Learn, Practice, Teach & Coach
A Common Cause
We're working with a 2 million-year-old brain in a society that went from the automobile to space flight in 75 years. Just in the last 25, we've connected 4.7 billion people to a million billion bytes of digital data.
The velocity of this change is overwhelming and full of unintentional consequences. It's certainly contributed to the year-over-year increase in chronic stress, pervasive anxiety, digital addiction, toxic relationships, conflict, and burnout that we've experienced over the past 3 decades.
This impacts all of us, and it's eroding the effectiveness of our leaders, the productivity of our organizations, and the quality of life for workers across the globe.
A Shared Conviction
IOM is a big tent, and we welcome everyone with an interest in science-based mindfulness, either as a personal toolset for greater health and happiness or as a solution for talent development and organizational effectiveness.
An Opportunity to Contribute
Science-based mindfulness is an inflection point in the way we understand ourselves, develop our leaders, and train the workforce.
It is a process of neural training that switches us out of auto-pilot, brings us to the present, and gives us space and perspective to make better choices. Over time, it changes the structure and function of the brain, which in turn, produces attitudinal and behavioral change.
This means that we can teach our people the skills to reduce their stress and anxiety while improving their well-being, cognitive performance, and emotional intelligence.
IOSM Programs for 2023
Associate participation is FREE. Membership unlocks research, education, information, and events
Journaled research in neuroscience and psychology, indexed to talent and organizational development
A global learning network and newsfeed, connecting local and online communities of interest
Unique classes, courses, and workshops for all-science, performance-focused, organizational mindfulness
Rigorous certification for mental and emotional skills, and training programs for teachers, facilitators, and coaches
Workshops and webcasts, local and online meetups, conferences, seminars, and networking events
Mobile and Text
Best-in-class guided meditation, mobile training,
workplace and community tools - and text-based microlearning
Case studies, best practices, blueprints, and playbooks
for creating a successful corporate mindfulness program
Metrics and Analytics
A database of shared experience, and our quest for the most effective measures, methods, and instruments
Our hand-curated collection of thought leadership, and practical teaching, learning, and practice tools
IOSM Stakeholders for 2023
We welcome everyone interested in greater health, happiness, personal performance, and productivity
We help business, non-profit, educational and government organizations understand and implement mindfulness
Leaders in every discipline and level of the enterprise, from team leads and supervisors, to managers and executives
Leaders and professionals in human resources, talent management and organizational development
Learning and Development
Leaders and professionals in corporate education, talent and workforce training and development
Operations, Sales, and Customer Service
Operating leaders, managers and teams, and high-performing sales and customer service professionals
Coaches and Consultants
Life, business and executive coaches, and consultants in leadership, wellbeing and organizational disciplines
Academics and researchers in the physical, social, organizational, and management sciences
We serve an increasing number of primary, secondary, college, and graduate-level educators and administrators
Of course, we welcome teachers, trainers, facilitators, authors, and thought leaders of all wisdom traditions
"Mindfulness helps us step back, observe self-defeating thoughts without judgment, and abandon them. When we’re not in the present moment and we’re listening to our self-critic, we get keyed up and tense. We can’t get into flow from that state. In fact, that’s when we start to get in our own way”
George Mumford, Mindfulness Coach: Chicago Bulls,
L.A. Lakers, N.Y. Knicks