I am co-author with Maren Showkeir of Authentic Conversations: Moving from Manipulation to Truth and Commitment (Berrett-Koehler, 2008). A critically acclaimed business book, Authentic Conversations challenges conventional wisdom on key business and workplace practices and presents concrete new ways to consciously make ordinary conversations the primary driver of workplace change.
In May 2013 our second book was published by Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc., called Yoga Wisdom at Work: Finding Sanity Off the Mat and On the Job. This unprecedented guide shows how practicing the full range of yogic concepts—the traditional “Eight Limbs of Yoga”—leads to a productive, creative, and energizing work environment and features examples from professions like law enforcement, teaching, banking, filmmaking, medicine, and many more. But beyond that, this book is an invitation to use all of yoga’s teachings to cultivate the spark of the divine that dwells within each of us.
I have had the privilege of being featured in dozens of leading print and online publications, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Investor’s Business Daily, Huffington Post, New York Post, Leader to Leader, CNNMoney, Chicago Tribune and in hundreds of newspapers around the world.
I am a founding partner of henning-showkeir & associates, inc. For nearly three decades, I have been helping individuals and organizations improve business results while creating workplaces where people can find meaning and purpose. My work is grounded in the belief that individual choice must be authentically engaged for organizations to successfully create cultures of commitment and accountability. In my consulting career, I have advised hundreds of public and private sector organizations—from Global 1000 companies to entrepreneurial and non-profit enterprises—and aided in strengthening their results by distributing organizational power and influence. I also coach internal and external business consultants, executives and managers assisting in defining and developing their work.
I earned my bachelor’s degree in industrial and business education from Miami University, where I was a scholarship athlete, and I have a master’s degree in educational leadership from Eastern Michigan University.
I enjoy cycling, traveling, reading, yoga, music and time with my children and grandson. My wife, coauthor and business partner, Maren and I live in Phoenix, Arizona.
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