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Manage Your Mind First: A Leaders Guide to Thriving in Uncertainty

January 18, 2018
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Century Plaza Towers
2029 Century Park East, Concourse Room A
Los Angeles, CA 90067 United States


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This 4-part series will offer a variety of practical tools that will enhance your inner capacities to more effectively meet external challenges.

  • How do you manage the stuff that goes on in your head?
  • What’s the real meaning of living “a balanced life?” 
  • How do you manage fear and anxiety and produce a productive result, let alone enjoy life?  
  • How do you gain clarity of thought and action?
  • How do you create viable and effective options that didn’t seem possible?
  • How do you get a better night’s rest?  
  • How do you create a culture of calm at work and at home?  

These are just some of the questions we will explore in a stimulating, supportive and enjoyable learning environment. You will be given practical experiments to try in-between sessions. Your insights from these experiments will drive the course. In each session, we will have small-group conversations and practices to try. At the end of each session, we will sum up the learning to discuss how to apply these tools to your professional and personal life. Dinner and drinks will be provided.


  • Jeremy Hunter, Ph.D., Founding Director and Associate Professor of Practice, Executive Mind Leadership Institute, Peter F. Drucker Graduate School of Management at Claremont University

For over a decade, Jeremy has helped leaders develop themselves while retaining their humanity in the face of monumental change and challenge. He created and teaches The Executive Mind, a series of demanding and transformative executive education programs. They are dedicated to Peter Drucker’s assertion that “You cannot manage other people unless you manage yourself first.” He also co-leads the Leading Mindfully Executive Education program at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business.

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Here’s what we’ll cover:

  • Thursday, Jan 18  
    It’s 2AM and the Hamster Wheel is Still Spinning: Managing Yourself=Managing Your Nervous System
    Your nervous system is your most fundamental infrastructure, yet we frequently know very little about it, let alone how to manage and transform it. The zone of resilience is your nervous system’s capacity to integrate stimulation without being overwhelmed. We will learn how it works and what you can do to manage and expand it for the long run.
  • Thursday, Feb 1 
    Stop Wasting Your Most Important Resources:
    Attention, Focus and Your Results 
    Unless you possess magical powers, you do not manage time. In reality, you manage attention. Unfortunately, most people grossly mis-manage their attention. As a result, they not only generate ineffective results, but also experience life as a fragmented, frenetic, unsatisfying blur. Focused attention drives your effectiveness as a professional but also as a partner, parent and human being. Quality of attention drives quality of life.  This session will explore the costs of chronically divided attention and potential remedies.
  • Thursday, Feb 15 
    Put the Head Back on the Chicken:
    From Mindlessness to Intentional Action
    Mindlessness characterizes a vast majority of human thinking, feeling, and acting.  The result can be ineffective results. Practicing methods for bringing greater awareness to action enhances the possibilities for a more desirable result. We will explore and implement bringing mindfulness into action to transform your results.
  • Thursday, Mar 1 
    There’s Gotta Be Another Way!
    Creating Alternatives and Generating Possibilities
    The human nervous system frequently defaults to survival and self-protective priorities. This is expressed in daily life as mindsets that are rigid and judgmental, resulting in an inability to move forward, develop innovative solutions or foster strong, effective relationships.  Essentially, we get stuck.  This session we will explore how to back out of these mental and emotional cul-de-sacs and create more useful possibilities.


  • $350 for all 4 sessions

Venue and Parking:

  • For driving directions please click here. The parking rate for vehicles entering after 5:01 P.M. and exiting before 5:00 A.M. is $ 13.64 + $ 1.36 TAX = $15.00 maximum. Lost ticket pay daily maximum.


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