Calm, clear, and connected–the three powerful C’s that everyone yearns for and needs a little more of in their daily life. Yet constant, bottled-up stress can completely cloud your judgment, making it hard to breathe. The answer to finding your way to a calmer, clearer, and more connected life is simple: meditation. But learning the practice and understanding of what it actually reveals once you start can often be challenging.

Luckily, there are two options for you to learn more: iPEC and Wendy Quan. iPEC, the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching, is the leader in coach training and certification with more than 20 locations in the US, Canada, the UK and Europe, currently training nearly 15,000 coaches across more than 40 countries. Whether you’re interested in becoming a coach or looking to brush up your leadership skills while understanding your inner purpose and passion behind what you do, be sure to check out iPEC’s coach training program at

For the now answer, just keep listening as Wendy shares her personal journey to embracing mindfulness and how it was able to get her through a hard diagnosis. As a pioneer in combining change management techniques with mindfulness, Wendy owns the “dealing with change” toolkit. Her latest evidence-based creation helps people through difficult change in a conscious, mindful manner. Wendy’s cancer journey sparked a shift from a very impressive corporate career in IT and HR–working in change management–to the creation of The Calm Monkey, a business that provides Mindfulness Meditation Facilitator Training & Certification. Her mission’s to continue helping individuals and companies worldwide start mindfulness in a very practical and accessible way.

Critical change starts NOW–are you in?

For our listeners, Wendy shared a couple of studies she wrote about mindfulness and change management:Dealing with Change Mindfulness Meditation Study Meditation: A Powerful Change Management Tool

Key Takeaways:

The honest answer. There’s a big misconception that once you start practicing mindfulness everything will start to fall into place. As if that deep void in your stomach that makes you feel like there’s something more to life will magically fill up and you’ll have all the answers. Before you walk into the world of conscious living, know THIS truth . . . [08:31].

The mindful transition. How do you feel at this very moment? Take a deep breath and give your emotion a name–that’s part of step one. Identifying the emotions, reactions, and behaviors you’re currently feeling can change your life . . . but how? The ONE approach that makes everything clear . . . [20:25].

The ultimate toolkit. Based on Wendy’s research there are a number of ways to identify your old patterns in handling difficult change and create new ones to really help you move forward in a healthier and mindful life-changing manner. Get started by trying this one SIMPLE exercise . . . [25:23].

Tune in and turn the volume up for a dose of inspiration and life lessons. You’re never more than One Idea Away from a whole, new reality.


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