The Language of Mindfulness

A unique coaching experience blending mindfulness training with communication skills. Be calmer, connected, happier. What does the world need more than this?

My AHA moment:

What would happen in my life if I could make every conversation I would ever have deeper, richer, better?  

This was my “aha” moment – realizing mindfulness combined with communication skills improves every aspect of life –  personal, professional, and even cultural.  To realize this vision, I studied and worked with great teachers in mindfulness, meditation, communications, and group dynamics. Now, I’m on a mission help others have richer and more satisfying lives, extraordinary conversations and connections, everyday.  


What Is the Language of Mindfulness Coaching ?

What difference would it make in your life to have deeper and more authentic personal connections with people?  Would your life be better if you were less reactive, more engaged and better able to express yourself fully and see others clearly? The answer is yes, of course. For you, me, and all of us. That’s my life mission and why I created the Language of Mindfulness.

While results from this coaching can seem magical, it’s science.  You learn how to easily establish a foundation in mindfulness that doesn’t require a big time commitment and definitely works. Then, you learn mindfulness-based communication skills that helps you avoid common communication problems and encourages deeper, mutual, authentic connection.  In a few weeks, you’ll feel more connected, calmer, happier, engaged, and empowered in ways that you never imagined. Guaranteed or no charge. 

Especially for you if you’re:

  • Sick of  superficial conversations and interactions.
  • Longing for deeper connections.
  • Don’t have time or want to meditate
  • Need to find a way to be more relaxed AND engaged.
  • Tired of being interrupted, disregarded, or not heard.

Check out the Gifters podcast featuring Brett

What is the process like?

Phase 1, Mindfulness Foundations helps you ground in a mindfulness practice that doesn’t require meditation.  Phase 2 teaches specific skills to prepare for deep listening and authentic communication. Phase 3 provides amazing techniques to help you “use your senses” to listen fully, connect deeply, and speak authentically.  In Phase 4 you’ll learn to avoid common detours, track connection, and deal with difficult scenarios. Finally, in  Phase 5, we deepen your practice to help make your newfound presence, effectiveness, and clarity – your everyday experience.

Phase 1 - Building a Mindfulness Foundation

Adopt or deepen your mindfulness practice in ways that do not require meditation. Learn to let the world help you have more mindful moments. You’ll learn a great secret from an Akido master that inspired this training that amplifies the importance of practice. The foundational practices in this section are based on neuroscience, easy to adopt and in and of themselves sufficient to significantly improve your experience of life.

Phase 2 - You Can See More from Higher Up

After this phase, you will have new appreciation for “who people really are.”  The practices in this section help you “increase your range” to relate authentically to many people, particularly those who feel you don’t have much in common. You’ll learn to intentionally see a bigger picture that opens many doors and is immensely satisfying. This lays the groundwork for all that follows.

Phase 3 - Saying Yes to Connection

Learning to be present with others takes some practice. We focus first on some advanced listening skills. This is waaaay beyond old school active listening. You will be blown away by what you can hear and profoundly simply being present for another will change the conversation and deepen your relationship. This is not “tracking and leading” taught by NLP or others – but building authentic rapport and trust authentically.

Phase 4 - Learning to Navigate Conversational Detours

This is the Language of Mindfulness in action. How to manage specific situations such as conflict, drawing boundaries, over talkers, interrupters, and insight into the choices you have when mindful that you never knew about before. 

Phase 5 - Integration: Going Deeper

Now that you have a foundation in mindfulness and these incredible technique and practices, this section gives you guidance on what to do when all else fails and discusses what’s next on your journey. 

About Me

In college, I decided that limits of what we can achieve and the quality of our lives is dependent on our ability to communicate well.  My degree in interpersonal communication combined nicely with my fascination for technology leading to a career as a technical story-teller, author, blogger, and speaker for companies  like Microsoft, Adobe and others.

But I wanted to go much deeper, so sought out the best I could find. I’ve had the good fortune to study Hakomi somatic psychotherapy with the founder –   Ron Kurtz,  Matrix Leadership group dynamics with the founder –  Amina Knowlan,  and meditation with the late Audle Allison.   I taught meditation for several years and founded the Quest Institute in Dallas.  Other influences include martial arts, contact improvisation, and training with Gabrielle Roth

As a result of this unique background, I’ve come to believe there no faster way to improve your communications and the quality of your life than being mindful during a conversation. The Language of Mindfulness is the distillation of many years of work and inspired a TEDx talk (2021), the book and class in development.

I am available for podcasts, speaking, and coaching. If you have any questions, would love to chat. 


“This awareness has changed my life in such a positive way!”

“A gifted and insightful teacher.”

“The lessons on on adding small, mindful moments to your life has been very positive for me.”


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PST Timezone
Bellevue, WA USA

(425) 246-9011 

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