and isn't that everybody?
Focus on the real issues
Our courses address common yet persistent business issues:
Handling stress and re-discovering our innate resilience
Creating a calm, high-performance culture
From Here to There: converting goals into action
We must start meeting like this! Meetings that work
Training is most effective when it is focused towards your specific issues and outcomes. You are the expert in what your issues are and what you want. We use calm to listen, understand the real issues and then tailor the course towards your desired outcomes.
Every great team has a great coach, every star performer has a mentor to guide them. The calm approach is particularly useful in the development of teams and individuals by getting to the heart of the matter and understanding the underlying reasons for why you do what we do.
What Is, What If, What Wows, What Works
CALM had its genesis in the consulting space: solving complex business issues. First we calm down, then we look at the underlying problems from a clear, balanced state of mind. We use Design Thinking principles as our guide: we assume that we don't yet know the true problem, so we go through iterations of problem statements and possible solutions until the answer is clear. The issues can be people, process or product related. We look holistically at all three.
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