What I Like to talk About

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.

As a result of this keynote, the audience will be able to:

  1. Communicate with awareness, clarity and compassion
  2. Manage their emotions to handle conflicts 
  3. Develop a positive mindset towards individuals they don’t see eye-to-eye with
  4. Express appreciation towards the work of their colleagues
  5. Utilize mindfulness breathing and focusing techniques to lower stress and improve productivity

 

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.

After this keynote, participants will be able to:

  1. Improve their level of self-awareness 
  2. Communicate mindfully and with compassion
  3. Lead with confidence combined with humility
  4. Better manage their emotions to remain calm during challenging situations
  5. Implement mindfulness techniques to reduce stress and improve focus and productivity

 

Stress Management for Work-Life Balance

This program is perfect for:

- All levels of leadership

- General workforce

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 such as Google, General Mills, Salesforce.com, Novartis and many others 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. Participants will also learn mindfulness breathing and focusing techniques that can be used at work and at home.

The audience will leave with:

  1. Importance of Positive Relationships
  2. The myth of multitasking
  3. Healthy Eating
  4. Unplugged Sleep
  5. Regular Exercise
  6. Maintaining a Personal Hobby

This talk will present the scientific research on Mindfulness and how it can be used by organizations to create a more positive work environment. Participants will also learn mindfulness breathing and focusing techniques that can be used at work and at home.

 

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.

The audience will walk away with:

  1. Tips on how to shift our mindset to learn and grow from life's challenges.

  2. Embrace change and stay focused on our goal.

  3. Learning to strengthen the mind and develop a positive mindset.

My Background

Pandit Dasa 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.

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:

  1. Understanding how our mind, thoughts and emotions impact our reactions and behavior.
  2. Tools for managing one's emotions and staying calm and collected before pressing the "send" button.
  3. The value of consistently appreciating our colleagues.
  4. Attendees will be encouraged to lead by example by setting a proper leadership model.
  5. 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, Nationwide Insurance, SAP, Bank of America, AMC Theatres, Intel, WeWork, Royal Bank of Canada, AMC Networks, Novartis, Comcast, TD Ameritrade, JPMorgan Chase, The World Bank, World Government Summit, SHRM National Convention, Oracle HCM Convention and many others. View Pandit's speaker reel.

 

 

Testimonials

Pandit is someone who lives what he teaches and that really comes through in his genuine style and approach. I would highly recommend him as a speaker and advisor to other non-profits and companies. - UNICEF

He was amazing!  I think it would be a great benefit to have him back more often.  The session really lowered my stress level. Thank you for bringing him in. - Novartis

 

Pandit addressed some of the science first... He did an excellent job sharing information and techniques to reduce stress and become happier and more productive both personally and professionally. - Citibank

 

Pandit was very personable and charismatic...he kept his energy high, bringing the audience with him. - Google

I have been to other stress management presentations...but this was arguably the best. Pandit is a very dynamic speaker. His presentation was very eye-opening and engaging. I felt relaxed and recharged... - JPMorgan Chase

 

Recently we were offered the opportunity to have Pandit come to our Cadillac HQ in Soho and lead our group through a 30 minute (invaluable introduction) to mediation. At the end of the session the group was in agreement; Pandit guided us through a relaxing and ultimately restorative meditation. In fact, we didn’t want it to be over!  
Thank you again Pandit - hope to have you back again soon! - Cadillac

 

Pandit was an engaging and interesting speaker with an extremely timely and relevant topic for today’s workplace. We particularly enjoyed the exercise he did, he had everyone in a large room practicing mindfulness! - Comcast

 

I had a chance to invite Pandit Dasa to our IBM offices in Austin to speak to our development support team on the topic of stress management and work-life balance. He taught our team how to develop positive relationships, manage our emotions and appreciate the work of our colleagues. One member said the session was “refreshing” and another wanted to know when he could return. We loved having him here and hope to work with him again. - IBM

 

Pandit is a very engaging speaker and has provided three sessions on mindfulness to DTCC for the Total Rewards team, our global managing director population, and our U.S. employees. In addition to providing a guided mindfulness meditation, Pandit spoke about his unique background, how mindfulness ties in with one’s overall wellbeing, and the benefits mindfulness can bring to one’s everyday life, including experiences in the workplace. Our employees have provided positive feedback on these sessions, and we are excited to keep working with Pandit as we continue to prioritize our employees’ wellbeing through our benefits offerings. - DTCC

 

Pandit joined our group of ~100 US and Canadian financial services marketers for our annual off-site. We were looking for a speaker to cover a non-business, personal well-being topic. Pandit delivered for us. He walked us through all the research that supports why mindfulness is important and it's impact on our health. He closed the session with a guided meditation. The reviews from our team were very positive. Pandit was not the typical speaker we hear at one of these meetings, but he was a welcomed change of pace. I'd happily recommend him to any organization looking for an expert on mindfulness. - Bank of Montreal

 

I first met Pandit when he came to speak at the Royal Bank of Canada offices in Manhattan. He immediately captured everyone's attention by sharing how he lived as monk for 15 years in New York and now post-monk life, he speaks to corporations on the science and practices of mindfulness. His talk was personable, humorous and research based. His content on how mindfulness and meditation could lower stress and boost productivity was extremely relevant and practical for me and my colleagues who work on the trading floor.


We loved his talk so much that we've had him back for an additional two sessions. During his most recent visit, Pandit's content was geared towards our leaders and Managing Directors. His messages on leading by example, appreciating your co-workers, managing emotions, communicating with compassion and leading with humility really resonated with our leadership.


We have benefited tremendously by these presentations and look forward to an on-going partnership with Pandit. - Royal Bank of Canada

 

I would like to take this opportunity to recommend with great enthusiasm Pandit Dasa for speaking engagements related to mindful leadership. I had the distinct pleasure of working with Pandit during the Arkansas Society for Human Resource Management Conference 2017. As a keynote speaker at the event, he provided insightful, expert leadership content which was extremely well received.

Pandit has lived as the “Urban Monk” (thus the title of his book). I am impressed by his genuine desire to change lives in a positive manner. His delivery is strong and heartfelt, and it is apparent that he lives what he teaches. His positive personal brand will influence his audience. - SHRM, Arkansas

 

Pandit Dasa was a refreshing change in pace at The World Bank Group's HR conference. He addressed the HR community and gave a practical talk on "Becoming the Change You Wish to See" where he encouraged the audience to reflect on their motivations for leading, to communicate with compassion and appreciate and celebrate each others' success. The consensus was that Pandit's message could benefit the other divisions within The World Bank Group. We were thrilled to partner with him for a second time and look forward to introducing him and his message to the broader World Bank community in the future. - The World Bank

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MY EXPERTISE:

Pandit Dasa 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. In addition to introducing the science behind mindfulness, he teaches specific mindfulness techniques that are relevant for the workplace and in one's personal life.

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