LIVING WELL THROUGH MINDFULNESS, SELF-AWARENESS AND COMPASSION
Having been a nurse for 20+ years, Theresa has worked with thousands of people from different socioeconomic statuses, races, ethnicities, languages, disabilities, and genders. This has given her a unique perspective and position to understand what it means to be well in all aspects of life – not just physically. Her clients include Box, Inc, Match.com and private clients.
Theresa’s gift is her ability to help others connect the dots of happiness through embracing the multifaceted aspects of wellness outside of the physical: emotional, social and spiritual which includes acknowledging your worthiness, your birthright.
As a daughter of Vietnamese Refugees, Theresa has grown up hearing, seeing and experiencing the real life struggles and successes of achieving the American Dream. This was only possible through the profound kindness of strangers and a very supportive community. Raised with the core values of kindness and compassion, Theresa hosts a podcast focused on humanizing the refugee and immigrant experience. She has been quoted in the NY Times, US World & News Report and featured by Facebook in recent years highlighting her for her work with Asian online communities.
Tricia Brook, International Award Winning Director, Author and Producer
Theresa Nguyen Speaking On the Power of Compassion
TOPICS OF EXPERTISE
MEDITATION IMPROVES THE BRAIN, BODY AND BOTTOM LINE
Studies show that practicing 20 minutes of meditation a day can increase a person’s productivity by nearly 70%. On average, an individual is only 53% productive. However, when you begin incorporating meditation into the daily routine, it makes your mind less stimulated and allows you to focus on the task at hand. In the world of endless mind hacks, all you really need is the simple practice of meditation. Theresa will share how meditation has been proven to improve people’s focus, increase their happiness and sense of well-being, decrease procrastination and better manage your time and energy. She will also share easy 5 minute meditation exercises anyone can do during the day to refocus, re-energize and stay engaged.
CONNECTION MATTERS: DECREASING LONELINESS IN THE WORKPLACE
Connection and authentic relationships at work matter. A simple check-in with a colleague can make all the difference in the feeling of belonging, community and inclusion. We all need connection with people, and considering we spend the most time at work, we should enjoy collaboration, communication and communion in this setting as well. Theresa will share 5 ways to improve social connections at work. When people feel like they count, they will associate their work with deeper meaning and satisfaction, improved communication and openness to different perspectives and wake up wanting to show up at work.
YOUR ORDINARY PRIVILEGE CAN MAKE AN EXTRAORDINARY IMPACT
You don’t need to be considered a leader or have a position of power in a company to be of influence. Your ordinary privilege, the one that isn’t as obvious, is enough to create change. Theresa challenges you to think about your ordinary privilege as an opportunity and as your power to begin to dive into much needed conversations for the greater good. Theresa will provide easy, real world examples of how to use your ordinary privilege and make your communities and world a better place.
THERESA NGUYEN - COMMUNITY INFLUENCER
Theresa has collaborated with Facebook on campaigns highlighting Asian American and Pacific Islander Month and recognized as a leader and influencer. She is a community connector and has created many opportunities and events for Asian American women to build meaningful, authentic relationships, both online and offline.