Pandit Dasa

Pandit Dasa is a Mindful Leadership Expert, author and motivational keynote speaker. His inspirational speeches aim to create a more mindful workplace culture which increases productivity and improves retention. He encourages leadership and co-workers to appreciate and celebrate the success and contributions of others. This attitude fosters trust, enhances teamwork and greatly impacts employee performance. He emphasizes the importance of leading without ego and highlights the importance of cultivating self-awareness and personal growth and development.

Pandit captures the audience’s attention by sharing his journey on how and why he spent 15 years living as a monk in New York City, the incredible life and leadership lessons he learned from that experience and why he’s no longer a monk. His story is chronicled in his book, Urban Monk. Some key messages the audience will take away are:

  • Understanding how our mind, thoughts and emotions impact our reactions and behavior.
  • Tools for managing one’s emotions and staying calm and collected before pressing the “send” button.
  • The value of consistently appreciating our colleagues.
  • Attendees will be encouraged to lead by example by setting a proper leadership model.
  • Learn breathing and focusing techniques that can reduce stress, improve productivity and boost emotional intelligence.

Pandit Dasa has spoken to many Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies. Some of the organizations he has spoken to are:
Google, Citibank, IBM, State Farm, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Nationwide Insurance, SAP, Bank of America, AMC Theatres, Intel, WeWork, Royal Bank of Canada, AMC Networks, Novartis, Comcast, TD Ameritrade, JPMorgan Chase, The World Bank, World Government Summit, SHRM National Convention,
Oracle HCM Convention and many others.

Principles of Mindful Leadership


His Mindful Leadership workshop is inspired by Gandhi’s quote, “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” If one is hoping to lead, this is the most effective way to inspire others. This presentation will encourage the audience members to reflect on how they can become better leaders in whatever leadership role they are in, whether personal or professional.  It will address the importance of creating an environment where ego battles aren’t driving the company down and where individuals are willing to put aside their own self-interest for the sake of the greater good.

A few of the traditional and non-traditional leadership qualities that will be explored are:

· Leading by Example
· Appreciation
· Communication
· Humility
· Balanced Emotions

Stress Management for Work-Life Balance


We spend more than half of our waking time doing work related activities. Workplace stress is costing businesses over $300 billions dollars and is leading to absenteeism, turnover and increased healthcare costs. Mindfulness is being employed by companies such as Google, General Mills, Salesforce.com, Novartis and many others because the research is showing it can reduce stress, anxiety, depression and can improve focus, productivity and enhance employee happiness. This talk will present the research on Mindfulness and how it can be used by companies to create a more positive work environment. Participants will also learn mindfulness breathing and focusing techniques that can be used at work and at home. Key items essential to work-life balance that will be presented are:

  • Importance of Positive Relationships
  • Healthy Eating
  • Unplugged Sleep
  • Regular Exercise
  • Maintaining a Personal Hobby

Creating a Mindful and Positive Workplace Culture


The growth and overall success of an organization is defined by its culture and leadership. A positive workplace culture enhances teamwork, collaboration and morale. As a result it boosts employee engagement, efficiency and retention.

This presentation will address the importance of creating an environment where ego battles aren’t driving the company down and where individuals are willing to put aside their own self-interest for the sake of the greater good. It encourages an environment where individuals are willing to appreciate the contributions of their co-workers instead of feeling threatened by them. The research on mindfulness and its application for the workplace will also be presented.

As a result of this keynote, the audience will be able to:

  • Communicate with awareness, clarity and compassion
  • Manage their emotions to handle conflicts
  • Develop a positive mindset towards individuals they don’t see eye-to-eye with
  • Express appreciation towards the work of their colleagues
  • Utilize mindfulness breathing and focusing techniques to lower stress and improve productivity