Mindful Leadership for Being with This Moment
with Melissa Carter
Interim Senior Director of Global Spiritual Life and MindfulNYU at New York University
To be broadcast live via Zoom on Monday, October 19th, 2020
1:00 – 4:00 pm EDT/10:00 am – 1:00 pm PDT
(Registration will close at 10am ET on the day of the workshop. Connection information will be shared once registered.)
Right now, in a time where our world is being propelled into divisiveness, isolation, loneliness, and turmoil, our practices are more important than ever. Being with what is while building a new world requires one’s leadership to be transparent and available to hold multiple complexities. As a leader, one must know their role and those of whom they serve. Holding space for those trying to process, navigate, and heal during this time is becoming an everyday aspect of leadership rather than something touched. How do you show up for those you disagree with? How can you BE present with the complexities of this season of life with compassion and empathy?
Join Melissa Carter, Interim Senior Director of Global Spiritual Life and MindfulNYU at New York University, for a 3-hour interactive skill-building workshop and discussion. You will receive:
- new skills for active listening during moments of tension
- framing techniques for calling in community members into difficult dialogues
- body self-assessment tools to identify your comfort range in moments of tension
- space to practice with other participants
- connection and diverse community cultivation techniques.
Melissa Carter is the Interim Senior Director for Global Spiritual Life at New York University and is the Head of Mindfulness Education and Programming for MindfulNYU. In 2019, Melissa launched MindfulNYU internationally, expanding its reach to become the largest campus-wide global mindfulness initiative. Melissa’s career began in the hip-hop music business at Violator management. From there she became a digital sales and marketing executive at both Warner Music Group and Universal Music Group. After a decade in the industry, Melissa embarked on a spiritual journey that inspired transformations in both her career and daily life. Melissa serves as a meditation teacher, reiki master, intuitive coach, and wellness consultant.
Over the last ten years, Melissa has traveled to 15 different countries to present and lead workshops on the intersection of spirituality, social justice, and mindfulness, and their interconnectedness with belonging, self-care, intuitive and emotional intelligence, and understand the microcosm of their impact on one’s suffering & liberation. As a spiritual thought leader, Melissa takes a holistic approach to problem-solving. She has a drive to understand how systems work and how they can function more efficiently using mindfulness and grassroots practices.
Melissa holds an MBA in Media Management from the Metropolitan College of New York and has an undergraduate degree in Communication and Interpersonal Skills from the University of South Florida. She is an Adjunct Professor for the Silver School of
Social Work and is the New York Trauma-Informed facilitator for Connection Coalition.
She is a Mama Glow-trained doula. Melissa has been featured in Good Housekeeping magazine and Billboard magazine’s “Top 30 Under 30 Executives” as well as various mindfulness blogs and podcasts, including The Naked Podcast, The Trailblazer Podcast, and The Financial Diet.
Connect with Melissa on Instagram: @ignitewithmelissa