Loren I. Shuster, Country Director: Singapore & Emerging Markets, Google Asia Pacific
To address the challenges of an always connected, always-on working life, I decided to take an unconventional approach to trying to support my own and my team's ability to reduce stress and gain focus. The Potential Project's CBMT program enabled us to not only understand the science behind mindfulness but more importantly how we can integrate it into our daily working life. My team and I have developed a regular mindfulness practice and have positively altered the way in which we conduct meetings and use email. We are learning to become more present, and with more presence comes greater engagement, meaning and productivity.
– March 2013
Rob Jones, Category Manager, Indirect Procurement, British Petroleum
This has been the most useful training I have done since joining BP five years ago.
– November 2012
Pepijn van der Meulen, Founder & Chief Vitality Officer, Lifeguard, The Netherlands
CBMT has enabled us in our company to take regular moments, alone or in groups, to actively come to our senses and return to mindful working. These moments of reflection help us to consciously direct the attention in a hectic, demanding environment. Some people say that Mindfulness is 'fluffy', but this is not at all my experience.
– August 2012
Harro Yestra – Health Manager, Lifeguard, The Netherlands
For me the CBMT training has made clear how many times we are "living in our head"; in thoughts about the past or future, instead of in the "here and now". Mindfulness practice has given me the tools to be more attentive in daily life. I now enjoy daily experience more. I am also more able to focus and keep my attention to my work at hand. This greatly benefits my conversations with clients.
– August 2012
Kenneth Egelund Schmidt, CIO, Carlsberg Group
Carlsberg IT has over the last quarter acquired a new competence. The competence of conscious living and working. By the help of the Potential Project and their Corporate Based Mindfulness Training program we have ventured into the journey of becoming a mindful organization.
A mindful organization is an organization where people do the right things. Not just things. It is an organization where people have the mental competence to think clearly, make the right decisions and act accordingly.
Over the duration of the program we have taken big steps where the individual and organizational benefits have come apparent; more focus and effectiveness, less stress and a more open culture.
The program has been presented in a down to earth and concise way with clear instructions and kind guidance through the entire process.
– June 2012
Hew Evans, Director Region Human Resources (Asia, Middle East & Africa), Sony Electronics
The choice of an 'Always-On' lifestyle brings its additional stresses and strains. The relentless push for productivity has its price eventually. At Sony, our future leaders have been working with TPP to learn how to incorporate mindfulness into their lives, as well as those around them. What seemed like a risk when we designed the leadership programmes has turned out to be the missing piece to our puzzle of unlocking potential and creativity.
- May 2012
Andy Kun, Business Development Manager, Telecommunications Industry, Hong Kong
The best thing about the program is that I’m now much more aware of my thoughts. There’s a space between my thoughts and my actions which allows me to make better decisions where before I might have just responded without thinking.
– December 2011
Marita Rouhof, Regional Head of Communications, AXA Asia, Hong Kong
The mindfulness training has helped me feel more positive energy towards work and deadlines. I am more in the moment, have better concentration, I'm happier with myself and sleep better at night!
– December 2011
Nihan Usanmaz, Human Resources, Reckitt Benckiser
I think that your seminar will be very helpful for a wide-range of people with different ages and different occupations from secretary to manager, from engineer to general coordinator.
– October 2011
Sam Chan, President, Applied Computer Online Services
The Potential Project Mindfulness Training is like having a dear friend to show you around the entire city, letting you see, smell, taste, hear and feel the entire San Francisco.
Having studied eastern and western human excellence and self-improvement since I was 13 years old, I was amazed with the elegant design for this class. Its simplicity, the multiple levels design. Just-in-time teachings followed by the practice to experience the teachings. Group dynamics and group feedback for deepening the learning. Everything flows and fit so effortlessly. Allowing the subconscious mind to learn and apply the learning immediately.
If you are not using all parts of your mind yet, it may be this class that may change your life.
People can change, but they rarely do, this class would definitely increase the odds.
– August 2011
Jan De Witte, President & CEO, General Electric Healthcare
A refreshing experience that helped my team rebalance some of its dynamics, and created a fun way to make stress and focus at work discussable.
– September 2010
Nikolai Bülow Tronche, Competence and Organisational Development, Copenhagen Community, Denmark
Mindfulness has been an eye-opener – personally as well as professionally. It has taught me that you can decide yourself on how to approach the world around you and what to focus on. Instead of being a slave to irritating distractions and those things that are not like one thought they should be, one can deal with them in a constructive way. Mindfulness has given me a bigger peace and increased presence in my relationship to my colleagues at the work place, as well as my family at home.
Rasmus Hougaard from The Potential Project has been a big source of inspiration for all participants throughout the whole training. He has explained Mindfulness in a way which enabled all of us to follow easily and managed to give comprehensive answers to sometimes complex questions on brain activities and the human psychology. It has been a very professional and competent performance throughout and we can highly recommend it!
– August 2010
Marc Reinhardt, National Service Manager, General Electric Healthcare
I do observe that my mood is more balanced, e.g., I went on a training that meant 5 nights away from home, travelling on Sunday. In the past, that would have spoilt my Sunday altogether, now I could still enjoy the time I had with my family and then also leave without getting into a very negative mood. Also, I took it surprisingly lightly that the plane had to return to the parking position and needed to get a part replaced, so we ended up landing at the destination at 1:00am the next day.
What I also observe is that I can switch off from work more quickly and easily, that I can concentrate much better when I read a book, that I feel much more comfortable and am more patient in situations where I have "nothing to do" (waiting for a train/bus/plane, standing in line in the supermarket...).
These are all gradual and still not revolutionary changes but thinking back how I used to feel in these situations a few months ago I do notice a significant difference, so thanks again for bringing this idea into my life!
– May 2010
Alison Murdoch, International Director, Essential Education
At this moment in human history, many people find themselves saturated by information, bombarded by possibilities, and exhausted by the demands that our jobs and personal lives make of us. The Potential Project offers tools and methods that can help us navigate through all this, and regain the necessary calm and clarity to function at our optimum potential.
For me, the most exciting thing about the Potential Project is its ability to present profound and timeless wisdom in a scientific context and a fresh contemporary style. All around the world, scientists, corporate managers and educators are realising the practical difference that the ancient practice of mindfulness can bring to our lives. Through the Potential Project, we have the opportunity to taste this for ourselves.
– March 2010
Pache Pladevall, Managing Director, Wolkswagen Audi Spain
It is a privilege and an enormous opportunity to learn about how our mind works. But it is even more important to learn how to be present and conscious of our never-stopping flow of thoughts. These learnings allow me to live happier with myself, keep better peace of mind and successfully cope with my demanding professional life. The people of The Potential Project show a very high level of expertise on each of the subjects of the program as well as on the methodology that helps you achieve the objectives.
– January 2010
Halldor Machholm, Head of Risk Management, IF Insurance, Denmark
The Potential Project's mindfulness training program (CBMT) is tailor-made for corporations. It is a non-dogmatic and clearly structured program that appeals to most managers and employees.
We have been through the full 4 month program and are continuing our daily 10 minutes trainings as part of our culture with the support of the Potential Project. The results of the program appeared early. Already after one month, a big difference could be seen in the teams. All participants reported improved ability to focus, increased productivity better cooperation and less stress. We experience ourselves being more open and flexible which secures higher professional and personal development.
Personally, I experience that greater patience and self-control as a result of the program make me a better and more supportive leader. The non-dogmatic training and coaching performed by the Potential Project makes the mindfulness training very accessible. I am very happy about our corporation with the Potential Project and strongly recommend the CBMT program.
– December 2009
Ester Bang, Account Manager, IF insurance, Denmark
I am very busy and have always looked for a tool that could help me live a more balanced life. I used Steven Covey's books on the 7 habits, and other tools, but I always had the feeling that it did not go to the root. Now, after 8 weeks of the mindfulness programme I have no doubt that I have found what I was always looking for.
I have never had as clear a mental separation between my private life and working life as now. That adds a lot of extra energy to both.
– December 2009
Roy White, Vice President, Sony Business Europe
We are all now working in environments that are moving faster and faster with more demands on our time and less chance for recovery. As time for good communication is squeezed we are experiencing more misunderstanding and, therefore, conflict in our organisations.
The Potential Project provide a number of tools that enable us to put things in perspective and to avoid some of these misunderstandings by viewing things positively rather than negatively. I think these type of tools can play a big role in helping individuals and organisations manage the increasing pressures that we all face.
– September 2009
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