Work with thought leaders and academic experts in mindfulness

Companies can benefit from working with an academic researcher in mindfulness in several ways. Firstly, they can enhance employee well-being by implementing mindfulness practices and techniques. This can lead to reduced stress levels, improved mental health, and increased job satisfaction. Secondly, companies can improve productivity by incorporating mindfulness into their work culture. Mindfulness training can help employees focus better, make better decisions, and manage their time effectively. Lastly, collaborating with a mindfulness expert can foster a positive work environment by promoting empathy, compassion, and emotional intelligence among employees.

Researchers on NotedSource with backgrounds in mindfulness include Bernadette Marie Calafell, Ph.D., Nora S Vyas, Ph.D., Norman Farb, Sonja Lyubomirsky, Eve Ekman, Dr. Christian Waugh, Ph.D., Aminda J. O'Hare, Mr. Ryan McCreedy, Deborah Gilman, and Trina Brown.

Bernadette Marie Calafell, Ph.D.

Spokane, Washington, United States of America
Chair and Professor, Critical Race and Ethnic Studies, Gonzaga University
Research Expertise (6)
Performance Studies
Queer of Color Critique
Gender Studies
Cultural Studies
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I am the inaugural Chair and Professor of Critical Race and Ethnic Studies at Gonzaga University and Editor of the Journal of International and Intercultural Communication. I was Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Denver from 2006-2019. I served as department chair, associate chair, and director of graduate studies at the University of Denver.  <br> In 2003 I graduated from the Department of Communication Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with an emphasis in Performance Studies, and a secondary concentration in queer Latina/o literature and performance.  Prior to earning my doctorate at UNC-CH, I finished undergraduate and master's degrees in the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication and Barrett Honors College at Arizona State University. I have published articles in several journal including Text and Performance Quarterly, Critical Studies in Media Communication, Cultural Studies <=> Critical Methodologies, The Communication Review, Communication, Culture, and Critique, Journal of Communication Inquiry, Voces: A Journal of Chicana and Latina Studies (Now Chicana/Latina Studies), Latino Studies, Review of Communication, and the Journal of International and Intercultural Communication. My book Latina/o Communication Studies: Theorizing Performance was published by Peter Lang in 2007 as part of the series on Critical Intercultural Communication edited by Dr. Thomas Nakayama. In 2015 I published Monstrosity, Performance, and Race in Contemporary Culture. I have also co-edited several books. I was awarded the 2009 Lilla A. Heston Award for Outstanding Research in Oral Interpretation and Performance by the National Communication Association. In 2009 I was presented with the Out Through the Mind Award for tenure track faculty at the 4th Annual LGBTQIA Gala at the University of Denver.  In 2010, I was selected by the Latina/o Communication Studies Division and La Raza Caucus of NCA as the Latina/o Communication Studies Scholar of the Year. The same year I was also given the Outstanding Faculty Award by the Center for Multicultural Excellence at the University of Denver. In 2014 I was awarded the Provost's Champion of Change Award for my Social Activism and Advocacy for Inclusive Excellence at the University of Denver. I received the Lambda Award for outstanding contributions to the LGBTQ community from the Caucus on Gay and Lesbian Concerns of the National Communication Association in November 2017. I received the Francine Merritt Award from the Women's Caucus on NCA in November 2018. I received the 2018 Outstanding Article Award, Feminist and Women’s Studies Division of the National Communication Association for “From Failure to Allyship to Feminist Solidarities: Negotiating Our Privileges and Oppressions Across Borders,” a Presidential Citation for Exceptional Commitment to Social Justice and Activism within the National Communication Association, and the 2018 Monograph of the Year Award, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Communication Studies Division of National Communication Association for “Queer Utopias and a (Feminist) Iranian Vampire: A Critical Analysis of Resistive Monstrosity in A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night,” co-authored with Shadee Abdi and published in Critical Studies in Media Communication. In November 2019 I received the Faculty Mentorship Award from the Rhetorical and Communication Theory Division of the National Communication Association.

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Example mindfulness projects

How can companies collaborate more effectively with researchers, experts, and thought leaders to make progress on mindfulness?

Stress Reduction Program

A company in the technology industry can benefit from collaborating with a mindfulness expert to develop a stress reduction program. This program can include mindfulness meditation sessions, breathing exercises, and stress management techniques. By implementing this program, the company can help employees better cope with work-related stress, leading to improved well-being and productivity.

Leadership Development Workshop

A company in the finance sector can collaborate with a mindfulness researcher to conduct a leadership development workshop. This workshop can focus on mindfulness-based leadership practices, such as self-awareness, emotional regulation, and effective communication. By integrating mindfulness into leadership training, the company can cultivate mindful leaders who can inspire and motivate their teams.

Work-Life Balance Initiative

A company in the healthcare industry can work with a mindfulness expert to implement a work-life balance initiative. This initiative can include mindfulness-based stress reduction programs, flexible work arrangements, and wellness activities. By prioritizing work-life balance and mindfulness, the company can improve employee satisfaction, reduce burnout, and attract top talent.

Mindful Communication Training

A company in the customer service sector can collaborate with a mindfulness researcher to provide mindful communication training to their employees. This training can focus on active listening, empathy, and non-judgmental communication. By enhancing communication skills through mindfulness, the company can improve customer satisfaction, resolve conflicts effectively, and build stronger relationships with clients.

Mindfulness-Based Team Building Retreat

A company in the hospitality industry can benefit from organizing a mindfulness-based team building retreat in collaboration with a mindfulness expert. This retreat can include mindfulness practices, team bonding activities, and workshops on mindful communication and collaboration. By fostering mindfulness and teamwork, the company can enhance employee engagement, strengthen relationships among team members, and improve overall performance.