The Future of Healthy Leadership

Wednesday, October 12, 2022 at 1:00 pm New York / 6:00 pm London


Work can be one of the greatest sources of satisfaction and meaning in life but for so many, it’s far from that. At Six Senses, we understand that without healthy work, we cannot have a healthy life.

The Great Resignation has expanded to include not only front-line providers but now senior leaders who are quitting. Tolerance is low for toxic workplaces, bosses, and organizations.

Sustainability at work is more than just the materials we use to build our offices and products. It’s also how we manage our internal states, interact with others, communicate, and lead. These are the soft skills that make work sustainable so that we can not only feel our best but also give our best at work.

There are two sides to this conversation, the inner life, and the outer life, or culture.

What do we need to do to cultivate a healthy inner life at work? How do we create healthy cultures for people to thrive?

We’ve brought together three leaders who work with CEOs and teams around the world to explore these questions and share their solutions.

Tal Ben-Shahar will share his latest thoughts on effective strategies to manage today’s unique stresses, using an anti-fragile approach he calls Resilience 2.0. If 1.0 is about bouncing back, 2.0 is about bouncing back higher.

Shauna Shapiro brings in the science and art of self-compassion for navigating toxic or unsafe work environments. Although kindness sounds soft, when you pair it with boundaries and more, it can become one of your greatest superpowers.

Bill Duane has applied his training as an engineer at Google to create tools and practices to re-engineer our inner states and group dynamics so that all members can thrive and be more innovative.

About this 90-minute complimentary event

  • 15-minute talk with each panelist

  • 45-minute live Q&A

About Shauna Shapiro

Shauna Shapiro is a professor at Santa Clara University, best-selling author, and internationally recognized expert in mindfulness and compassion. Dr. Shapiro has published over 150 journal articles and co-authored three critically acclaimed books translated into 16 languages, including her most recent book: Good Morning, I Love You: Mindfulness & Self-Compassion Practices to Rewire the Brain for Calm Clarity and Joy. She has been an invited speaker for the King of Thailand, the Danish Government, Bhutan’s Gross National Happiness Summit, the Canadian Government, and the World Council for Psychotherapy, as well as for Fortune 100 Companies including Google, Cisco Systems, Dr. Pepper, the National Basketball Association, Proctor & Gamble, and LinkedIn.

The New York Times, BBC, Mashable, the Huffington Post, Wired, USA Today, and the Wall Street Journal have all featured her work. Dr. Shapiro is a summa cum laude graduate of Duke and over 2.5 million people have watched her TEDx talk: The Power of Mindfulness. 

About Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar

Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar is an internationally renowned teacher and author in the fields of happiness and leadership. After graduating from Harvard with a BA in Philosophy and Psychology and a PhD in Organizational Behavior, Tal taught two of the most popular courses in Harvard’s history: Positive Psychology and The Psychology of Leadership. He then taught Happiness Studies at Columbia University. A prolific writer, Tal's books have appeared on best-sellers lists around the world and have been translated into more than 30 languages.

Tal Ben-Shahar consults and lectures to executives in multinational corporations, educational institutions, and the general public. Topics include leadership, education, ethics, happiness, self-esteem, resilience, goal setting and mindfulness. He is the co-founder of the Happiness Studies Academy, as well as the creator and instructor of the Certificate in Happiness Studies and the Happier School programs.

About Bill Duane

Bill Duane is the principal at Bill Duane and Associates, a consulting firm focused on the intersection of individual performance, organizational effectiveness and the future.

He helps organizations execute well in ambiguity and rapid change through innovation, managing complexity and resilience. He works with leading companies including tech, pharma and media as well as teaching innovation workshops at Stanford’s Hasso Plattner Institute of Design. He is the Director of Strategy and Implementation at the Center for the Study of Apparent Selves, working on applied AI ethics, funded by a two-year Templeton Foundation grant. He holds a Research Fellowship at Rangjung Yeshe Institute at the University of Kathmandu as part of this effort. He was an engineering executive at Google for nine years and is on the board of Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute, a Fellowship Advisor to RSF Social Finance, and advisor to several for-profit and nonprofit startups.

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