Pop-Up: Resilience Through Mindful Leadership

In today’s rapid moving world, the demands placed on us can often leave us feeling anxious, overwhelmed and exhausted. The incessant use of digital devices and the constant exposure to information is drastically impacting our performance by diminishing our ability to focus. In addition, distractions promote autopilot behaviors and hinder our capacity for self-awareness and emotional intelligence.

Mindfulness-based techniques enable leaders to train their minds to meet these challenges with resilience, by shifting from reactivity to responsiveness. These practices also heighten our ability to notice patterns of behavior. This allows us the opportunity to determine which habits are supporting our leadership capabilities and which habits might be getting in the way. The ability to cultivate both intention and attention can enhance performance, innovation and creativity while also reducing stress.

In this talk participants will:   

  1. Explore the fundamentals in neuroscience to understand basic brain function, emotional triggers and the mechanism of habit loops

  2. Discuss the applicability of mindfulness for busy professionals

  3. Practice simple mindfulness-based techniques that can be easily applied in the workplace to produce positive outcomes and a culture of resilience

Meet the Speaker:

Carolina Caro MS MBA PCC, Leadership Coach | Facilitator | Speaker

As a practitioner of Mindfulness for over a decade, Carolina is a firm believer that mastering our mindset is the foundation for success, however you define it. Carolina is a passionate advocate for diversity, which has shaped every aspect of her life. She is proud of her multicultural upbringing as a Montreal native with both Hispanic and Indian roots, fluent in English, Spanish and French.

Her educational background is just as rich and diverse, with an undergraduate degree in Cell and Molecular Biology, A Masters degree in Science (Experimental Medicine), a Masters degree in Business Administration, a professional certificate in acting from the Neighborhood Playhouse School of Theatre in New York, a coaching certification from the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (IPEC) with credentials from the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and a certification as a Master practitioner in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP).

Her career has taken her from medical research laboratories studying HIV/AIDS and advances in radiation oncology, to sales and brand management positions for top Fortune 100 companies to an array of artistic accomplishments as a member of the Screen Actors Guild‐American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA). Her background, education, professional experience and training in different evidence-based modalities contribute to her unique approach to leadership development.

Carolina is a resident of Pasadena and honored to play a role in developing community leaders, as the leadership coach and facilitator for the non-profit organization, Leadership Pasadena. She also takes pride in serving on the board of the Healthcare Businesswomen Association (HBA) a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of women in healthcare.