Mindful Managers: The First Step to a Mentally Healthy Workforce

  • Room: Oceanside G
  • Session Number: WM4
Thursday, September 15, 2022: 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM


Scott Domann
Chief People Officer


Workplace stress–a key risk factor for anxiety and depression–is at an all-time high. With 58% of employees saying the biggest contributor to burnout is their manager, it’s time to build the next-generation of leaders–mindful managers. But why mindful managers and how do you start? Scott Domann, Chief People Officer at Calm and formerly a People leader at Netflix and Disney, will share his journey building mindful managers at organizations. He’ll explain the science behind why a “mindful” manager who is more self-aware, better able to regulate their emotions, and communicate more effectively results in a mentally healthy workforce. He’ll also share his playbook on how to build a mindful manager program at your organization.


Learning Objectives

1) Learn how mindfulness reduces stress and increases communication and collaboration.
2) Discover actionable strategies for turning your leaders into mindful managers.
3) Learn the playbook for implementing a mindful manager program at your organization.