people drive performance
“We have a passion for teaching transformational skills and practices that help improve and shape lives and business.”
- Jeff & Laura
Becoming mindful communicators has become a necessity for us throughout our journey as husband and wife, parents of three inspiring kids, professional trainers and busy entrepreneurs. Life pulls us in many directions and we rely on our ability to “be present” and “connect” every day.
Our mission at Mindful Communications is to make positive contributions to the world and to help people become the best version of themselves. Creating safe training environments that foster breakthrough learning moments for every client is our promise.
We believe everyone is capable of positive behavioral change. We feel when people become more aware of their strengths and weaknesses, target specific skills for improvement, and practice proven strategies – the whole world benefits.
Mindful Communications is committed to helping people build self-confidence, discover inner balance, communicate more effectively and improve personal effectiveness.
We are grateful Mindful Communications allows us to combine our professional backgrounds and personal passions to teach others how to be present, connect and reach their next level of performance.
- Laura & Jeff
Meet Laura Armstrong:
After graduating from Iowa State University and while working for a non-profit organization, it became clear to me that teaching was my true calling; I have been providing corporate training and consulting services for over 25 years.
My passion is to help individuals embrace their natural strengths and overcome obstacles that limit their ability to communicate effectively at work (and in life).
We wholeheartedly believe that people learn best in positive, collaborative, and psychologically safe spaces, so that is the container we create for every client. While our approach is supportive, we promise to productively challenge participants, teach practical skill-building methods that can be applied immediately, and build personal confidence.
It has been an honor to train Fortune 500 teams and executives in a variety of communication, alignment, diversity, and leadership initiatives. Clients list includes: ABN AMRO, Turner Construction, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Sears, Kraft, and J. Walter Thompson. Training and coaching thousands has taught me how to strategically assess what works - and what doesn't work for individuals.
How can I help you reach your next level of performance?
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Meet Jeff Armstrong:
After growing up in Kalamazoo, Michigan, I became a proud alumnus of Michigan State University. At 25 years old, I started my first business and ran it successfully for 23 years before selling it.
The business was great until it wasn't.
The years before selling my company, I was chronically stressed and burned-out. My light bulb moment came when the need to "get out from underneath" how I was feeling surfaced and my quest for tools began. I discovered that resilience is a muscle and you can learn to build its' capacity with a bit of intention, focus, and simple daily habit(s).
Teaching others how to reduce stress, build resilience, and shift into a state of flow is now a passion. I use The Institute HeartMath's training, tools, and biofeedback technology because the HeartMath system is super practical, efficient, and proven. It is used by the Navy Seals, elite & Olympic athletes, and by some of the most progressive people and organizations on the planet.
We now know that our heart is truly the CEO of the body and we can use this new, scientific understanding to increase our health, happiness, and performance.
Who couldn't use more of that?