Keith W Fiveson

The Work Mindfulness Institute is on a mission is to provide Mindfulness-Based Executive-Life Coaching, Counseling, Training, and Development to everyone.  Our Mindfulness-Based Interventions help strengthen resilience, engagement and focus, for those people willing to work at being mindful.

Author of the book “The Mindfulness Experience, 8 Strategies to Live Life Now,” I bring a lifetime of knowledge and experience to this profession. I am a certified professional life and recovery coach, contemplative/yoga therapist, and meditation teacher, who retired from the corporate world in 2016. I am a two-time cancer survivor/thriver, who has practiced mindfulness and meditation for over 25 years. I am living proof that the practice works, as an integral part of a health and wellness regime. In this age of increasing stress levels, we all need a way to cope with emotions; to find balance in an unbalanced world.

I bring over 30 years of executive coaching experience to my practice. I am an alumnus of Price Waterhouse Coopers. As the founder of my own global consulting firm, IT Enabled Services Alliance, Inc., I was able to make the world a better place to live in, by applying the practice of mindfulness in all of my affairs. My professional, corporate life at British Telecom, AT&T, and MCI Telecommunications helped me to create communication solutions to connect people and organizations globally, as an early pioneer of the internet and automation solutions.

Like everyone else, I have experienced life’s struggles, and have navigated life’s rough waters, As two-time cancer survivor, I learned to find balance in the midst of difficulties. To not sweat the small stuff. Throughout my life, career, and relationships, obstacles have served me well. They have given me an approach to life that works, and this is what I hope to share with you.

Practicing Zen on the Fly

I was born in Long Island and grew up in Brooklyn, New York. I graduated from St. Peter’s University, in New Jersey, and attended the Fordham University Executive MBA program, in Management Information Systems. I also studied at The New Seminary, where I earned a Masters of Divinity (M. Div) in Interfaith Studies with ordination at St. John the Divine as an Interfaith minister in 2003.

I am a U.S. Army Veteran, and served proudly, receiving top-secret clearance while working for Ballistic Missile Defense Communications Activity (BMDCA). I have traveled extensively around the world to 49 countries and Kerala, India is one of my favorite places on earth!

Mindfulness for Mind, Body, Spirit, Food and Rest: In 1992, I studied with Master Mantak Chia, Taoist Esoteric Yoga, training on Qi (energy)Swami Satchidananda, as an Integral Yoga teacher in 1995. Reflexology certifications with Laura NormanThai Yoga therapist 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 are Dr. Robert Thurman, Dr. Joe Loizzo, Sharon Salzberg, Jon Kabbit-Zinn, and Dr. Miles Neale, each of whom continues to influence my path and practice.

Further Background:

  • Contemplative Studies Program (2-year, Certificate Program) 
  • Kripalu, Center for Yoga & Health,  Adjunct Faculty – RISE Program
  • NYS Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC)
  • NYS 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

Improve Customer Service – With Mindfulness. 3 Steps to Take

It's no secret that customer experience is very important to businesses. The customer experience can be defined as the totality of a person's perceptions and responses that are associated with an organization or its products, services, employees, and operations....

How Technology, Artificial Intelligence, and Human Compassion Interact

This article is about how technology, artificial intelligence (AI), human compassion interact with each other when it comes down to is providing the best possible mindful experience. The future of customer service lies in Artificial Intelligence (AI). Using AI in...

Developing Secure Attachments

In this article, I will summarize attachment theory and how it creates a blueprint for relationships. If you follow the links, you'll learn why people are attracted to certain types of personalities and the pitfalls that come with an unhealthy relationship style (I'm...

Mindfulness: The Role of Mindfulness in Working with People Who Have Insecure Attachments

The role of mindfulness in working with people who have insecure attachments and how it can reduce addictive and compulsive behaviors, or impulsive actions, anger, etc. is important to understand. Mindfulness has been defined as "paying attention on purpose—in the...

How Technology, Artificial Intelligence, and Human Compassion Interact

This article is about how technology, artificial intelligence (AI), human compassion interact with each other when it comes down to is providing the best possible mindful experience. The future of customer service lies in Artificial Intelligence (AI). Using AI in...

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...

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