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Mindful Strategies


Coaching for Creative Leaders and Consulting for Small Businesses and  Grassroots Nonprofits.

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Mindful Strategies


Coaching for Creative Leaders and Consulting for Small Businesses and  Grassroots Nonprofits.

"In beginner's mind there are many possibilities..." Shunryu Suzuki

I have been described as a change-maker, an empowered voice, and a perceptive mirror. I focus creative types and executives to reach their highest potential while being a navigator, trusted advisor, and bridge builder. 

In 2013, I stepped away from a rising star career as a million dollar nonprofit and project management professional, confronting major depressed, spiraling obesity, and burn-out.  I had lost touch with beginner's mind or mindfulness. 

I set about to refocus and reconnect first with Anusara yoga, positive psychology, and a recommitment back to my 20 year practice with Zen Buddhism.

Today, I combine multiple certifications in mind-body connection with my decade plus career of successful stewardship acumen to partner with my clients as a mindful collaborator in organizational management, grassroots fundraising, and capital initiatives with training from Boston University's Graduate School of Management and UMASS Medical Center Institute for Mindfulness with my natural talent for change management.

It's all about a YOU and focusing on measurable goals. Help over hurdles, and identifying the gaps that result in successes, and inspired engagement.  

The time is now. This is your moment to succeed. 


Writings & Refections

Books that inspire, motivate, and transform!

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Mindfulness


Mindfulness and Stress Reduction for Yourself, Business, or Agency.

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Mindfulness


Mindfulness and Stress Reduction for Yourself, Business, or Agency.

“MINDFULNESS IS CULTIVATED BY ASSUMING THE STANCE OF IMPARTIAL WITNESS TO YOUR OWN EXPERIENCE.” John Kabat-Zin

What is Mindfulness Training?

Mindfulness training is a way of learning to consciously and systematically work with stress, pain, illness, and the challenges and demands of everyday life by not turning away from them but learning how to be resilient with and through them.

Mindfulness is already within the human experience. A deep internal resource of attention, intention and attitude that is available to us. Mindfulness is patiently waiting to be used in the service of learning, growing and healing.

What Is Mindfulness?

Broadly defined mindfulness training  is developing our mental faculties of attention,  intention and reflection. We bring a non-judgmental attention,  to our daily life experiences. Then we choose a wise intention,  to match the experience. As we reflect on these experiences we learn from them. This deepens our understanding, resulting in more health & happiness and less stress. 

Stress Reduction at Work

Erick empowers agencies and executives to bring mindfulness and stress reduction into the workplace. MSBR is proven effective infective in: 

  • Lasting Decrease in Stress Levels
  • Improved Self Esteem, Energy & Enthusiasm for Life
  • Greater Sense of Personal Power, Balance and Well-Being
  • Increased Ease in Coping with Challenging Situations
  • Increased Body Awareness & Connection to the Present Moment
  • Greater Ability to Let go of Negative Thoughts & Self-Limiting Narratives
  • Decreased Pain Levels & Greater Ability to Be with Pain that Won’t Go Away
 

If you would like to scheduled Erick for a Mindfulness Session at you office contact him today.

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Weekly Public Classes

Tuesdays: 5-6:15pm Gentle Yoga | 8-9pm Restorative Yoga @TheeQueensYoga Philadelphia

July 30, 5-7pm The Art of Rest with Acupuncture  @ThreeQueensYoga Philadelphia

Save The Date: Yoga Immersion Starts in September

Commit To Sit: Mindfulness Fall Sessions 

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Consulting


Whether for yourself or business, let's collaborate and navigate a pathway to success!

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Consulting


Whether for yourself or business, let's collaborate and navigate a pathway to success!

"EVERYTHING IS PERFECT AND THERE IS ALWAYS ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT." SHUNRYU SUZUKI

What I Do?

I work with smart people who feel that they’re meant to have bigger, brighter, more fulfilling lives than the ones they’re currently living.

I work with small business leaders and nonprofits to achieve measurable goals, develop clear growth strategies and maximize potential creating greater abundance—not only for yourself, but for your employees, investors, and clients..

If you’re ready to inherit the great life that is calling you, I’d be honored to help you make it happen.

 

Why Hire Consultant?

You want to feel more confident and powerful.

You want to energize and inspire your movement forward.

You want some clarity regarding choices that need to be made.

You want steady guidance as you take steps toward something new & exciting.

You want direction on advancing your business toward measurable success

You want change.


What People Are Saying?

Detailed, Dedicated, and Determined are words to describe Erick’s stewardship. Thoughtful, Thorough, and Timeless would be another.
— Olivia Carson Tate, Director of Individual Giving, The Boston Ballet (retired)
Erick understands what it means to be a Project Manager and what that stress looks like. That made him really relatable, and it allowed him to share valuable tips with us.
— Brett Harnard, DMP Consulting
Erick was a lifesaver at a time when we found ourselves in most need. He literally saved our children’s education program.
— Rev. Kim K. Crawford Harvie, Arlington Street Church
Erick DuPree is a change-agent working with individuals and organizations to enable positive evolution, even through the most difficult challenges.
— Kathryn Trehan, CEO Donor Marketing Services
Erick is a perceptive mirror, a deep listener and help me gain clarity around goals and project deadlines. I stayed on task and under budget.
— Maxine T. (Private Client)
Erick’s writing is vivid and evocative.
— Yeshe Matthews

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Inspire


The Art of Intention Is the Art of Attention

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Inspire


The Art of Intention Is the Art of Attention

"The Challenge is the opportunity to be creative" Donna Karan

 
 

Three Steps to Start Meditating Today!

1. Find a comfortable seat. You don’t need to sit on the floor with your legs crossed or use a fancy meditation pillow. You can meditate while sitting upright at your kitchen table or behind the steering wheel while parked in your car. Heck, you can even practice while laying down on the floor or in your bed. Conscious breathing is easiest without distraction so find a position that is comfortable.

2. Close your eyes and lengthen your breath. If you are a visual person, imagine your body receiving and releasing healing golden light as you inhale and exhale. If you are more of an auditory individual, practice counting slowly to 8 as you inhale and exhale. If you get distracted, don’t worry, it happens. Keep refocusing on the quality of your breath.

3. Choose a reasonable amount of time. You don’t have to meditate for an hour to get the benefits of the practice. Perhaps start with 5 minutes a day and see how that works for you. Patience is key with meditation. Set a timer and release your expectations to become enlightened immediately. 


In Zen calligraphy, the Enso Circle expresses the totality of our being. It is a direct expression of this moment as it is our willingness to be completely present on the dot.  

The Enso symbolizes absolute enlightenment, strength, elegance, and the universe, and is a perfect metaphor to mindfulness practice of seeking the fluidity of presence in a chaotic world.