About Brian Braudis
This is where you will learn about me, what this site is about and how I got started.
My goal with this site is to help you become better at leading and managing—emotionally mature and stronger, more resourceful and a more comfortable in your “management skin” in a word, a Mindful Manager!
The articles and information on this site are especially geared to people who lead, supervise, manage and/or accomplish work and make their contribution through serving others.
All of life requires mindfulness. You need resources and support along with ideas on how to move upward. You also need encouragement and inspiration. That’s what you’ll find here.
About the ideas can you expect to read in my articles, PDFs and eBooks
- In-depth, how-to articles about leading, managing, supervising from a deeper inner cohesion, not just topical training tips. You will get tools and ideas, encouragement and inspiration to apply toward your professional and personal life.
- What I write about is not just theory, speculation or topical techniques. I base my writing on experience, what works; approaches I have applied and coached other managers to apply with great success. I write from the inside on the subjects of developing into a Mindful Manager.
- You will find depth here. I offer real solutions that address what the actual cause is. Many people treat the symptoms of problems. I am more interested in preventing problems through mindful action. For example, don’t treat burn out, prevent it. Don’t manage anxiety, prevent it. Prevent problems!
- I believe through our intentional efforts and actions we can minimize modern-day problems, create well-being and triumph over all of life’s challenges. I’m also committed to helping others identify hidden personal resources within and mobilize those endowed strengths so we can all bring about our own triumphs.
The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own–Benjamin Disraeli
A little about me….
From getting my first job in a steel town that collapsed when 25 miles of steel mills closed at once, nothing came easy. I was repeatedly “furloughed.” But there was a common appeal everywhere I went. Employers wanted improvement. They had everyone they needed with the basics. The threshold was met. They wanted more. I was young but I’ll never forget what I consistently heard, what can you give me that I don’t already have? This has instilled in me the need to go, pursue and develop beyond the basic threshold.
By a stroke of luck, I was hired by Xerox corporation and trained as a manager. This was back in the Stone Age, you know, terminals, mainframes, TQM and Quality Circle. As a manager, I had more enthusiasm than composure and more ambition than skill.
I wasn’t a very good manager. Getting hired was lucky. It’s hard to be good when you’re a beginner. But I knew other people had become great managers so I persisted. I found answers—20+ years worth and, I applied them–you know, wash, rinse, repeat! I discovered for myself what really works.
I not only mastered the art of being a Mindful Manager and leader, I’ve helped others do it too. We have created some real progress, some solid productivity and some great workplaces. There’s nothing like making your contribution in this world as a manager!
What does this mean for you?
It means there’s hope for you. I wasn’t a natural but I persisted. By digging, looking and persisting, I discovered on my own what worked. I learned what I needed to be at peace as a manager and I learned what team members wanted and what they needed to be efficient, happy and successful.
You don’t need to be a natural either to be a Mindful Manager. You need to learn the deeper fundamentals and develop from there.
What client say:
Brian, What you delivered today really encapsulates who you are to inspire and encourage others. For me personally, I can see that you are a bit different in that you are really about serving and helping others, what a wonderful gift God has given to you. E.R.
Your work is not only career changing, it’s life changing! T.N
What one colleague said
Brian Braudis draws upon his extensive coaching and consulting experience to create a powerful approach for transforming your leadership. As Braudis proves, truly successful leadership creates profit and contributes to the greater social good at the same time.With this understanding not as a goal but as a new foundation, leaders applying the principles of High Impact Leadership will reap tremendous, widespread results! Marshall Goldsmith
Brian Braudis has over 20 years experience as a leader and manager. He has an M.S. in Organizational Leadership and he is a certified coach.
If you’ve read through our website and would now like to learn more please contact us. When you call, we’ll have a conversation to learn about your needs, objectives, and priorities, and to see whether what we offer seems to be enough of a fit to move forward.
If there’s a fit, we’ll then set up a meeting, either by telephone or in person, to conduct an in-depth discovery interview in which we gather information that allows us to provide you a scope of work, outlining the issues and best solutions.
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