Today’s guest is unlike any other. A teacher, public speaker, and author, Shelly Tygielski, is a self-care activist and community organizer helping leaders to do the “inner work” of radical self-care to create mindful communities. After spending nearly 20 years in Corporate America, working for and leading Fortune 1000 organizations, including one of the largest community association management companies in the United States, Shelly walked away from her corner office and started on the path of mindfulness and meditation. She began her journey by teaching free meditation classes Sunday mornings on Hollywood Beach in Florida, and what started as a group of 12 friends grew into a community called “The Sand Tribe” of more than 15,000 in two years. Sit down with host, Donna DiMaggio Berger, as she and Shelly discuss the initiatives Shelley has created that are committed to driving real social change. Honored by CNN Heroes in 2020 and featured on Oprah Winfrey’ s series, “Good People Doing Great Things,” Shelly is a student of the Shambhala Buddhist tradition, certified in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and, is referred to as one of the most “powerful women in mindfulness.”
Conversation highlights include:
- How leaving the corporate world can change your life.
- How mindfulness can be utilized in community associations to integrate new purchasers and defuse conflict in an association setting.
- How traumatic experiences can influence your life
- How Shelley’s work can help boards gracefully handle “aging in place” situations with dignity for everyone involved.
- A peek into Shelley’s book, Sit Down to Rise Up.
- How joining a group can help accomplish personal goals.