Welcoming the First Class of Mindful Leaders

We recently held Whil’s very first Creating Mindful Leaders Workshop and are so proud to welcome our first class of Certified Mindful Leaders! We had 40 people join us for 8 hours of highly informational and experiential training where they learned the fundamentals of mindfulness and how to use it to create high-performing and stress-resilient … Continue reading Welcoming the First Class of Mindful Leaders

Put it Down: 6 Performance Benefits of Checking Your Phone Less

Your phone is an intensely addictive device. Americans check their phones 8 billion times a day.  According to Deloitte, who ran the study, that averages out to about 46 times per day- up from 33 times in just one year. Most of these looks happen while doing some other activity like working, shopping, hanging out … Continue reading Put it Down: 6 Performance Benefits of Checking Your Phone Less

Predicting 2017’s Word of the Year: Resilience

Every year the Oxford Dictionary puts a new word in the dictionary. This word is typically reflective of some broader phenomenon in society. We learned what “vaping” was in 2014. 2015 was the year of the “emoji.” 2016’s wild ride (sadly) left us with “post-truth.” Looking back, 2016 was full of the unexpected. Ebola came … Continue reading Predicting 2017’s Word of the Year: Resilience

What I Learned From Working at a Mindfulness Company For a Year

One year ago I started working at Whil, a company that makes wellbeing training software rooted in science, mindfulness and positive psychology. We create programs that help people relax, build up their stress resilience and focus, sleep better and be generally happier. We have a great mission. We have really cool offices. And we practice … Continue reading What I Learned From Working at a Mindfulness Company For a Year

What’s Not Making Your Employees Happy

Can you think of any workplace that wouldn’t want their employees to be happy? Of course not- any rational CXO or HR leader has their employee’s happiness at the top of their list. And that’s without even considering all the business-y upside associated with happy employees, like: Happy employees are 12% more productive Companies with … Continue reading What’s Not Making Your Employees Happy