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:

Mindful and Compassionate Leadership for Women Leaders- September 19,  2018 MASA sponsored. Traverse City, Pre-conference

Lenawee Intermediate School District- September 28, Counselors Responding To Student Anxiety

Mindfulness Pt. I- November 28, 2018, Macomb University Center, sponsored by Oakland University

Mindfulness Pt. II with Self-Compassion- November 29, 2018 Macomb University Center, Sponsored by Oakland University

Mindfulness for Mental Health Workers- November 30, 2018- Macomb University Center. Sponsored by Oakland University

Mindfulness and Resotrative Practices- Two-Day Institute- with Bill Boyle- January 15-16, March 5-6, Macomb University Center

Mindfulness, Self-Compassion, and Resilience- Two-Day Retreat for Leaders, January 25-26, sponsored by MEMPSA

 

 

Other workshops in process of being scheduled for 2018- 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:

Administrative Personnel, Oakland University

McLaren Oncology Nurses, sponsored by Oakland University

International Council of Professors of Educaitonal Leadership (ICPEL), Charlotte, North Carolina

Mindfulness and Self-Compassion Keynote Address. Women's Conference. MASA, Mackinac Island, MI

Mindfulness and Compassionate Leading. Women's Forum, AASA, Newport Beach, CA

Mindfulness for School Leaders: Oakland University, 

Mindfulness Retreat: Oakland University

Mindful Parenting: Raising Healthy and Resilient Children, Rochester PTO

Mindfulness Pt. II and Self-Compassion

Mindfulness Pt I

Mindfulness for Leaders.

Charlotte- Mecklenburg Schools, NC

Summer Leadership Institute, Texas A&M

Mindful Leadership-  Oakland University

National Association of Elementary School Principals, National Harbor, MD

Learning Forward Annual Conference - Vancouver, Canada

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                      American Association of School Adminsitrators (AASA)

Clarkston Schools                                          Lenaswee Intermediate School District

Avondale Schools                                          Walled Lake Schools

Cedar Crest Academy

 

            

 

 

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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