Programs

Here at Mandala, we offer three core programs designed for both workplaces and universities: 
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Mandala for Managers

Through cohort-based programming or executive coaching, we help provide managers a safe space to explore the challenge and calling of leadership, while cultivating deeper skills in self-awareness, emotional regulation and connection. Intended audience include people-managers across levels (Managers, Directors, Vice Presidents, C-Suite).

Why it matters:

Managers have the most impact on the psychological safety, and well-being of their people. Done well, managers can materially impact how present, productive, and innovative their teams are.

And yet, very few business schools or workplace training programs equip leaders with the pause before they respond to a challenging situation; knowledge of how to have difficult conversations; or bounce back from a failure.

What we do:

We take managers through a program on how they can deepen their self & social awareness; practice being both brave, and structured as they have challenging conversations; and recover from mishaps -- which invariably happen along the way.

Topics Covered:

Embracing Difficult Conversations, Art of Listening, Building Psychological Safety, Regulating Stress, Deepening Self-Awareness, Values-Driven Leadership, Managing Impostor Syndrome, Effective Storytelling, Challenging Personalities. 

What they've said:

"Mandala’s Resilient Leadership program has been one of the most powerful interventions I’ve been exposed to in the workplace... One of the challenges I’ve had in my career is learning how to have difficult conversations.

I find that now, I’ve been able to understand how to communicate in a way that’s both direct, and empathetic of people’s experiences. Every manager or leader in the workplace would benefit from what Mandala has to offer.”

- Irene Nunes, former VP of Regulatory at Flatiron Health

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Mandala for Teams

Be they new hires or mid-career professionals, we support contributors in building the foundations of Resilient Leadership which, like the managers that they work with, include: self-awareness, emotional regulation, and connection.

Why it matters:

Contributors are the ones who drive much of the change and evolution of a business. In an attempt to support them, we hope to provide an offering that can give them the same concrete tools that we give the managers -- just expressed differently.

Given the rates of quiet quitting, burnout and isolation amongst our workforce,  a program like this offers compounding value to the individual contributors that managers lead and support.

What we do:

We help contributors the tools and the community to practice resilient leadership in the workplace. The programming for managers is contextualized to meet the needs of IC's.

Topics Covered:

Embracing Difficult Conversations, Art of Listening, Building Psychological Safety, Regulating Stress, Deepening Self-Awareness, Values-Driven Leadership, Managing Impostor Syndrome, Effective Storytelling, Challenging Personalities. 

What They've Said:

“Mandala felt like food for the soul. It became a safe place for me that I could go to every week. Before Mandala, there would be many days where I would’ve been a stress ball getting off to work.

But now as I go through my day I’m decompressing, at the end of the day, I’m not this ball of negative energy. I’ll go grab my guitar off the wall, I’m smiling and energetic.”

– Dwana Agosto, Compliance Manager.

Mandala for Students

We partner with universities to bring the future of resilient leadership into the classroom. The size of group sessions are generally no more than 50 people per program, and we give participating students both a Certificate and invite them into a long-term alumni community with which to be part of.

Why it matters:

Most managers leave our programming wishing that they had access to these learnings from the start of their professional journeys.

That way, the learnings they develop as leaders would have had time to concretize into regularly practiced habits.

Given the rates of quiet quitting, burnout and isolation amongst our workforce,  a program like this offers compounding value to the the future of the workforce.

What we do:

We help students acquire the tools and the community to practice resilient leadership in the workplace. The programming for managers is contextualized to meet the needs of university students.

Topics Covered: Self-Awareness, Connection, Emotional Regulation, Bravery, Commitment.

What they've said:

Our current partner for this program is UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business.

We support the juniors and seniors in their school for a five-week certificate program, after which they'll get access to join a lifelong community.

Our goal is to begin implementing this program on a semi-annual or annual level.