WANT TO LEAD COMPASSIONATELY?

Compassionate leadership models the way of being that includes, builds, and sustains a deep level of caring, support, and partnership.

See me referenced in Mindful Magazine (August, 2016) under bookmark this book!

 

WHAT IS MINDFUL LEADERSHIP?

 

LEARN MORE ABOUT MINDFUL LEADERSHIP WITH CARYN.

ATTEND CARYN WELLS' WORKSHOPS!

 

UPCOMING PRESENTATIONS:

Mindfulness for School Leaders: June 29, 2017- Oakland University

Mindfulness Retreat: June 27, 2017- Oakland University

Mindfulness for School Leaders- June 21- Charlotte Mecklenburg, NC

Mindfulness for Women in Leadership- November 15- Chicago

Other workshops in process of being scheduled for August and fall- oakland.edu    search bar- Mindfulness

 

Mindful Self-Compassion- 8-week program. Dates are under development at Oakland University. This program is the curriculum of Drs. Kristin Neff and Chris Germer, offered in 8, 2 ½ hour sessions. Click to Oakland University and search under Mindful Self-Compassion.

 

Recent Presentations:

Mindfulness Pt. II and Self-Compassion

Full-day workshop at Oakland University, May 25, 2016, May 11, 2017

Mindfulness Pt I

November 5, 2016; February 25, 2017, May 2, 2017

Mindfulness for Leaders.

Summer Leadership Institute, Texas A&M, June 12-14, 2016

Mindful Leadership

Full-day workshop - June 21, 2016 - Oakland University

Ways to Reduce Stress and Thrive on the Job-

National Association of Elementary School Principals, National Harbor, MD, July 6, 2016

MINDFULNESS FOR LEADERS

December 5, 2016 - Learning Forward Annual Conference - Vancouver, Canada - Full-day workshop

School districts and Professional Organizations where Dr. Wells has presented:

Birmingham Public Schools                          Utica Schools

Clawson Middle School                                 Oakland Intermediate Schools

Rochester Community Schools                     Michigan Association of School Administrators (MASA)

Oak Park High School                                    Michigan Association of Secondary School Principals (MASSP)    

Chippewa Elementary Schools                       Walled Lake Schools

 

            

 

 

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Caryn Wells is available for half or full-day presentations in:

- Mindful Leadership
- Self-Compassion for Leaders
- Self-Compassion and Mindfulness
- Compassionate Leadership
- Mindfulness for Educators

Full-day workshops to be scheduled- see Oakland University, under Search, type Mindfulness.

Her book, Mindfulness: How School Leaders Can Reduce Stress and Thrive on the Job, was published in March, 2016, by Rowman and Littlefield. A quote from her book explained, “Mindful leadership involves qualities of compassion, listening, being with, awareness, acceptance, trust, and patience- all strongly associated with emotional intelligence factors such as empathy and self-awareness” (p. 112).

Leaders are subject to the stress of leading complex organizations, whether in business, education, health occupations, or noncivilian roles. Providing leadership in a time of distraction, preoccupation, and what often feels like ‘24/7’ connectivity is challenging. Helping leaders to thrive on the job and learn resilience after setbacks is the essence of her book and workshops.

There are new metrics to define mindful leadership and they involve what Daniel Goleman referred to as “The hard case for soft skills” (2000, p. 100). These soft skills are the essence of mindful leadership where being emotionally connected to people and showing compassion helps to build community in the workforce. Mindful self-compassion as described by Kristin Neff and Christopher Germer, is a means for building resilience and taking care of the self, rather than engaging with the voice of the inner critic, a voice that is often the default as people deal with stress and challenge.

To find out more about mindful leadership, mindful self-compassion, and how mindfulness practice can help you reduce stress and thrive on the job, or to inquire about a workshop or speaking engagement.

Contact Caryn Wells »
EDUCATION

Ph.D. - Michigan State University, Educational Administration; Cognate in Business Management.

Ed.S. - Central Michigan University, Educational Administration.

M. Ed. - Wayne State University, Guidance and Couseling.

A.B. - Eastern Michigan University, English Language and Literature.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Klocko, B.A., & Wells, C.M. (2015). Workload pressure of principals: A focus on renewal, support, and mindfulness. NASSP The Bulletin. 1-24. doi:10.1177/019263651561927

Wells, C.M. (2015). Conceptualizing mindful leadership: How the practice of mindfulness informs the practice of leading. Educational Leadership Review Doctoral Research, 2(1). 1-23

Wells, C.M., & Klocko, B.A. (2015). Can teacher leadership reduce principal stress? Journal of School Leadership, 25(2), 313-344.

Wells, C.M. (2013). Mindfulness is academia: Considerations for administrative preparation. Education Leadership Review, 14(3), 1-12.

Wells, C.M. (2013, Fall). Educational leaders describe a job too big for one: Stress reduction in the midst of leading. AASA Journal of Scholarship and Practice, 10(2), 32-45.

Wells, C.M. (2013). Principals responding to constant pressure: Finding a source of stress management. NASSP The Bulletin, XX(X), 1-15. doi: 10.1177/0192636543504453