What’s Next for DEI?
Transform Your Life: An Experiential, Immersive, Interactive Mindfulness Journey
Led by Dena Samuels, PhD
After almost 25 years of teaching about Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion as an award-winning educator, author, speaker, trainer, consultant, I came to realize that doing DEI work isn’t only about changing policies and inequitable systems (which is critically important), but also that it takes some internal shifting, too.
Through my experience teaching people in over 150 organizations, Fortune 50 corporations, and campuses how to build culturally inclusive workspaces, I came to realize that shifting cultural climate is about changing the consciousness within the organization, changing the way people communicate and connect with each other in a truly authentic way, and about building healthy relationships, especially across social differences.
As I began to work with leadership teams and employees, teaching them how to develop healthier, more inclusive relationships, they began to notice a shift in how they felt at work. They felt more effective, more connected, and more invested. And they were surprised to find that the skills I teach could also be used at home, with their extended families, and in their communities, making an even greater impact.
Even more, the strategies I offer in my programs are the same skills that can also serve to create a more authentic, meaningful life for you, too!
The next frontier for DEI work, and for your own life, is shifting from within.
- Employees that you worked so hard to hire are so excited about working at your company that they have no intention of leaving
- There’s a welcoming environment where open and honest communication is not only ok, but expected
- Each employee feels motivated, self-empowered, and finds their work fulfilling
- Employees can bring their whole selves into their work because they feel included
- Employees feel safe to be creative and to find innovative solutions to problems
Interaction begins with “I”
If left unchecked, strong emotions at work can cause mental and physical stress, a breakdown in communication, and can hinder workplace cohesion and success. How we interact with others can make the difference between causing a rift, or a bridge, between team members.
I take active listening skills and incorporate a mindful element that allows us to reduce bias, connect fully, and ultimately build deeper, more authentic relationships.
In one-on-one or group coaching sessions, we will discuss emotions, triggers, and how to reframe uncomfortable situations as moments of potential growth and relationship-building in support of creating a more holistic, healthy environment that is aligned with the mission of your organization.
What do you want for your workforce, and in your life?
- Unwavering confidence in decision-making, ability to trust yourself/your intuition
- Unbroken peace of mind
- To feel healthy, strong, and vibrant
- To build authentic, deep relationships with others
- To feel included and like you belong
- To honor your boundaries
- To lead from compassion and love, not from past hurts
- To learn to love yourself fully, with compassion, forgiveness, and strength
- To remain in alignment with your highest self
My Premium Executive Coaching Program is what’s next!
“For years, I have taken so many courses and read so many books, but this experience was a life-changer for me. I was finally ready for a different way of approaching life. The shift I got from working with Dr. Samuels feels miraculous. I finally know without a doubt that I am responsible for my own happiness.”
“Having a group coaching experience with Dr. Samuels is like having a how-to guide for all of life’s pitfalls. She breaks mindfulness practices down into easily digestible nuggets that you can put into play in your everyday life. Her guided meditations are simple yet life changing. I can’t say enough about this experience!”
“Dena Samuels’ coaching is insightful, challenging, and generous. Her heartfelt guidance moved our group to higher levels of mindfulness collectively and individually.”
“Learning in a group with Dena Samuels has accelerated the process of my spiritual journey. It’s like inviting an inner tour guide to teach me how to find/become my truest self.”
Premium Coaching Packages:
One-on-One Personal Coaching
(FREE 30 minute zoom or phone session)
Explore Your Potential
(3 months of weekly 45-minute zoom or phone sessions)
Know Your Potential
(6 months of weekly 45-minute zoom or phone sessions)
(12 months of weekly 45-minute zoom or phone sessions)
Drop In Breakthrough Session
(one 45-minute zoom or phone session)
(10 weeks of weekly 75-minute zoom sessions)
Take your team to a new level with this 10-week executive group coaching program to build strong, inclusive, reflective leaders in your organization. In a group setting, your cohort will learn skills and practice techniques that will allow them to lower their stress levels (which means better health and fewer sick days), and increase their focus, productivity, and success.
Each week for 10 weeks, we will gather on zoom for 75 minutes at a mutually convenient time, to delve deeply into the tools I provide in my latest book, “The Mindfulness Effect: an unexpected path to healing, connection, and social justice.” It includes 25 mindfulness practices for health/wellness, self-empowerment, communication across social differences, among others. Since Interaction begins with “I” – we begin within to understand how our own thoughts, emotions, biases and behaviors affect how we interact with other people.
These tools have a profound impact on readiness to lead, ability to connect deeply with others, and capacity for strong, inclusive leadership
How Did I Become an Executive Coach?
When I was offering a book club group coaching experience a few years back, everyone in the cohort was amazed at how what they were learning in our weekly sessions affected not only their interactions and challenging relationships in professional settings, but also in their personal lives with family, friends, in-laws, children, life partners/spouses, etc.
One participant remarked that using the practices I shared in our group coaching sessions, she was able to transform her relationship with her sister-in-law from excruciating and tremendously stressful to a relationship of compassion and peace.
I realized that the shifting I can guide people through is multiplied in the coaching arena. And the impact I can have is all through asking questions. It is how I prefer to be coached and how I coach others.
I coach people to help them transform their relationships and realize their dreams through mindfulness, healing, self-love, and self-worth.
In a series of 45-minute sessions, I help you to uncover your inner guidance and limiting beliefs in yourself and in your relationships so you can realize your unlimited potential and transform those relationships – at work and at home.
I offer virtual coaching both with individuals as well as with groups.
Schedule a Session: Let’s connect for a live breakthrough session and help you reach your goals!
Meet Dena Samuels, PhD
Dena Samuels, PhD, serves as a mindfulness-based diversity, equity, and inclusion author, speaker, leadership trainer, and consultant. As an award-winning tenured professor, Dr. Samuels taught at the University of Colorado – Colorado Springs for 20 years while consulting around the U.S. and beyond. She now consults full-time on mindful, inclusive leadership development, and remains on faculty at the university. She has authored several books and many other publications.
Her latest book, “The Mindfulness Effect: an unexpected path to healing, connection, and social justice,” offers 25 mindfulness practices for health/wellness, self-empowerment, culturally inclusive leadership development, social justice and environmental justice. In all of her publications and speaking engagements, she passionately invites people to raise their personal and social awareness to live more fulfilling, connected, and meaningful lives; and assists organizations, campuses, and corporations in building more diverse, equitable, and inclusive cultures.
Dr. Samuels’ extensive client list includes over 150 organizations like NASA and PBS; Fortune 50 Corporations like Facebook/WhatsApp and Humana; and campuses around the U.S. such as the U.S. Air Force Academy, the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, and University of Dayton. Her community activism focuses on facilitating cross-racial dialogue.
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