Craig & Sarah will host an interactive workshop with Sonja Montague MacKay, founder of The More Human Company, Ariadne Ducas, Founder of Kairos and Carla Higgins, Owner of MindBody on Main. We will focus on self-care as we all prepare for the holidays and the start of a new year.
The More Human Company
Founder & Chief Mindfulness Officer
MindBody on Main
Sonja has recovered from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome which led her down the path of wellbeing. First, to put herself back together and then to support others. The shorthand version of the more human company is don’t burnout and don’t be an asshole!
She is a positive psychology coach, emotional culture deck certified facilitator, yoga, meditation and breathwork teacher. She uses her business background as well as recent discoveries in neuroscience to create unique programs and coaching with practical tools and techniques.
She is a straight-talking Scot with a slight coffee addiction, a love for red lipstick and stationery. Smiling makes everything better.
She brings a creative background as a former journalist, having produced documentaries for A&E, History Channel and Discovery Communications with some of the best in the business for nearly 7 years. She followed her curiosity towards meditation training in 2008 and applied her skills as a journalist to try to understand the experience of mindfulness, inspired by whatever it is that inspires seekers.
Her background includes 700+ instructor training hours in self awakening/development of witness consciousness in 2008-2011, 3-month immersion in non-dual meditation training in 2010, and MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) coursework in 2013.
Carla earned degrees from Penn State University (Nutrition Sciences) and Point Park University (Masters in Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching). She has spent her career working for H.J. Heinz, GNC, Atrium Innovations and UMPC.
In addition, she has completed 200 hours and has earned her RYS Vinyassa Yoga Teaching Certification. Carla is a stress wrangling health coach and yoga teacher in Pittsburgh, PA with her mind on her mantra and her mantra on her mind.
Decision Resources, Inc.
Director, Human Resources
Lead People Scientist / Community Engagement at Culture Amp
Prior to joining DRI, Sarah spent her time in HR roles of increasing responsibility within the retail, manufacturing and distribution, healthcare, and financial services industries. She is a National Jefferson Award winner and a graduate of Grove City College. Sarah resides in Pittsburgh with her husband and enjoys running, biking, and traveling. She loves to create safe spaces for people to connect, unpack challenging issues, learn together, and support each other in taking action to improve the world of work.
My Mission: To help the world work better by improving the places we work.
I am obsessed with how humans work, both individually and together in groups.
Given the percentage of our lives that is spent at work, I believe that the more connected to and inspired by our work and workplace we can be, the better we are as humans, and thus the more successful our organizations will be.
I work every day to improve the state of our workplaces by supporting organizations to leverage data in making more human focused decisions, that results in more engaged people and more successful organizations.
I am also highly focused on creating change one person at a time through building Culture Amp's Culture First community. Our goal is to build the worlds largest community of people, both online and offline, who believe that a better world of work is possible and are willing to take action to make this a reality.
If you want to step up as a Culture Activist and join me in this mission, follow me here on LinkedIn and let’s start a conversation.