Author: DLG CONSULTING

Join us this Sat 2-4pm at Monmouth Park’s Turf Club for some stress busting yoga to benefit Women that Build at Habitat for Humanity. Look for local wellness leadership and enjoy a wide array of talented teachers while we network on and off the mat! $20pp Excited to be presenting with #SynergyYoga #MonmouthBeachYoga #AKneadedVacation #DNBEvents #DebHeptigYoga

I will be keynoting on effective leadership trends next week at another national business conference in Vegas. Have a favorite spa/show/yoga venue recommendation post business? Send your recommendations to www.DonnaLynSpeaks.com for a free day pass to YogaOnTheLake this season. #SaturdaysRock #8:30AM #Memorial-LaborDay

Busy coaching leaders on presentation skills. Need a refresher? Mention this enews for a 10% discount. Offer through April 30. “Your expertise as a professional speaker is helping me uplevel my presentation skills at our events. Thank you for your honest, informed critique delivered in an encouraging manner!” Dawn D., Executive Director

We’re KickingCancerOverboard next to send more #ToSeaForFree at Runapalooza marathon. Want to join our NJMarathon April 30 volunteer teams? Send an email at DonnaLynSpeaks@gmail.com to join the fun. Thanks for all you do!

DonnaLyn has been helping executives and leadership talent succeed with the intersection of her entrepreneurial, speaking and wellness life. Catch her between keynotes and client care at 732-547-0894 for a conversation about your goals.

Hosting international college students from around the globe for a decade has been incredibly enlarging, culturally and experientially. We’ve witnessed houseguests pursue academic excellence in chemistry to political science from Dubai to Beijing. Surveys indicate that more than 70% of millennial respondents consider themselves “global citizens.” How about you?

DonnaLyn – Speaker at Colts Neck Business Association Photo credit: Tom Zapcic Photography

In my presentation with the Colts Neck Business Association, we considered our international IQ. The attendee responses were exciting and insightful. Several of the business leaders in attendance were retired executives from global brands that concurred with Hofstede’s dimensions researched for our talk. Another entrepreneur was in business with a Brazilian partner and another was rapidly growing his customer base to include Far East Indians that value informed customer service. All of the above interactions require cultural and communication competencies to engage effectively. So how are you showing up? If you’re ethnocentric, you may want to join us for our next enlightening conversation or a culturally rich consult.  Go global!

Not much of a slots gambler, but we did win big this month, so far. While at our annual Atlantic City Certified Insurance Counselor conference on Cyberliability and all things contracts, we were able to meet and greet new and longtime, trusted colleagues. Here’s what we learned:

Forbes magazine recently reported that cybercrime costs are projected to reach $2 trillion by 2019. When I coach and keynote, I talk about the power of planning to stay resilient in business and life. Professional hackers (aka Hackers for Hire), reportedly launch approximately 8 attacks per year, with an average income bounty of $30K/per hack attack according to a recent Ponemon survey. Troubling but true. Need a review? Contact me at DonnaLynSpeaks@gmail.com.

We’re back in town now “Going Global” with Colts Neck Business Association members. Had the honor to share what’s trending in the culturally competent lives of businesses near and far as their presenting speaker. #EnlargeYourLeadershipLife

Last week we shared what’s trending in Social Media to benefit local businesses and Habitat for Humanity’s Women that Build initiative. If you’re a nomophobe, you had company and hopefully made new contacts while building brand awareness. #TrendingTechTips #DNB Events

We’re KickingCancerOverboard next to send more #ToSeaForFree. Want to join our NJMarathon April 30 or Runapalooza April 22 volunteer teams? Send me an email at DonnaLynSpeaks@gmail.com to join the fun. Thanks for all you do!

Keep winning,

Originally published Natural Awakenings Magazine April 2017 Issue 

A visit to the Tibetan Buddhist Shrine Room at the Sacred Spaces exhibition at The Rubin Museum is an enlarging NYC day trip. The exhibition is entitled The Himala- yan Wind & Tibetan Buddhist Shrine Room. The mission of the installation is to acquaint visitors with a traditional alter used for offerings, devotion and prayer in elaborate household shrines. The exhibition offers visitors an op- portunity to experience the sounds of the Himalayas which house the world’s highest elevated monasteries. These sounds include the flapping of prayer flags, the echo of high winds, the sounds of chanting and the interplay
of silence and mountain murmurs. The exhibition runs through June 5th 2017.

According to Wayne Teasdale, in his book The Mystic Heart, more and more people are being drawn to interspirituality as a faith tradition. In other words, as our global community evolves, our spiritual needs also vary during shifting times in our lives. Some- times an engrained spiritual practice takes precedent over philosophical beliefs or learned psychology concepts. Teasdale contends that more people are being drawn to a simultaneous com- bination of faith and belief paths. His coined term does not mean that a practitioner is not committed to any single tradition. They very well may be. He is simply suggesting that according to his research, celebrants are trending toward honoring more than one tradition today. Examples of this would be those that identify as Buddhist-Jews or Hindu Christians. Some blend even more belief systems to describe their spiritual preferences. The important point to note isthat for the first time in history, many feel safe to openly express these evolv- ing and expanding views.

Yoga is essentially a refining of consciousness. Buddhism focuses on living the teachings of The Buddha daily. Yoga and meditation are two of the most common ways to refine our thinking and behaviors to align with the teachings of The Buddha. The end goal is to achieve enlightenment which means to experience nirvana/bliss by ridding the self of the delusion of ego. In order to attain “Samadhi” which is the infinite, pure consciousness that transcends human suffering, one must embrace the Four Noble Truths. These tenants include knowledge of the fol- lowing:

• All life is suffering
• Suffering stems from desire
• There can be an end to desire
• If you follow the 8 fold path

The eight-fold path includes ways to live an honorable and worthy life accord- ing to The Buddha. The eight limbs of “right” living include right speech, right aspirations, right views, right conduct, right livelihood, right effort, right mindful- ness and right meditation. These central beliefs are supported by the customs of Buddhism as observed in this Tibetan Shrine Room, multi channel audio and video installation at The Rubin.

The practice of the faithful Bud- dhist includes meditation which can be done daily in the privacy of one’s home or at a Buddhist temple. Devotion ina private shrine room is similar to the experience in a temple in that devotees often have multiple Buddhas on display and signs of offerings on the alters at the shrines. Signs of veneration of The Buddha were evident on the busy alter. Multiple sized Buddhas were placed throughout the Shrine, as were many candles, animal artifacts, and prayer flags. Familiar images of yogis, sitting and standing in meditation were evi- dent throughout the exhibition.

According to Russell Paul in his book The Yoga of Sound, The Buddha was strongly influenced by yogic discipline which subscribes to the ultimate elimination of suffering for all. As we move into a global culture, yoga practitioners must pursue Samadhi or elimination of suffering for all people, not just Buddhists. This notion exempli- fies the true meaning and purpose of yoga, contrary to pop culture’s under- standing of yoga as a practice strictly limited to physical culture.

The founder of Buddhism was Siddhartha Gautama that surrendered family wealth and royal standing at age 29 to live the life of a wandering ascetic to build compassion and connection with all that live and suffer. Buddhism’s additional beliefs in reincarnation and the universal laws of cause and effect(karma) were also on display at the Rubin exhibition in art, sculpture and artifact form. Namaste!

First 100 Attendees will get a filled swag bag! Free prizes!
Join in on the fun and take a master yoga class at Monmouth Park Racetrack’s Turf Room. Fantastic instructors from local yoga studios are getting together to give a master class to benefit Habitat For Humanity of Monmouth County on earth day.

April 22 from 2:00-4:00 at 175 Oceanport Ave in Oceanport, NJ 07757

The Cost is $20 ahead of time and $25 at the door

There will be swag bags for the first 100 attendees and prizes! One lucky winner for 2 tickets to the Taste For Homes event which will take place on May 15th at the  Oyster Point Hotel.

Please bring your own yoga mat and towel.

  • Jennifer Portman from Synergy Yoga in Fair Haven
  • Donnalyn Giegerich from Yoga On The Lake Summer Series in Middletown
  • Regina Golden from Coba Yoga in Little Silver
  • Georgette Kaftan from Monmouth Beach Yoga
  • Melissa Beveridge from MBee Well
  • Nicole Lerario from Kneaded Vacation Massage
  • Debi Heptig from Bodhi Connect LLC
  • Kristin Gould from Synergy Yoga in Fair Haven


Please click here to register today!

 

I had the recent pleasure of whisking to Boston for business on the Acela with an extraordinary professional colleague, now admired friend. She epitomizes the quote penned by Leonard E Read, ” The person who fears to try is thus enslaved.” Let’s just say my client and trusted friend has been modeling freedom for many for decades. She’s the kind of person most of us aspire to become…smart, funny, generous and resilient. It takes consistent work to hone these skills and more than a few years of courageous living to master these leadership qualities. Which one do you value most or find most challenging to develop?

We’re back from Boston now but I’ll be sharing some insights gained on that brain train before heading to another insurance conference in Atlantic City. Join us for some great networking crafted by DNB Events, Fair Haven. If you’re local, join us to assess your sociability and global citizenry skills. I’ll be presenting on “Being Social” at Teak Rooftop, Red Bank Tuesday April 4th 6-9pm to benefit Habitat for Humanity.

On Wednesday April 12 8am at Colts Neck Municipal Center, we’ll be talking about your International IQ as a global citizen with the Colts Neck Business Association. 

Collectivist cultures prioritize honoring community to “save face” at all costs. Individualistic societies, like most American’s, prioritize initiative and personal achievement as pillars of leadership success. The ability to meet every aspect of life with the same serene face is a challenge for many. Instead, we trip ourselves up by thinking we have to be different situational personas..one for business, one for relationships, one for our hobbies and another for health and wellness goals. This can be so exhausting! So, how do you save face?

When I coach leaders on communication and impact skills, we always work from a place of authenticity. Being a calm, centered leader in a fast changing world gives comfort to our teams, builds resilience and preserves our sense of self awareness. Tall order perhaps, but research shows the most effective leaders hone these skills daily. If you’re local, join us to assess your sociability and global citizenry skills. I’ll be presenting on “Being Social” at Teak Rooftop, Red Bank Tuesday April 4 6-9pm to benefit Habitat for Humanity. On Wednesday April 12 8am at Colts Neck Municipal Center, we’ll be talking about your International IQ as a global citizen with the Colts Neck Business Association.

DonnaLyn Giegerich MBA, CIC, RYT
President, DLG Consulting Red Bank NJ
Keynotes, Business Consulting & Success Coaching..
www.DonnaLynSpeaks.com
@DonnaLynSpeaks on FB and Twitter
IG/DonnaLynConsults

Howdy Lifeleaders!

This is busy conference season so before we head to Atlantic City, Vegas and several cities in between, I decided to take time out on the sunny beaches in Texas. Texas? Yep. Sunny, 85 degrees and never crowded. Besides, there’s always great company and quiet time in Texas that helps me focus for my busiest time of year. Where’s your unsuspecting favorite place to create and contemplate your best life? More importantly, how often do you get there to prioritize your integrated wellness?

When I help clients create message discipline for their teams and events, I remind them of three simple rules that have worked well for executives at all stages of their careers: Be brief, Be brilliant and Be brief. We’re so overstimulated today that it’s more important than ever to engage our audiences with brevity and impact. So how are you showing up?

I’ll be hosting a webinar on “How to Wow Your World” if you’d like to refine your messaging skills. This session will help leaders that have to make compelling introductions at business events, pitch a product or present content to a group. Engaging speakers are skilled students that have studied the art of presentation and persuasion. Interested in improving your success with a professional speaker that’s helped hundreds? Share your goals at DonnaLynSpeaks@gmail.com and learn details for limited spots.

Join our next enlarging engagement near or far that aligns with your interests. Details at www.DonnaLynSpeaks.com. If you’re connected to our work, we’d be grateful for a “like” or “follow” at @DonnaLynSpeaks on FB and Twitter. Recently joined the Instagram wave… Holding out on SnapChat, although am watching their IPO with interest today to stay young and fun. Stay connected.

DonnaLyn Giegerich MBA, CIC, RYT
President, DLG Consulting Red Bank NJ
Keynotes, Business Consulting & Success Coaching..
www.DonnaLynSpeaks.com
@DonnaLynSpeaks on FB and Twitter
IG/DonnaLynConsults

DonnaLyn has been helping executives and leadership talent succeed with the intersection of her entrepreneurial, speaking and wellness life. Catch her between keynotes and client care at 732-547-0894 for a conversation about your goals.

Tickets for our annual Valentine’s Day Brunch are now available! We have so many NEW & FUN things in store for you this year including a Tunnel of Love Photobooth, Wine Toss Game and TONS of incredible auction items! PLUS everyone who buys a ticket is entered into a drawing to win a vacation to the Grenadine Caribbean Islands!! You don’t want to miss out!

More info and tickets are available here! Valentine’s Day Brunch to Benefit The Monmouth County SPCA