A mindful approach to work and life
Janet is an entrepreneur with over 20 years working as a digital marketer, bestselling author of 7 books, public speaker, corporate trainer and coaches people on using mindfulness based emotional intelligence to live happier and more fulfilling lives.
As Founder and CEO of Tatu Digital Media, Janet Fouts brings a fresh perspective to social media marketing. Instead of the often-used scattershot approach, Janet believes in the surprising power of mindfulness, authenticity, and generosity.
Mindfulness and Emotional Intelligence
Janet trained with the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute to teach mindfulness and emotional intelligence in the workplace. She’s also studied at UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center in their Mindful Awareness Practices program, and at Stanford’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE). She coaches industry leaders on mindfulness at work and leadership.
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Interview Topics and Sample Questions
Sample Interview Topics
A mindful approach to self-care for the caregiver
Mindful self awareness allows us to care for ourselves and others with compassion, kindness and generosity. Self-care doesn't mean ignoring everyone else, but when we are exhausted and stretched to the limit we can make mistakes that have serious repercussions for ourselves and others. Through understanding ourselves we can come from a place that is grounded and calm, even in the midst of a storm.
The science behind our reactions to life
One of the great revelations to me in my studies was that we all have times when our brain takes over and does things we wouldn't normally say or do. Understanding the neuroscience behind triggering our fight, flight, or freeze mode (an Amygdala hijack) and what to do about it really changed my life. I found ways to self regulate better, became less reactive and more responsive to the various crises we experience in our lives. I want to share that with the world!
Mindful Social Media? An Oxymoron?
Social media is everywhere isn’t it? Sports on TV, ads on the bus, the train and on billboards you see ads shouting out “follow us on…”. We are inundated with social media noise, so how we market our business to be heard above the din? We don’t. Instead we get focused and talk to individual people. Person to person. The way we really like to communicate. See, social media is social, first and foremost. Taking a mindful approach to where, how and why we are communicating on social can help us be more effective and both our customers and our team will be happier for it.
Sample interview questions
- How do you define mindfulness?
- What is an amygdala hijack and how does it affect us?
- How can we use active listening to be better communicators?
- What role does compassion have in the workplace?
- How can we use compassion as marketers? In customer service? Sales?
- I have a "monkey mind", I can't meditate...or can I?
- What are "micro-practices" and how do they help me?
- I've heard that you don't believe in multi-tasking, how do we get our work done without it?
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About When Life Hits the Fan
When Life Hits the Fan- A mindful Guide to Caring for Yourself While Caring for Others comes from my own experiences as a caregiver as well as dozens of others in a variety of situations. The goal of the book is to help caregivers see that self-care is an absolutel necessity and provide them with practical ways to do just that.
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