is a sixth-degree black belt in aikido and the author of two books, The Intuitive Body and The Practice of Freedom. She leads trainings internationally. She has been practicing aikido and mindfulness for 40 years.
Research by psychologist Dr. Albert Mehrabian and others shows that at least 70% of all communication is non verbal. Learning to unify the body's message with what is being said enhances our capacity for effective leadership and more fulfilling relationships. Each of us has patterns that arise when we are confronted with a leadership task or challenge. Often our mind understands what is needed to create more skillful interactions and yet we are not able to do what we so clearly understand.