My name is Joy Jordan. I'm an experienced teacher who tailors mindfulness to each business. I live in Appleton and work in the Fox Valley area of Wisconsin. I'll meet you and your workplace right where you are. 

60- or 90-Minute Introductory Session

In an introductory session, I define mindfulness, discuss the science and benefits, guide many short awareness exercises, give suggestions for everyday practice, and provide space for questions. If the time frame is elongated, I present ways to handle difficult emotions, cultivate positive experiences, and have fruitful conversations. I adjust to the room, sharing salient topics for the group. Active practice—engagement with mindfulness—is an important part of my teaching. The time frame can be expanded to encompass more mindfulness practices. I’ve led 45-minute sessions and 4-hour sessions. There’s much flexibility within a single session—I’ll work with you and the needs of your employees.

Multi-week course

My 5-week course—delivered in the workplace—begins with an introduction to mindfulness, formal instruction on attention training, and suggestions for informal practice that can be applied in daily life. The classes build to include exercises in active listening, working with difficult emotion, and cultivating positive experience. Each class ends with small yet important assignments. The elongated time frame lets employees fully engage and form new habits. (Can be shortened to 3 or 4 weeks.)

Joy’s genuine love and extensive knowledge for the subject were evident from the start and resonated throughout the 5 weeks. Her creative teaching style included active learning, guided meditation, and suggestions for informal practice. Simply put, Joy was a breath of fresh air in the business setting and surpassed all expectations for the course.
— Jen Sabee, Wellness Specialist, US Venture, Inc

Mindful Communication

Teams and departments often communicate from an unspoken set of rules. It’s far more helpful for teams to explicitly identify ground rules for effective communication. This requires mindful speech and active listening. I facilitate open discussion about communication, ground rules, and safe, brave spaces within the office. The length of this session(s) depends on specific needs of the team, department, or workplace.

Weekly Mindfulness (“Brain break”) sessions

It's helpful for employees to take an intentional break during the day. They take unconscious breaks—checking phone, reading news, looking at Facebook—but these don't refresh their energy or their minds. Meditation is a mind training. It provides both ease and focus, which let workers re-engage with projects from a fresh perspective. A 30- or 45-minute weekly meditation can boost morale and energy. I can provide these sessions while also training one of your employees to continue the program.

Coaching Sessions

Often, I’m asked: “How can I guide a short mindfulness practice?”, “How I can establish mindful communication—or device-free space—within a meeting?”, or “How can skillfully work with conflict?” These are great questions. I’m available for coaching sessions. Active one-on-one practice is vital in creating a more mindful, compassionate workplace. I meet with leaders—and we’re all leaders in some capacity—where they're comfortable, either in or out of the office.

I’m also available as an on-site mindfulness coach for employees. Many businesses have health coaches. A mindfulness coach is just as important and can serve the staff in a variety of ways.

Supplementary Offerings (including staff retreats)

I'm a flexible teacher with much experience. I create mindfulness classes and retreats specifically for your workplace. I can also supplement your current programming. The applications of mindfulness are vast. I'll meet your business right where it is. Let me know your needs.

A sample of my recent mindfulness offerings in local workplaces


10-minute brain breaks for the workplace:

Joy takes a topic that is new to some and makes it instantly accessible. Her warm, welcoming and accessible method of teaching mindfulness is something everyone can benefit from regardless of the industry. She uses timely and practical examples on which to base her sessions and has great instincts about what the group needs.
— Colleen Rortvedt, Director of Appleton Public Library

Before scheduling a mindfulness event, it’s important that I understand your workplace and you meet me. Please contact me for an in-person or phone meeting, where we can discuss options, logistics, and fees. There's so much possibility for mindfulness within a business.

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Take the first step toward a more mindful workplace