In the 12/10 installment of This Week in Marketing, we welcome Penny Payton, life coach, and mindfulness advocate.

Here is the outline for the show: Segment 1: Overview

  1. Tell us a bit about yourself and your career journey?
  2. How do you define “mindfulness”?
  3. How has mindfulness evolved over time?
  4. How did you get into this practice?
  5. How has it impacted your life – both personally and professionally?

Segment 2: Mindfulness in Business  

  1. What are some of the big reasons why people seek out mindfulness coaching – either personally or professionally?
  2. Why is mindfulness a good solution?
  3. How do you think mindfulness can help people in the workplace?
  4. What are some of the big misconceptions people have about it?
  5. What are some of the major challenges people face as they start with mindfulness coaching?
  6. What are some ways to cope with these challenges?

Segment 3: Your Approach to Coaching  

  1. What are the first steps you take when coaching someone in mindfulness?
  2. How do you set goals? – both short and long term?
  3. When it comes to goal setting, do you typically start with setting personal goals, then professional goals? Or vice versa?
  4. Do you normally like for people to start slow in their mindfulness journey? Or is it an all-in or all-out scenario?
  5. What does the ideal first day look like for someone embracing mindfulness?
  6. How about the first couple weeks?

Segment 4: The Effects of Mindfulness in the Workplace  

  1. Outside of meditating, what are some of the best everyday practices professionals should get into to improve mindfulness?
  2. What are some of the major outcomes you’ve seen for professionals practicing mindfulness?
  3. Do the best results generally come from one-one-one coaching? Or groups?
  4. What are some of the biggest roadblocks people face in the midst of their mindfulness journey? Is it easy to fall off track?
  5. How do you advise busy professionals to stick to their mindfulness practices?