Keith Fiveson

We are on a mission is to provide Mindfulness-Based Executive-Life Coaching, Counseling, Training, and Development of Mindful programs to help strengthen resilience, engagement and focus, one person at a time.

I am a certified professional life and recovery coach, contemplative/yoga therapist, and meditation teacher who has practiced mindfulness/meditation for over 25 years. I believe that my practice of mindfulness and meditation has been integral to my health and wellness, both as an individual, but also in the society we are living in today. In this age of increasing stress levels, people need a way to cope with their emotions; mindfulness is one way they can do this.

I bring over 30 years of executive coaching experience to my practice. I’ve been an alumnus of Price Waterhouse Coopers, the founder of IT Enabled Services Alliance, Inc., a global consulting firm and Director for Global Solutions at British Telecom, AT&T, and MCI Telecommunications later to become Verizon Business. My communication solutions have connected people and organizations globally in order to create new business opportunities.

My insights into life’s struggles are helpful to clients, as I am a two-time cancer survivor who has been on both sides of the fence. I have learned to find balance no matter what circumstances are presented to me, and I want to share with you how I did it. Coming through challenging events, and many others transforms you if you are willing to change and adapt. Throughout my life, career, and relationships, obstacles have served only one purpose: strengthening me and helping me to help others.

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 did the Fordham University Executive MBA program, specializing in Management Information Systems, program. 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 Devine as an Interfaith minister in 2003.

I served proudly in the US Army for three years, 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!

Lineage: 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.

For further information please visit www.mettatouch.org or www.fiveson.com 

Further Background:

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