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Mindful Leadership

Mindful Leadership Training

Joanne has been providing Mindful Leadership Training since 2012. Talks, Workshops and Courses bring together the latest in leadership development with mindfulness practices. Participants increase self mastery, build resilience, learn how to demonstrate empathy, grow trust and engagement across their organisations.

Read our blog: Role of leadership now


Why Joanne? Ask our clients…

“It was a great experience for me to offer a Mindful Leadership Course to the customer care team in Kerry and to launch this with Joanne O’Malley, Mindfulness at Work who is a true professional. I truly believe in this training and reported outcomes clearly shows me why…”

More self aware – 78%
More aware of impact of mood – 89%
More level headed and calm – 73%
More attentive and better listener – 73%
More compassionate in dealing with difficult people – 73%
Enhanced ability to reduce stress – 73%
Mindfulness supports my wellbeing – 81%
Clearer about my values and express these in work – 76%

Mindful Leadership Training Options

Mindful Leadership Workshop – 2 hours to half day

Mindful Leadership Workshops are an experiential 2 hours to half-day training to give you an overview of mindful leadership.
Workshops work well to introduce leadership / management teams to Mindfulness – what it is and why the research shows it matters. People get a chance to sample lots of different practices and walk away with practical tools that they can use day to day to cope more effectively.

Mindfulness and Business Leadership Intensives – 1 and 2 Day programmes

Intensives are deeply engaging 1 / 2 day programmes designed to radically transform the way leaders/managers work and lead. They are bespoke programmes to fit your specific business objectives and provide an opportunity to pause, reflect on current practice, gain insight and open perspectives. Participants walk away refreshed, with renewed vigour and skill to inspire and lead their people.

Full Mindful Leadership Course – 8 modules and one offsite retreat day

The full 8 module Mindful Leadership course is most effective when rolled out over 8 sequential weeks; with sessions of 75 – 90mins duration plus one full offsite day.  However, some organisations prefer to schedule it over half or full days. Participants are asked to commit to a short daily practice for the duration of the programme.

An Emotional Intelligence Assessment & Coaching – ECR™ is an optional part. Joanne is a fully certified and licensed coach.

Reported outcomes from the Mindful Leadership Course show significant improvements across many dimensions.

Read our case study: Developing Effective Leadership & People Skills

 Mindful Leadership Course Benefits

Outcomes for organisations

The training develops leaders who demonstrate compassion, confidence, integrity and inspire trust & enthusiastic collaboration. 

  • Positive energetic culture where each can give their best and all move towards collective goals
  • New standards for performance, wellness & vitality within and between teams
  • More creativity and flexibility in dealing with constantly changing business environment
  • Happier, healthier workforce means more effective, productive and sustainable organisation.


This was a great course, enhancing self awareness, self development and emphasising the emotional & physical importance of implementing mindfulness & emotional intelligence into daily life.”  

Read: Our Case Studies

Mindful Leadership and Emotional Intelligence

Outcomes for leaders

Develop Charisma (Presence), Self Mastery, Relationship Skill…

  • Improved focus, concentration, clarity, strategic thinking, envisioning
  • More resilient, self confident, able to prioritise, reach high standards
  • Increased composure, level headedness, optimism which impacts everyone
  • Enhanced listening & communication facilitates better collaboration & team cohesion
  • Better decision making with stronger commitment towards achieving goals
  • More empathy & relationship skill inspires trust and employee engagement.

Read: Mindful Management is an essential strategy

Organisations who have done Mindful Leadership Programmes with Joanne


“This training has created a shift in how the senior management team manage themselves, behave under pressure, influence and lead their teams. They are more open, collaborative, people focused and optimistic; which is an essential transition if we are to sustain success. Joanne is a gifted facilitator…she helped us navigate difficult topics that needed to be addressed in the most skilled and sensitive way. I am committed to maintaining Mindfulness as a core leadership strategy.” – MD & CEO

“Our team at Kilkenny would like to give a big thumbs up to the Mindful Leadership session!
Lots of insight and good reflection, really well worth doing, we believe these core principles are even more relevant in these times. Joanne’s practices are extremely beneficial. The workshop helped our leadership team to take the time out by learning how to focus on living in the moment and by gaining a more positive outlook.”
“Joanne designed and delivered a short leadership workshop for myself and my team of middle managers. We found the session excellent. In particular, how developing a mindful approach to how we live our lives and respond to difficult situations can benefit both our own and organisation effectiveness. I would be happy to recommend Joannes’ Mindfulness at Work programme.
“Joanne was asked to present a mindful leadership class to our General Managers.
It was new to the majority of them so I was a little apprehensive about how it was going to pan out. My apprehension quickly turned to intrigue as Joanne captured the attention of the male dominated room and delivered an excellent class which left us with an appetite for self improvement. Thanks again Joanne.


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Mindful Leadership July 26, 2014


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This course was great for me. Definitely given me lots to look forward to this year. I feel and think differently. My life has slowed down and I am letting go. I can see the b… Read more