Mindful Leadership Expert, Conference Speaker and Author of ‘Urban Monk’
Pandit Dasa is a mindful leadership expert, author, and keynote speaker.
Considered a top Mindfulness Leadership Expert, Pandit Dasa presents the latest in scientific research on the topic of Mindfulness, and as a speaker has addressed myriad Fortune 500 as well as Fortune 100 companies. In doing so, he has inspired both leaders and those aspiring to leadership positions to manage and lead in a mindful way without ego.
He is a sought-after speaker on Mindful Leadership, conducting workshops on the topic at Google, Bank of America, The Royal Bank of Canada, JP Morgan Chase, Harvard, Columbia University, Novartis, UBS, Intel, Citibank, The World Bank, and many more. Pandit has also presented at Oracle HCM, National SHRM conventions, the World Government Summit in Dubai, LEAD2017, SHRM Arkansas and WorkHuman Conferences. He has also appeared at a TEDx conference.
Pandit has been featured in The New York Times, Inc. Magazine, Psychology Today, Wall Street Journal, PBS, and NPR, amongst others.
Pandit describes his journey into and from monkhood to being the founder and CEO of Conscious Living, LLC, in his book, ‘Urban Monk: Exploring Karma, Consciousness, and the Divine’. To make a long story short, Pandit entered the New York City monastery where he lived as a monk for fifteen years after his family lost their multimillion-dollar business. This event was a turning point in his life. It was also during this period that he started drawing parallels between the beliefs of east and west, and incorporating certain eastern principles in the western mindset.
Pandit Dasa presents audiences with his research on Mindfulness, explaining the importance of leading by example and communicating mindfully while managing your emotions. He also teaches audiences various breathing and focusing exercises that they can implement both at home and the office. His aim is to help people develop not only positive leadership qualities but to lower stress and anxiety while boosting productivity and emotional intelligence at the same time.
A feature of Pandit’s keynotes is the popular option to have his audiences spend the final 10 minutes of the keynote with their eyes closed in a state of mindfulness. Alternatively, Pandit can return to the mindfulness session later in the day following the keynote delivery.
“Pandit is a very engaging speaker and has provided three sessions on mindfulness to DTCC for the Total Rewards team, our global managing director population, and our U.S. employees. In addition to providing a guided mindfulness meditation, Pandit spoke about his unique background, how mindfulness ties in with one’s overall wellbeing, and the benefits mindfulness can bring to one’s everyday life, including experiences in the workplace. Our employees have provided positive feedback on these sessions, and we are excited to keep working with Pandit as we continue to prioritize our employees’ wellbeing through our benefits offerings.”
“Pandit joined our group of ~100 US and Canadian financial services marketers for our annual off-site. We were looking for a speaker to cover a non-business, personal well-being topic. Pandit delivered for us. He walked us through all the research that supports why mindfulness is important and it's impact on our health. He closed the session with a guided meditation. The reviews from our team were very positive. Pandit was not the typical speaker we hear at one of these meetings, but he was a welcomed change of pace. I'd happily recommend him to any organization looking for an expert on mindfulness.”
”I had a chance to invite Pandit Dasa to our IBM offices in Austin to speak to our development support team on the topic of stress management and work-life balance. He taught our team how to develop positive relationships, manage our emotions and appreciate the work of our colleagues. One member said the session was “refreshing” and another wanted to know when he could return. We loved having him here and hope to work with him again.”
“Pandit was an engaging and interesting speaker with an extremely timely and relevant topic for today’s workplace. We particularly enjoyed the exercise he did, he had everyone in a large room practicing mindfulness!”
“I would like to take this opportunity to recommend with great enthusiasm Pandit Dasa for speaking engagements related to mindful leadership. I had the distinct pleasure of working with Pandit during the Arkansas Society for Human Resource Management Conference 2017. As a keynote speaker at the event, he provided insightful, expert leadership content which was extremely well received. Pandit has lived as the “Urban Monk” (thus the title of his book). I am impressed by his genuine desire to change lives in a positive manner. His delivery is strong and heartfelt, and it is apparent that he lives what he teaches. His positive personal brand will influence his audience.”
“Pandit was invited to speak about the benefits of Mindfulness for a fast-paced, high-stressed work environment. The event was attended by about 60 people. Pandit is a very personable and enthusiastic speaker. He has a unique ability to make Mindfulness relevant, accessible and easily applicable for a workplace situation. His highlighting the scientific research on mindfulness satisfied even the biggest skeptics in the audience as he exceeded our expectations in every regard. After his speech and session, many people mentioned they were more relaxed, focused, energized and productive. Everyone that attended is eager to have him back in the near future and highly recommend him as a presenter.”
“I first met Pandit when he came to speak at the Royal Bank of Canada offices in Manhattan. He immediately captured everyone's attention by sharing how he lived as monk for 15 years in New York and now post-monk life, he speaks to corporations on the science and practices of mindfulness. His talk was personable, humorous and research based. His content on how mindfulness and meditation could lower stress and boost productivity was extremely relevant and practical for me and my colleagues who work on the trading floor. We loved his talk so much that we've had him back for an additional two sessions. During his most recent visit, Pandit's content was geared towards our leaders and Managing Directors. His messages on leading by example, appreciating your co-workers, managing emotions, communicating with compassion and leading with humility really resonated with our leadership.”