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Shakya Kumara

Shakya Kumara

Brief Mindfulness. Shakya is the founder of Brief Mindfulness, training people to develop a relaxed yet highly effective focus on what matters most. He helps people get into their “zone” of optimal performance, so they can get better results with less stress. This is especially effective with Leaders and Managers, because the benefits tend to “rub off” on their employees too.

This approach has been particularly effective in organisations with a purpose beyond profit, such as Bupa, Sheffield University (the School of Health and Related Research), Västmanland County Council (Sweden) and others.

Shakya has 22 years' experience of mindfulness in the workplace, he is an accredited Mindfulness trainer and follows the UK Good Practice guidelines. He delivers the whole range of Mindfulness programmes, from 45 minute tasters and 2 hour QuickStart programmes right through to in-depth transformational 8 week programmes. These trainings are available for groups and in 1-1 executive formats, both face-to-face and on-line.

“Immensely helpful: with more “real time” awareness, I can focus more creatively on the impact I'm seeking to achieve.” Paul Zollinger-Read, Chief Medical Officer, Bupa

Boosting Performance, Lowering Stress. Shakya helps leaders, managers and professionals get better results in less time and with less stress. His unique training programmes are highly participative, enjoyable and engaging, developing practical skills that make an immediate difference in the workplace. His coaching style is exceptionally client-focused, generating progress remarkably quickly and easily.

iFLOW Time Management. Shakya is the creator of the iFLOW system of personal effectiveness, helping leaders, managers and professionals all over the world to achieve more in less time. It’s known as “Time Management you’ve got time for” because it’s tailored to the individual’s way of working and their particular role. It builds on what’s already in place, and pin-points the “weak links in the chain” in order to generate quick and easy ways to save time and boost effectiveness.

iFLOW is available as group training and in a 1-1 executive coaching format.

"Managing multiple global disaster response projects, being on the other side of the world from my office, yet still having a great family life - I need to manage my life! The iFLOW approach is definitely the best way to effective personal planning and management." Charles Ham, Global Disaster Response Coordinator, HOPE worldwide

Mindful Mode Coaching Culture. Shakya trains managers to use a coaching style that enables them to hit targets more consistently, at lower cost, whilst also boosting staff engagement and well-being. This “Mindful Mode” coaching culture has been effective in organisations as diverse as the UK National Health Service, Derby University, Bath & North East Somerset County Council, the National Australia Bank, and many others.

“Shakya’s enthusiasm and energy made this the single most enjoyable and rewarding course I’ve ever been on. I’ve seen big improvements in my work, and I’m confident I’ll be reaping the rewards for many years to come.” Steve Batson, Service Manager, NHS.

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