Erin Owen '94 will be the featured speaker in the Diverse Paths of Leadership and Innovation speaker series on Friday, March 16. The event, which is free and open to the public, will start at 2 p.m. in Noyce 1023. The Donald and Winifred Wilson Center for Innovation and Leadership is sponsoring the speaker series and associated course.

For the past two decades, Erin has studied about, lived in, and traveled throughout Asia. In ancient times, humans quieted their minds enough to hear and sense energy moving through the human body – observations that have recently been proven accurate by Western scientific technology and research. This stuff fascinates Erin, and she loves making it relevant to modern life.

Erin's unique expertise is in applying the wisdom of ancient Eastern practices like Traditional Chinese Medicine, Yoga, Reiki, Ayurveda, and Buddhism to the Western idea of performance. For example, how does the concept of Yin & Yang inform a smarter way of working and living in our current challenging reality of technology, multi-tasking and 24/7 accessibility? Ask her! She has radically improved her clients’ personal performance by teaching them simple, sustainable practices.

Drawing on prior professional experience ranging from organizational consulting to leadership coaching, Erin has consulted with and coached hundreds of entrepreneurs, business leaders and private individuals from more than 10 countries in the Americas, Europe and Asia, to more effectively run their businesses and lead healthier, happier, more productive lives.

And do you think she does all this while meditating in a cave in Cambodia? No! She has figured out how to do this while being married and raising two wonderful young children and a Labrador retriever. Erin gets energized by traveling, spending time with family, cooking healthy foods, and supporting local and sustainable living. She has traveled throughout North America and Asia, parts of Europe and Africa, and even takes her clients to Bali for an annual personal performance retreat.

Author of the new book Recharge, Refuel, and Re-energize: The Conscious Entrepreneur's Guide to Taking Back Control of Your Time and Energy.



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