My guest in this episode is Diane Sieg RN, CYT, CSP. Diane is an emergency room nurse of 23 years turned mindfulness coach and professional speaker. Her client list includes some impressive names like Princeton Healthcare System and GlaxoSmithKline.
Diane is the creator of the Chaos to Calm in 30 Days Mindfulness Challenge, Your Mindful Year, and the author of 30 Days to Grace; A Daily Practice to Achieve Your Ultimate Goals and STOP Living Life Like an EMERGENCY! Rescue Strategies for the Overworked and Overwhelmed. She has been teaching life balance and mindfulness through her keynotes, facilitation, workshops, and retreats for the last 20 years and achieved her Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), the highest designation for professional speakers from the National Speakers Association in 2009.
In this episode, you’ll learn a simple mindful communication practice that could save a relationship (or your job), why compassion is not a soft skill, and about an innovative program that gives people a solid start on mindfulness – leveraging text messages to improve engagement and a pre and post-program perceived stress test – that results in people averaging a 30% reduction in perceived stress in their lives in 30 days.
2:12 – Diane’s life goal
3:57 – Her core values
6:09 – The greatest personal struggle mindfulness helped her overcome
8:39 – The greatest professional benefit she’s received from practicing mindfulness
11:15 – Her most significant insight in the last year
14:28 – How mindfulness training is improving health care and the importance of actually practicing versus only understanding
19:09 – The causes and ways out of compassion fatigue
23: 16 – An innovative program that gives people a solid start on mindfulness – leveraging text messages to improve engagement and a pre and post-program perceived stress test – that results in people averaging a 30% reduction in perceived stress in their lives in 30 days
30:07 – Why compassion is not a soft skill and the importance of mindfulness for effective leadership
37:33 – Some simple, practical ideas for integrating mindfulness into daily life, including a simple mindful communication practice that could save a relationship, or your job
42:54 – The book Diane is currently reading = The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks
44:27 – Her favorite living teacher of mindfulness = Jack Kornfield
45: 38 – Her favorite all-time mindfulness book = A Path With Heart by Jack Kornfield
46:11 – Diane shares her favorite mindfulness practice
47:02 – If Diane had 60 seconds left to live, here’s the advice she would give how to live an awesome life
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