In this podcast, corporate wellness pioneer Tevis Trower interviews the innovators, CEOs, executives and entrepreneurs who have mastered the hidden art of staying. This podcast dispels the myths of positive thinking and the grass being greener, and makes the case that finding happiness in staying is far different than settling. Tevis explores why learning when and how to stay in the major areas of your life could quite possibly be the single most important factor in creating an amazing life and career. And like anything else in life that is truly meaningful, harnessing the power of staying takes practice. The Power of Staying showcases the stories of people who have mastered this discipline, as well as their strategies, tools, and mindsets.
Host Tevis Rose Trower is convinced working well and living well are symbiotic. She's adamant that once we accomplish “having it all”, our mandate to create a truly great life begins in earnest.
She starting the corporate productivity and wellness consultancy Balance Integration in 2002, and has collaborated with both best- and worst-practice organizations to apply tools and create systems that help executives remember not only what they wanted to be when they grew up, but to recharge their lives by choosing HOW they want to be while doing it. Prizing passion as a prerequisite for productivity, and personal sustainability as a driver of success, Tevis' approach is an excavation of what values bring each professional fully alive, integrating consciousness tools, creativity theory, neuroscience, mindfulness, self-inquiry, personal-mastery, alignment and as much rule-breaking as possible.
Serving clients in over 70 locations across the US and UK, her work has garnered the attention of countless media outlets including Forbes, BusinessWeek, Fortune, CIO, WWD, Glamour, CNBC, The New York Post, MSNBC, FoxBusiness and Yoga Journal, to name a few. She has headlined executive events with thought- leading organizations including Harvard Business Review Events, Kripalu Center, Young Presidents Organization, Bloomberg LP, Kripalu Center, Google and Omega Institute among others. Tevis isn't just talking about these concepts, she shares them with professionals of every type and stripe in settings just as diverse. She taught the New York City Police Department to use meditation and breathing to remain calm under pressure. She hurled dry erasers just over the heads of Morgan Stanley’s global wealth management team to convey the importance of managing attention in navigating the carnage of the downturn. At one event, she made the entire administrative staff of the State of Michigan stand up and sing together through tough contract negotiations, and took off days later to lead 60 CEOs on a leadership/mastery immersion through Myanmar, Cambodia and Thailand. Citing her courage and insights into leadership behavior, Patricia Aburdene’s Megatrends 2010 named her "mindfulness guru for the new millennium".
With a masters degree in international business, Tevis leverages the wisdom of renowned teachers in a broad selection of wisdom disciplines including Sally Kempton, Hugo Cory, Shiva Rea, Douglas Brooks, Sharon Salzberg, Lama Surya Das, MIT’s Peter Senge, Otto Scharmer, Fred Koffman and was mentored by Stanford’s Michael Ray. With burger flipping, ditch-digging, and community-building in Nicaragua as just a few of her formative experiences, Tevis' job titles include U.S. Army Reservist, deal diva for Fortune 500s, work/life expert for WebMD, Chairwoman of the New York Yoga Teachers Association, and Advanced Management Faculty for NYU teaching Business Creativity and Personal Mastery.
Having bootstrapped Balance Integration into a successful multimillion-dollar global business, she practices what she teaches by meditating, singing, surfing, snowboarding, tough mudders, and spending time with her little dachsund, Ruby. Her favorite thing to do: taking on whatever scares her.