About Laurie J. CameronByline BIO: Mindful leadership expert Laurie J. Cameron is author of “The Mindful Day: Practical Ways to Find Focus, Calm, and Joy From Morning to Evening” (March 27, 2018). Laurie is founder and CEO of PurposeBlue, an organization that brings evidence-based mindful leadership programs to companies, change makers, culture-shifters, universities and federal agencies. For more information visit www.PurposeBlue.com.
Broadcast BIO: How often do you feel overwhelmed, stressed out, distracted and unable to focus? Our guest today is mindful leadership expert Laurie J. Cameron. Her new book, “The Mindful Day: Practical Ways to Find Focus, Calm, and Joy From Morning to Evening,” has been called the ultimate how-to guide to practicing mindfulness. Laurie is founder and CEO of PurposeBlue (www.PurposeBlue.com), a leadership coaching and organizational development firm. Welcome Laurie. Why is National Geographic publishing your book and why did they choose you to write it?
Full BIO: Mindful leadership expert Laurie J. Cameron is author of “The Mindful Day: Practical Ways to Find Focus, Calm, and Joy From Morning to Evening,” (March 27, 2018). Laurie is founder and CEO of PurposeBlue, an organization that brings evidence-based mindful leadership programs to companies, change makers, culture-shifters, universities and federal agencies.
With 25 years of international management consulting and business leadership experience, and a passion for creativity, transformation and human development, Laurie is dedicated to helping people learn mindfulness to live with meaning and lead with purpose-driven performance. As a former Accenture management consultant and business executive with three companies, her clients tell her she “gets their challenges” — in how she translates mindfulness into practical language and applications for everyday life.
Laurie founded PurposeBlue on her realization that mindfulness is the foundational competency for achieving human potential, happiness and optimal well-being. Mindful, resilient leaders deepen their self-awareness and self-mastery, which allows them to be in a place of choice during difficult moments. Mindful leaders are able to stay connected to purpose and thrive during uncertainty, change, and the distractions of our tech world.
Laurie has practiced mindfulness since 1995, following the teachings of mindfulness leader and Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh, Tara Brach and Pema Chodron. In 2013, she received the Five Mindfulness Trainings at the Magnolia Grove Monastery from Thich Nhat Hanh. In her capacity as founder of PurposeBlue, Laurie leads retreats, speaks around the globe, coaches and teaches leaders internationally how to bring more wisdom, clarity and meaning to their lives and work.
As a Certified SIY Teacher Laurie was part of the first global cohort of teachers for the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute (SIYLI), based on the leadership program developed at Google. Bringing together thought leaders in emotional intelligence, neuroscience and mindfulness, SIYLI is dedicated to developing wise and compassionate leaders. Laurie teaches the SIY program around the world to companies like Google, Gemalto, TE Connectivity, Sunovian and in SIY Programs in New York; London; Paris; Beijing; Hyderabad; Washington, DC; and Copenhagen.
Laurie is a Senior Fellow with the Center for the Advancement of Well-Being at George Mason University, working with leading researchers in the emerging field of workplace well-being. She is a Guest Professor at the top-ranked Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, teaching Mindful Leadership to EMBA leaders in the Leadership Mastery series. Laurie also trained as a Presence-Based Leadership Coach and is a certified coach with the International Coach Federation. She is an active member of Otto Scharmer’s Presencing Institute and the east coast chapter of the Neuroleadership Institute. She lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland, with her husband and daughter. For more information visit www.PurposeBlue.com.