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Past News and Events

Time to Chill Meditation Challenge FREE

FREE Meditation Challenge week!

Was held: August 28 - September 1

Jon Kabat-Zinn, myself and others presented in this FREE WisdomFeed event!

I offered a training session on the '4 Attitudes for Successful Meditation' - four easy and powerful ​ways to make meditation more enjoyable and successful.

Thanks for all the fantastic participation and discussions!

The Mindful Coach podcast with Wendy Quan

Podcast episode:  'Potential Dangers when leading Mindfulness Training in the Workplace'

August 24, 2023

Honoured to be on Brett Hill's The Mindful Coach podcast.

 

We covered:

  • transitioning from being a personal mindfulness practitioner to leading others

  • risks and dangers of leading workplace mindfulness without proper training

  • how coaches can integrate mindfulness into their coaching services

 

Listen here  (38 minutes)

Ontario's First Work conference

Conference speaker for Ontario's 'FirstWork' youth conference

February 9, 2023

Session: "Simple Mindfulness Practices for Your Career Growth'. 

This conference is for youth is to help with career exploration and growth.  I'm excited to speak to youth about how mindfulness can help them as they start and grow their career.

Podcast - 'A Mindful Moment' with Teresa McKee

October 2022

'Episode 218: Wendy Quan - Mindfulness in the workplace'

'A Mindful Moment' podcast is #10 in Apple Podcast's Mental Health category. 

Happy to talk to Teresa about the application of mindfulness at work. (20 minutes)

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Podcast - 'Present Moment' with Ted Meissner

October 2022

'Episode 168: Wendy Quan - Bringing Mindfulness to the Workplace"

Ted Meissner is a respected mindfulness leader and long-time podcaster. We've had a similar corporate path and talk openly about bringing mindfulness to the workplace.  (34 minutes)

ACMP conference - Wendy Quan

Conference speaker for 'Association of Change Management Professionals'

June 28 - July 1, 2022

Session: "Mindfulness-Informed Change Management'. 

This is the eighth time speaking for this global professional association on this innovative subject of integrating mindfulness with change management.

Did you know there are more ways than one to help people through change using mindfulness?

This was a closed conference event, but you are welcome to download my study results, and see the Dealing With Change Toolkit too.

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BOOK LAUNCH 'The Successful Body'

February 2021

I'm grateful to be a co-author with a group of amazing experts!  This book is a collection of wisdom to help you create a sphere of positive physical and mental health.

My part discusses how mindfulness and meditation contribute to a successful body.  

This is now a best seller in the U.S. and Canada!

Institute for Organizational Mindfulness webcast:

"Case study:  Pacific Blue Cross' workplace mindfulness implementation, and how it helped with change management"

 

February 25, 2021

Play a brief excerpt about integrating change management & mindfulness.

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Mindful Society Global Institute presentation:   

"Offering Mindfulness Services"

 

January 13, 2021

A members-only presentation for the Mindful Society Global Institute

PUBLICLY FREE:  Here is a short clip that defines the difference between a mindfulness Facilitator and a Teacher.

Conference speaker for 'Futures 2021'

October 7, 2021 

I really appreciated this super engaged audience for my talk 'Using Mindfulness for Innovative Change Management'! 

This was a superb virtual professional development conference for Inclusive Recovery for today's workforce.

6th Annual Mindful Leadership Summit, by Mindful Leader 

Nov 14-17, 2019 in Washington DC - The world's largest in-person workplace mindfulness conference!

I'm grateful to have spoken:

1) In the Thought Leader category on "Mindfulness-Informed Change Management"

2) Workshop "Mindfulness Facilitation: Best Practices for Workplace Mindfulness Implementation

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'The Wonder Series', with Denise Stegall of LivingHealthyList.com

August 25, 2021 

Here's what we covered:

 

  • How mindfulness helps with chronic pain and where you can find more information on this

  • When leading others in mindfulness practices, some of the things a facilitator should know

  • Misconceptions of mindfulness and meditation

  • How mindfulness helps in all the highs, lows, and the mundane of our lives.


Replay here

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'Bystander Intervention Session'

August 3, 2021 (this was a free public session)

Would you know what to mindfully do if you witnessed a racist incident?

Civil rights attorney (and a certified mindfulness facilitator of The Calm Monkey), Sufyan Sohel, and his colleague Tamer Abouzeid, speak on what you can do as a helpful bystander without putting yourself in harm's way. 

Sorry if you missed this session!  It was not recorded, but here is a wonderful handout that summarizes the '5Ds' of what you can do as a bystander.

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Podcast: "Unmasking the Soul"

July 16, 2021 - Coach Kealah 'Kiki' Parkinson is a fellow co-author with me on the best-selling book "The Successful Body".  We had a raw conversation about our views on spirituality and the masks people tend to wear.

There is a 5 minute guided meditation at 44:36 about the masks that you might be wearing.

 

On Spotify and Google Podcasts.

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Podcast with Nishant Garg:  "Beating Cancer, Taking a Leap of Faith and more"

March 16, 2021

"Nishant Garg  interviews world-class experts to deconstruct habits, practices, and routines to help you live a mindful life - one day at a time".  

I'm grateful to have been interviewed in this raw, unscripted discussion available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Nishant's website

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Podcast: "Calming the monkey mind with Wendy Quan"

March 26, 2021 - Coach Kealah 'Kiki' Parkinson is a fellow co-author with me on the best-selling book "The Successful Body".  She's a fun interviewer and we had a great chat about mindfulness and bringing this into the corporate workplace. On Spotify and Google Podcasts.

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Workplace Mindfulness Summit

May 4 - 8, 2020 - I was honored to be featured three times on this summit which was all about what is happening in the field of workplace mindfulness.

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Apple Podcast:  "Spreading Mindfulness"

I appreciate being a guest on 'A Mindful Moment' podcast by Teresa McKee.  This podcast was deemed 'essential listening' by Apple Podcasts. 

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The Energy Medicine & Body Wisdom online summit​

Feb 7-8, 2020 - 'Bringing humanity back into the workplace' - my interview by Alison Palmer.

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Chartered Professionals in Human Resources

January 2020

"Mindfulness in the Workplace:  Be. Here. Now"

Perspectives on implementing workplace mindfulness.

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The being & doing summit 

Oct 14-18, 2019 - This was an online gathering for people awakening to their true nature and bringing that depth into every aspect of their lives.  

You can view a short clip here.

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Wendy's articles for Mindful Leader

3 most common fears facilitating mindfulness in the workplace

What mental hurdles mindfulness facilitators need to overcome.

What makes a great mindfulness facilitator?

The do's and don'ts of facilitation.

3 Reasons to combine mindfulness and change management

I'm honoured to be collaborate with Mindful Leader to bring you this pioneering perspective on combining change management with mindfulness.

How facilitators can lead through COVID-19

Technology, Engagement, practices, self-care.

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Change Leadership 'Summer Splash Summit'  

Aug 13-15, 2019:  Online free summit featuring 17 change leadership experts.  Hosted by April Callis-Birchmeier, I'm pleased to be a speaker on this summit, speaking about my research in combining change management with mindfulness.

An honest dialogue - Mindfulness, Change & Life Purpose​

 

August 9, 2019 - Luke Irio, president of iPEC coaching, and Wendy Quan discuss these topics with depth and openness.

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"Conversations on Change", an interview by Dr. Dawn-Marie Turner

July 26, 2019.

In this video interview, we discuss the relationship between mindfulness and organizational change. This includes Wendy Quan's research results.

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Assoc of Change Management Professionals (ACMP) webinar

 

June 27, 2019. 

There's never enough time to help individuals through change at work.

This ACMP members only webinar is for those leading change or wanting help through change personally.

Learn about the research behind combining change management and mindfulness.

Missed the webinar? ACMP members can view it for free in ACMP's Resource Library.

Thanks Sherry Palmateer, Director of CM at PRA Health Sciences, for saying that CM and mindfulness "go together like peanut butter & Jelly" - I love it!

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Mindfulness @ Work Summit 2019  

June 10-19, 2019:  I was honoured to speak about the latest tools, techniques and strategies for workplace mindfulness. 

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Mindfulness & Compassion At Work Summit

 

May 7-11, 2019:  This free online summit from the U.K. was superb.  I was honoured to be among one of 25 speakers discussing practical ways to bring more awareness and kindness into the modern workplace.  Speakers include Dr. Dan Siegel and Dr. Rick Hanson.

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The Enterprisers Project article

 

May 9, 2019

"3 Mindfulness exercises to try when you feel overwhelmed"

Try these techniques to focus when your brain races.

CPHR webinar, Dealing with Change Mindfully

Webinar: "Dealing with Change, Mindfully"

 

Feb 13, 2019.

Hosted by CPHR (Chartered Professionals in Human Resources).

Attendees will receive a special VIP price for the Dealing with Change Toolkit!

FREE for CPHR members, $19.99 for non-members.  Replay here.

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World Happiness Summit

 

Thrilled and honoured to speak in Miami, March 15-17, 2019!   This in-person event united the world’s leading experts in the science of happiness and well-being with a global audience to learn practical tools for a happier life.

This was a beautiful event in every way.

Watch this video to get a feel for this summit, and key take-aways.

(12 min)

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The Change Leadership Summit

 

February 25 - March 1, 2019.

A 5-day online event features 40 experts sharing proven leadership tips and strategies to help you become the best leader you can be.   Wendy was interviewed on February 28.

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Garrison Institute articles

"Mindfulness for Innovative Change Management"

Honored to be published by the Garrison Institute, whose mission is to disseminate the importance of contemplative practices to build a healthier, safer and more compassionate world.

CBC interview Wendy Quan workplace mindfulnes meditation

"All In Your Mind: How mindful and meditative practices are gaining mainstream momentum"

September 2018 - CBC radio series looks at the scientific and practical side of mindfulness.  Covers mindfulness in the workplace, schools, personal stories and controversies.  

CBC radio interview workplace mindfulness meditation

Using mindfulness in the workplace to manage stress, featuring Wendy Quan (starting at the 4 min mark).

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Mental health issues and mindfulness, featuring Cass Lucke, series journalist, and Cortland Dahl, researcher at Center for Healthy Minds at University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Mindfulness in schools, MindUP program.

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Important misconceptions of mindful practices, featuring Nicholas Van Dam, neuroscientist at University of Melbourne.

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Gloria Macarenko's series wrap-up panel discussion, includes research controversies and Wendy Quan.

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Keynote at BC HEAP Conference

Nov 14 & 15, 2018

  • Keynote and breakout sessions at the BC Healthy & Education Administrative Professionals Conference, Victoria, B.C.

  • Thanks everyone!  What a great audience!

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"Dealing with Change, Mindfully" at Robert H.N. Ho Conference

Nov 21, 2018

  • Conference for nurses and allied health professionals.

  • Session oversubscribed - VCH staff may replay this for free in your Learning Hub

Wendy Quan change management and mindfulness summit

July 16-20, 2018

  • A week-long summit for change leaders and HR professionals. 

  • Wendy spoke on Friday, July 20 'How mindful meditation helps employees through change’

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"How HR can create a great workplace mindfulness practice"

Replay available for FREE for CPHR members.

June 19, 2018.  Webinar hosted by CPHR (Chartered Professionals in Human Resources).

Hear the popular options for bringing mindfulness into a workplace, what HR's role is, and see a practical implementation roadmap. All previous webinars by Wendy Quan for CPHR sold out with waitlists. 

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April 13 & 14, 2018 - held at the beautiful 1440 Multiversity campus in California

A gathering of top mindfulness speakers!  I'm very grateful to have:

 

  • Presented "How to bring mindfulness to your workplace (with no ongoing operating costs)"

  • Discussion panel with Google, Brighton Jones and Sonoma County Counsel.

See my review of the Summit below:

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"Using mindfulness for innovative change management"

Webinar by The Change Management Review, February 21, 2018

Fantastically oversubscribed, Wendy spoke about starting a workplace mindfulness practice with your own employees and the power of combining change management with mindfulness. Shared her new Dealing with Change study results.

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"Times are a-changin' for Change Management"

Wendy Quan interviewed by CMO.com Magazine, January 2018.

 

How change management needs to be more innovative, and Wendy's method of using mindfulness meditation to increase change resiliency.

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Conference:  2017 ProjectWorld/Business Analyst World

October 31, 2017

Speaker at the Project World/Business Analyst World conference, Vancouver, British Columbia.

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TEDx EastVan event

Sept 16, 2017 

Opened event with a 5 meditation session at TEDx EastVan event, Vancouver, British Columbia.  Watch the video below to achieve mindful presence.

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"Mindfulness Meditation at work: Building employee
(and organizational) resilience from within"

CPHR PeopleTalk magazine article, Fall 2017.

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Conference Speaker:  2017 Assoc of Change Management Professionals

Sept 14-15, 2017 

Speaker at Canadian conference, Vancouver, British Columbia.

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2 Webinars:  Chartered Professionals in Human Resources

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Webinar:  'Mindfulness for busy HR Professionals' July 27, 2017 SOLD OUT 450 attendees.

Webinar:  "How to bring Mindfulness into your workplace with no ongoing operating costs" on August 22, 2017. SOLD OUT 450 attendees.

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"The New DNA of Change"

Wendy Quan interviewed by SAP's Digitalist Magazine, Sept 2017.

How change management needs to be more innovative, and Wendy's method of using mindfulness meditation to increase change resiliency.

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Conference:  2017 Assoc of Change Management Professionals

May 21 - 24, 2017

Speaker at the global Assoc of Change Management Professionals conference, New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Administrative Professionals conference

May 12, 2017

Speaker at the Administrative Professionals conference conference, Vancouver, Canada.

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Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada

March 9, 2017

Speaker at the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada.

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E-Comm 9-1-1

March & April 2017

Speaker for employee development days.

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Department of Health, Cincinnati, Ohio

December 1, 2016 and January 26, 2017

In-person Facilitator Training workshop and employee kick-off for the Department of Health in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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Google company

September - December 2016

Online Facilitator Training course for Google employees.

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University of British Columbia

2014-2018

'Learn to Meditate' course run 5 years in a row for the University of British Columbia's staff and faculty, and, Speaker for various Vancouver General Hospital events.

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Conference:  Justice Institute of British Columbia

June 17, 2016 - New Westminster, British Columbia

Keynote speaker for 'Knowledge & Beyond Day'

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Conference:  Pershing (BNY Mellon) INSITE2016 global financial management conference

June 7-8, 2016 - Orlando, Florida. Speaker.

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Conference:  2016 Assoc of Change Management Professionals

May 16, 2016 - Dallas, Texas

Speaker: 'Innovating the Power of Mindfulness in Change Management'

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Conference:  2016 Human Resources Management Association

April 26, 2016 - Vancouver, British Columbia

Speaker: 'Improving Organizational Resilience: Implementing Workplace Meditation as a Change Management Tool'

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Conference:  Mindfulness & Well-Being at Work, at the Greater Good Science Center, UC Berkeley

November 13 & 14, 2015 - University of California, Berkeley

'3 Tips for Mindfulness Facilitators at Work'

Day 1 - Wendy was a speaker amongst the industry's top names. See a video of her talk.

Day 2 - Wendy trained over 60 people to become workplace meditation facilitators with the Calm Monkey Facilitator Training course.  (SOLD OUT)

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Connect Health Integrative Medical Centre

2013-2015

'Learn to Meditate' course taught regularly for centre's clients.

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Business in Vancouver magazine article

October 6, 2015

'More Mind Over Matters in the Workplace'

Mindfulness meditation classes helping build staff resiliency while I was at Pacific Blue Cross.

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Webinar: Association of Change Management Professionals

August 20, 2015

'Meditation - a Powerful Change Management Tool'

Conference:  2015 Association of Change Management Professionals

April 2015 - Las Vegas, Nevada

'Meditation - a Powerful Change Management Tool'

Wendy Quan's presentation at the 2015 global Association of Change Management Professionals conference in Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas.  She was rated the top conference speaker.

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Vancouver Sun newspaper article and video

February 2013

'Empowered Health: Minding the day-to-day moments gives strength'

How meditation helped Wendy's cancer struggle and turned into teaching meditation in the workplace.

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