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The Goldie Hawn Foundation: Mindful Leadership

Learn to lead by example as you discover how to manage stress and maintain mental wellbeing to help lead your team to success.

1,097 enrolled on this course

Goldie Hawn, founder of MindUp for Life

The Goldie Hawn Foundation: Mindful Leadership

1,097 enrolled on this course

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Gain the skills to combat stress and become a strong leader in your industry

Stress in the workplace is almost unavoidable. However, being able to handle stress and manage the stress levels within your team is key in effective leadership.

On this two-week course, you’ll discover simple strategies to help you combat stress, boost your wellbeing, and balance your work and home life. With a solid arsenal of skills and techniques to guide you as a leader, you’ll be in a position to demonstrate resilience and mental health conditioning to those that you lead.

Learning from the experts at Ducere Global Business School and the Goldie Hawn Foundation, MindUP, you’ll be ready to strive for success and lead your team to the top of their industries.

Learn how to practice mindfulness to manage stress

To understand the impact of stress on the body and mind, you’ll unpack common stressors and stress responses.

You’ll also hear from Goldie Hawn to discover the benefits of mindfulness and the stress-relieving techniques you can implement in your everyday life.

Discover the power of positive psychology and the science of happiness

You’ll delve further into self-care as you explore positive psychology and the science behind wellbeing and happiness.

This understanding will help you learn more wellbeing strategies including gratitude practices, breath work, and brain breaks.

Understand the importance of social and emotional learning

You’ll hear from Goldie Hawn again to discuss social and emotional learning. With this knowledge, you’ll analyse how emotional intelligence (EI) supports success across multiple domains of life.

By the end of the course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge to lead your team with mental resilience and mindfulness.

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Skip to 0 minutes and 2 seconds Welcome, Goldie Hawn. We’re so excited and privileged to have you with us as part of our Ducere Global Leaders faculty and for you to welcome us to your beautiful home here in Los Angeles. And we’re really excited to talk about the Goldie Hawn Foundation and MindUp and hear about some of your experiences. Thank you so much. I’m excited to share with you.


  • Week 1

    Self-Care and Well-Being

    • Welcome to our course

      Meet our lead educator, Goldie Hawn and explore the topics and resources we will be working through over the coming weeks.

    • Stress and the Brain

      Look at stress responses and how the brain reacts to uncertain or strenuous circumstances.

    • Managing Stress

      What are some strategies we can apply to become more resilient and decrease our body's stress responses when they're not helpful?

  • Week 2

    Positive Psychology & The Science of Well-Being

    • Success and Happiness

      What makes us feel happy? What makes us feel successful?

    • What is Positive Psychology?

      Listen as Dr Sonja Lyubomirsky introduces positive psychology and the science of happiness.

    • Gratitude

      What is gratitude and how does it correlate with happiness and mental health?

    • Six Keys to Well-Being

      Taking care of our bodies and minds is a complex endeavour but with significant impacts. Invest the time in YOU!

  • Week 3

    Managing Stress with Mindful Awareness

    • What is Mindfulness?

      In order to make positive changes, it is crucial to understand why!

    • The Benefits of Mindfulness

      Time travel within mindfulness explained.

  • Week 4

    Emotional Intelligence

    • What is Emotional Intelligence?

      How does emotional intelligence help us in our lives?

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What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Explain how stress impacts the attention system in the brain
  • Describe the benefits of mindful awareness practice
  • Practice several evidence-based strategies for well-being, including breath work, mindful awareness practice, and gratitude
  • Synthesise how emotional intelligence supports success across multiple domains of life

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for anyone looking to improve their leadership skills through mindful and social-emotional awareness.

The techniques you learn on this course can be applied across all industries and sectors.

Who developed the course?

Ducere Global Business School

Ducere Global Business School is a recognised leader in university – enterprise collaborations, to design and deliver degrees that have real career impact.

MindUp for Life

Since 2003, MindUP has been helping children globally develop the mental fitness necessary to thrive in school and throughout their lives.

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