Keith W. Fiveson

I am the founder of the Work Mindfulness Project [WM], I am a Mindfulness-Based Life Coach, Counselor, Trainer, and Developer of programs to help strengthen the body, mind, resilience, and focus.  

We provide training and coaching services to individuals, groups, and corporate teams.  We apply the neuroscience of mindfulness in our work.  I have practiced and studied mindfulness/meditation for over 25 years.   I believe that mindfulness and meditation can cure many of the ills of the individual or society.

An alumnus of Price Waterhouse Coopers, I was the founder of IT Enabled Services Alliance, Inc., a global consulting firm.  I was the Director for Global Solutions at British Telecom, AT&T, and MCI Telecommunications, later to become Verizon Business.. I designed communications solutions to engage and connect people and organizations globally, for customer service support and outsourcing experiences.  I developed global solutions for Best Buy, CUNA, Apple, McGraw-Hill, Time Warner, Autism Speaks, General Electric, Citibank, and Merrill Lynch, among others.

I am a two-time cancer survivor, I have survived and thrived during the most challenging periods of my career.  YOU CAN FIND BALANCE!   I have found balance by diving deep into the study of meditation, yoga, energetic healing, nutrition, health, and wellness.  OUR BODY! What you put into your body (eyes, ears, mouth, and mind) influences your wellbeing. I’ve practiced this philosophy 25 years and incorporate it into my work.

Practicing Zen on the Fly

U.S. ARMY Veteran.  I served proudly, had a top secret clearance in the Ballistic Missile Defense Communications Activity (BMDCA).  I have traveled extensively around the world to 49 countries.  Kerala, India being a great favorite.

I did my MBA, in Management Information  Systems at Fordham University and a Masters of Divinity (M.Div) in Interfaith Studies, from The New Seminary, in 2003 with an ordination at St. John’s the Divine.   

Bachelor of Science (B.S) degree, Marketing, from St. Peter’s University

“I truly believe that faith can move mountains, but we need to do the work for anything to change. Mindfulness gives us the power to recognize and change our actions and way of being in the world” – KF

Lineage: In 1992, I studied with Master Mantak Chia, Taoist Esoteric Yoga, training on  Qi (energy). wind.  Swami Satchidananda, as an Integral Yoga teacher in 1995.  Reflexology certifications with Laura Norman,  Thai Yoga certification in Thailand. 

M.Div at The New Seminary with Dr. Joseph Gelberman who helped shape my Interfaith perspective.  I have counseled, consoled and consecrated various rites and rituals with individuals, couples and aging adults. 

My mentor guides today continue to be Dr. Robert Thurman, Dr. Joe Loizzo, Sharon Salzberg, Jon Kabbit-Zinn and Dr. Miles Neale, all continue to influence my path and practice.

Further Bio Information visit: www.mettatouch.org,  or  www.fiveson.com 

Partial CV 

  • Kripalu, Center for Yoga & Health,  Adjunct Faculty – RISE Program
  • N.Y State Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC-T)
  • N.Y State Certified Addiction Recovery Coach, (CARC)
  • Contemplative Psychotherapy (CPC) – Nalanda Institute
  • Analyst for Emotional Intelligence (EI) –  Yale
  • M.Div. – Master’s Interfaith Studies, The New Seminary 
  • Reflexology Certification, The New York Open Center
  • Yoga Teacher Training – Integral Yoga Institute (IYI
  • Taoist Esoteric Yoga, Healing Tao, Certifications – Mantak Chia
  • Executive MBA/MIS – Fordham University
  • B.S. Marketing/Communications – St. Peter’s University

PLEASE READ MY ARTICLES 

MIndfulness for Kids

Wild and crazy bullies! They just won’t sit still! Can kids be taught to be more mindful, to hear, think, be present to what is? Mindfulness, we hear, is good for adults, and it is great for kids too. Mindfulness allows children to improve their abilities to pay...

Find Nothing with Mindfulness

Mindfulness is not for everyone.  It asks us to step away from the movie of our lives and ask ourselves, as the star of our own show, who are you? Are you your name, your job, your height, your experiences, the sum total of your life, or is there more to you?  Are you...

Mindfully – Recovering from Trauma

Who amongst us has not had a terrible response to a situation?  It may be something simple, from when you were a kid.  When mommy and daddy left you to go to the bathroom.  Or, it could have been your average television show, where you watch a person, who gets killed,...

Practice P.E.A.C.E.

Practive P.E.A.C.E whenever you can.  In today's stressful society we need to get calm, clear and connected with what really matters in our lives. When we are aware of our thoughts and feelings, we can choose our behavior, and choose and create our lives that are...

Mindfulness, Fights and Challenges

About 25 years ago, my philosophy in life was that “life was meant to be a struggle.” From the moment of birth we all experience difficulties, who doesn’t? In this earth school, we get a right amount of confusion to live and learn. If we don’t learn, we don’t live...

Mindfulness – Riding the Wave

A tidal wave of emotions can seem to control all our thoughts and deeds. We can be pulled, swirled, dragged out to sea, with a flood of emotions and they are everywhere. The world runs on emotions and if we cannot learn to surf the waves, or navigate the deep and...

Physical Mindfulness

Physically and Environmentally Mindful The physical environments we live in can help us to get more focused and enable us to practice mindfulness.  By using the concept of Feng Shui, leveraging the elements of fire, water, earth, air, color, texture, and sound, we can...

Don’t Get Hooked – Work Mindfulness

Don't get hooked by a wandering mind. When we are sleepwalking, not focused, not paying attention, our mind can wander to thoughts of the past, anxieties of the future and negativity about what we can or can't do.  When this happens we can get hooked, triggered or...

Today’s Mindful Leadership

Over 2,500 years old in heritage, we now see the science of mindfulness practices used by a new generation of leaders that are turning it into a cutting-edge leadership tool. Leaders are not to be confused with managers. Leaders lead by inspiring others with vision,...

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