Fleet Maull: Better Leadership Through Self-Empathy

Fleet Maull: Better Leadership Through Self-Empathy

Author, Buddhist teacher and Mindfulness Trainer Fleet Maull

Author, Buddhist teacher and Mindfulness Trainer Fleet Maull

“A daily mindfulness practice can help us keep this awareness in our daily routines, both at work and in our personal lives. Beyond that, these practices should also be fused with a non-judgmental approach and an empathic relationship with ourselves. Being willing to really feel and experience everything that is going on within ourselves emotionally, physically and cognitively will connect us to an important conclusion: We are human. We have every kind of emotion and thought possible, and there is nothing wrong with that. Of course, it’s important to be responsible about which emotions and impulses we act on, but once we embrace the fact that there is nothing inherently wrong with feeling things, such as jealousy or anger, it makes it easier for us to address the cause, instead of just the symptom.”

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Senior Mindful Communication Instructor Gregory Heffron MFA owns and manages Green Zone Institute. He was the first certified teacher of Mindful Communication authorized by Susan Gillis Chapman. He has been teaching Mindful Communication workshops since 2009, and has been a mindfulness meditation teacher since 2005. In 2005, he apprenticed with senior Mudra Space Awareness teacher Craig Smith, and became authorized to teach this unique mind-body meditation technique — included in nearly every workshop. In 2007, Greg co-taught with Smith to fourth year students in the Dance Division at the Julliard School in New York. Greg teaches Mindful Communication and Mudra Space Awareness primarily in North America and Europe. In 2003 Greg graduated with an MFA in Nonfiction Creative Writing from the University of Iowa. He coaches individuals, teaches workshops, and consults with businesses and organizations like Shambhala Mountain Center, Dechen Choling Buddhist Retreat Center and others.