Just returned from DC sharing what I know to be true as a presenting speaker for the Yoga Alliance's national business conference entitled Mind.Body.Business. I was invited to present on How to Build an Abundant Business Plan to encourage emerging yoga studio owners, sole practicioners, on-boarding industry newbies and existing veterans how best to transition their plans in the spirit of passion and profit. Not an easy goal for many, but well worth the "lean in" to properly position one's brand in the marketspace. Had the honor to meet and greet so many conference peopleleaders as a speaker, coach, consultant and colleague to inform each other's purposeful work. Met some interesting vendors, as well, like bodyworker Gina Schatz at ginaschatz.com. We mused on getting over "shiny object syndrome" in midlife and compared notes on crafting our best efforts around formulating "meaning over money" to serve our higher purposes. So many folks I coach with share the challenge of vascillating amidst competing interests, shifting priorities and multiple life lessons here in midsteam.... trying to orchestrate that fluid exit/entry, that deeper down dive into a better way of working... or wandering around what might be possible for them in the context of a larger life.

Got a great story? Love to hear it at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Best transition story wins a zen "Yoga On The Lake" hat or a free ticket to our next power panelist event "Leading the Way in Wellness" on Saturday, October 12th at The Womens Club of Red Bank. Either way, no need to wear your shades... no "shiny object syndrome" successes here... Just authentic lifeleaders diving down and serving up from their passion pond what they know to be true in the spirit of integrated leadership wellness. Program details and reserves at DonnaLyn.org/workshops

Celebrating Life at the Yoga Alliance Business Conference, Washington, DC Ag 2013

Celebrating Life at the Yoga Alliance Business Conference, Washington, DC Ag 2013