April Chapter Networking Connections

  • Friday, April 19, 2013
  • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
  • GuideOne Insurance, 1025 Ashworth Rd, West Des Moines, Iowa 50265
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Practical Mindfulness for Leaders
Presented by: Kevin Pokorny

What are tools for leaders and individuals to empower creative and sustainable change?  One tool is "Pause" practices that take a new look at whatever you are doing in the moment and change just one thing to get a new result.  Pause practices are skills in stopping the rampant speed of everyday life.  Three women leadership coaches pooled their coaching experiences and identified 52 practices for leaders and individuals to shift any outcome and to engage in practical mindfulness for leaders. 


Join Kevin Pokorny, leadership consultant who owns Pokorny Consulting, in learning:


·       What is practical mindfulness for leaders?

·       Why "Pause?"

·       What are the 52 Pause practices?

·       How can I use these Pause practices as a leader and individual?


Kevin will introduce the 52 practices and participants will engage each other with these practices in applying them to their leadership and individual situations.  His presentation is based on the booked Pause - 52 Ways To Shift Any Outcome In Less Than A Minute:  Practical Mindfulness For Leaders by Jennifer Sellers, Sheri Boone, and Kate Harper, 2011 Inspired Mastery. 


About Kevin Pokorny

Kevin has been the owner of Pokorny Consulting since 1991. Its mission is Working in partnership with you for solutions that result in respectful and productive working environments.


Kevin has done so as a:

  • trainer in EEO laws and management/employee skill development,
  • coach with managers and public officials in coaching direct reports and on improving their behavior in working with and leading others,
  • facilitator and learner of creativity and critical thinking based on the learning approaches of Leonardo da Vinci, and
  • facilitator working with nonprofits, associations and small businesses in areas of strategic planning, program planning and evaluation, and overcoming hurdles to staff and organizational effectiveness.


Kevin is currently a consulting partner with the Consortium for Contemplative Leadership, whose purpose is to engage leaders in meeting the complexity of today’s world demands by developing contemplative awareness in the midst of action. Kevin’s strategic planning process Futures: Planning Creatively was published in The 2002 Annual: Volume 2 Consulting 2002, by Jossey-Bass/Pfeiffer.  


Kevin holds a BA degree from Drake University and a certificate in Internal Consulting from University Associates Consulting and Training Services in San Diego.  He currently serves on the Des Moines West Side Chamber board.  He is the father of two adult children and is a professional clown with the Korn Patch Klown alley.

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Parking is free on the backside of the building (1025 Ashworth Road), please enter the building and proceed to the second floor.  An ASTD greeter will assist you in getting to the meeting.

All participants must bring their lunch if they choose, there is no cafeteria available in the Ashworth Tower building where the meeting will be held.

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