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SIG Westside Breakfast

  • 05/13/2016
  • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
  • Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services - 4760 South Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City, CA 90230


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When You Just Don’t Feel Like It: Using Mindfulness Techniques To Help You Prepare for a Coaching & Training Session 

Mindfulness is all about self-awareness and maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, emotions, bodily sensations, and surrounding environment. In this interactive learning lab, Gena Yuvette Davis, MBA, CCP, BCC will walk you through some tools to develop a practice of mindful awareness when preparing for any coaching or training session.  The impact of practicing mindfulness has been well-documented, including a reduction in toxic stress, an increase in emotion regulation, and an improvement in sustained attention, focus and executive functioning.

  • The role mindfulness plays in communication and interaction
  • How to work with thinking that arises while practicing mindfulness
  • Practices that cultivate positive states of mind like gratitude, kindness, joy & compassion
  • Techniques for meeting and navigating negative or intense emotions
  • Learn a basic mindfulness meditation
  • Other tips for developing a mindfulness practice

About Gena Yuvette Davis 

Gena Yuvette Davis, MBA, CCP, BCC has a strong marketing background that is rooted in experience gained through some of the giants of the entertainment industry, including Fox Entertainment Group, The Walt Disney Company, and Sony Pictures Entertainment. Today she uses the lessons learned in corporate America to help her audiences hone their career skills and become more successful in both their work and personal lives. What she teaches has the power to put professionals on the fast track to career and business achievement. Ms. Davis speaks to audiences throughout the US and Internationally, sharing her message that is rich in strategies and skills attendees can put to use the day they return to the workplace. She is passionate about helping people become their best selves, and her enthusiasm quickly spreads to those fortunate enough to hear her speak. 

About the Special Interest Group  
For additional information or questions kindly contact Rachel Karu at rachel@raedevelopment.com (310) 441-1104 
Please bring in books you wish to donate. Each month we rotate who will bring breakfast. Whoever brings breakfasts gets to choose one of the donated books as a "thank you."   

 Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services - 4760 South Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City, CA 90230  

About Scott Wimer and Marc Campbell

Scott is an OD consultant and executive coach with over 30 years experience. He specializes in leadership development, 360º feedback, change management, team building, and conflict management, and he leads seminars and workshops on Coaching for Performance, Communication, and Managing Change. As a coach, Scott works with CEOs, executives, managers and professionals across a wide range of industries. He helps people identify and capitalize on their strengths, and also overcome areas of difficulty and potential derailment. Scott teaches at UCLA, and he has created and led the Mid-Career Makeover at the Anderson School of Management. Also, Scott has published in TD (Training and Development)Executive ExcellenceThe OD PractitionerConsultation, and the Los Angeles Times.  

Marc heads up TCI’s Life Strategy Practice. His strong passion for helping people lead even happier and more fulfilled lives, coupled with TCI’s time-tested and fully transparent wealth management offering provided the perfect backdrop for this unique financial advisory practice.  Prior to joining TCI, Marc was a regional director at Dimensional Fund Advisors, serving as an advisor to wealth management firms across the country. With a focus on strategy and business development, Marc began his career at JP Morgan, and has worked in the field of financial services for over 15 years.  Marc also has a background in the world of comedy. In addition to regularly performing stand-up and improv comedy in New York and LA around the turn of the century, Marc also founded an online comedy video startup, and is now an owner at M.I.’s Westside Comedy Theater in Santa Monica. 

ATD-Los Angeles Chapter
9852 W. Katella Ave. #187
Anaheim, CA 92804
Chapter Code: CH8028

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