The Five Stepping Stones Mindful Leaders Cultivate

Learn how developing your own mindfulness practice can not only benefit yourself but all of the people around you through this holistic process.

The Inaugural BE Coaching Certification Retreat

A few short weeks ago, Behavioral Essentials hosted our first Coaching Certification Retreat in the beautiful Jemez Mountains in New Mexico. Curious what this looked like and want to hear from some of the participants? Read more!

Behavioral Scale Deep Dive: Low Order

In this new series of posts, we will be doing deep dives into both the low and high spectrums of each of our 21 behavioral scales so that you can learn to better understand, empathize and compassionately manage different types of people. Let’s dive in!

6 Ways to Practice Mindfulness on your Busiest Days

We believe that mindfulness is one of the essential keys to unlocking leadership mastery, but we know how hard it can be sometimes to incorporate a long practice into a busy day. Here are a few suggestions to refresh, renew and return to your breath throughout your day.

Overcoming Overwhelm in a Fast-Paced World

At the end of the day, life will always be busy: The demands of the modern world are becoming more intense as technology continues to evolve and we are becoming accustomed to a more and more fast paced lifestyle. However, by becoming aware of your own workaholic tendencies and incorporating small practices that slow you down and bring you back to your center, you can learn how to deal with “overwhelm”mode in a healthy way, and will maybe even find that you can accomplish more in the process.

3 Steps for Releasing Anxious Thoughts

In some way, all of us are trying to become better performers, whether it be as musicians, at work, as a leader, as an athlete etc, and most of us know how anxious thoughts and nervousness can effect our performance. The good news is there are mindful ways to become more aware of when your thoughts are racing or you’re worrying unnecessarily, and you can learn how to relax into them and release.

3 Questions to Ask Yourself to Practice Empathy

We are all human. We all get upset and we all want someone who cares and wants to help when we are in pain. However, nobody likes to watch someone they care about suffer. Often it’s uncomfortable for us, we don’t know what to say to console that person, and we sometimes end up stepping away in order to protect our own well being. Found out how you can become more empathetic in this post.

The Self-Awareness Disconnect in Leaders (and what you can do about it)

The strengths and growth areas of all organizations start at the top, with the executive team. Deeply understanding your strengths and growth areas as a leader, and as a human being in general, is vitally important because they directly relate to the wellbeing of your employees and the organization, and this process of understanding begins with heightened self-awareness. However, recent data shows a drastic disconnect between self-perception and peer-perception.

3 Ways to Mindfully Welcome Spring

While many of us may be ecstatically waving blizzards and frigid temperatures goodbye, it’s important that we don’t let the wonderful youth and energy of spring pass us by without noticing all the magical things that occur during this season. Instead, we should slow down and notice all of the new growth and colors that are surrounding us everyday. Here are three ways to mindfully welcome and enjoy Spring.

Embracing Interconnectivity & Change

Everything is interconnected. This simple truth, when cultivated, can transform our lives. So much suffering in the world comes from feeling disconnected from ourselves, others and nature. Learn how to start embracing interconnectivity and change in this post.