Pandit Dasa

  • Keynote Speaker
  • Workplace Culture, Mindfulness and Mental Health Expert
  • Former Monk
  • Author



Pandit Dasa is a keynote speaker on Workplace Culture, The Future of Work, Resilience, Mental Health and Mindfulness. He is an author and former monk who now speaks at many Fortune 500s and many of the world’s largest organizations such as Google, NASA, The London Stock Exchange, IBM, Chase, Royal Bank of Canada, Novartis, AT&T, Pfizer, Nationwide, Kellogg and many others.

His speeches and workshops aim to create a more mindful workplace culture which improves retention, addresses the challenges of “quiet quitting” and increases productivity.” He provides practical tips on how to maintain positive social connections with colleagues in a hybrid work environment.

He encourages leadership and co-workers to lead by example, prioritize self-care and appreciate the contributions of their colleagues. He provides methods by which we can enhance our communication and learn to listen to understand and not to respond. He concludes by teaching audiences breathing and focusing techniques for staying calm and managing stress in a rapidly changing world

Pandit captures the audience's attention by sharing his journey on why he spent 15 years living as a monk in New York City and why he's no longer a monk.

 

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A Sample of the Groups That Have Hosted Pandit Dasa
  • Google
  • NASA
  • IBM
  • The World Bank Group
  • Citibank
  • JPMorgan Chase
  • Oracle HCM Convention
  • SHRM National Conference
  • Columbia University
  • The World Government Summit
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The Future of Work and Mindful Leadership

The Great Resignation and the rise in mental health struggles are demanding a transformation in workplace culture. To attract, engage and retain top talent, leaders need to create a more human and employee-centered workplace.   It is absolutely crucial for us to create a workplace environment that n ...

The Great Resignation and the rise in mental health struggles are demanding a transformation in workplace culture. To attract, engage and retain top talent, leaders need to create a more human and employee-centered workplace.  

It is absolutely crucial for us to create a workplace environment that not only encourages but also supports our mental, physical, and emotional well-being so we can perform at a high level while taking care of ourselves and our family.

This talk will address and provide practical takeaway for the following items:    

  • How to develop positive social connections in a hybrid workplace
  • Research and tips for improving sleep and its benefits
  • The importance of appreciating our colleagues
  • Methods for communicating mindfully to maximize collaboration
  • Maintaining healthy eating habits 
  • Research and benefits of practicing mindfulness at work
  • Practical mindfulness techniques

Creating a Mindful and Positive Workplace Culture

The growth and overall success of an organization is defined by its culture and leadership. A positive workplace culture enhances teamwork, collaboration and morale. As a result it boosts employee engagement, efficiency and retention.  This presentation will address the importance of creating an env ...

The growth and overall success of an organization is defined by its culture and leadership. A positive workplace culture enhances teamwork, collaboration and morale. As a result it boosts employee engagement, efficiency and retention. 

This presentation will address the importance of creating an environment where ego battles aren’t driving the company down and where individuals are willing to put aside their own self-interest for the sake of the greater good. It encourages an environment where individuals are willing to appreciate the contributions of their co-workers instead of feeling threatened by them. The research on mindfulness and its application for the workplace will also be presented.

As a result of this keynote, the audience will be able to:

  1. Communicate with awareness, clarity and compassion
  2. Manage their emotions to handle conflicts 
  3. Develop a positive mindset towards individuals they don’t see eye-to-eye with
  4. Express appreciation towards the work of their colleagues
  5. Utilize mindfulness breathing and focusing techniques to lower stress and improve productivity

Mindful Leadership: Walking the Talk and Developing Self-Awareness

Leaders set the tone for the rest of the organization. To fully inspire and bring out the best from the workforce, leadership has to lead by example and “walk the talk.” They can’t say one thing and do another. To attract, engage and retain top talent, leaders need to create more human and employee- ...

Leaders set the tone for the rest of the organization. To fully inspire and bring out the best from the workforce, leadership has to lead by example and “walk the talk.” They can’t say one thing and do another. To attract, engage and retain top talent, leaders need to create more human and employee-centered workplace environments.  

This talk will address the importance for leadership of all levels to not only set the right example, but also, on a regular basis, appreciate the contributions of their workforce, communicate mindfully to encourage and inspire, lead with humility and without ego and manage their emotions. The research on mindfulness and its application for the workplace will also be presented.

After this keynote, participants will be able to:

  1. Improve their level of self-awareness 
  2. Communicate mindfully and with compassion
  3. Lead with confidence combined with humility
  4. Better manage their emotions to remain calm during challenging situations
  5. Implement mindfulness techniques to reduce stress and improve focus and productivity

Principles of Mindful Leadership

This presentation is inspired by Gandhi’s quote, “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” This presentation will encourage the audience to reflect on how they can become better leaders in whatever leadership role they are in, whether personal or professional. It will address the importance of c ...

This presentation is inspired by Gandhi’s quote, “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” This presentation will encourage the audience to reflect on how they can become better leaders in whatever leadership role they are in, whether personal or professional. It will address the importance of creating an environment where ego battles aren't driving the company down and where individuals are willing to put aside their own self-interest for the sake of the greater good. It encourages an environment where individuals are willing to appreciate the contributions of their co-workers instead of feeling threatened by them. A mindful leader is one who is able to provide constructive feedback that is balanced with a healthy dose of appreciation.

A few of the traditional and non-traditional qualities that will be explored are:

- Leading by Example

- Appreciation

- Mindful Communication

- Humility

- Balanced Emotions

Stress Management for Work-Life Balance

Job stress is costing American businesses over $300 billion resulting in absenteeism, employee turnover, and legal, medical, and insurance costs. Anxiety, insomnia, muscle tension, fatigue, high blood pressure and anger are just a few of the physical symptoms of stress. Stress not only affects your ...

Job stress is costing American businesses over $300 billion resulting in absenteeism, employee turnover, and legal, medical, and insurance costs.

Anxiety, insomnia, muscle tension, fatigue, high blood pressure and anger are just a few of the physical symptoms of stress. Stress not only affects your body, but also creates behaviors that can lead to social withdrawal. This presentation will explore the nature of our mind and the various factors in our lives that cause us stress. Audience members will learn simple mindfulness and meditation techniques that can nourish the mind, reduce stress and boost emotional intelligence which will lead to increased focus, greater productivity, improved relationships and better health.

A Mindful Approach to Team Building

Trust is a foundational principle for successful teams. When team members trust each other, they are not worried about an individual looking after his or her personal interests. There is a mutual appreciation and recognition of each other’s’ contributions. Each individual is inspired to give more fo ...

Trust is a foundational principle for successful teams. When team members trust each other, they are not worried about an individual looking after his or her personal interests. There is a mutual appreciation and recognition of each other’s’ contributions. Each individual is inspired to give more for the team’s success. Honest and mindful communication helps create this atmosphere and allows everyone to stay informed with no one kept in the dark – office cliques and politics are not tolerated.  Mindfulness practices can help team members empathize with each other and build strong bonds.

This presentation will explore how to strengthen trust within teams and will guide individuals through mindfulness practices that can improve cooperation and empathy.

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<p>Pandit Dasa shares Principles of Mindful Leadership with MPI Greater New York</p>

Pandit Dasa shares Principles of Mindful Leadership with MPI Greater New York

Mindful Leadership Expert PANDIT DASA provides the tools you need to help create a more positive work environment. Based on scientific research, Dasa recently guided an Education Pop-Up event for MPI Greater New York on how to become more effective, thoughtful and productive leaders. Mindful leaders provide constructive feedback balanced with a healthy dose of appreciation. This program delivered useful tips on how to create an atmosphere where the contributions of co-workers are appreciated instead being viewed as a threat. Here are some of the takeaways explored in Dasa's presentation: 

  • Leaders and the workforce understanding the importance of appreciating each other’s contributions.
  • Techniques on how we can be more mindful about our communication, how it might be received and the way we deliver the message.
  • How to manage our emotions during heated situations.
  • Understanding the value of leading by example to inspire others.
  • Leaders or those aspiring for leadership understanding the value of humility in leading

Dasa has spoken on Mindful Leadership and conducted workshops at Google, IBM, JPMorgan Chase, Citi, State Farm, Bank of America, Nationwide, Intel, Novartis, The World Bank, UBS, Royal Bank of Canada, AMC Theatres, UNICEF, Bank of Montreal, AMC Networks, Harvard, Columbia University, and many other institutions. He has also presented at the World Government Summit in Dubai, SHRM National convention, SHRM Arkansas, Oracle HCM Conference, and the WorkHuman Conferences. 

 

<p>Pandit Dasa makes an impact at <span>Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Annual Conference & Expo</span></p>

Pandit Dasa makes an impact at Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Annual Conference & Expo

Workplace stress is costing businesses over $300 billions dollars and is leading to absenteeism, turnover and increased healthcare costs. Mindfulness is being employed by companies such as Google, General Mills, Aetna, Novartis, Citi and many others because the research is showing it can reduce stress, anxiety, depression and can improve focus, productivity, emotional intelligence and enhance employee happiness. 

Recently at SHRM, the Society for Human Resource Management Annual Conference & Exposition, renowned mindful leadership expert PANDIT DASA shared techniques to remain calm and balanced during high-pressured situations while remaining focused and productive. His successful session earned high praise from  attendees who reached out to him through LinkedIn to share their appreciation, including: "It was a great way to kick off the conference"; "Your lecture greatly inspired me"; "I really enjoyed your session at SHRM"; "I was in your session on mindfulness yesterday and thoroughly enjoyed what you shared"; "Thank you for the great seminar at SHRM!"; and "I enjoyed your presentation and felt the mindfulness exercise helped me open myself up for all the learning the conference has to offer." 

<p>Pandit Dasa brings Mindful Leadership to WorkHuman, IBM & the World Bank Group</p>

Pandit Dasa brings Mindful Leadership to WorkHuman, IBM & the World Bank Group

Renowned mindful leadership expert, author, and former monk PANDIT DASA was among a stellar line-up of speakers at the "HR Event of the Year" WorkHuman Conference in Austin, TX. Between keynotes from Salma Hayak, Amal Clooney, and a panel with Ronan Farrow, Tarana Burke and Ashley Judd, Pandit led 6 mindfulness workshops that were each filled to capacity. At these workshops, Pandit presented the research on Mindfulness and explained the importance of leading by example, appreciation, communicating with compassion and managing one’s emotions. He also engaged the audiences in various breathing and focusing exercises that individuals are able to implement at work and at home. Through these workshops, Pandit helped individuals develop positive leadership qualities, lower stress and anxiety, increase focus and productivity, and boost emotional intelligence.

Pandit also earned fabulous feedback from his session at IBM: "I had a chance to invite Pandit Dasa to our IBM offices in Austin to speak to our development support team on the topic of stress management and work-life balance. He taught our team how to develop positive relationships, manage our emotions and appreciate the work of our colleagues. One member said the session was 'refreshing' and another wanted to know when he could return. We loved having him here and hope to work with him again." 

In Washington, DC at the World Bank Group’s HR conference, Pandit "was a refreshing change in pace." He "addressed the HR community and gave a practical talk on 'Becoming the Change You Wish to See,' where he encouraged the audience to reflect on their motivations for leading, to communicate with compassion and appreciate and celebrate each others' success. The consensus was that Pandit's message could benefit the other divisions within The World Bank Group. We were thrilled to partner with him for a second time and look forward to introducing him and his message to the broader World Bank community in the future."

<p>Pandit Dasa brings 'Mindful Leadership' to events across the country</p>

Pandit Dasa brings 'Mindful Leadership' to events across the country

Renowned mindful leadership expert, author, and former monk, PANDIT DASA's talk on the topic of Mindful Leadership and meditation session were very well received by 100 top sales leaders for a State Farm insurance event in Los Angeles. 

Next in Philadelphia, Pandit spoke to about 120 lawyers, paralegals and contract specialists for Comcast cable. He concluded his talk on "Mindfulness for Managing Stress" with a 7-minute mindfulness meditation for the entire audience. Afterwards, several attendees came up to purchase his book, Urban Monk: Exploring Karma, Consciousness, and the Divine, and told him how they had been thinking about starting meditation and how much the session had helped them.

TD Ameritrade paid Pandit Dasa the highest compliment as a speaker when they invited him back to speak for the third time at their annual company conference in Orlando. Over a two-day period, Pandit presented one 45-minute keynote speech to about 300+ financial advisors and conducted an additional 11 mindfulness workshops in a special meditation room where people could come and learn to meditate. Overall, the event was tremendously successful as several attendees came back for multiple mindfulness workshops. Interviewed by AssetTV during the conference, Pandit explains why learning to manage stress is critical to our success, and addresses the misconception some might have that mindfullness is a spiritual practice.

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<p>Pandit Dasa brings mindful leadership to Nationwide in recent keynote, workshops</p>

Pandit Dasa brings mindful leadership to Nationwide in recent keynote, workshops

Renowned mindful leadership expert and author PANDIT DASA delivered a powerful keynote and led breakout sessions for Nationwide Insurance in Columbus Ohio. Encouraging the audience to reflect on how they can become better leaders in whatever leadership role they are in, Pandit's 60 minute keynote to HR personnel and two 75 minute workshops for the VPs and AVPs on mindful leadership left a lasting impression. 

 

<p><span>The Power of Mindful Leadership </span></p>

The Power of Mindful Leadership 

PANDIT DASA spoke at the LEAD conference, presented by HR.com. LEAD is an annual forum where inspirational thought leaders gather together and share their stories in TED-talk like formats. 

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Pandit Dasa is a keynote speaker on Workplace Culture, The Future of Work, Resilience, Mental Health and Mindfulness. He is an author and former monk who now speaks at many Fortune 500s and many of the world’s largest organizations such as Google, NASA, The London Stock Exchange, IBM, Chase, Royal Bank of Canada, Novartis, AT&T, Kellogg and many others.

His speeches and workshops aim to create a more mindful workplace culture which improves retention, addresses the challenges of “quiet quitting” and increases productivity.” He provides practical tips on how to maintain positive social connections with colleagues in a hybrid work environment.

He encourages leadership and co-workers to lead by example, prioritize self-care and appreciate the success and contributions of their colleagues. This attitude fosters trust, enhances collaboration and greatly impacts employee performance.

Pandit captures the audience's attention by sharing his journey on why he spent 15 years living as a monk in New York City and why he’s no longer a monk.