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Pandit  Dasa

Pandit Dasa

Mindful Leadership Expert, Author & Urban Monk

Pandit Dasa

Mindful Leadership Expert, Author & Urban Monk


Pandit Dasa is a Mindful Leadership Expert, motivational keynote speaker and author. Pandit helps organizations improve employee engagement, retention and workplace happiness. He does this by inspiring organizations to create a mindful workplace culture by encouraging his audiences to lead by example, appreciate the contributions of their colleagues, communicate mindfully and manage one’s emotions. He helps individuals develop positive leadership qualities, lower stress and anxiety, increase focus and productivity and boost emotional intelligence.

He emphasizes that self-care is not selfish and that maintaining our mental, emotional and physical health is essential to our professional growth. He also engages the audiences in various breathing and focusing exercises that individuals can implement at work and at home to boost focus and clarity. In his book, Urban Monk, Pandit writes about the turning point in his life that came after his family lost their multimillion-dollar business, which ultimately led him to living as a monk for 15 years in New York City.

Pandit has spoken at a TEDx conference and has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Business Insider, PBS, NPR, The New York Times, and Psychology Today.

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Speech Topics

The Future of Work and Mindful Leadership

The Great Resignation and the rise in mental health struggles are demanding a transformation in workplace culture. To attract, engage and retain top talent, leaders need to create a more human and employee-centered workplace.

It is absolutely crucial for us to lead by example and create a workplace environment that not only encourages but also supports our mental, physical, and emotional well-being so we can perform at a high level while taking care of ourselves and our family.

This talk will address and provide practical takeaway for the following items:

  • How to develop positive social connections in a hybrid workplace
  • Creating a sense of belonging in the workplace
  • Research and tips for improving sleep and its benefits
  • The importance of appreciating our colleagues
  • Methods for communicating mindfully to maximize collaboration
  • Maintaining healthy eating habits
  • Research and benefits of practicing mindfulness at work
  • Practical mindfulness techniques

Creating a Mindful & Positive Workplace Culture

The growth and overall success of an organization is defined by its culture and leadership. A positive workplace culture enhances teamwork, collaboration and morale. As a result it boosts employee engagement, efficiency and retention.

This presentation will address the importance of creating an environment where ego battles aren’t driving the company down and where individuals are willing to put aside their own self-interest for the sake of the greater good. It encourages an environment where individuals are willing to appreciate the contributions of their co-workers instead of feeling threatened by them. The research on mindfulness and its application for the workplace will also be presented.

As a result of this keynote, the audience will be able to:

  • Communicate with awareness, clarity and compassion
  • Manage their emotions to handle conflicts
  • Develop a positive mindset towards individuals they don’t see eye-to-eye with
  • Express appreciation towards the work of their colleagues
  • Utilize mindfulness breathing and focusing techniques to lower stress and improve productivity

Mindful Approach to Team Building

Trust is a foundational principle for successful teams. When team members trust each other, they are not worried about an individual looking after his or her personal interests. There is a mutual appreciation and recognition of each other's' contributions. Each individual is inspired to give more for the team's success. Honest and mindful communication helps create this atmosphere and allows everyone to stay informed with no one kept in the dark - office cliques and politics are not tolerated. Mindfulness practices can help team members empathize with each other and build strong bonds.

This presentation will explore how to strengthen trust within teams and will guide individuals through mindfulness practices that can improve cooperation and empathy.

The audience will leave with:

  • How to build and maintain trust with colleagues
  • The importance of avoiding cliques
  • Celebrating and appreciating the success of others

Communicating with Compassion

How does it feel when you receive an email or text message that wasn’t very thoughtful or compassionate? Communicating with compassion can build trust and positive relationships while rushed or reactive communication can have a completely opposite impact. While working in teams, it is natural for disagreements and conflicts to arise and these are the times when it’s crucial to be able to manage our emotions so we don’t act out of anger and frustration. This workshop will discuss the four keys to thoughtful and productive communication. It will help us to understand the value of learning to listen with an open mind and demonstrate how mindfulness practices can build our emotional intelligence which will help us sympathize with another’s perspective.

The audience will:

  • Learn the importance to being thoughtful about their communication
  • Gain tips on what to consider before hitting the "send" button
  • How to communicate more mindfully
  • Being able to put yourself in the shoes of the recipient of your message
  • How negative communication can damage workplace relationships

Developing Resilience During Change

Change breaks us out of our comfort zone and disrupts our routine making us feel uncomfortable. However, change is the biggest constant in our life. Most external changes are out of our control and can’t be avoided. What we can do is build resilience and begin to recognize that change is actually the most powerful thing that can happen to us to help us grow, mature and become stronger for the future challenges that are sure to come in our personal and professional life.

This talk will help the audience understand practical ways in which our mindset can be shifted to see change as positive and not as a negative and help us accept the inevitability of change.

The audience will walk away with:

  • Tips on how to shift our mindset to learn and grow from life's challenges.
  • Embrace change and stay focused on our goal.
  • Learning to strengthen the mind and develop a positive mindset.

Keys to Unlocking the Power of Your Mind

The mind can become our best friend or our worst enemy. It controls our emotional and physical health and thus impacts all aspects of our social and professional interactions. The mind is the cause of our fears, insecurities, and anxieties. An undernourished mind magnifies problems and challenges we encounter and leads us into negative thought processes. By strengthening the muscle of the mind and nourishing its needs, we can see the potential for growth during difficulties and setbacks and develop the self-confidence we need to accomplish our personal and career goals.