SDX: Inspire – Mindfulness at Work


Everywhere you turn, the term mindfulness is being thrown around.  Is it really the superpower it claims to be?  

This talk will tackle today’s workplace challenges by introducing mindfulness, demystifying it, and translating it to simple techniques that you can easily incorporate into your daily life at work and home.

We are inundated with information, social media, endless apps, constant interruptions, competing priorities, you name it! Our day has become so fragmented and so inefficient, couldn’t we all use a tool that helps us enhance productivity, increase creativity and relieve stress?

Join SDX on January 11th for an Introduction to Mindfulness workshop led by Susan Franceschini, Executive Director, ThinkLA and Certified Masters of Wisdom and Meditation Teacher.

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Key takeaways:

  • A better understanding of the basics of mindfulness
  • An understanding of how mindfulness at work can help you feel calmer, less stressed, happier and more fulfilled.
  • Tips on how to bring mindfulness into your daily life and work for greater clarity, improved productivity and enhanced creativity
  • Simple techniques you can use daily

Who is this class for?

  • Anyone who is interested in exploring Mindfulness (no prior experience necessary)
  • Anyone who wants greater creative focus and clarity
  • Those who want to communicate more effectively
  • Anyone who wants to be more productive and less distracted
  • Anyone who wants enjoy their work and life more
  • This class is suited for all levels of experience

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About the Speaker:

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Susan Franceschini
Executive Director, ThinkLA
Susan has spent the last 25+ years immersed in the Los Angeles advertising, media, and marketing community.  A good portion of that time was spent in Human Resources and recruiting for agencies such as Davis Elen and TBWA\Chiat\Day, and with her own company, Ad Jobs, Inc.

Her early experience in HR and recruiting served as a perfect backdrop to her current role as Executive Director for ThinkLA. For the past 14 years, Susan has helped make ThinkLA the premier advertising and marketing association in the country. The organization has flourished under her leadership and now includes over 7,500 members and producing 50+ sell-out industry events each year.

Since the beginning of her career, Susan has been involved with industry philanthropic partners, including the Multicultural Advertising Training Program, LA Futures Academy, and Ad Relief of Greater Los Angeles.

One of the many partnership developed under Susan’s guidance is the collaboration with Loyola Marymount University to launch M-School: Institute for Marketing at LMU. The program will develop the next generation of marketing professionals who can make an immediate impact in the workplace upon graduation. Susan’s current efforts are focused on expanding ThinkLA’s professional and personal development offerings, and strengthening ThinkLA’s Diversity, Inclusion, and Gender (DIG) initiative which aims to increase the range of diversity in the Los Angeles advertising community.

As part of her ongoing personal and professional development, Susan has been a student of meditation and mindfulness for the past ten years. She is a Certified Masters of Wisdom and Meditation teacher and now works to bring the “woo” world into the corporate world through training and speaking engagements. Her intention in this work is to bring more humanity into the work place.