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Pandit Dasa

Pandit Dasa

Urban Monk combines research and wisdom to transform workplace culture

Category
Leadership, Management & Leadership
Type
Expert | Thought leader, Keynote speaker
Employability
Keynote speaker, Expert, Breakout session
Theme
Creating a Mindful and Positive Workplace Culture, Mindful Leadership: Walking the Talk and Developing Self-Awareness, Developing Resilience During Change, Stress Management for Work-Life Balance, A Mindful Approach to Team Building
Languages
English
Origin
USA

Biography

Pandit Dasa (1972) is a Mindful Leadership Expert, author and motivational keynote speaker. His inspirational speeches aim to create a more mindful workplace culture which increases productivity and improves retention. He encourages leadership and co-workers to appreciate and celebrate the success and contributions of others. This attitude fosters trust, enhances teamwork and greatly impacts employee performance. He emphasizes the importance of leading without ego and highlights the importance of cultivating self-awareness and personal growth and development.

Employability

Keynote speaker
Expert
Breakout session

Speaker

Pandit captures the audience's attention by sharing his journey on how and why he spent 15 years living as a monk in New York City, the incredible life and leadership lessons he learned from that experience and why he's no longer a monk. His story is chronicled in his book, Urban Monk. Some key messages the audience will take away are:

•          Understanding how our mind, thoughts and emotions impact our reactions and behavior.

•          Tools for managing one's emotions and staying calm and collected before pressing the "send" button.

•          The value of consistently appreciating our colleagues.

•          Attendees will be encouraged to lead by example by setting a proper leadership model.

•          Learn breathing and focusing techniques that can reduce stress, improve productivity and boost emotional intelligence. 
 

Pandit Dasa has spoken to many Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies. Some of the organizations he has spoken to are:

Google, Citibank, IBM, State Farm, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Kellogg’s, Nationwide Insurance, SAP, Bank of America, AMC Theatres, Intel, WeWork, Royal Bank of Canada, AMC Networks, Novartis, Pfizer, Comcast, TD Ameritrade, JPMorgan Chase, The World Bank, World Government Summit (Dubai), SHRM National Convention, Oracle HCM Convention and over 100 others.

Literature

Topics

Creating a Mindful and Positive Workplace Culture

The growth and overall success of an organization is defined by its culture and leadership. A positive workplace culture enhances teamwork, collaboration and morale. As a result it boosts employee engagement, efficiency and retention. 

This presentation will address the importance of creating an environment where ego battles aren’t driving the company down and where individuals are willing to put aside their own self-interest for the sake of the greater good. It encourages an environment where individuals are willing to appreciate the contributions of their co-workers instead of feeling threatened by them. The research on mindfulness and its application for the workplace will also be presented.

Mindful Leadership: Walking the Talk and Developing Self-Awareness

Leaders set the tone and mood for the rest of the organization. To fully inspire and bring out the best from the workforce, leadership has to lead by example and “walk the talk.” They can’t say one thing and do another. To attract, engage and retain top talent, leaders need to create more human and employee-centered workplace environments.  

This talk will address the importance for leadership of all levels to not only set the right example, but also, on a regular basis, appreciate the contributions of their workforce, communicate mindfully to encourage and inspire, lead with humility and without ego and manage their emotions. The research on mindfulness and its application for the workplace will also be presented.

Developing Resilience During Change

This talk is perfect for all audiences.

Change breaks us out of our comfort zone and disrupts our routine making us feel uncomfortable. However, change is the biggest constant in our life. Most external changes are out of our control and can’t be avoided. What we can do is build resilience and begin to recognize that change is actually the most powerful thing that can happen to us to help us grow, mature and become stronger for the future challenges that are sure to come in our personal and professional life.

This talk will help the audience understand practical ways in which our mindset can be shifted to see change as positive and not as a negative and help us accept the inevitability of change.

Stress Management for Work-Life Balance

We spend more than half of our waking time doing work related activities. Workplace stress is costing businesses over $300 billions dollars and is leading to absenteeism, turnover and increased healthcare costs. Mindfulness is being employed by companies because the research is showing it can reduce stress, anxiety, depression and can improve focus, productivity and enhance employee happiness. This talk will present the research on Mindfulness and how it can be used by companies to create a more positive work environment. 

The audience will leave with:

  • Importance of Positive Relationships
  • The myth of multitasking
  • Healthy Eating
  • Unplugged Sleep
  • Regular Exercise
  • Maintaining a Personal Hobby
A Mindful Approach to Team Building

Trust is a foundational principle for successful teams. When team members trust each other, they are not worried about an individual looking after his or her personal interests. There is a mutual appreciation and recognition of each other's' contributions. Each individual is inspired to give more for the team's success. Honest and mindful communication helps create this atmosphere and allows everyone to stay informed with no one kept in the dark - office cliques and politics are not tolerated.  Mindfulness practices can help team members empathize with each other and build strong bonds.

This presentation will explore how to strengthen trust within teams and will guide individuals through mindfulness practices that can improve cooperation and empathy.

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