Jeff sits down with mindfulness and communications skills coach Brett Hill to hear about his work with clients, about how he discovered Mindfulness practice, and how he has evolved as a human being since discovering the benefits of the practice. He also reflects deeply on how he created a unique coaching practice blending mindfulness and communication skills and how this has impacted his life and those that he works with, in several beneficial ways.
In college, Brett decided that limits of what we can achieve and the quality of our lives is dependent on our ability to communicate well. His degree in interpersonal communication combined nicely with his fascination for technology leading to a career as a technical story-teller, author, blogger, and speaker for companies like Microsoft, Adobe, and others. But he wanted to go much deeper, so he sought out the best he could find.
He has 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. He 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, he has come to believe there is no faster way to improve your communications and the quality of your life than being mindful during 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.