Mindfulness and Growth w/ Jon Macaskill - Veterans Path
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Jon Macaskill (muh-KAS-kill) is a Navy SEAL Commander turned mindfulness and meditation teacher. 

He’s a Naval Academy graduate and has his masters in Operations Research from the Naval Postgraduate School.

Jon has served in Iraq, Afghanistan, off the coast of Somalia, and in Panama. 

He serves as the Deputy Executive Director for Veteran’s PATH, a nonprofit organization that works to introduce meditation and mindfulness to veterans to bring them a sense of Peace, Acceptance, Transformation and Honor.

He also runs his own consulting company, Macaskill Consulting, LLC, bringing mindfulness and meditation to high performing teams to aid in dealing with stress, anxiety and depression all while increasing focus, creativity, and productivity. 

Jon’s wife also served in the Navy and is now a civilian Orthopedic Physician Assistant in Virginia Beach. 

They are the proud parents of two small children and currently live as a family in Chesapeake, VA

Episode Description

BONUS - Stick around as Jon guides us through a demonstration that you can use today to feel better, get focused, and lead well in a stressful situation.

Jon shares the transformation that led him to teach mindfulness and meditation as a tool businesses and veterans can use to improve their lives.

We talk through the differences between practicing meditation, mindfulness, and what mindfulness meditation is all about.  

Three ways he believes that business leaders can apply these practices:

  1. Personally - the leaders themselves practice mindfulness and meditation to help manage stressful situations, responding rather than reacting to situations, before, during or after. 
  2. As a leader, incorporating practices as an organizational strategy, by providing these tools to your team, they can be better prepared to manage stress, increase productivity and communication. 
  3. Use these tools to improve empathy and kindness as an organization. 

The recent partnership with eMindful to deliver a new webinar series (be sure to check the link below).

We discuss the benefits and effectiveness of incorporating regular practices of mindfulness meditation in your life and your business whether you're facing a crisis or planning for long term improvements in the way you approach every situation.

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eMindful website: https://www.emindful.com/

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