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Putting Mindfulness to Work: Create the Conditions to Respond vs. React

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Member Price: $0 // Non-Member Price: $75


About This Experience

  • Leadership Themes: Self-Awareness, Healthy Culture, Productivity

  • Who this experience is best for: Individual Contributors, Aspiring leaders

Ignite’s Strategy Breakfast series allows you to start your morning exploring a current trend or topic related to your personal and professional growth. The fast-paced format will include a short talk from an expert, meaningful interactions with other members, and takeaways to improve your life and leadership.

No one lives their best life or does their best work while suffering from stress. As we head into the season of year-end work and holidays, Mindfulness Coach Ariadne Ducas will share strategies to understand and intervene when stress is getting the best of us. She’ll help us create a mindful roadmap for healthier response, greater productivity and peace of mind during a hectic period of the year. 

What to Expect

  • Identify your internal reaction to stress and its effect on your external behavior

  • Learn techniques to integrate mindfulness into daily life and make it a habit

  • Equip yourself with a reactivity reduction strategy to intervene against stress

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About your coach for this experience

Ariadne Ducas is the Founder and Chief Mindfulness Officer at Kairos, a corporate well-being and talent development consultancy. In teaching mindfulness as a skill, she equips progressive organizations with personalized trainings and coaching to de-stress and re-inspire their talent. 

Kairos clients include organizations such as Google, Walsh Construction, University of Chicago Development Office and UIC Medical School. Mindful outcomes include greater resiliency, performance and creative thinking.

Ariadne founded Kairos in 2017, has taught mindfulness extensively since 2008, and began a personal practice in 2000 as a documentary producer for History Channel, A&E and Discovery networks. Her mission is to enable the pursuit of well-being and creativity through mindfulness, inspiring humans and workplaces in the process.


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Ignite is a diverse and dynamic community of rising leaders who share a hunger for personal and professional growth. We share a desire to become a new kind of leader - one with the character and competence needed for today’s changing world. Our experiences provide meaningful connections with other members, strategic conversations on topics that matter, and hands-on skill development for your ongoing growth.