The Shriver Report – Marina Illich PhD

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Marina Illich PhD

Marina Illich PhD is co-founder and Principal at Broad Ventures Leadership, a leadership coaching practice for women. She helps executives and leaders develop the agility, vision, integrity, and authenticity needed to succeed in today’s global marketplace. A certified coach, Marina previously trained as a scholar of Buddhism and Tibetan interpreter. For two decades, she researched how Tibetan Buddhist leaders leverage self-awareness to maintain resilience, cultivate positive emotions, and inspire followership under conditions of uncertainty and duress.

Marina and her co-founder Karen Gifford started Broad Ventures Leadership with the goal of supporting women to become exceptional forces of political, economic and spiritual transformation. They blog on issues relating to women and leadership.

Gender Equality Is a Myth!
By Beyoncé Knowles-Carter
We need to stop buying into the myth about gender equality. It isn’t a reality yet. Today, women make up half of the U.S. workforce, but the average working woman earns only 77 percent of what the average working man makes. But unless women and men both say this is unacceptable, things will not change.  → Read More
The Heart of Mindfulness
A Sioux saying has it that the longest journey we’ll ever make is the journey from our head to our heart. As an Ivy-league trained academic, some part of me still winces when I hear this kind of adage, thinking it sounds a bit trite or misguided. But if there’s one thing that more than 20 years of mindfulness training has taught me, it’s this: few challenges are more important than making that short and inestimably long trip from the head to the heart.  → Read More
The Power of Coming Back to Joy and How it Can Help You at Work
Many report how joyless they feel. Their calendars brim with activities, juggling product launches, organizational audits and transatlantic flights with much-needed “vacations” or rugged retreats to find the genome of their soul. For all this activity—however important or rewarding or “fulfilling”—the news I often hear back is: I’m overwhelmed. I’m exhausted. Or simply: I don’t know what gives me joy anymore. Here’s how you can change all of that:  → Read More
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