Explore the Power of the Collective Pause
“Self-awareness is a prerequisite for awareness of others…. The more you can see and feel what's going on in you, with some wisdom and equanimity, the more you can see and feel others with accuracy and sympathy.” – Norman Fischer | Everyday Zen Foundation
MEET KATIE SWARTZ
Founder | BE Meditation
“We help leaders learn to be with their team and their employees in a new way—neutral, non-judging, and legitimizing. We help them open doors for much-needed solutions within chaotic, competitive environments.”
Katie created BE Meditation to take the known benefits of meditation and apply them to organizational leadership. Offering a powerful way to access greater health, well-being, and effectiveness in a corporate environment, Katie also sees corporate meditative practice as a bridge connecting the outer and inner world—empowering individuals and organizations to make a positive impact in the world.
MEET SEIFU ANIL SINGH MOLARES
Partner | BE Meditation
Anil Singh-Molares is the Executive Director of Spiritual Directors International (SDI), a Motivational Speaker, a Zen Priest and Spiritual Director/Companion. Anil knows how to transform big ideas into practical realities, whether leading Microsoft's International Strategic Partner Program as Sr Director for twelve years, starting three non-profits, organizing major international conferences, co-founding a management consulting and international services firm, or advising individuals and groups how to implement meaningful and lasting changes, A social entrepreneur and thought leader, Anil looks to combine the best practices from the world of business with a commitment to practical compassionate action.
MEET JIM RUSSELL
Partner | BE Meditation
Jim Russell, CPA oversees the finances for Be Meditation. Jim’s professional, family and community values are about helping others succeed with their life ambitions. Jim grew up in Seattle, graduated from the University of Washington and served in the US Navy specializing in aviation electronics. Jim founded his CPA firm, James Russell P LLC in 1988 building collaborative relationships with small business owners helping them develop their financial opportunities. In 2018 the CPA business was sold to the executive management team. Jim has done fundraising for United Way and served on the Board for Child Strive, a local non-profit providing early childhood intervention services. Presently, Jim is the head swim coach for a Special Olympics Swim Team and Treasurer for the Arc of Washington State Trust Fund. Wife Kasey and Jim continue to proudly engage with our two children in their life adventures. Lastly, all of us are important and have something uniquely valuable to offer our communities