Can Adding Mindfulness Training Improve Executive Coaching Outcomes?

As the world races onward, coaches can choose to train executives to slow down. The benefits? Greater than many expect… By Ingrid Johnson

Busy executive leaders often feel like there’s no room to slow down or unplug. The world moves fast, and the world of business goes even faster, especially in today’s globally interlinked and 24/7 trading culture. Yet the human brain wasn’t built as an “always on” tool – the mind requires regular periods of rest and refreshment to do its best work.

This reality – that brains need a break – is driving a movement to include mindfulness and other meditative practices in modern executive coaching curriculums. While these tools can’t ....