Del Likins: Begin Within - Mindfulness at Work
“Without inner change there can be no outer change. Without collective change, no change matters.” - Angel Kyodo Williams, author of Radical Dharma. Today's professional lives are filled with more distractions, less attention. You’ll find many good intentions, and fewer mindful actions. For minorities, we may have more visibility, but that doesn’t mean more organizational accountability. With so much work left to do, where do we start? In Begin Within: Mindfulness at Work, educator Del Likins compassionately underscores the practical challenges of being deeply human in fast-paced professional environments, and how to grow our capacities from the inside out. In this immersive hour, come learn and practice the tools of mindfulness relevant to professional settings. From curiosity to cool-headedness, in being accountable for our impacts to structuring KPIs, a humanized team is one that recognizes our collective room to grow, and softens towards it. Del Likins (they/them, BA Contemplative Psych) spans dualism. After rejecting their technical roots in the Silicon Valley, Del threw themselves into understanding the mind and the nature of suffering at the contemplative Naropa University. Returning to tech culture years later, Del is now an engineer by day and facilitates mindfulness education through a DE&I lens as often as possible. Del is passionate to the rehumanizing approach to anti-racism, fostering LGBTQIA+ rights within the workplace, deepening embodied experiences, and bicycles. Please bring your lunch and join us for a dynamic conversation. Zapproved is an inclusive, equitable, and diverse workplace. Gender neutral bathrooms available.
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