ROI Mindfulness provides mindfulness training and programs designed to reduce impacts of stress and improve personal fulfillment in the workplace.

ROI Mindfulness provides mindfulness programs designed to reduce the impact of workplace stress and improve workplace fulfillment.

Mindfulness: Creating a More Positive, Productive Environment

Mindfulness helps foster a more focused, productive, and connected workplace where employees feel fulfilled and valued.

Each training session will provide your team with evidence-based practices to cope with stressors common to the workplace like distractions, conflict, and performance reviews.

Work...

  • ...can provide a sense of purpose.
  • ...can be a mechanism to achieve great personal success.
  • ...can provide opportunities for personal growth and long-term fulfillment.
  • ...can be a place to connect and foster important relationships.

"Mindfulness has had an incredible impact on my life. Life happens. Minds think. Thankfully, neither of those things will ever change. But mindfulness gives me what nothing else could: the ability to pause and see that there are choices in every situation. That, to me, is freedom."

Why It Matters: Endless emails, meetings, "always on" technology, and other distractions have us operating in high-gear, often on auto-pilot.

Maintaining this pace requires a kind of “partial-attention” multitasking where our brains switch back and forth between competing priorities.

This inability to prioritize tasks and focus on just one thing at a time can result in:

  • Reactivity (as opposed to responsiveness)
  • Difficulty performing or finishing tasks
  • A constant, underlying “buzz” of stress
  • Decreased time management
  • Lack of focus
  • Disengagement
  • Overall dissatisfaction

Workplace stress is at an all-time high.

In a 2017 study, 59% of employees reported high levels of stress in the workplace.

35% report constant but manageable stress levels.

ComPsych

Multitasking may result in a 40% loss of productivity.

"Mental juggling" of multiple tasks can kill productivity, resulting in less getting done and poorer quality of work.
The American Psychological Association

Workplaces are investing in mindfulness.

A 2017 survey of 141 companies reported that 35% offered mindfulness training programs. Another 26% are considering future implementation. —Fidelity Investments and National Business Group on Health

200%—reported ROI for mindfulness programs.

Germany's SAP evaluated success of a mindfulness program by putting a dollar value on improvement in critical areas like focus, collaboration and decreased stress—they found a 200% ROI.

Reuters

Mindfulness can save thousands of dollars in healthcare.

Aetna saved $2,000 per employee in healthcare costs by implementing a mindfulness program.

The New York Times

Increased productivity means increased revenue.

Aetna gained $3,000 per employee in productivity by implementing a mindfulness program.

The New York Times

The bottom line: Investing in mindfulness is investing in a more engaged workplace culture that gives people a sense of satisfaction and purpose.

Mindfulness in the workplace means implementing practices like paying attention on purpose and focusing on one thing at a time. These methods help minimize distractions and empower employees to better manage their workloads and time.

When people can create space by pausing between thought and reaction, they make better decisions and can respond more thoughtfully. Being more present within oneself and with others also leads to empathy, focus and, ultimately, better engagement. 

A more engaged workplace culture has:

  • Higher productivity
  • Increased job satisfaction
  • Higher employee retention
  • Greater well-being for all employees

ROI Mindfulness will work with you to understand your workplace culture. We will then craft a customized and secular program aligned with your professional development goals. ROI Mindfulness works with businesses throughout Maryland and Washington, D.C., and offers:

Guided Meditation

Introductory Seminar

Workshops

Companies We Work With:

Like many, I have experienced the peaks and valleys of life in the corporate world. I have over 25 years of experience as a quota-carrying national and regional sales professional for both private and public corporations in the hospitality and technology sectors. I have ridden economic storms, leadership changes, mergers, acquisitions, downsizings, public-private transitions, Acts of God, performance reviews, KPIs, great mentors, not-so-great mentors, workplace cultures with every type of morale, and many other variables that impact one’s relationship with work. But six years ago, I faced my greatest challenge when I suffered a serious spinal injury. After a lifetime of fitness that included 25 marathons, six ultra-marathons and countless half-marathons, and leading four to six indoor cycling classes a week, I found myself dealing with chronic pain and an impaired ability to walk. The life I knew had ended and this incapacitating injury—alongside shifting circumstances at work—held me captive in a persistent state of anxiety. I was in a constant “flight/fight/freeze” mentality about my health, my career, and my future. After recovering from back surgery and returning to work, I tried and failed to talk myself out of this constant internal “buzz” of nerves and anxiety that seemed to escalate with work-related stress.

“How was it that I could complete a marathon, fly around the country to meet with C-Suite Executives of Fortune 500 enterprises, present to rooms full of strangers, and receive accolades as a top performer—but now shake at just the thought of picking up the phone to call a prospect?”

All the podcasts and books in the world didn’t seem to help. Even the return to vigorous workouts only provided a temporary respite. Then, I discovered the practice of mindfulness and learned that stress is a physiological experience—not something you can “talk yourself out of.”  I thought meditation was too passive for someone “high energy” like me. But after experiencing the pronounced professional and personal benefits of mindfulness derived from a disciplined, daily practice, I was inspired to dedicate my career to helping others by introducing mindfulness practices at work.

Like many, I have experienced the peaks and valleys of life in the corporate world.

I have over 25 years of experience as a quota-carrying national and regional sales professional for both private and public corporations in the hospitality and technology sectors. I have ridden economic storms, leadership changes, mergers, acquisitions, downsizings, public-private transitions, Acts of God, performance reviews, KPIs, great mentors, not-so-great mentors, workplace cultures with every type of morale, and many other variables that impact one’s relationship with work.

But six years ago, I faced my greatest challenge when I suffered a serious spinal injury. After a lifetime of fitness that included 25 marathons, six ultra-marathons and countless half-marathons, and leading four to six indoor cycling classes a week, I found myself dealing with chronic pain and an impaired ability to walk. The life I knew had ended and this incapacitating injury—alongside shifting circumstances at work—held me captive in a persistent state of anxiety. I was in a constant “flight/fight/freeze” mentality about my health, my career, and my future.

After recovering from back surgery and returning to work, I tried and failed to talk myself out of this constant internal “buzz” of nerves and anxiety that seemed to escalate with work-related stress.

“How was it that I could complete a marathon, fly around the country to meet with C-Suite Executives of Fortune 500 enterprises, present to rooms full of strangers, and receive accolades as a top performer—but now shake at just the thought of picking up the phone to call a prospect?”


All the podcasts and books in the world didn’t seem to help. Even the return to vigorous workouts only provided a temporary respite.

Then, I discovered the practice of mindfulness and learned that stress is a physiological experience—not something you can “talk yourself out of.” 

I thought meditation was too passive for someone “high energy” like me. But after experiencing the pronounced professional and personal benefits of mindfulness derived from a disciplined, daily practice, I was inspired to dedicate my career to helping others by introducing mindfulness practices at work.

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Client Testimonials

Success in any workplace today isn't just about getting the work done, it's about supporting the people who do the work. Shelley's ability to integrate mindfulness practices into the workplace fills a critical gap toward achieving organizational health and sustainability.

Jeff Ikler

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Quetico Career and Leadership Coaching

Thank you so much for guiding us through a great workshop! We would LOVE to have you again in 2019.

Britney Lukowski

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Lululemon Baltimore Harbor East

Shelley Brown lifts people up to their fullest potential. Blending her own powerful stories, well-researched mindfulness exercises, and heartfelt compassion for the struggles of corporate life, Shelley consistently connects with people in meaningful, authentic ways which both inspires and informs. I highly recommend her for any company wanting to increase their ROI and happiness at the same time.

Sean Fargo

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Mindfulness Exercises

Shelley has such a deep understanding of The Human Condition and the transformation between pain and being with the presence of one's personal experience. She has guided me time and time again on my own Journey, helping me create a new relationship with my struggles and my suffering. She is the essence of this work and has gifted me a new paradigm of being, as a result of her authenticity and embodying mindfulness and self-compassion.

Jude Weber

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MA, Spiritual Psychology; Certified Professional Life Coach

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