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Manijeh Motaghy
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Manijeh Motaghy, PsyD, OMC, holds a doctorate degree in Organizational Management Consulting. She is the Founder of Mindful Business Institute and Co-Founder of Mindful Valley with over 20 years practice in yoga and meditation and 10 years intensive experience in Mindfulness meditation and other related teachings. As the Co-Founder of Mindful Valley, Manijeh, coordinated and lead over 45 day-long retreats, over 50 beginning and advanced mindfulness classes, workshops and presentations and began to take the lead teacher position for Mindful Valley in 2013. She has trained and taught Mindfulness to hundreds of individuals, executives and staff at corporations, non-profits, health-care and academic settings. Manijeh is a UCLA Certified Mindfulness Facilitator and authorized UCLA signature Mindful Awareness Practices (MAPs I) teacher. She continues to study and practice Mindfulness and other teachings with teachers at the Abhayagiri Monastery, Trudy Goodman at InsightLA, as well as other secular groups. As a dedicated practitioner and teacher, she infuses mindfulness in all her training, consulting and speaking engagements to optimize success and well-being for all involved.

Dr. Motaghy has designed and conducted numerous curricula such as The Cycle of Excellence, The Optimize Program, a Mindfulness-Based employee wellness and performance enhancement training program, DOUBLE-AIM for adults with ADHD as well as Work-Life Balance retreats.

She has provided mindfulness workshops, presentation and training for academic sectors such as the LAUSD and private schools such as Chapman University, Campbell Hall, state-wide professional conferences such as Promising Practices at California State University of Northridge and Girls Scouts of America, local mental health centers such as SFV Community Mental Health Center, and JAS for Social Workers, Child Development Institute, as well as other health-support organizations such as Leeza's Place and The Laurel Foundation (AIDS support), Jennifer Diamond Cancer Foundation and WeSpark Cancer Support Center where she has conducted weekly sessions for the past 3 years and other diverse groups such as Gay/Lesbian Elderly Housing. Manijeh is committed to her own personal daily practice and development of Mindfulness.

Dr. Motaghy is also an experienced Gallup best selling Strengths Finder 2.0 trainer.

Entries by Manijeh Motaghy

Mindfulness of Cultural Differences and Balancing Relationships

(3) Comments | Posted August 24, 2015 | 11:27 AM

It is an amazing gift that we have such easy access to so many different cultures and backgrounds in our world. The best part of it is that we could share each other's strengths and aspirations. Learn from each other's life styles, traditions, life strategies and wisdom. Here in this...

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Wisdom and Mindfulness

(2) Comments | Posted March 24, 2015 | 5:07 PM

2500 participants attended the grand Wisdom 2.0 Conference in San Francisco last weekend. It was invigorating. Attendees came from all over the world and all over the U.S., curious to find out what was new in the world of Mindfulness and wisdom. I was excited myself. Like a...

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Executive Burnout: Don't Pick a Fight You Will Lose

(1) Comments | Posted December 4, 2014 | 6:18 PM

Billions of dollars are spent on perks, incentives and professional development every year to keep executives and their teams excited, engaged and high performing. The intention is to get them to achieve their goals and beyond, be more creative, beat the competition, become faster and more intelligent with technology and...

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The First Leader in My Life:

(0) Comments | Posted June 5, 2014 | 9:54 PM

Since I wrote my blog about COMANDS: The Seven Traits/Skills of Effective Leadership, many people have asked me to say more about my grandmother, Esmat Bazarganan, who was basically the first leader in my life. I also wrote about qualities of mindful awareness and the four kinds of...

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COMANDS: Seven Skills/Traits of Effective Leadership

(1) Comments | Posted May 16, 2014 | 6:05 PM

Mindful Awareness practices and trainings have spread widely with great implications for effective leadership. So many leadership models talk about "what to do" and "how to achieve" goals or "how to influence" people to follow them.

However, being able to influence people is not enough. Tom Rath and Barry Conchie,...

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