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Men On Purpose Podcast

Jul 15, 2019

How do you handle high-stress environments? If you struggle to maintain composure and react with anger or frustration, you might benefit from a mindfulness practice. Developing focus and poise allows you to perform at your best, even under difficult circumstances. And this kind of mental acumen is crucial for men in demanding careers.

Erik Leslie is the creator of SatiMind, a customized mindfulness training program for corporations, hospitals and healthcare professionals, athletes, law enforcement and the military. He is committed to helping organizations leverage mental focus to create resilient and high-performing teams. Erik earned his graduate degree in Performance Psychology from the University of Denver and is a certified mindfulness teacher through the University of Massachusetts Medical School. 

Today, Erik joins Emerald to explain how enduring a serious car accident led to his current work in mindfulness and meditation. He explores the connection between optimal performance and alignment with purpose, discussing why he considers mindfulness to be the ultimate mental skill. Listen in for Erik’s insight around developing your own mindfulness practice and learn how mental focus can help you undo negativity bias and retrain your brain to respond rather than react!

What You Will Learn

Erik’s insight around molding your pain into a purpose

How a serious car accident led to Erik’s work in mindfulness

How alignment with purpose impacts your performance

How Erik is redefining hard work as ‘effortless effort’

Erik’s story of healing on a spiritual level after his accident

How Erik found the tools to develop a meditation practice

Why Erik considers mindfulness the ultimate mental skill

How mindfulness programs can change organizational culture

Erik’s tips for developing a mindfulness practice

  • Focus on heartbeat or breath (1 minute/day)
  • Identify 3 things you’re grateful for each day

The value in undoing negativity bias with positive emotions

The difference between reacting vs. choosing a response

How Erik applies mindfulness to the creation process

Connect with Erik Leslie


Erik’s Website

Connect with Emerald GreenForest

Creative Age Consulting Group

Emerald’s Website

Emerald on LinkedIn

Emerald on Twitter

Emerald on Instagram



Ken Wilber

The Science of Enlightenment: How Meditation Works by Shinzen Young

Jon Kabat-Zinn

University of Pennsylvania Authentic Happiness

This episode is sponsored by the Creative Age Consulting Group. Men - Is it time NOW for you to make your mark? Visit to apply for an invitation-only consultation.